YOGA & MORE
A variation created by BKS Iyengar emphasizing the development of strength, stamina, flexibility and balance, as well as concentration and meditation. Iyengar yoga is useful in physical therapy because it assists in the manipulation of inflexible or injured areas.
Anyone first starting yoga should go through an alignment class to insure proper alignment before moving into a class that may not stop or even slow down to talk about proper form in order to now get injured. The instructor starts with breath work and sitting stretches to release the tension in tight muscles before moving on to stretch the weak ones. Utilizing props like the foam roller, blocks, straps and the wall to help with proper alignment of the body. We practice standing poses to continue to stretch and strengthen the back and hips, eventually, resting in a restorative pose for meditation.
This class is for students who are new to yoga. The instructor will focus on fundamental body alignment, awareness, building strength, balance and flexibility with a mindful approach or if you wish to refresh one or more elements of your practice. Students will learn how to apply various breathing techniques, guided / non-guided meditation and introduction to basic postures that can be applied in day to day life.
Hatha is a practice where the root and essence of various postures are explored through alignment, breath, gentle flowing movements and meditation. This style is like the ‘tree trunk’ of all yoga, combining certain characteristics of all the other branches. Open to all levels, with some previous yoga experience.
Learn the basics of stretches that help calm the mind along with techniques on how to meditate. Begin to see past your “chattering” mind, and let go of stress. Great for anxiety, fatigue, depression and much more. Tune out distraction, reduce stress and increase self- awareness in this meditation class. Breathing exercise will help you quiet your mind and restorative yoga poses will help bring healing and rejuvenation to your body. Whether it is to spiritually uplift yourself, or to overcome stress, this class will help you achieve peace with your inner self enabling you to focus on your goals through guided meditation. This is a great class for beginners or anyone recuperating from injury.
TBT (Total Body Toning)
Wouldn’t you like to do a Total Body Toning workout that gives you an elegant posture while getting toned and fit?
Sometimes we find certain exercises very intimidating especially if we haven’t done it before, but once you have done this amazing total body workout using the Pilates moves, weights, bands along with other props to isolate areas you will be addicted. Please join us for this all levels and all ages workout.
A free-form version of Ashtanga, Power Yoga is a unique combination of dynamic breathing and strong, flowing movement which creates a high-heat, high-energy workout that balances and heals the body, clarifies the mind and reconnects us with our spirit. Recommended for students that have taken yoga before. You will enjoy using your body for strength training while also creating more flexibility and working up a sweat.
Restorative yoga is a form of yoga that seeks to achieve physical, mental and emotional relaxation with the aid of props. The use of props makes it easier for you to maintain balance while you are stimulating and relaxing your body.
Restorative Yoga with Low Silk Aerial Assist
Low silks are 6 to 18 inches off the ground for added grounding, longer stretching, core, toning, and balance. Safe for any level, This class is perfect for students that want to stay on the ground but want the support of the silks to lift stretch and release tension. This class is very gentle and relaxing. The instructor use them as a prop for you to relax and support the body with long holds and deep breath work. You will leave feeling completely melted. Please remember your yoga mat. Rentals available for $1.
*PLEASE NOTE You must reserve a space ahead of time by contacting the studio or online. You must give a 2 hour cancellation notice prior to class, otherwise you will be charged. Please visit the Aerial Yoga page of this website for more information.
Basics/beginner is a great place to start. It will introduce you to the fundamentals of Hatha yoga including, pranayama breath control, the eight limbs of yoga, meditation, calming the mind, and basic asana. Yoga basics will create a solid foundation for you to move up to the more advanced classes. Beginner introduces you to the fundamentals of alignment and breath work in a flow of postures.
Yin yoga is usually consists of a series of long-held, passive floor poses that mainly work the lower part of the body – the hips, pelvis, inner thighs, lower spine. These areas are especially rich in connective tissues.
Benefits of a regular Yin yoga practice:
- Calms and balances the mind and body
- Reduces stress and anxiety
- Increases circulation
- Improves flexibility
- Releases fascia and improves joint mobility
- Balances the internal organs and improves the flow of chi or prana
Yoga for Stress & Injury Prevention Using Therapy Balls
This class is great for people new to yoga and/or with limited range of motion and/or physical restrictions. If you are rehabbing after surgery or trying to prolong your health, strength and flexibility to avoid surgery, this class is for you.
Lucy gives you a healing practice focused on realigning and stretching the connective tissues of the body. Students will experience long held deep stretches. Throughout the class, the therapy balls are used to deeply massage specific areas of the body that are generally tight and in pain. The therapy balls are used to release tension, improve posture, increase mobility and aid muscle recovery, especially after strenuous exercise. Suitable for anyone looking to alleviate tightness and relax.
Pre-register is recommended to insure we have enough therapy balls.