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. You don’t need to be able to touch your toes; you just have to be willing to try.
Yin is a passive practice where poses are held for 3-5 minutes at a time with the focus on the connective tissues of the body. Many postures are seated, but focus on the whole physical and emotional body. In this class you will be asked to engage with very little muscular effort, and invited ask questions of yourself or your practice and settle into whatever responses you receive. This class has music and may include meditation.
In a safe and relaxing atmosphere, students will learn the benefits of yoga, incorporating basic yoga asana, proper yogic breathing, and relaxation techniques that suit the benefits of you!
This is an excellent introduction for new students and also great for the experienced student looking to fine tune their practice.
In this class, we come into the breath and quiet the mind as we find steadiness in asana with flow between poses to cultivate physical and emotional openings. Each class provides personal modifications and emphasizes integrating Mind, Body, Energy and breath-all within a playful, supportive environment. In addition to sequencing for an energetic effect, meditation and pranayama are offered in each session.
Yin Yang Yoga is a class that balances the Yang yoga practice which focuses on muscular strength, stamina, and flexibility for first half of the class and Yin yoga for the second half of the class.
Core Flow will restore and strengthen all muscles in the core. The class is suitable for all levels and will consist of breath work to engage deep abdominal muscles, yoga poses linked to breath which activate and condition the core, as well as deep stretching and strengthening of the muscles that work closely together with the core to achieve maximal benefit.
Pilates consists of low-impact flexibility and muscular strength and endurance movements. Pilates emphasizes use of the abdominals, lower back, hips and thighs. Pilates is named for its creator, Joseph Pilates, who developed the exercises in the early 1900s.
Yogalates uses a mind-body connection to improve physical, emotional and spiritual levels of those who practice it. As it improves breathing, circulation and energy levels, Yogalates speeds up metabolism, so combined with good nutrition, this type of exercise can be used very effectively for weight loss. Mental benefits are also noticeable as exercises performed accurately and fluently need all our attention to increase the total control of the body and breath. Besides better oxygenation of the blood, the release of endorphins facilitates the elimination of stress and problems related to it. Yogalates helps lower back pain, strengthen the abdominals and lengthen muscles, allowing better control of posture.