Class Information

Gentle & Therapeutic Classes

 

Backs, Necks and Shoulders (Barb)

Increasing the health of your spine and decrease pain and stiffness through gentle and therapeutic yoga  postures. Breath, balance,  and alignment will all be explored. Relaxation will end the class. Tea will be served after class.

Gentle Pelvic Yoga (Barb)

A gentle but invigorating yoga practice for beginners. Focus will be on strengthening and stretching the core area.

A guided relaxation will end the class. Tea will be served after class.

Core Explore (Barb)

A more energetic core practice exploring the pelvic muscles in breathing, supine,sitting and standing poses. A balanced yoga practice focusing on toning, stretching and strengthening the pelvic floor, hips, core muscles including the back.

Somatic Yoga (Barb)

Move Well, Live Well. Simple pain free movements to connect your brain and muscles so movement is free and easy. Somatics retrains and re-educates your brain to let go of painful areas of your body. Reconnect with your natural movement patterns that may have been lost due to stress or injury.

Beginner

 

Beginner Yoga (Stephanie)

This class is designed as an introduction to the practice of yoga. Class is slower paced than an all-levels class, and focused on developing clear and safe alignment in foundational poses. Come to learn, play, and maybe even break a sweat in a supportive environment. All bodies are welcome

Beginner Yoga (Teresa)

Breath work and dynamic movements. Focus on flexibility, strengthening, extended meditation and guided relaxation for dialing down the nervous system. Suitable for beginners, individuals working with injuries, and chronic conditions.

 

Yoga for Everyone

 

Chair Yoga (Stephanie)

Improve your balance, strength, flexibility, and mobility through standing and seated yoga poses. Breath work and meditation are also incorporated to help balance the body and mind. Chairs and props are provided to keep everyone safe and supported—no need to bring a yoga mat.

Fierce Flow Yoga (Teresa)

Breath work and moderate to intense Vinyasa for building strength. Dynamic stretching combined with resistance stretching for flexibility. Class will end with a guided relaxation for stress reduction. Some previous experience recommended but not required.

Mindful Movement (Marnie)

There will be a focus on awareness and ease instead of power and pace. Mindful movement is a blending of the science of kinesiology with the grace and wisdom of yoga. These practices will incorporate breath-work, somatics, and biomechanically deconstructed yoga asana performed awareness to develop presence of mind, steady the nervous system, relax the tissues and align the structure with the self. Modifications will be offered and the supports are encouraged. My personal mantra is that less is more. This is ultimately your practice and I would love to help you discover the benefits that this moving meditation can bring to you no matter what level, experience, age, or ability you bring to your mat.

​Stretch & Restore (Gail)

A fusion of slow movement, yin-like stretching and restorative yoga, this class gives an opportunity to receive health benefits of yoga without intense effort, to reduce stress, and to help balance a busy and active lifestyle. A short talk, asana - postures are mostly seated or reclined and some use supportive props to facilitate deep relaxation.  All levels welcome.  Variations given to support your practice.

More Than Asana! Yoga (Gail)

There is even more to yoga than its incredible health benefits! These classes explore some deeper practices to cultivate and move prana (life force energy) through the body and mind.  A short talk followed by practice, these classes are meant to help understand the yoga teachings and give you a direct experience to embody the wisdom that lies within. As yoga practitioners, we are dedicated to improving ourselves. Asana with flow and holds, pranayama, mantra, mudra and meditation and other yoga techniques. Good for those who have stability in their postures and are looking to enliven the energetic body and mind. All levels​ welcome. Variations given to support your practice.

Wednesday Wake-up Walk (Marnie)

A moving meditation not concerned with counting steps but making steps count! The practice will start with some centering and breath-work and a gentle warm up/body scan to check in with yourself. Instead of walking a loop, we will be walking a timed circuit paced to your stride and effort interspersed with specific gait and full body exercises, ending with a short walk to integrate and prepare for the rest of the day. A gentle waking practice to generate an increased awareness and connection of the body, mind and spirit to moving you into your Wednesday. Walking poles or a walking stick are optional and may be helpful for balance but this is not a pole walking class. Each participant will walk at their own pace so all levels are welcome and modifications are  offered to those wanting adaptations for any reason. I hope to help you start your Wednesday off right, please join me at 7:30 am, dress appropriately and bring your water!

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