586.469-YOGA (9642) 81 Macomb Place, entrance in the back

Yoga

Class Descriptions

Basic Yoga – This class is ideal for beginners, or any participant seeking a more relaxed yoga experience, or for yogis who want to get back to basics. Using basic yoga poses and proper breathing techniques, this class will help you become stronger and more flexible while providing the space to securely move into variations of each posture that meet students at their own individual level. Suitable for all levels. Room temperature is 72-75 degrees.

Basic Blend – This practice incorporates basic yoga postures, with a blend of yoga styles, which may include Yin, Kundalini, Hatha, Ashtanga, etc. Some classes may include yoga philosophy. This class may be a bit of a challenge, but modifications will be given as necessary. Room temperature is 73-76 degrees.

Better Backs – Our culture and lifestyle can wreak havoc on our backs. The best solution is to help strengthen our core. This class is for any student, but especially those that seek relief from back & neck pain, as well as tension headaches or stress that can cause tension and pain in these areas. In this class, you’ll learn more ways to bring strength and flexibility to your spine build core strength in the abdominals and help to relax. Suitable for all levels. Room temperature is 70-74 degrees.

Chair Yoga – This 50 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 $7 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 – A slow and gentle practice that is perfect for beginners or anyone who wants to stretch and breathe in a calm environment. Poses will be gentle and easy. Suitable for all levels. Room temperature is 70-74 degrees.

Hipster Blend – Tight hips are one of the most common conditions due in large part to the fact that we sit in chairs for long periods of time, and because we generally do not sit in hip opening positions very often, if ever. Tight hips can lead to lower back pain and a host of other injuries. This practice incorporates basic yoga postures that focus on the hips. Not quite a yin practice as there is a flow, but the practice will help you to release the tension that you hold in the hips helping you to open the hips. Room temperature is 73-76 degrees.

Short Form Ashtanga – A traditional sequence of postures that links movement and breath while maintaining concentration. Ashtanga is a set series of poses done in a flowing Vinyasa style. It works to realign the spine, detoxify the body, build strength, flexibility, and stamina as well as calm the mind. It is an athletic yoga practice, but students progress at their own pace. This class may be a bit of a challenge, but modifications will be given as necessary. Room temperature is 73-76 degrees.

Slow Flow Yin – This is a combination class starting with a slow-moving, meditative vinyasa practice, which focuses on the yang aspect of yoga, and then moves into a yin practice allowing you to direct your focus inward. Suitable to anyone with some yoga experience. Room temperature is 72-75 degrees.

Vinyasa Flow – This class builds heat, endurance, strength, and flexibility and increases circulation. Sun Salutations may be experienced in this class, but each class includes a diverse mixture of asanas. This class may be a bit of a challenge, so previous experience is recommended. Room temperature is 73-76 degrees.

Warm Slow Flow Vinyasa – Using a combination of strength, balance, and focus, you’ll move the body and breath in a powerful practice. This class builds internal heat and helps to tone & strengthen the body. You will feel grounded and centered from this class. This class may be a challenge, so previous experience is recommended. Room temperature is 80 – 85 degrees.

Yin Yoga – Yin yoga targets the body’s connective tissue. Unlike our Vinyasa (yang) practice, yin yoga is a slower paced class with long-held passive poses doing wonders for joint health, flexibility, circulation, and mental focus. Using pranayama (breath control) during the poses, it allows you to experience this active meditation. Suitable for all levels as modifications can be made with props. Room temperature is 70-73 degrees.

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

Please…

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 or use one of our community mats at no charge.

Please do not…

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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