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Aging Strong Yoga

This class is tailored for the mature beginner and anyone seeking to explore a yoga practice at a more mindful pace. Focusing on stability, strength + balance, this class provides a safe yoga practice to support your body aging strong. We will also go over breathing techniques and mechanics so that your body is well nourished and the mind will be at greater ease. 

Helpful props for this class include yoga blocks (or two big books), a blanket or large towel and a yoga (or any kind of) belt.

Align & Flow Yoga

Whether you are a beginner seeking a place to explore or a seasoned yogi looking to expand and fine-tune your technique and alignment, this is the class for you. You will learn alignment principles that are suited for YOUR BODY (not the pose) and will be guided through a mindful flow to deepen your connection to the yoga experience. Class uses various breath techniques to support this meditation in motion.  Class is an all-levels experience with variations offered to accommodate the group’s needs and energy.  

No props are required for class, but are always welcomed. 

(You may want to consider having the following props for this class:  yoga mat, yoga blanket, 2 yoga blocks, yoga strap)

Baby & Me Yoga

For Moms, Dads and infant caretakers. This class will allow you to explore the benefits of yoga while connecting with your body, gaining core strength and flexibility and increasing your overall sense of well-being in a fun and active way with your baby. Babies must be at least 8 weeks-old but not crawling.

Back to Basic Yoga - Beginner Level

In this class, which is appropriate for beginners as well as beneficial to an experienced practitioner, students will practice breath exercises, poses and meditations that are accessible to everyone. Students will build strength, stamina and learn ways to deepen their understanding of their body and breath awareness. This can translate into more mindful movements in their daily life and in other classes and activities they enjoy and deepen the experience of more advanced practitioners.

 

Prop suggestions:  yoga mat, blanket or two towels, 2 yoga blocks, yoga strap or tie/belt.

Cardio Tabata

This is a high intensity workout – expect to get your heart rate up!  

Tabata intervals alternate between 20 seconds of work and 10 seconds of rest. You will feel the burn and then feel fantastic for what you accomplish. All are welcome — work at your own pace.

Chair Yoga

Just pull up a chair and you can do yoga. Chair yoga can range from gentle to more challenging all in one class depending on how you engage or relax your muscles. If you are a beginner, have injuries or illness the chair is the perfect place to be. If you are a more advanced practitioner, the chair might just surprise you — you can learn to engage your muscles in ways you haven’t experienced. The chair is used for sitting as well as for support while standing. Chair yoga will help increase flexibility, strength, and focus while receiving the mood enhancing and stress reducing benefits of yoga. This class will include breath work, stretching, strengthening, meditation and relaxation.

No props are needed except a chair, however, if you have yoga props or prop replacements have them handy.

Chill Yoga

A perfect way to end your day, this class will alternate mini shavasana (relaxation) experiences with accessible asana (posture), pranayama, and strengthening movements to help you reset your nervous system and fortify you for what lies ahead.

(You may want to consider having the following props for this class: yoga mat, yoga blanket, 2 yoga blocks, 8 foot yoga strap, yoga bolster)

Flow Yoga

Using creative movements and transitions, this all-level, moving meditation offers you opportunities to use breath and awareness as your guide between body positions and yoga postures. 

(You may want to consider having the following props for this class:  yoga mat, yoga blanket, 2 yoga blocks, 8 foot yoga strap, yoga bolster)

Friday Flow Down Yoga

Your practice becomes your meditation as you move in and out of poses with your breath. This synchronization soothes the mind while your body grows strong and flexible. Breathe. Flow. Focus. Relax. 

(You may want to consider having the following props for this class:  yoga mat, 2 yoga blankets, 2 yoga blocks, 8 foot yoga strap, and a yoga bolster)

Gentle Ease-filled Yoga

Take a gentle approach to your yoga practice. Gentle yoga shows us a way to connect with ourselves through the subtle and quiet. Expect to feel calm and relaxed after leaving this class.  

This class explores the internal nature of the poses, how they feel and heal rather than how they look. Gentle yoga emphasizes listening to ourselves and our inner wisdom/body. We will practice cultivating mindfulness as we move through postures for strength, flexibility, and balance; breathing exercises to relax and tone the nervous system; meditation; and relaxation. 

This is a wonderful class for both beginners and seasoned practitioners to learn and practice the art of slowing down. 

Students with joint replacement, injury or limited mobility may benefit from a private session before class to learn modifications; please contact us to schedule a one-on-one class.

(You may want to consider having the following props for this class:  yoga mat, yoga blanket, 2 yoga blocks, 8 foot yoga strap, yoga bolster)

Gentle Yoga with Guided Relaxation

In this nourishing class, we will start by taking a compassionate approach to explore slow and intentional movements with a focus on the breath. In the second part of class, you will be guided through a restorative meditation  to experience deep relaxation and rest.  

You may want to have the following props available:  yoga mat, 2 yoga blocks or books, yoga blanket or two bath towels.

HIIT and Sculpt for Everyone

Join us for 45 minutes of strength, cardio, sweat and fun. HIIT stands for High Intensity Interval Training but the good thing is YOU get to work at the pace that works for you.  

You will want to have light and medium hand weights, a band, a mat and water on tap for class. If you don’t have hand weights or a band, no worries. You can use canned goods or milk jugs. (We can always adapt). 

Every move that is done can be modified for all levels so everyone welcome.

Mindfulness & Meditation

 Start or end your day off right with this mindfulness check-in just for you.  

This class will help you to build the skills of awareness and presence through gentle guidance and breath work. Sessions will include various mindfulness and meditation strategies and a guided sit with a period of silence. 

