Classes currently outdoors or on Zoom
Monday 11:00 a.m. Eastern, 7:00 a.m. Pacific
In the mood for a slow, strong, stretchy, gentle class with many variations and modifications? Perfect for beginners and seasoned practitioners alike. Experience slow movements to warm the body and release muscular tension; breathing techniques to calm the nervous system; and simple postures to build strength and stability. No experience is necessary just a desire to increase flexibility and be good to yourself! Props (blocks, blankets, straps, bolsters, etc) may be used for added comfort. Please confer with your doctor if you are wondering if this class is for you.
Deep Stretch - YIN YOGA
Wednesday 5:30 p.m. Eastern, 2:30 p.m. Pacific
Looking to slow down, stretch, and breath? This class is entirely on the floor. Yin Yoga is a slow paced style of yoga where poses (asanas) are held for extended periods of time, typically two to five minutes per pose. We warm up gently and intersperse some gentle and restorative yoga. Props (blocks, blankets, straps, bolsters, etc) may be used for added comfort. This class is excellent for active people, beginners, and those who enjoy a quiet, stretchy , calming class. No experience necessary!
Sweet and Slow Hatha Flow
We mindfully flow slowly through a mix of warm-ups, asanas, sun salutations with modifications/variations, and postures designed to build strength and balance in a strong but gentle way. Meditation and Pranaymana (breath work) techniques are interspersed to promote relaxation. This is an all levels class, but best with some yoga experience.
RESTORATIVE YOGA- Winter Solstice Event
This is a great class to allow your mind and body to fully release and rejuvenate in this slow, stretchy practice. Props are used extensively to allow the body to be in the most comfortable, supported position possible. This class is about slowing down and allowing the body to open through very passive stretching, you may hardly move at all--just gentle yoga between postures. Each pose is held for 5-12 minutes which allows the muscles to deeply relax while being supported. This class is entirely on the floor.
YOGA FOR BEGINNERS
Yoga for Beginners (Or those who feel like one) introduces the fundamental principles of alignment and breath work in a flow of postures linked together by the breath. Students will be introduced to yoga postures through step-by-step verbal description and demonstration. Emphasis is placed on student understanding, safety, and stability within each pose. Gradually these poses will be linked together into a gentle flowing sequence. Designed to meet the needs of those new to yoga as well as those seeking continued understanding of basic yoga poses.
YOGA FOR MUSCLE IMBALANCE
Do you struggle with tight hamstrings, sore knees, crimped neck/headaches, back pain or hips that won’t open? Is stress making you feel ill? Do you feel anxious and find it difficult to relax and be calm? Is there an effective way to deal with these conditions through Yoga? Yes there is! Yoga for Muscle Imbalance is a great workshop offered that focuses on a yoga practice for well-being and pain relief using modern yoga.
These workshops are appropriate for people new to yoga or anyone looking to apply yoga in a new way off the mat. Come to one or all of the workshops. While each class might build on previous learnings, key concepts are reviewed and different sequences/postures are practiced in each session.