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CLASS DESCRIPTIONS BELOW
ASHTANGA INSPIRED VINYASA FLOW ~ WITH MARGE MAURUKAS
In this moving meditation of a set sequence of poses, based on the Primary Series of Ashatanga, we move with steadiness and ease through a vigorous but moderately paced practice. Minimal verbal instruction allows the focus to remain on the breath, which anchors the mind and creates a deeply meditative, spiritual class for those seeking a true balance of inner stillness, physical challenge and yoga fellowship.This class is geared to those with knowledge and practice in Vinyasa-style yoga.
BREAKING DOWN THE BASICS ~ WITH DAWN SPUNZO
A class with a focus on alignment and building your foundation…In this hour long workshop style class, we will go over many of the basic asana’s (poses) that you come across in your practice. The setting will provide for deep instruction and an open forum to ask any and all questions. This is an excellent class for those of you just starting to explore yoga as well as those who have been practicing for years and want to have an in depth look into the asana’s.
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 FLOW ~ WITH DAWN SPUNZO AND INGRID JAEGER
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.
GENTLE YOGA FOR EVERY BODY ~ WITH 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 YOGA ~ WITH 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.
HEATED VINYASA FLOW ~ WITH 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 TASNEY
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.
MAT PILATES ~ WITH VANESSA KULLY
MEDITATION BY DONATION ~ WITH GEORGE PETERSON
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.
RISE AND SHINE ~ WITH GEORGE PETERSON
This class will begin by focusing on slowly waking up the muscles, stretching, and strengthening the body gradually. Combining flow, focus on alignment, and heat-building asanas we will be preparing ourselves for what the day may bring. Leave ready to shine throughout your day! We welcome new students and will offer modifications as needed. Ultimately, during this class we will be focusing on cultivating balance and calmness as well as the many other gifts yoga brings to your body, mind, and spirit. Heated to 80 F
SLOW VINYASA FLOW ~ WITH 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 YOGA ~ WITH DAWN SPUNZO
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 FOR ALL ~ WITH NIISA MORTON
Yoga is for everyone! You’re never too old for yoga (or too young). This class is for all levels of ability and will include mediation & breathing techniques, strengthening, stretching and balance postures. Modifications and variations will be introduced especially for students with limited weight bearing in the hands/wrists and knees so that all participants can receive the benefits of their practice. WELCOMED: School age children who can participate in a studio setting independently. Child must be accompanied by an adult.
YOGA FOR INNER PEACE ~ 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.