Beginner – A Beginning level class which incorporates breathing exercises, alignment, physical postures and relaxation. Suitable for brand new students or for students who prefer a more basic level practice.
Continuing – This class bridges the gap between introductory and proficient. The poses are mostly basic but begin to move toward more challenging. The depth and alignment of each pose is explored more thoroughly.
Intermediate – These slow flowing classes focus on deepening breath and awareness as well as improving structural and subtle alignment while moving deeper into postures and exploring more challenging poses.
Poetic Flow – A Continuing practice of Hatha yoga for unifying mind, body and spirit. Classic yoga postures (asanas) and sequences combine with breathing techniques, meditation and deep relaxation to increase strength, flexibility, balance, and body awareness. As the mind quiets and centers, a general sense of well-being arises, and a deep appreciation for life emerges. While some yoga experience is helpful, this class can be practiced by students of all ages and fitness levels.
Gentle/Therapeutic – A class for students with physical limitations or for those who just prefer an easy-going class. Students explore body awareness, moving with the breath and specific alignment principles which can address the limitations of the students in the class.
Dao Yoga is based on the philosophy of Daoism. This theory of health and well-being addresses Chi (Qi) or internal energy and its pathways (meridians). All postures in Dao Yoga are practiced with the intention of opening, stimulating and strengthening meridians so that energy can flow more freely throughout the body. Dao Yoga focuses in vibrant breathing techniques to benefit all the systems of the body.
Yin Yoga – works with the body’s connective tissues in a deep and slow way, through the practice of postures, breath, mental focus and awareness. Yin yoga is a practice of long-held “stretching” poses that enhance your range of motion in the joints. Yin Yoga goes beneath the superficial muscles to target the dense connective tissues of the body. This deep practice is gentle, yet challenging. Each pose is held between 3-5 minutes to liberate the body’s chronic holding patterns and relieve pain, and to help recapture ease and freedom of movement.
Participants learn an explanation of yin and yang and why it matters to have a balance in our yoga practice as well as the benefits of slowing down and enhancing body awareness and safety in postures. Please note: Yin is not a restorative yoga practice, but you may feel some of the same benefits.
Creativity Through Yoga – Enter into a practice that combines both Yoga and writing, nurturing both wellbeing and creativity. Discover how movement of the body can promote inspiration and strength in your creative process. Journey into your life and find that creativity is not just a habit, but an authentic aspect of your authentic self.
Prenatal Yoga – Classes are appropriate for all stages of pregnancy. Learn different techniques to ease discomfort during pregnancy and prepare your body for labor and birth. Classes include a mix of movement, breathing exercises and meditations. Students should leave the class with tools that can be used throughout pregnancy and beyond.
Tai Chi – (ShenXing Tai Chi (Taiji)) is pure energy and walking meditation. T’ai chi ch’uan literally(“Supreme Ultimate Fist”), often shortened to Tai Chi in English usage, is a type of internal Chinese martial art practiced for both its defense training and its health benefits. It is also typically practiced for its hard and soft martial art technique, demonstration competitions, and longevity. In China, T’ai Chi Ch’uan is categorized under the Wudang grouping of Chinese martial arts—that is, the arts applied with internal power. Although the Wudang name falsely suggests these arts originated at the so-called Wudang Mountain, it is simply used to distinguish the skills, theories and applications of the “internal arts” from those of the Shaolin grouping, the “hard” or “external” martial art styles.
Mind/Body Nutrition Group – 6 week program – 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/18, 11/25, 12/2
Free Introductory Session on October 14, 7:45-8:45pm.
This 6 week program is designed for women who are frustrated with dieting and ready to drop the weight without counting calories, spending hours on the treadmill, or giving up chocolate. Join me for a transformational experience where you will learn how to create a healthy relationship with food and your body. Get ready to start feeling amazing and leave the dieting drama behind for good.