Free, Guided Meditation
Join us each week for a Friday free, guided meditation. Embrace the present moment through breathing exercises. Train your mind to induce a mode of consciousness to reach inner peace. No meditation experience required.
Yoga nidra ( first Friday of every month)
Ashtanga Inspired Flow
Instructors: Jos Bols
The next step in your yoga progression. Poses and sequences given in the All Levels class are covered. However, this class moves at a faster pace, includes arm balances, inversions, and deeper backbends. Challenging sequences offer students an opportunity to grow their practice. This class is open to students who are comfortable with the All Levels Ashtanga class, are in good physical condition and are looking for a challenge.
Friday Night Special classes:
Deep Music Flow
Deep Music Flow: A vinyasa based class to live DJ music that will sync & flow with rhythm & breath. As you are blissfully guided through asanas, you will be soothed with the warm vibration of DJ Liam Shy's ethereal electronic music. Your experience on the mat will be deeply nourished with this ever-evolving palette of sound that weaves through your practice. Music in combination with yoga will elevate your experience to new heights!
Partner yoga: Bring a partner/friend and share your practice through play and movement! In partner yoga, we rely on one another for support to keep proper alignment, balance, and focus to experience yoga in a whole new light. *your own partner is required for this class
Instructors: Emily Galvin, Lorraine Schulze, Edwina Ferro
Students in peacebank's Beginning Yoga classes learn how to practice yoga. They are taught poses, sequences and meditations common to many styles of yoga. These techniques reduce tension in the body and remove clutter from the mind. With consistency, students discover new abilities. Eventually, they move beyond and explore other styles of yoga. This class has no prerequisites. Students of any age or physical condition are welcome.
Pre & Postnatal
Instructors: Veronica Agosta
All women welcome. This flow class includes stretching, movement, and breath designed as a preparation for birth. This class aims to build physical stamina and strength organized around birthing while integrating awareness on the breath and meditation techniques to assist in birthing. It is not necessary to have practiced yoga before pregnancy. All pre, post-natal and women in general are welcome.
Restorative & Yin
Istructors: Ranya Anabtawi, Robin Jaffe, Setareh Noviscky
Restorative Yoga is therapeutic. The class offers four to six floor poses held passively for ten minutes or more. Practitioners support themselves with props such as bolsters, blankets and blocks. The added support allows the student to completely relax and surrender to the pose. When you are in a state of relaxation there is no movement or effort, so the mind becomes still. The relaxation response brings the body into balance. It deepens the breath, reducing stress hormones. It slows the heart rate, lowering blood pressure. Muscles relax, relieving fatigue and anxiety. The class is appropriate for all levels and ages. If you must be gentle to your joints, this class is for you. If you need to slow down and reduce your stress level, this class is for you. If you would like to quiet your mind and take time for yourself, this class is for you. If you have never practiced yoga, this class is for you.
Yin Yoga improves the health of connective tissue, especially around the joints. Gentle physical stress is applied to the targeted area through controlled stretching. Poses are performed while either seated or laying down. Props such as bolsters, straps and blocks are used to enhance each pose. The body's own weight applies pressure to the area of focus. No muscular energy is exerted in the stretches. Poses are held for as long as five minutes. The student relaxes into each pose, making subtile adjustments and eventually surrendering to it completely. Yin yoga is a quiet practice. It includes a beginning meditation, dim lights and a final relaxation. This class has no prerequisites. Pregnant moms are welcome in this class. However, some poses may not be appropriate for pregnant women. So, if you are pregnant, please tell the teacher before the class begins. The teacher will offer an alternative pose should the need arise.
Instructors: Nina Obrien
coreFlow is an hour long of repetitious isolated activities targeting all areas of the body. More emphasis is placed on the core, glutes and inner thighs. Not only will you get a great workout, but these exercises will help build strength and stability to enhance your yoga practice. The class will enliven the body, calm the mind and is suitable for all levels.
Instructors: Kimberly Paul, Sorina Diaconescu, Veronica Agosta, Jenniferlyn Chiemingo
Do you know what it's like to practice yoga in the morning? To begin your day with a sun salutation. To to follow your breath before your first cup of coffee. To quiet your mind before you fill it with the news of the day and the worries of your world. Yoga follows you. Its makes your day better because it changes your perceptions. Practice in the morning to feel yoga all day long.
Peacebank's Morning Flow classes will sharpen your mind and invigorate your body. Attention to your breath turns focus inward. Gentle movement awakens you. Salute the rising sun to gain heat and energy. Connecting movement to breath, you find flow. Vigorous flow opens your heart. Stillness. Clarity. Prepared for the day, you leave a more compassionate being. All levels welcome.
Instructors: Emily Galvin
This unique class offers a way to balance the high activity, movement, stresses, and heat that everyday life presents. It is an excellent compliment to your Vinyasa or Flow Yoga practice. The core of the practice, the Moon Salutation, is meant to open up joints and muscles through wide, dynamic stretches. It is a quieting sequence that invites you to bow and cultivate the moon's soothing lunar energy. Students will focus on breath, soothing slow flow, inversions, and more time in each asana to replenish vital energy. We will stimulate clear energy flow through sequential opening and therapeutic movement. Students are given a challenging, new and expansive yoga experience which will help to balance and rejuvenate the body.
Vinyasa Flow & Power Vinyasa
Instructors: Edwina Ferro, Kirtan Smith, Jos Bols, Jessica Jacobson, Emily Galvin, Billy Nigugi Kihara, Veronica Agosta, Eileen Gulik, Sorina Diaconescu, Jessica Jacobson, Edwina Ferro, Jennifer Alvarado, Kimberly Paul, Jochen Kumm, Faysal Abi
Vinyasa is a dynamic style of yoga, intended to link breath to movement. Vinyasa’s strength is in its diversity. There is no single philosophy or sequence that teachers must follow. So there is a lot of room for individual personalities to come through. Because of the wide variety of asanas available, teachers often change sequences, introduce new poses and vary standard movements, creating new spaces for students to explore. Vinyasa Yoga has wide appeal because it means different things to different people.
No Vinyasa class is the same, so come with an open mind and be surprised. Like everything in life, the student can make the class as easy or difficult as they choose.
Power Vinyasa is a strong flow asana sequence. The style is a combination of deep breathing and specifically sequenced sets of flowing yoga postures. Classes are always open to all levels; newer students will be able to modify poses and work on building a solid and safe foundation and more experienced students will be offered advanced variations to explore their edge. This class is an opportunity to breathe, move with your body, sweat and have fun. Students of all levels are encouraged to adjust their practice according to their abilities.
Saturday morning Vinyasa classes are heated.
This practice aims to get in touch with feeling as opposed to thinking. Drop from your head space into your heart space where we will cultivate a sense of empowerment, vulnerability, personal truth, and self acceptance. All level asanas will revolve around opening physical and energetic systems in the body and breath. Meditative aspects of the practice will help us detach from our stories and thoughts and teach us about what the present moment has to offer. Come slow down to get strong!
Happy Hour Yoga
Instructors: Ashley Travis, Robin Jaffe, Billy Ngugi Kihara, Setareh Noviscky, & Alicia Diaz
Happy Hour Yoga is a one hour Vinyasa Flow, Vinyasa is a dynamic style of yoga, intended to link breath to movement. Vinyasa’s strength is in its diversity. There is no single philosophy or sequence that teachers must follow. So there is a lot of room for individual personalities to come through. Because of the wide variety of asanas available, teachers often change sequences, introduce new poses and vary standard movements, creating new spaces for students to explore. Vinyasa Yoga has wide appeal because it means different things to different people.