YOGA CLASS DESCRIPTIONS
These classes are designed to accommodate someone new to yoga while simultaneously providing the more seasoned yogi with opportunity to deepen their practice. Teachers may incorporate vinyasa and hatha styles and the class will modulate depending on who is in attendance and who is teaching.
Backs & Bones
As we age we’re acutely aware of how body wellness influences our enjoyment in daily activity. Backs and Bones is a gentle therapeutic yoga class focusing on strengthening muscles, increasing movement and flexibility, reducing and preventing back pain and maintaining bone density to ward off osteoporosis. You will learn how to tune into your upper and low back conditions, neck, shoulders, limbs and abdominal core through a series of weight bearing, balance, strength and flexibility poses. Through breath centered poses and relaxation practices levels of the stress hormone cortisol are lowered which is key in keeping calcium in the bones.
Basic Yoga Class
Dive into the fundamentals of yoga poses and learn proper alignment to ensure your practice is safe and nourishing for your body. This is designed to address key poses and breathing techniques to develop or maintain flexibility, strength and balance. Great for beginners or anyone who wishes to sustain an enjoyable lifestyle.
This vinyasa-style class connects your breath with your movement to strengthen and expand body, mind and spirit. Each teacher has a unique approach so we encourage you to explore different flow teachers. Some classes may include more challenging poses but modifications will also be provided. Open to all who are prepared to move.
Heated Power Flow
This is a vinyasa flow class which includes a series of poses and breathing techniques to increase physical flexibility, strength, balance and stamina while helping to calm and relax the mind. A great class for those who want to sweat it out after a long week. Heated to 85 degrees.
Kundalini Yoga Class
A complete science that includes breath (pranayam), yoga postures (asanas), sound, chanting (mantra) and meditation. Kundalini Yoga stimulates individual growth through systematic techniques that strengthen the nervous system and balance the glandular system (the guardians of health), for increased stability and vitality. These techniques can be enjoyed by everyone, no matter his or her age or physical ability.
Restorative Yoga Class
Replenish your body, mind, and spirit with this practice of gentle and deeply supported poses accompanied by soothing breath-work, guided relaxation and mantra. Appropriate for everyone of all levels. No yoga experience necessary.
Yin & Flow
The perfect balance of yin & yang. Half the class we practice yin style poses which are all on the floor and held for several minutes to get a deep stretch and work with the joints, connective tissue and meridian lines of the body. The other half we practice standing poses to work with the muscular system cultivating strength and balance. We end with a long relaxation. Expect to leave class feeling deeply grounded and energized.
Yoga for Stiff Guys
Can’t touch your toes? You won’t be alone. Improve your golf game, cycling, tennis swing, etc. by balancing strength with stretching. Find a way to ease the stiffness in your muscles and joints. Don’t worry, you’ll be in the company of other stiff guys so no worries about keeping up with the yogis.
This class is for the person who wants to unwind at a slow moving, deeply relaxing pace. The combination of alignment principles and gentle movement with a therapeutic approach to proper technique help to release muscular imbalances and assist in postural correction. The pace of this class is slow yet determined. The use of props will enable comfort and ease in the release of stored tension.
This class utilizes tools of yoga for holistic health. Movement, breathwork, meditation, sound and healing energy practices assist in finding relief from symptoms or health conditions. Intentions and goals for each class are based on responses from students and their concerns. Each month a topic will be explored to support both yoga practice and lifestyle changes. You may choose to attend all the classes in the monthly series or drop-in. Some of the past topics have included: Balance, Osteoporosis, Sleep and Insomnia, and Inner Peace. The new 2018 series:
January: Relieving Stress and Anxiety
February: A Good Night’s Sleep
March: Supporting the Immune System
April: Strength and Stability for Bones and Balance