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This class is perfect for All Levels & Seniors, and offers its participants a bridge between moving in flow and staying stationary. It is a midway, where there is equilibrium and bliss in every pose. You stay in a pose just long enough to enjoy that you are not pushing yourself, all while equally strengthening and stretching, and increasing flexibility to repair muscles that are in need of love. There is no hurry to finish a sequence! It’s all about relaxing and allowing yourself and your body to spend as much time there as you want and need. Gentle yoga keeps the atmosphere free of competition and comparison, and there is no frustration of not doing a pose, or agitation of not holding a pose…. As we all work within unity to strengthen our bodies together.
YIN YOGA / RESTORATIVE
Yin Yoga is an All Levels Yin Yoga - This class is based off the principles of Yin Yoga - an ancient Taoist concept of Yin and Yang - the opposite and complementary principles in nature working synergistically throughout the body. With the breath as the primary component (as with most traditional yoga practices) and the use of occasional props, Similar to Restorative, Yin works to relax and restore healthy energy to over worked and/or over stressed bones, ligaments, muscles, tendons, joints and fascia tissue. You will practice fewer poses in more of a passive yoga style, holding them for longer periods of time, to combine both intensity, body awareness and sensations. In essence, this class gives its practitioner permission to slow down and take pause from everyday busyness, and realign their mind and body.
GENTLE HATHA FLOW
This class is a great fit for All Levels & Active Seniors (ie: Seniors who have a consistent yoga practice, or run, golf, play tennis, walk, bike, swim, work-out, etc.) and is designed to offer a more flowing set of Gentle Yoga poses. It does require that you have some ease and fluidity of movement and mobility, as this class takes it up a notch from our softer, slower, traditional Gentle Yoga practice, through a continuous sequence of invigorating and energetically balanced asanas to warm the body, strengthen the core, and built more endurance.
MINDFUL RESILIENCE HATHA
Offered to Treatment Centers & Wellness Facilities at their site/location for all yoga ability levels, and specifically designed for Trauma and/or Addiction recovery. Mindful Resilience Hatha is based on the central components of the Hatha style of yoga, where participants engage in a series of physical forms and movements, breath work, and meditation. Elements of this traditional Hatha yoga practice are modified to help foster experiences of empowerment and to cultivate a more positive relationship with one’s self, in a safe and nurturing way. Mindful Resilience Hatha allows participants the opportunity to be in charge of themselves based on a felt sense of body awareness, shifting their focus from external experiences and appearances. This shit in orientation is the key attribute to helping participants restore their connection of mind and body, and to create a sense of self-worth that is often compromised as a result of trauma and addiction. When we facilitate space for self transformation, accompanied by sentiments of peace and contentment, then there is no more separation between body and mind. Contact us for more information on this service!
This All Levels class suitable for beginners offers emotional steadiness and harmony, as well as personal transformation. Guided meditation relaxes the entire brain, including the amygdala, which is the emotional center of the brain. When you meditate, you enter a space of internal expansiveness, calm and joy, which has an effect on our interactions with others and the world around us. Meditation can bring about a true personal transformation from the inside out. And as you experience your inner storehouse of peace and security, you will naturally begin to discover aspects of yourself that were previously hidden due to stress. Please bring a blanket, pillow and/or meditation cushion with you to class.
This is a Beginner class for students who are new to yoga, haven't practiced in awhile, or that do not practice regularly. This class focuses on poses to stretch and strengthen the legs, back, core and shoulders. Emphasis is given to alignment and fundamentals of all basic yoga poses. This class includes pose modifications to accomodate different levels of flexibility, and longer breath counts between poses to allow plenty of time to transition correctly and safely into each pose.
PROGRESSIVE FLOW HATHA
This Experienced Beginner/Beyond Basics class is just beyond a Basic Hatha practice, and is created for those that are familiar with yoga - having a consistently regular yoga practice, and are seeking a little more of a challenge. In this class modifications will be offered throughout the first round of flow, leading in to variations of increased intensity within each following round of flow, all designed to offer you a slow progression of intensity as you move throughout your practice at your own pace and level of flexibility. This class in NOT recommended for those that are new to yoga or have never practiced before.
SLOW FLOW HATHA
This Intro to Intermediate class is designed for consistently practicing, experienced beginners who are ready to take their practice to the next level. Slow Flow Hatha is about slowing down your flow, which can be extremely rewarding since it allows you to become more aware of your body and your breath as you take your time with transitions and hold slightly more challenging poses for longer periods of time, with little to no modifications. Participants will be able to fully let go and be able to explore a deeper practice and experience much greater benefits within each pose.
This is a Intermediate class that provides students an opportunity to refine their skills through a more deeper exploration of the asanas presented and how they can flow together seamlessly by means of steady paced breathing. This class is much more challenging, and does include inversions, arm balances, headstands, shoulder stands, body binds, and more. It is recommended that you have a consistent yoga practice, and have an excellent understanding of the basic yoga poses prior to attending this much more rigorous class.
Advanced Level Classes are offered as Workshops and/or Events throughout the year. All advanced practices are not offered as your typical flowing practice or sequence, but by more of a pose by pose method to allow practitioners an opportunity to explore the more challenging poses, one at a time, in a safe and supported way.