Unnata® Aerial Yoga
Unnata® Aerial Yoga is for students with a regular yoga practice. In this class, we alternate between the mat and a fabric hammock to find a deeper awareness of each posture and a truly balanced practice. Yogic principles such as ahimsa (non-harm) and mindfulness are at the foundation of Aerial Yoga. Asanas (postures) are practiced with focus on breath, alignment, and meditation. The fabric hammock is a prop intended to assist with muscle release and strengthening, and body alignment. This practice helps the body’s fascia unwind and the mind quiet, helping you feel more whole. This is a wonderful complement to your mat practice!
Space is limited, please pre-register. If you have a spinal condition, injury, or medical issues that prevent you from inverting (glaucoma, heart condition, etc) or backbending, please obtain your doctor’s permission. Unless you have practiced Aerial Yoga elsewhere, you are required to attend our pre-requisite Introduction to Aerial Yoga Workshop (see Workshops) before attending our Sunday drop-in class.
*This class is not donation-based. Cost is $15.
Class Times: Sunday—10:15-11:15 AM, Tuesday—7:30-8:30 PM
A glowing, candle-lit, pre-bedtime gift to Self! Come to this later-evening practice to find balance and clarity. This sequence helps to burn off any of the day’s acquired blockages, and has an emphasis on calming poses to transition the body to relaxation in preparation for a deep and healing night’s sleep.
Class Times: Sunday—7:45-8:45 PM, Monday-Thursday—8:30 PM-9:30 PM
Hatha-style; linking breath to movement in a flowing sequence. By slowing the pace down, we create opportunity to refine and understand alignment, create space and opening in the body and become aware of the subtle energy flow within us, revealing inner strength.
All levels will find benefit – beginners have time to absorb the elements of a new practice, and the more advanced have time to go deeper into the asana and breath with intention and tapas (heat).
Class Times: Monday—9:30-10:30 AM, Tuesday—7:15-8:15 PM, Thursday—9:30-10:30 AM, Saturday—10:30-11:30 AM
SomaYoga is a blend of somatic movement, therapeutic yoga, and classic asana; a class intended to encourage functional and free movement in our beings.
Life happens and sometimes overuse, strain, trauma, or injury can cause parts of our body (and mind) to go unconscious. Using the somatic element of this class as a re-education of the muscles we can slow down and align movement with the range of motion specific to your body. By strengthening mind/body connection through building this awareness consciousness is gained. And when bodies function in the inherent brilliance intended they are limitless and empowered to heal themselves. From the foundation found in your body we’ll continue to nourish using therapeutic yoga techniques and attention to breath as we build into classic yoga postures and sequences.
This class is accessible for every body as you are guided to find the postures and movements in a way that is from within, along with suggested modifications. It is ideal for anyone interested in finding a more free, curious, and awake relationship with their interconnected mind/body/spirit.
Class Times: Monday—10:45-11:45 AM, Tuesday—12:00-1:00 PM, Wednesday— 7:15-8:15 AM, Wednesday—12:00-1:00 PM, Thursday—6:00-7:00 PM, Friday—1:30-2:30 PM, Occassional Saturdays— 5:30-6:30 PM
The elements in this class stay true to the Sanskrit word tula’s meaning: balance. All levels will enjoy this yin (energy calming)/ yang (energy/heat building) practice promoting strength, flexibility, balance and clarity. Asana (poses) will challenge with dynamic and static action and restore with deep release to produce an overall effect of invigorated steadiness and calm. Poses are taught with modifications and the opportunity to intensify or simplify as needed.
Class Times: Sunday—8:30-10:00 AM, Monday—7:15-8:15 PM, Tuesday—9:30-10:30 AM, Wednesday—6:00-7:00 PM, Friday—12:00-1:00 PM, Saturday—8:00-9:00 AM
This flowing style yoga class, while linking breath and movement, will build heat, promoting strength, flexibility, balance and agility. Within the challenge, there will be calming poses woven throughout to ensure a grounding and stress-relieving result. Some yoga experience is necessary.
Class Times: Sunday—11:30-12:30 PM, Sunday—6:30-7:30 PM, Tuesday— 6:00-7:00 PM, Wednesday—9:30-10:30 AM, Wednesday— 5:00-6:00 PM, Thursday—7:20-8:20 PM, Friday—9:30-10:30 AM, Saturday—9:15-10:15 AM
Yin Yoga is a Taoist-based passive practice. Yin postures are deep stretches supported by props and held for 2-6 minutes. These deep stretches allow us to open up and expand through connective tissues (fascia/ligaments/tendons/joint fluids) and meridians that run throughout our bodies. This class is ideal for anyone looking to create more stillness in their mind and release in their body. Weather you’re an absolute beginner or a seasoned practitioner, come and explore the softer side of yoga.
