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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Join Hatha Yoga Instructor Tim Wichland (RYT-500) for a 6-week (4/20-5/25) exploration into Anusara-style Yoga. This all-levels series is designed to enhance your yoga experience! Over the course of 6 weeks, we will explore the “Principles Of Alignment” of this style of yoga. We take Form - learn to add some refined alignment to our poses, and hold some of them statically: to receive more benefits of the poses, stretch ourselves out, and learn the poses better (and more). Are you a Vinyasa/Flow Yoga Fan? We do that too! We take Vinyasa/flow sequences between poses and teaching points: to move, stretch and flow in between! Some ideas and teachings from the yoga traditions will be woven into the practice.
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.
Wrap up your weekend with this fun, all-levels practice! We will weave Anusara-style (or refined) alignment, practical/relate-able themes, some flow, some restorative poses, lots of hatha yoga, and more, in this very accessible community practice. Enjoy a more casual, relaxed, and welcoming atmosphere then your typical yoga class. Sunday Yoga works on "filling up" your energy reserves for the week ahead. Breathe, warm-up, work, play, cool-down, restore, rest: Sunday Yoga!
Kid’s Yoga, Ages 5-8 - In each Kids Yoga class, developmentally appropriate yoga poses are incorporated to stretch, strengthen, and improve the balance of young growing bodies. With ages 5-8, we do a variety of yoga and mindfulness- based activities and games. Yoga mudras, breath work, and relaxation techniques are taught to cultivate self-regulation skills and emotional intelligence, and reduce stress.
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 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.