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DEEP STRETCH AND RELAX ~ WITH MELISSA LORUSSO

This class will focus on deep stretching, releasing and starting to gently wake up some of those chronically tight area’s in your body. While yoga can be a type of strength training, this class will focus on deeper stretching working with the connective tissue (fascia). Great for people who have been injured, have had surgeries or are actively working to heal their bodies. No yoga experience necessary. Heated 75 F Limited to 16, no registration necessary, first come first served 


DEEP STRETCH AND RELAX WITH FLOWWITH INGRID JAEGER AND NIISA MORTON

Target chronically tight areas of the body with deep stretches that help relax the body and the mind; then move thru a slow flow of standing and balance poses that help bring fluidity and space to those same areas. The class ends with restorative poses that will leave you feeling more calm and grounded. All levels welcome. Heated 75 F Limited to 16, no registration necessary, first come first served 


FLOW AND RESTORE ~ WITH INGRID JAEGER

This class links yoga poses (asanas) into a sequence of movements that “flow” with the breath.  The postures lead naturally from one to the other while building heat in the body.   Poses are held for multiple breaths to allow students to feel correct alignment and gain awareness of the body.   The first part of the class will contain a flowing sequence of poses, standing and balancing postures, and core work.  The latter part of class will include deep yin-style poses to promote flexibility in the joints and connective tissues.  Class will end with relaxation and meditation.  With continued practice, beginners will gain experience and confidence, and more experienced students will be challenged mentally by moving deeper into the pose.  Appropriate modifications and assists are provided to help students of all levels learn and progress.


FLOW EXPRESS ~ WITH INGRID JAEGER

Flow Express is all about efficiently fitting the elements of a full class into a one hour practice. Get your morning started with a flowing sequence designed to build heat, strength, flexibility, and concentration while calming the mind. You will leave class feeling balanced and ready to approach your day. 


 

GENTLE YOGA FOR EVERY BODYWITH ELAINE CODY

A slow paced, gentle yoga class that integrates therapeutically oriented principles of alignment. This class will include stretching, strengthening and balance poses along with breath work and meditation. Modifcations and hands on assists are given as needed. Taught by physical therapist Elaine Cody.


GENTLE HATHA YOGAWITH GEORGE PETERSON

This All Levels class will be a stress-relieving Hatha yoga class to stretch and strengthen the body gradually. During this class we will bring awareness to the stillness between the asana’s while moving at a mindful pace.This class will provide you with clear instruction in the basic foundational poses to help you improve your flexibility, balance, and endurance. Variations will be given to accommodate everyone from the beginner to the more advanced student. Ultimately we will be focusing on cultivating balance and calmness and the many other gifts yoga brings to your body, mind and spirit. 


HATHA YOGA WITH MEDITATION ~ WITH JENNIFER KELLY

Enjoy an opportunity to awaken your body while quieting your mind. This soothing, supportive class cultivates deep relaxation and renewal, combining gentle yoga postures, energy movements, and core-strengthening exercises. Specific sound & breath exercises and mindfulness techniques are also incorporated. Learn the fundamentals of good posture and seated stillness, as you gain a greater awareness of energy in your body and everyday life. Enhance strength, balance, and flexibility of body & mind. You will leave class feeling a deep sense of inner peace and calm. Go at your own pace, with individual instruction and adjustments provided. Beneficial and open to all levels.


HEATED VINYASA FLOWWITH MELISSA LORUSSO

Come explore the foundations of a heated vinyasa yoga flow class (sometimes referred to as Hot Power yoga class), however the focus on the “power” part will be; the “power” of the breath, the “power” of how curious you can get with connecting with your body, the “power” of working with yourself in a way that heals. Integrating yoga postures that warm the body, stretch the muscles and get the heart pumping. Using the breath as our guide we will safely journey into a flowing practice that moves from one pose to another as well as pausing to hold postures all with emphasis on alignment. We will work on lengthening connective tissue, strength building and increasing the heart rate. Infused with styles from Forrest, Iyengar and Ashtanga yoga. This class is suitable for students who are familiar with asana’s (poses). Advanced practitioners will be able to push themselves to their edge if they choose. Heated to 80-85 F


HEATED VINYASA FLOW ~ WITH SARA HUBBARD AND KELSEY WALSH

This heated Vinyasa class will guide you through an integrative and mindful sequence of poses leading with the breath. Every class offers a unique series of postures that will build strength, flexibility and balance. Instruction will be given while flowing from one posture to the next, and gentle assists and modifications will be offered as needed. This class is suitable for beginner students familiar with the basic poses and more experienced students looking to find their edge. Classes are taught in 80-85 F.  


