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Class Descriptions

Restorative Yoga (All Levels)

This practice is designed to restore the nervous system and help release deeply held tensions from the body and mind. We use props to support the postures, while gently stretching and strengthening the body. This class is appropriate for students of all levels.

Gentle Yoga (Gentle Beginning)

Gentle Yoga is a class structured around rejuvenating and healing the body. Yoga props such as blankets, blocks, bolsters, chairs and straps are often used for safe practice, and to allow the body to fully achieve each position comfortably. This class is held at a slower pace and focuses on stretching all areas of the body, while releasing stress and tension from joints and muscles. Floor work will be optional. Those with medical conditions, please check with your physician if you have any concerns about attending yoga.

50+ Basics (Beginning)

This class is designed for the aging body. We will stretch and breathe while learning about key muscles involved in the postures and how we can engage them to create a deeper and more stable practice. Using props whenever necessary, we will open areas of the body that modern life does not access (or in fact tightens), leading to better physiological health, i.e. practicing passive backbends improves breathing and circulation to the heart. Using Yoga we will maintain strength and flexibility, along with dignity and grace! This is a level one class but all levels are welcome.

Yoga Basics (Beginning)

This class is designed for beginners. Classes introduce the student to the basic principles of alignment and technique, while slowly stretching and strengthening the body with the use of props. We emphasis stretching the hamstrings, hips, shoulders and spine, with focus on the standing poses.

Intermediate 1 (Beginning Intermediate)

This class is for students who have had some prior experience of yoga. Focus is on refinement of the basics, the practice of Sun Salutations and introduction to revolved standing poses, inversions and backbends. Using props when necessary, we move at a faster pace than Yoga Basics.

Intermediate 2 (Intermediate)

This class is designed for students who feel competent in practicing the Intermediate 1 asanas and are ready to practice more advanced postures and variations. Working more deeply in the postures, with longer holds, you will feel gently challenged...but don't worry, this is not an Advanced class!

Slow Flow (Beginning)

This class is designed for advanced beginners to prepare and build confidence for vinyasa flow classes. Linking breath with movement, we move at a comfortable pace to enhance proper alignment. It is also great for intermediate/advanced students to help refine your practice, balancing effort with ease. Come flow gently and feel inspired, soothed and energized!

Vinyasa Flow (Intermediate)

These classes incorporate an eclectic mix of core work, breath awareness, yogic philosophy, and vinyasa flow - a moving meditation to access the mind-body-spirit connection and to energize and enliven the body.

Yin/Yang Yoga (Intermediate)

This class begins with Yin Yoga, a passive form of yoga that helps move Chi through the meridian lines, and over time stretches the deeper connective tissues of the body. It then moves into a strength building practice with a focus on slow flow and alignment. Each class weaves in some yogic philosophy. Level 1-2.

Yoga Play (All Levels)

Enjoy an early start to your weekend with an hour & 15 minute Yoga Play.This all-level class is designed to be casual, energizing, and fun; the perfect way to set your intentions and prepare yourself for the weekend ahead. Together, we will focus on alignment, gratitude, and a playful heart as we practice Hatha Yoga to the beat of your favorite pop/rock music of yesteryear. Make this Yogic Play a part of each and every week!!!

Acro/Partner Yoga (Beyond Beginning)

Explore a playful twist on the traditional yoga practice! Bring yourself or a friend (partner not required). We will stretch, strengthen, and increase balance through partner poses and acro-yoga sequences. This class is designed with safety in mind. We will focus on proper warm-ups and good alignment to prevent injury, as well as spotting each other during Acro yoga poses. No previous acro-yoga experience is required. Be ready to smile, meet new friends & have some fun!

Prenatal & Birth Prep (All Levels)

The practice of Yoga, linked with the breath will bring awareness to your body, mind and spirit, and help you connect with your growing baby. The postures help to strengthen the uterus and pelvic muscles, improve circulation, aid in digestion, exercise the spine and increase overall comfort. They will also alleviate many of the discomforts of pregnancy such as nausea, constipation, varicose veins, swelling, back pain and sciatica.

Inside you is an innate wisdom that intuitively understands the natural process of birth. We help you reconnect with this wisdom, guiding you through a class specifically designed for the ever-evolving journey through pregnancy, to the birth of your child.A safe, open community with your instructor and other pregnant women, allows you to freely discuss any issues, from discomforts and concerns, to the wonderful new changes your body and baby are experiencing. No prior yoga experience necessary.

Pilates (All Levels)

Pilates mat class is a series of precise movements originating from your core, moving with focused breathing, to engage the deepest layers of muscle. This unique method of core strengthening will enhance spinal stability, alignment & support providing crosstraining for yoga.

 

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