Come explore the many benefits of yoga. Experience the ways yoga can improve posture, mobility, balance, strength, flexibility, mood, sleep and quality of life. Using the tools we have at hand – our breath and mindfulness as well as props such as the wall, a chair and blocks, we will individualize a yoga practice to suit your needs. While most of the practice is planned sitting in a chair, some standing poses will also be offered. These can be adapted to sitting as needed. Learn ways to modify and also to challenge your yoga practice. Chair yoga can be beneficial for all! Chairs, mats and props are available at the studio.
DEEP STRETCH AND RELAX
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. Meditation, mudra’s, mantra’s and pranayama will be weaved in. No yoga experience necessary.
DEEP STRETCH AND RELAX WITH FLOW
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.
DEEP STRETCH YIN WITH GENTLE FLOW
JANE SILVA DEPP
This class combines longer held, floor-based yin poses (typically 2 to 5 minutes) with gentle, mindful movement to support flexibility, mobility, healthy flow of energy, and overall ease in the body & mind. During this slower paced class you will be guided to engage with your practice in a way that works best for you via themes, intention, physical shapes, breath, and a receptive & kind awareness. This class is a wonderful complement to other forms of exercise, more active styles of yoga, and a busy life! All are welcome.
FLEX & FLOW
Combining Flex (resistance training) and Flow (breath-centered yoga practice) allows you to increase bone density, strengthen muscles, and improve flexibility and balance. This class is 20 minutes of resistance training with light weights or bodyweight and higher repetitions and 40 minutes of mobility, stretching, and playful and functional movement. No prior weight lifting or yoga experience needed. You are welcome exactly as you are.
GENTLE YOGA FOR EVERY BODY
A slow paced, gentle yoga class that integrates strengthening, stretching and balance poses with pranayama and meditation. This class is appropriate for those who can move up and down from the floor. Transitions are minimal and a chair can be used as needed. Modifications are given and students are encouraged to explore mindful movement and to work at their own pace. Taught by physical therapist Elaine Cody.
In this breath-centered practice, Raydene will guide you through a creative peak flow that incorporates “brain games” or “movement puzzles” and innovative transitions. These purposeful sequences will be taught with encouragement to get curious, play, and build trust in your abilities. Through repetition and experimentation, you will gain mobility and strength, and learn to more accurately self-assess as a mover. Heated Flow incorporates playful and functional movement and breath work. The room will be heated to about 80 degrees. You are welcome exactly as you are.
HEATED POWER VINYASA
An energetic vinyasa yoga sequence to challenge the mind and body. Focusing on new variations and peak poses every week. We move through a variety of yoga postures and have time at the end for stillness. This class will be taught in a warm room, around 80 degrees, to build heat as we strengthen, move and stretch all our muscles. All levels welcome.
KUNDALINI YOGA AND MEDITATION
MELISSA LORUSSO AND TAL RABINOWITZ
This energizing class includes a specific set of postures, breathwork and meditation. We will work on raising as well as grounding our energy. Kundalini yoga has profound and subtle effects on all the systems in our body, including the endocrine and nervous systems, which can then help balance our emotional and physical bodies. In a world that can sometimes throw us off balance it is necessary to have some tools and techniques to help us regain our footing. Kundalini Yoga is a technology that can help us navigate life. This class is for all levels (modifications will always be offered).
MODERATE VINYASA FLOW
This is a slow to moderate vinyasa class focusing on linking breath to movement to cultivate a deeper connection to our physical, emotional, and mental bodies. Pranayama and meditation are incorporated throughout the class. This class is appropriate for for all levels, modifications are offered.
QIGONG WITH GUIDED MEDITATION
Qigong, like yoga, is an ancient mind body practice that utilizes breath, gentle movement, and awareness to create a more harmonious connection between mind, body, and spirit. Qigong is easy to learn and offers benefits like less stress and more energy. Join Andrew for this hour long class. The first 40 minutes will be spent practicing Qigong, then Andrew will lead your through a guided meditation followed by deep relaxation.
This class is appropriate for those brand new to Qigong as well as experienced folks. Clients that enjoy gentle yoga will appreciate what Qigong offers.
Qigong (pronounced chi gong) is an ancient movement practice that was developed in China stemming from the Eastern philosophy called Taoism.
Each qigong class begins with breathing exercises to activate Qi-“our life force energy” in the body and the clearing of “stagnant qi” In addition to the deep breathing exercises, the class includes gentle stretching, balances, warm-ups and standing postures. The goal of class is to get into the“flow” or moving meditation.
RELAXING AND MEDITATIVE YIN
JANE SILVA DEPP
Evening Yin invites deep stretch and relaxation with a series of longer held, floor-based poses. In yin yoga poses are typically held for 2-5 minutes, offering space to explore meditative themes as the physical and energetic benefits of the practice unfold in the body. This class is a lovely way to invite more ease into all aspects of your life and to feel grounded for the week ahead. All are welcome.
This class is the perfect antidote to alleviate the layers of stress stored in the body. Slow down, quiet the mind and allow the body to unwind – finding a place of deep rest and stillness. This class will replenish, nourish and leave you feeling calm and relaxed. This class is appropriate for all levels.
SLOW VINYASA FLOW
This slow flow yoga class will guide you through deepening levels of asana, pranayama, mindful movement and meditation. The slower flow incorporates dynamic movement as well as longer holds, which will help you to develop balance, strength, and flexibility. This class is most accessible for those who can move up and down from the floor with relative ease and confidence. Modifications are given as needed. Students are encouraged to practice at their own pace with a sense of curiosity and gentleness.
SLOW VINYASA FLOW
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. Posture sequence is designed so that props will not be required for class, but it may be helpful to have 2 blocks, a strap and a blanket or floor cushion to customize your practice for your needs.
Join Kayla as she guides you through a slow to moderate alignment focussed vinyasa flow that weaves in pranayama and meditation. Kayla incorporates her nursing background by understanding not only the anatomy of the body, but the science behind the mind and how it impacts our physical beings. Through our flows, we cultivate a deeper sense of awareness of our own self and practice. We challenge our minds and our bodies to slow down and practice intentionally, with the hope of bringing this intentionality off of the mat as well.
Modifications will be offered and this class is appropriate for all levels. However you show up to class and practice is just perfect.