KIDS HATHA YOGA (Ages 5 - 12)
This All Levels class is designed specifically for children ONLY ages 5 - 12 (parents may attend their own "grown up" classes... but this one is JUST FOR KIDS :), and introduces them to breathing techniques, age appropriate poses, and meditation… helping them to integrate new skills of self-regulation and calmness into their lives. The poses included in this 45 minute class will increase flexibility, core strength, and balance, as well as, improve coordination and mental focus. Yoga helps to develop a stronger mind-body connection - increasing self-esteem and improving the ability to cope with stressful situations, such as problem solving and/or conflict resolution. Children who practice yoga are more aware of themselves and those around them.
This class is perfect for Seniors and offers 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.
GENTLE HATHA FLOW
This class is a great fit for Active Seniors (ie: those 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.
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 class is created for those that are familiar with yoga and have 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 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.
CORE INFUSED HATHA FLOW
This Intermediate class will fire up your core strength while flowing through a sequence of poses designed for the more experienced yogi. Each class will include abdominal work 30 minutes before you begin your practice, followed by 30 minutes of a challenging core-infused dynamic flow, allowing your body to stretch deeper, increase stamina, and to work within each asana to achieve your desired intensity.