For new students, those who have been away from it for a while or have injuries they are healing. These classes will introduce the basic poses, teach you how to use props and allow you to learn the techniques slowly and carefully.
This class will introduce you to basic yoga postures and breathing techniques. We will enter postures slowly and carefully to increase balance and strength. Practice focus and find patience with each breath as you increase range of motion and add suppleness to your actions. Through gentle breathing exercises and postures, students will practice calming the thoughts, leading to a peaceful state of mind you will carry with you for the rest of the day.
This class is currently called Gentle on Thursday evenings with Sue.
Yin Yoga focuses on the connective tissues of the hip joints, the pelvis, and the lower spine. We will practice seated, more restorative poses yet hold them longer, which will allow us to soften and enjoy the stretch. Practice patience as we hold poses for up to 5 minutes. This class is the perfect complement to your more active yoga practice, lifestyle or other workout routine. Yin yoga is the balance to the effort we exert all day at our jobs, in our homes, at the gym or in a heat building Vinyasa or Ashtanga classes.
This class will feature a different teacher each week, so take this opportunity to try a new style or instructor. Variations and modifications are offered based on your experience and needs. Check our website to see what class is being offered this week, then read the description on this list.
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The flow of Ashtanga begins with the breath. Once breath is calm and established then movement is introduced along with gazing points and core work. We will start each class with breathing exercises to create focus, then move on to learning Sun Salutations and a shortened version of Ashtanga Primary series you can practice at home. This is a great class for those new to Ashtanga or as a refresher after being away from it for some time.
Heart centered meditation
Learn heart-centered breathing as you lay the foundation for a daily meditation practice. Jennifer will guide you through a mediation each class and include time for questions and discussion of your experience during your meditation. Experience the health benefits of science based meditation as you become more courageous, joyful, disciplined and compassionate.This class is for beginning meditators or meditators of other traditions interested in learning the foundations of Heart Rhythm Meditation.
Challenging yet approachable classes for students who have taken some yoga classes and are familiar with basic poses.
Barre yoga fusion
Barre yoga fusion class will blend segments of barre and yoga together. Barre is a blend of yoga, Pilates, and ballet that engages the stabilizing muscles as well as the major muscle groups, giving you a unique experience with lots of different ranges of motion and plenty of modifications. This will be paired with classic yoga flow moves dispersed throughout the workout. It is an excellent workout for people of varying levels of fitness looking for a great workout or a great option for cross-training for other physical activities.
This class is currently called Gentle on Sunday evening with Loretta.
This class will explore balancing Yin (feminine/passive) and Yang (masculine/active) energies. Engage and release muscles and explore range of motion in your joints to encourage a greater body and mind awareness. The foundation of our flow will involve breathing into an edge, stimulating the lines of energy, increasing organ health and creating better range of motion that will put a spring in your step.
Vinyasa unites all styles of yoga and each class takes you on a different journey. Learn creative sequencing, linking breath to movement and blending postures into a smooth, flowing practice. Proper alignment and modifications make Vinyasa classes accessible to anyone with an open mind who wants to explore and move.
Sun Saluations will be introduced slowly to ensure the connection between breath and movement. A series of standing and seated postures from the Ashtanga Primary Series will be introduced next, modifications will be offered when necessary. You will learn to use props to place your body into safe and manageable positions as you increase flexibility and strength. Experience the flow state as you connect movement, breath and gazing points leading to a moving meditation. We always finish with a nice long relaxation.
Ashtanga Half primary
This class follows the first half of the Primary series of Ashtanga Yoga practiced at a relaxed pace so new students have time to practice connecting their breath, alignment and bandhas. Balancing poses, shoulderstand and headstand preparatory postures will be introduced. Start with Ashtanga Basics to become familiar with the basics of the Ashtanga Primary Series.
Students who join this class would display a mastery of movement and breath and practice regularly 4-6 days per week.
Experience the joy that comes from starting slow, building a flow and then gliding your body through a series of poses that will make you feel strong, cleansed and content. Be prepared to sweat, laugh and try something new.
Ashtanga Primary Series
Breath, bandhas and drishti guide us through the Primary Series of Ashtanga Yoga, with each student modifying when necessary for their own level of strength and flexibility. Hands on assists will be given. Students should be comfortable in an Ashtanga Half Primary class before joining this one. Some Second series poses may be introduced as the regular students become more proficient with Primary Series.
Ashtanga 2nd series
Second Series of Ashtanga Yoga which includes many types of backbends and leg behind the head poses. Students should be practicing the full Primary Series regularly before coming to this class.