Class & Massage Descriptions

All of our classes will guide you towards complete wellness, flexibility, strength, and balance. Our offerings range from classes held at slower pace with longer-held poses that explore healthy alignment to more vigorous, athletic flowing styles. Below is a full description of our offerings. The goal is not necessarily to think of progress in your practice by “moving up” to the next level. Instead, we encourage you to find options that inspire, challenge and feel good to you.

If you are dealing with any health conditions or injuries, please notify the instructor before class.

ALIGN & FLOW
This open class incorporates energizing postures with an emphasis on alignment. Postures are linked in a flow that elevate the heart rate, while also improving strength and coordination. Classes assume a yogi/ni begins with a certain degree of strength and endurance, but all levels are supported

ASHTANGA INSPIRED FLOW

The Ashtanga method of yoga as created by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois is a dynamic, flow yoga practice where the students are taught a set series of poses.  The poses combine to make up The Primary Series, Intermediate Series, & subsequent Advanced Series A, B, C etc…..In the traditional method, students do not advance in series until they have mastered each pose given to them.  This flow class will be inspired by the traditional practice, and will include poses drawn from a variety of the Ashtanga Series. Ashtanga also relies heavily on the breath, the drishti (eye gaze) and the bandhas (internal “locks”).  Each of these tenants will be emphasized and taught. This practice will leave you feeling stronger, calmer and clearer.

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FITBoDY
FitBody is a 45 or 60 minute total body conditioning workout designed to develop longer, leaner, more sculpted muscles.  The workout alternates between functional strength training exercises and lengthening stretches throughout.   Add a touch of cardio, set to music, and this class will leave your focused and inspired.
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FORM & FLOW:

This yoga class honors precision of form as a pathway to greater freedom & flow.  Fluid vinyasa sequences are infused with intelligent alignment principles to refine each asana, transition and the movement of the breath.  Each movement becomes an opportunity for mindfulness, and a compassionate atmosphere holds us as we work hard, breathe deep, and dive beneath the chatter of the mind.  Together we encounter the wisdom of the body, cultivating integrity, reverence and play.

GENTLE FLOW & RESTORATIVE
This class is a combination of movement and stillness. A gentle. slow moving Vinyasa practice to warm the body and release the day, blended with restorative yoga to quiet the mind, body and breath. Perfect for any level student, including those new to yoga, with limited flexibility, those recovering from injuries or those who just want to relax and restore the nervous system.
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“Get Happy” Hour:

Hastings Yoga is happy to introduce their awesome “Get Happy” Hour Class. The class will be a sweaty/dynamic flow set to uplifting, spirited music for the first 30 minutes….The last 30 minutes will be used to totally chill out and relax in gentle/restorative poses for a total melt experience. Expect essential oils, sometimes live music or sound healing during the relaxation portion….come to get happy and relax! Both uplifting and relaxing all in one. Appropriate for all levels. We cannot wait to see you on your mat!

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KIDs YOGA/TWEEN YOGA
In Kid & TWEEN Yoga classes, children learn yoga poses, applying those poses to games and activities, as well as work with the breath. Each class, activities will range from action games to relaxing stillness. These classes are drop off, but parents are welcome to stay (and play!) if they want to check it out. 45 min class
$15 per class or buy series of  10 classes for $130

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KUNDALINI
Kundalini Yoga is an inner focused yoga with emphasis on breath/healing and energy dynamics/chakras.
Classes vary from active to meditative based on the set and theme of the class-
All that is required is an open mind!
Each class offers a unique experience of you!
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LUNCH HOUR VINYASA
Includes specific sequences designed to build strength and stamina. Classes include a warm-up, practice of more strenuous postures and then cool down. Targeted benefits are increasing core strength, flexibility, balance and mind-body awareness, 60min.
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MEDITATION & BREATHING
Mindfulness/awareness meditation is the ancient practice of self-discovery rooted in the simple but revolutionary premise that every human being has the ability to cultivate the mind’s inherent stability, clarity and strength in order to be more awake and to develop the compassion and insight necessary to care for oneself and the world genuinely. Meditation for MEN series teaches how meditation corrects much of the damage caused by stress, helping the body to repair itself, restoring the body to a calm state, and preventing new damage due to the physical effects of stress.
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OPEN FLOW
This 75-minute class generates heat through a vinyasa — or flowing sequence — at a moderate pace, set to a great playlist. Beginning with a brief warm up, the class moves through Surya Namaskar A and B (sun salutations), standing poses, seated forward bends, backbends, and inversions. With a clear focus on the breath as the compass for the movement, open flow classes also emphasize a foundation of correct alignment in each pose. This breath-to-breath, asana-to-asana movement enables practitioners to build strength while cultivating ease and grace, both on the mat and off. Expect some thoughtful words and a brief meditation, as well as some chanting to open the heart. This class is appropriate for physically active beginners as well as seasoned yogis.
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PRENATAL
Our prenatal class includes yoga postures, relaxation and breathing techniques, abdominal and pelvic floor toning to prepare the mind, body and spirit for labor and delivery. Additional benefits include deepening the experience and enjoyment during this beautiful time, preventing and relieving the common discomforts of pregnancy, ease fear and anxiety and enhance postnatal recovery. This class is beneficial at anytime during pregnancy. Please consult your physician or midwife prior to participation.
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Postnatal Yoga (baby optional)

