Deep Stretch: In Vinyasa yoga, we often move at the speed of "One Breath, One Movement." Because it's so fast paced, flexibility doesn't come as quickly as it would with other styles. In order to reach deep to the muscles fibers while stretching, a stretch must be held for a minimum of 20 seconds. For change to begin and flexibility to be increased, you need to hold that stretch for at least 10 seconds more; a total of one minute or more being ideal. So we created this class to help round out yogi's practices as well as encourage their muscles to lengthen faster so different postures during vinyasa classes can be practiced more intensely. The pace is slow; we only explore about 15 to 20 poses each class. Appropriate for all levels.
Vinyasa Basics: Build a strong foundation for your yoga practice as a new or seasoned student here. Proper and in-depth explanation of form, alignment as well as names for key poses of yoga are taught at a slower pace at first then increasingly faster throughout the class to prepare you for more advanced Vinyasa/Flow classes. Exploring around 30 poses per class, as opposed to 50+, this is a great place to start your practice or refresh it for better flexibility, relaxation, balance, focus, self-awareness and self-empowerment.
PiYO: This is a fun, core strength challenging class fusing Pilates and Yoga. Combining repetitive Mat Pilates movements with the One Breath, One Movement sequences of Vinyasa Yoga, you’ll burn calories and melt away unwanted fat while toning muscles, working on balance and getting a great stretch, too! Just like our other classes, this is choreographed differently each time. PiYo is always fresh and new to keep the body guessing. More similar to an aerobics class than our usual journey towards inner peace, the music is louder, Mai is considerably more intense and excitable, and you're guaranteed to laugh throughout the class despite the challenge pushing you often to muscle exhaustion. No first time Attendees of Stellar allowed. You must be familiar with Vinyasa Flow sequences and transitions as these are your resting periods. Any brand new clients to Stellar will be asked to return for a different class or on a different night. THIS IS THE MOST DIFFICULT CLASS WE OFFER AT STELLAR.
Vox Vinyasa: An upbeat, faster paced Vinyasa/Flow class directed towards strength and endurance building as well as stability training for balance specifically designed to reduce anxiety and stress. More often than not moving your body to the pace of One Breath, One Movement, you'll increase focus and ultimately still the mind. Be prepared to sweat as well as see results faster in both your body and mind. Appropriate for all levels; though beginners may find themselves struggling to keep up.
One-On-One Private Sessions: This is where you get the studio to yourself with Mai and her undivided attention. She works her yoga instructor magic with you on a personal level like a personal trainer would as well as a life coach and friend. Your private one-on-one session is where Mai gets to the root of why your goals are what they are, and from the depths of what makes you who you are and who you want to become, she stylizes and then teaches you a personalized series of postures/flows and exercises as well as deep stretches and breathing techniques to work on at home or even at work. Some practices can even be done while stuck in rush hour traffic. Mai also writes out all of what's discussed/taught for you to take home with you that day. One-on-Ones are great for those who are brand new to this whole yoga thing, too, and would like the special attention that comes with a private session to learn the proper form and possible modifications needed for your body and/or medical condition(s). Enjoying classes to your fullest potential is just as important as showing up. For those not new at all but are ready for more and have poses/postures you're itching to get into, a One-on-One can get you right where you need to be as well.