Saturday’s (11:45 AM) class incorporates Restorative Yoga where props are used to support the spine, quiet the nervous system, and release tension.
Sunday’s (5:00 PM) class includes a 25 minute Yoga Nidra practice (deep relaxation). Yoga Nidra is a practice of deep relaxation that brings one into the restful place between the waking state and the sleeping state utilizing intention setting, breath awareness, body sensing, and visualization.
This “laboratory class” welcomes students of all levels and experience. Taught with a generous sprinkling of anatomy, the class emphasizes mindful experimentation and discovery. Each class begins with a brief meditation and continues with movement techniques derived from asana, somatics, and other movement practices. Join us for an exploration of the mind-body connection that will leave you both energized and relaxed.
Class Time: Tuesday—10:45-11:45 AM
Yoga Calm® (6-12 yrs)
Through Yoga Calm practice, your child will develop more personal aware-ness and learn specific strategies to maintain focus and manage their emotions and impulses. And practice over time contributes to his/her greater health, self-mastery and well-being. Help your child develop healthy habits for a lifetime of wellness and happiness.
Yoga Calm gives children a practice and routine that integrates physical, mental and emotional development. Skills include: simple breathing techniques to slow down the nervous system, develop self-control and connect kids with their feelings.
Yoga poses to release energy, learn compassion and develop strength, concentration and self-confidence. Games and processes that develop patience, mindfulness, leadership and other social/emotional skills. Relaxation techniques and storytelling to calm the body and mind, and integrate physical, emotional and cognitive experiences.
Class Time: Sunday—11:30 AM-12:30 PM
Dance & Fitness Classes
Come shake your hips in a positive, women-centered space. Begin class with a warm up and short conditioning movements. Work up a sweat with a shimmy and arm sequence, focus on movements that enhance core and pelvic strength, and release stress and tension through free movement. In the second part of class, learn a slinky bellydance combo to take home. Class finishes will a cool down, stretch, and short relaxation sequence.
Workshops offered on a regular basis
Bootcamp with Soul
This fitness class is for everyone who wants to explore getting stronger breath, muscles and spirit. A supportive environment that teaches every movement in 1st, 2nd and 3rd gears allowing you to tailor the workout to where you are for the day. There is no “DROP DOWN AND GIVE ME 20!” in this class – only a supportive environment that teaches, guides and challenges.
Class Time: Wednesday— 6:00-7:00 AM
Dancing Freedom is a practice of liberation. It is fun, empowering, and supports the emergence of the inner Self. Each class offers both freedom and structure, creating a safe, welcoming space for people to experience greater expression, trust, healing and connection.
Class Times: 1st and 3rd Saturdays, 7:00-9:00 PM
Qi (or “chi”) is life force energy. Gong means cultivation. Qigong is an ancient Chinese longevity practice that utilizes standing postures, breath and very gentle movement to cultivate life force energy in the body.
Qigong is offered as a class series on Wednesdays. Drop-ins are welcome for $18
Nia is a fusion fitness class unlike any other. When you step into the practice of Nia, you play and workout with 9 movement forms from the dance arts, martial arts and healing arts. The result is whole body conditioning, increased strength, agility, stability, flexibility and mobility, as well as a “work-in” for your mind and spirit. You leave class feeling energized and sweaty, calm and relaxed. Nia’s 52 foundational movements are easy to learn and can be modified for any level of fitness. As we move in our bare feet (shoes are optional, just be sure that they are not street shoes) the low impact moves stimulate our awareness of our bodies, deepening a connection to the life force energy of Joy that resides in each of us.
All Nia offerings at Tula are taught by Beth Giles. No experience is necessary, all fitness levels, ages and sizes are encouraged and invited to step into a Nia class with Beth. Beth also offers Workshops, Dance Parties, and One-on-one Nia sessions
Class Times: Tuesday—9:30-10:30 AM, Friday—10:45-11:45 AM
Are you ready to party yourself into shape? That’s exactly what the Zumba® program is all about. It’s an exhilarating, effective, easy-to-follow, Latin-inspired, calorie-burning dance fitness-party™ that’s moving millions of people toward joy and health.
Class Times: Monday—6:00-7:00 PM, Wednesday 10:45-11:45 AM