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Yoga

Class Descriptions

Basic Level Hatha Yoga – designed to teach the basic yoga poses, proper alignments and breathing techniques. Good for those just starting to practice or those wishing to better perfect their on-going practice.

Basic Mixed Style Yoga – This class draws from many different styles including Hatha, Dharma, Jivamukti as well as Ashtanga.  The practice will focus on strength, balance and breath awareness. Some classes may include meditation with a touch of yoga philosophy. May offer more of a challenge and modifications will be given as necessary.

Chair Yoga – This 45 minute class is perfect for students with mobility issues or are unable to sit on the floor.  You will be able to move easily through poses and reap the many benefits of yoga while seated.  A mat will be needed for stability under the chair.  Special pricing of only $5 per class.

Community Yoga – This beginner/basic class is offered FREE to the community. Donations will be accepted but not required and they will be given to a local charity.

Gentle Yoga – This gentle and easy practice is geared toward those w/limited flexibility, yet still reaping the many benefits yoga provides. Chairs may be used if needed.

Hatha Yoga Flow – A slower flow that incorporates poses to bring flexibility, alignment, and strength to the muscles and joints as well as the nervous system. Pranayama is incorporated to help promote inner calm. The class ends with deep relaxation and meditation to to bring well-being to the body and mind.

Healthier Back – learn ways to bring more strength and flexibility throughout the length of your spine. Build core strength to support the lower back. Release stress and tension from the mid and upper back.

Hot Vinyasa – a Vinyasa class in a room at 95°. Prior experience recommended.

Hot Yoga – mixed styles of yoga styles done in a heated room at 95°. Prior experience recommended.

Short Form Ashtanga – traditional sequence using a set series of poses, allowing the student to perfect their practice over time. This style can be learned by all levels.

Slow Flow Vinyasa – a flowing sequence building upon postures practiced in a basic class.

Vinyasa – a flowing sequence connecting one breath and one movement, challenging your mind and body. Prior experience recommended.

Vinyasa Blend – This class incorporates slow progressive sequences that gently build to faster movements allowing you the ability to deepen and explore your practice in each pose. This centering and invigorating flow will allow your body and mind to come together. In this class, students are encouraged to explore all the benefits of each posture within the boundaries and framework of their own individual expressions. This class is suitable for all levels.

Yin Yoga – works to slowly stretch the connective tissues that may be hindering our full flexibility. Concentrates on hips, lower back and pelvis to open up the joints. Poses are generally done on the floor and held for 3-5 minutes. All levels.

Yoga Foundations – Good choice for beginners, great for all levels. Each week this class studies a single pose or set of poses, discovering the through-line that runs in yoga asana. Learn proper alignment, where to focus effort and where to find release. Not just for beginners, a strong yoga practice begins with a sturdy foundation, this class can fine tune even an advanced practice.

 

Breathing techniques are employed at each class and all classes conclude with relaxing meditation.

Do’s and Don’ts

Do –

Check in before entering practice room.
Arrive 10 minutes before class begins.
Inform your instructor of any limitations or physical challenges.
Wear comfortable, stretchable clothing.
Bring a mat (rental available for $1).

Don’t –

Bring cell phone into practice room (reception desk will keep it safe for you).
Wear any perfume, cologne or lotion.
Eat heavy meal 2-3 hours before class.
Engage in loud conversation inside or outside the studio.
Worry – the way you do yoga is perfect!

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