 KUNDALINI YOGA AND MEDITATION ~ WITH BETH SEXENY

Kundalini Yoga and Meditation as taught by Yogi Bhajan ® Kundalini Yoga is one of the major traditions of yoga practiced today. It incorporates the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of yoga. It is practical but also very powerful. It works quickly to strengthen the immune, nervous & glandular systems as well as, create greater stamina and flexibility. Classes combine movement (asana), breath (pranayama), sound (mantra), hand positions (mudra) and deep relaxation. Kundalini Yoga can be practiced by all levels.


KRIPALU HATHA YOGA ~ WITH GORDON KANZER

This is a hatha yoga class for all levels that embodies the Kripalu philosophy of yoga inclusive of all regardless of abilities or limitations, yoga as an individual experience, yoga as a way of life and the practice of self-observation without judgment. The class will stress the importance of the breath as the link between mind and body and as the way to achieve introversion and a meditative state as we perform the asanas. As you practice Kripalu Hatha Yoga, you come to realize that the most meaningful yoga practice is one that achieves a balance between mind and body, not one where one does all of the asanas perfectly. 


MEDITATION BY DONATION ~ WITH GEORGE PETERSON

Curious about meditation and its benefits? Seeking serenity and peace of mind in your life? Join us each week for a 30 minute session that begins with a brief introduction to help guide you into connecting with the stillness and silence underneath your mind’s activity. No meditation experience necessary. Simply make a donation based on what you can afford, however, no one will be turned away.
Your donations support Cape Cod’s Calmer Choice organization. Calmer Choice is a universal primary prevention program commited to teaching young people how to effectively and safely manage stress and resolve conflict so that they live happy, healthy and successful lives. Our goal is to provide skills that will diminish the risk of violence, substance abuse, and other self- destructive behaviors.
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MODERATE VINYASA FLOW ~ WITH ELAINE CODY

A Vinyasa Style yoga class combining movement and breath with a strong emphasis on alignment. This class will challenge each student to safely stretch and strengthen the body while bringing a sense of calm and well-being to the mind. Poses are held slightly longer to create a strong connection with the breath. Modifications and hands on adjustments are given as needed. Moderate level of intensity and NO HEAT.


SLOW VINYASA FLOWWITH MICHELE NETTO

This class will provide yogis of all levels the opportunity to explore the connection between breath, movement and meditation.  Variations and modifications will be provided so that each person can practice in a way that best fits him or her.  The room will be warm, but not hot.


SUPPORTED CHAIR YOGAWITH  ELAINE CODY AND GORDON KANZER

Come explore the many benefits of yoga and experience how it can improve your posture, mobility, balance, strength, flexibility, mood, sleep and quality of life. Using the tools we have at hand – our breath, focus and mindfulness and props such as the wall, a chair and blocks, one can individualize a yoga practice to suit your needs on any given day. Chair yoga can be beneficial for those living with illnesses such as Parkinson’s Disease, Cancer and Muscular Dystrophy and for those recovering from injuries including knee, foot, hips, shoulder and neck. Learn ways to modify and to challenge your yoga practice and enjoy yoga’s physical, mental and emotional effects. 


YOGA SCULPT  ~ WITH OLIVIA RIDDIFORD

Yoga Sculpt incorporates free weights into a Vinyasa flow sequence for an added challenge. With the addition of hand weights, you will build lean muscle and push yourself in new ways! With some cardio moves thrown in and upbeat music, this powerful workout will get your blood and sweat flowing. While moving through traditional yoga poses with 2 or 3 pound weights (believe me, you will not want heavier than this!), the class will focus on building strength and endurance, increasing self-confidence and awareness while keeping the self balanced.