You may sit on a chair, yoga cushion, blanket or even lie down.

Pilates - Mixed Level Mat

Pilates is a series of strategic movements and breathing techniques that improve flexibility, build strength and develop control in the entire body. The series of movements performed emphasize alignment, strengthening the core and improving coordination and balance. This class is appropriate for all fitness levels and is great for beginners or athletes that need cross training. 

(You may want to consider having the following props for this class:  yoga or pilates mat, and space to move while lying down, standing or seated

Pranayama (Breathwork) & Yoga

Each week, this all-level class will explore breathing techniques to bring awareness to your inner experience and playful developmental movement sequences to restore your body’s ability to move with balance and grace through your life on and off the yoga mat.

(You may want to consider having the following props for this class:  yoga mat, yoga blanket, 2 yoga blocks, 8 foot yoga strap, yoga bolster)

Prenatal Yoga

This hatha yoga class, following the Kripalu/Pranakriya tradition, will incorporate breathing, movement and relaxation techniques that are appropriate for each stage of pregnancy. We will explore the physiological and emotional effects of pregnancy utilizing yogic principles to support each term of pregnancy preparing for laboring & delivery and postpartum recovery.    

This class is appropriate for all stages of pregnancy. 

No yoga experience necessary.

(You may want to have the following props for practice:  Mat or comfortable floor support, yoga bolster (or two bed pillows), large blanket, yoga strap (or bathrobe belt/necktie), 2 yoga blocks (if available) and a stable chair)

Slow Flow & Breathwork

Vinyasa or flow can be defined as “moving with awareness”.  This Slow Flow class is about moving slowly and breathing, noticing and allowing. Notice the movement, stillness, the breath the body and mind’s reaction and then just allow. Each class will start with a variety of breathwork/pranayama practices followed by postures woven together to create a moving meditation. This class is suitable for students with at least 6 months of yoga experience.

(You may want to consider having the following props for this class: yoga mat, yoga blanket, 2 yoga blocks, 8 foot yoga strap, yoga bolster)

Slow Flow Yoga

Slow down. The class offers a guided experience of challenging, strengthening postures with attention to the internal flow of prana and emphasis on using the breath to increase the connection between body, mind, and spirit. Postures are led in a slow meditative manner with longer holdings that enhance body awareness. This class includes postures, flowing posture sequences, breathwork, and meditation. 

For students with at least 6 months of experience.

(You may want to consider having the following props for this class:  yoga mat, yoga blanket, 2 yoga blocks)

Strength & Stretch for EVERYBODY

Muscle strength, endurance, flexibility and balance are important components to building a safe healthy exercise routine. This class will focus on movements that use your own body weight, and other items you have in your home, to build overall strength and muscle tone, challenge your body and mind for better balance, and work to improve flexibility. 

This class is appropriate for all levels of experience from beginners to the more seasoned athlete. Excellent for injury recovery!  

(You may want the following props for this class:  Mat or comfortable floor support, small hand weights (if available or canned food like soup or beans), yoga strap (or bathrobe belt/necktie), plastic or paper plate, stable chair, and medium/large towel or blanket.

Sunday Grab Bag Classes

Until we secure a regular Sunday instructor, we will be offering a rotating class on Sundays taught by one of our instructors. Check back each week to see what is being offered Sunday at 10am MT, 9am PT, 11am CT and 12noon EST.  This is a great way to explore our instructors and various types of classes.

Yin Yoga

Give yourself the gift of some quiet time with YOU. This deep, meditative yin class will help you connect, re-balance and relieve tension in your body and your mind. Yin is a quiet, inward practice with long holds blended with breath-work, mantra and meditation. Yin helps to strengthen, lengthen and nourish the connective tissues in our bodies supporting stability, mobility and flexibility. It’s the perfect class to end your day.

(You may want to consider having the following props for this class:  yoga mat, yoga blanket, 2 yoga blocks, 8 foot yoga strap, yoga bolster)

Yoga Basics Training - Intermediate Level

This 60-minute yoga practice will be informative and transformative for the student with at least 6 months of yoga practice although all are welcome. Class will begin with centering, transition to warm-ups to prepare your body for the asanas (poses) and pranayamas (breath practices) that follow. 

There is ample time for truly teaching poses from the ground up with excellent alignment cuing for proper joint stabilization and muscle engagement. Through our yoga practice we strengthen our body and strengthen our witness so that we can safely raise our energy in an effort to transform, heal and recognize our wholeness.

(You may want to consider having the following props for this class:  yoga mat, yoga blanket, 2 yoga blocks)

Yoga Nidra (Yogic Sleep)

The ancient practice of Yoga Nidra, or Yogic Sleep, is a state of deep, receptive relaxation. During this systematic, guided meditation you are led past wakefulness and the dream state into the state of deep sleep, all while remaining conscious and aware. Yoga Nidra is considered a healing practice; creating ease, relaxation, and restoration in the body, while promoting stillness, creativity and insight in the mind.

The benefits of a regular Yoga Nidra practice are numerous and include: improved cardiovascular health, improved glandular/hormonal balance, improved memory recall, mental clarity, help with counteracting insomnia, and much more. It can be especially helpful to counteract the effects of stress and anxiety that are prevalent in our modern, busy culture.

This one hour class begins with gentle stretching, yin or restorative poses to prepare the body, some mindful breathing to still the mind. This is followed with 45-minutes of blissfully relaxing Yoga Nidra. 

It is a practice that can benefit everyone and is accessible to everybody.

(You may want to consider having the following props for this class:  yoga mat and two blankets)

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