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.
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.
The perfect balance of effort and ease. This vinyasa style class moves at a slower pace than a typical vinyasa class yet includes everything you need to strengthen, lengthen and leave smiling. All levels welcome.
Connecting breath with movement, you will strengthen, detoxify and harmonize the body, mind and spirit. This energetic flow may include challenging poses allowing you to play with your edge. Open to all who are prepared to move.
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.
A combination of Pilates-style exercises to strengthen, yoga-style postures to lengthen and tone and standing routines for stability and balance. A session starts with core work on the mat, then transitions to a standing series and a cooling savasana period back on the mat to finish.