Learn basic standing, seated and supine poses with attention to precision of movement and body alignment. Explore yogic breathing and linking breath with movement. Build strength and flexibility in the entire body through repeating a series of basic yoga poses each week. Poses are added to the series as the session progresses. Under guidance of the teacher, modify poses to increase flexibility. Hold poses longer to build strength as the session progresses.
Refine poses learned in ‘Yoga Basics.’ Learn standing, seated and supine poses that develop balance, increase flexibility in the hips and hamstrings, and poses that build strength in the upper body and core. Hold poses longer and build sun salutations to build stamina and deepen breath awareness.
Increase your flexibility while moving through a series of movements specifically designed to build strength in the core muscles of your abdominals, low back, and gluteals. This class emphasizes precision of breath and body movement with special attention to postural alignment, stability, and strength. No previous experience with yoga or Pilates is necessary. With the guidance of the teacher, students modify their moves to challenge themselves at their own level.
A dynamic class that focuses on building strength, increasing flexibility, and preparing the body for a deeper practice. Increase flexibility in the hips, back, and hamstrings while strengthening the abdomen, back, and upper body through standing poses, balancing poses, forward bends, back bends, revolved poses, and hip-openers. Focuses on precision of movement to maximize the benefits of poses. Modify poses as flexibility increases and hold poses longer to build strength as the session progresses. Arm balances and inversions (headstand, shoulder stand, and handstand) are introduced with step-by-step instruction. Explore breathing techniques.
Vinyasa Flow Yoga
Build strength and stamina by flowing from pose to pose in this moderately-paced class. Emphasis is on sun salutations, maintaining steady yogic breathing, standing poses, seated poses, and twists. In this fun, flowing class poses are linked together in sequences that focusing on pairing breathing with movement to stretch the body while releasing tension and clearing the mind. Poses may be held between flow sequences to build strength.
The focus of this challenging class is twofold: 1. Maintaining mental focus/ujjayi breathing and 2. Exploring alignment in advanced poses. Emphasizes increasing flexibility in the hips and hamstrings as well as building strength in the upper body and core to deepen advanced yoga poses. Includes advanced arm balances, backbends, ‘bound’ poses, revolved poses, forward bends, and hip openers. Students must be able to do inversions with confidence (free-standing or against a wall). Pranayama (breathing techniques) exploration deepens.
Therapeutic/Gentle Yoga (All levels welcome)
In this slow-paced class standing, supine and seated poses are done with the support of blankets, blocks, chairs, and other props. Emphasizes strengthening and improving flexibility, developing body awareness, and learning to move with proper alignment and support of props. This class may be appropriate for seniors, anyone recovering from minor injuries, and for those with chronic physical conditions. Beginners welcome!
Yoga for Strength (All levels welcome, some yoga experience required)
This class combines traditional yoga poses & breathing techniques with functional movements designed to build strength in your whole body. Emphasis is placed on training your muscles to work together to prepare them for daily tasks, sports, or work. Each class is designed to build strength in areas that lead to improved stability, balance, and focus. Students are offered a variety of modifications in order to challenge themselves, at their level, with the guidance of the teacher.
Pilates (All levels welcome)
Increase your flexibility while moving through a series of movements specifically designed to build strength in the core muscles of your abdominals, low back and gluteals. This class emphasizes precision of breath and body movement with special attention to postural alignment, stability and strength. No previous experience with yoga or Pilates is necessary.
Barre (All levels welcome)
Barre combines elements of yoga, Pilates, ballet, and rehabilitative exercise into a fun, upbeat class set to music. Barre utilizes small movements to build strength, improve stability, and build full-body strength while sculpting long, lean muscles. Light hand weights are often incorporated in this class.
Yoga for Addiction Recovery (No yoga experience necessary)
This class provides a powerful framework for integrating the wisdom of yoga and the practical tools of the 12-step programs. Open to anyone dealing with addictive thoughts or behaviors in their lives or those affected by the addictive behavior of a loved one. Class starts with a reading from appropriate literature, sharing our experiences (voluntarily) and then taking it to the mat for a guided yoga practice and meditation.
Yoga for Pre-teens and Teens (ages 11-15) Sundays from April 9th to May 14th; 2:00-3:00 pm
In this six week mini-session, students will learn basic yoga poses in a classes designed to build building emotional balance, self-respect, discipline, confidence, and respect for others. The instructor creates a safe and comfortable environment for students to express themselves and to let go of their everyday anxieties. Kid classes include a combination of physically challenging poses and restorative poses. Yoga theory and discussion are encouraged and welcomed in this class.
Yoga for Children (ages 6-10) Sundays from May 28th to July 2nd; 2:00-3:00 pm
Intended for children ages 6-10, this class will increase strength, flexibility, coordination, concentration and awareness. This class will include warm-ups, breathing exercises, balancing poses as well as fun and games under the guidance of a certified Children’s Yoga Instructor. This class may also include crafts and games.