This class is especially designed for postnatal mothers who want to regain strength and well being after pregnancy. With close attention to alignment and breath, postnatal yoga helps new mothers reclaim their bodies safely and effectively. Emphasis is on core strength, hip stabilization, and pelvic floor control. Bringing baby is not mandatory, but all non-mobile babies are welcome!

RESTORATIVE & REIKI
Restorative is a combination of postures and techniques to help aid in easing pain due to injury recovery or tension, restoring balance, increasing vitality and uplifting attitude. Reiki Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by “laying on hands” and is based on the idea that an unseen “life force energy” flows through us. 60-75 min
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EARLY BIRD VINYASA
An invigorating one-hour, early morning practice to greet the morning sun and the beginning of a new day. This all levels class is a flowing practice designed to build strength, balance and flexibility. Come wake up your body, settle your mind and find your breath.
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SOULFUL FLOW : Soulful Flow is a Vinyasa style class that will both unearth and move energy around the practitioners body. It will combine traditional yoga sequences with some other movements that will be both rigorous and restorative. Using both contemporary and more traditional music choices, combined with the movement, will stimulate a release of toxins so that we can free up our creative life force. Come Play!

STRENGTH & FLOW
This open class explores the beginning stages of advanced poses while keeping a focus on developing stamina and flexibility. More vigorous sequences are introduced. Casses assume a yogi/ni begins with a certain degree of strength and endurance, but all levels are supported.
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TEEN YOGA
For boys and girls age 13 and above. Yoga helps young people achieve a greater sense of well being, perform better at school and release anxiety. Taught in a playful, non-competitive environment with the goal of teaching and encouraging a gentle attitude and greater self-care. Minimum 4 participants required.
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WAKE UP & FLOW
A strong one hour class that will help focus you and clarify your intentions for the day. With safe and clear alignment at its base, and a steady flow to connect you to your breath this class will help build strength and stamina for your practice. Mixed levels welcome.
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YOGA FUNDAMENTALS
This is a six-week, on-going series. Perfect for beginners looking to understand the building blocks of a flowing vinyasa yoga class, as well as for experienced practitioners looking to deepen their understanding of proper alignment and breath pacing in their practice. The series will walk students carefully through the building blocks of a full vinyasa class in four installments.

Class 1 begins with a presentation of ujayii pranayama, or the “victorious breath” used in vinyasa yoga, followed by warm up poses. The first class steps through the elements of a Sun Salutation sequence, focusing on each pose in the sequence individually, eventually linking them into a flowing movement. Class 2 will briefly review the first class’s elements and then focus on several standing poses such as the Warrior poses, side angles, and some standing balance poses. Class 3 will include a review of the first two classes, and then explore forward bends and twists. Class 4 will link all the elements of the first three classes, and move onto an exploration of back bending poses as well as one or two beginner level inversions. Classes 5 &6 will be an opportunity to put it all together in a safe, supportive environment leaving time for questions on prop usage and individual modifications.  Students will be ready to move into our level 1/2 or mixed level classes if they choose. Or can repeat the fundamentals as often as they like.
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ACUPUNCTURE
Acupuncture is a method of encouraging the body to promote natural healing and to improve functioning. This is done by inserting needles and applying heat or electrical stimulation at very precise acupuncture points.

The classical Chinese explanation is that channels of energy run in regular patterns through the body and over its surface. These energy channels, called meridians, are like rivers flowing through the body to irrigate and nourish the tissues. An obstruction in the movement of these energy rivers is like a dam that backs up in others.

The meridians can be influenced by needling the acupuncture points; the acupuncture needles unblock the obstructions at the dams, and reestablish the regular flow through the meridians. Acupuncture treatments can therefore help the body’s internal organs to correct imbalances in their digestion, absorption, and energy production activities, and in the circulation of their energy through the meridians.

The modern scientific explanation is that needling the acupuncture points stimulates the nervous system to release chemicals in the muscles, spinal cord, and brain. These chemicals will either change the experience of pain, or they will trigger the release of other chemicals and hormones which influence the body’s own internal regulating system.

The improved energy and biochemical balance produced by acupuncture results in stimulating the body’s natural healing abilities, and in promoting physical and emotional well-being.

Acupuncture is particularly useful in resolving physical problems related to tension and stress and emotional conditions.

See our amazing Acupuncturist’s, Nicole’s, bio on our teacher bio page.

PRICE: please inquire about pricing & scheduling your appt (914) 693-3719 or directly to Nicole at (646)705-4270.
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