This class is a great place
to start your yoga journey. Poses are
broken down with greater attention to alignment of the body as you become
familiar with the poses. Breathing
techniques are also taught and integrated into the practice to enhance your
body awareness. Lots of modifications
are offered. This class will expose you
to hatha, vinyasa flow, and meditative movement for a well-rounded yoga
Vinyasa is a Sanskrit word meaning “to place in a special
way.” Poses (asanas) are connected in a
flowing manner. These classes begin with
breathwork and warm-ups, move into sun salutations, build to Warrior poses,
balances, deeper stretches and end in final relaxation (savasana).
The instructor of these
75 minute classes will sequence the class based on requests and needs – giving you a work
out that will increase your flexibility, balance, strength, and focus.
Classes will most often be centered around an area of the body in
particular, such as the hips or shoulders or may build towards a more
challenging pose or balance. The perfect way to begin or end the day and
reduce the stress in your life.
The pace of this class will
“kick it up a notch” with less instructional cueing and quicker flows. More challenging poses will be introduced.
Yin Yoga is a
complimentary yoga practice to your Hatha, Vinyasa, and restorative yoga
practice. While Hatha Yoga strengthens the muscles, Yin Yoga strengthens the
connective tissues and joints in the body. Most yin yoga poses are done
on the floor making this an accessible yoga practice. Yin yoga poses are
held for a couple of minutes allowing for a relaxed and meditative practice.
Come start your day with a yoga practice that will leave you feeling ready to tackle challenges in your
life. This class is appropriate for all
levels with modifications as needed but a familiarity with the poses is
This is a perfect
introduction to yoga or a more deeply relaxing practice for experienced
yogis. The combination of breathing, slower moving poses, and
restorative poses (stretching the muscles and connective tissue while in
supported positions) is taught to
increase your range of motion in the joints and help strengthen your body. Special attention is given to posture and the
back as we work on proper alignment – a
great class for those recovering from an injury, those having osteoporosis, or
with more limited mobility. Sleep better after this class.
An hour class where poses will be used in gentle, flowing sequences to relax, destress and nurture your body.
Stretch, Relax & Renew:
If you need to unwind at the end of a busy day but still feel like you are getting full body stretches to achieve greater flexibility, then this is a good choice for you. Feel like a new person when you leave this slower paced class that focuses on holding poses longer and achieving greater relaxation. See how yoga can help you sleep better! This is the perfect class for those needing a more gentle class with adaptations for physical needs and limitations offered.
Strengthen and Tone
This class has a greater
emphasis on using the core muscles as we hold poses longer and are challenged
to go a little deeper. Increasing flexibility, toning of the
body and building muscle definition are
the focus. The use of light weights may be a part of these classes.
“55 and Better” Yoga: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 1-2:00
class is for those seniors 55 and up who wish to practice in an age-friendly
environment. Starting in a chair we do lots of stretching and
strengthening. We then move to standing
behind the chair and using it for support as we continue with poses. A wonderful relaxation concludes each
class. This class is perfect for
arthritis, osteoporosis, people with knee, hip, or shoulder replacements and
any other physical limitations. Experience yoga without the concern of "not being able to keep up with others."
Come join Karen Cline as she leads the class through multiple meditation techniques, including
mindful breathing, guided visualizations, yoga nidra, loving-kindness, walking
meditation and body scans. Meditation and Mindfulness may
reduce stress hormones, lower blood pressure and heart rate, and provide
for better sleep while allowing us to become more present in each moment.
Learn techniques to deal with anxiety, stress, anger, "monkey mind'.
Tips on developing and continuing your home practice
will also be provided. Come together as a community to practice
meditation and mindfulness.
This is the perfect class for those students who have a solid foundation of yoga
poses. It is for the student who wants a little more active flow and
strengthening muscle tone. As students practice yoga in a more active
flow, they will find their tension is released and their mind is
calmed through breathwork. And a bonus - they feel like they received a
little more of a workout.