Your Guide to Class levels – Class Description
Early Morning Rise: This class is open to everyone at any level. This class will help to improve flexibility, strength and stamina practicing classical yoga postures. You will learn basic breathing and stress relief. This is a great way to start your day!
Classical Yoga 1: This class is open to everyone at all levels. Class will start with a brief discussion of a yoga topic coming from ancient yoga text. The topics will provide students with an understanding of the holistic reasons why we practice yoga. The topics will cover the five principles of yoga, exercise, breathing, diet, relaxation and meditation. Class will include pose alignment, breathing exercises, strength and flexibility, meditation and energy work.
Gentle Yoga: This class is open to all level students. This is very similar to classical yoga 1 with more emphasis on modifications and a slower pace.
Classical Yoga 2 for beginners: Some experience is recommended- This class follows the classic practice of Sivananda yoga. Classical postures are done to improve cardiovascular health, upper body strength and develop lung capacity. More advanced postures and breathing techniques will be practiced. This class provides students with more one on one attention to assist in positions. All classes include relaxation and energy work if you like. Please sign up, space is limited.
Classical Yoga 2 open: Must have completed six sessions of the beginners Classical Yoga 2. This class is a little more vigorous and moves at a faster pace. Please sign up, space is limited.
Limited Movement yoga: This class is designed for people who may suffer with disease that can be debilitating, who are injured, or have a medical condition. Participants will have access to chairs, mats or both depending on ability. The emphasis on this practice is to relax, move slowly and gently, awaken the joints, and help to improve circulation. All classes close with brief meditation and relaxation which helps to improve our ability to handle the stress of living with disease.
Meditative yoga: This class will focus on the breath and controlled breathing (pranayama). We will practice the meditative possibilities of yoga poses by using the breath, visualization, and other techniques. The relationship between the mind and body; decreasing stress and tightness in the body and mind; and relaxation will all be addressed. The class will be yin-like in that the poses will be held for longer periods of time. In this easy and gentle approach, we will explore stillness and the therapeutic value of silence.
Teen Yoga: This class is for ages 13-18. This class is very much like Classical Yoga 1, but is just for teens! The discussion of a yoga topic will relate to everyday life as a teen. This class is intended to provide students with some tools to handle stress and learn ways in which we can relax.
Little Sprouts Yoga: combines preschooler-friendly yoga poses with songs, games and stories to create a fun parent/child class. The idea with this age group is to "go with the flow" to follow and support the needs, moods and creative ideas of the children, while using social interaction, repetition and play to learn yoga. Children will gain increased flexibility, improved focus and attention, and will have the freedom to expand their imagination all while staying fit!
Private Sessions: This can be a great way to start your yoga practice if your not comfortable to be in a class setting, or you have an injury or condition where you feel you require some individual attention. This is a safe and comfortable way to learn modifications and adjustments that you as an individual may need. Sessions are $45/hour.
Workshops & Events: Workshops are for everyone at all levels. This can be a great way to connect with the yoga community around you. Workshops include subjects like working with your chakra’s, your perfect alignment, Creating and sustaining positive life change, nutrition and diet, and meditation. Workshops are always updating and changing so please check schedule. Workshops are subject to cancellation if no more than three participants, please pre-register.
Yin Yoga has the same goals and objectives as any other school of yoga; however, it directs the stimulation normally created in the asana portion of the practice deeper than the superficial or muscular tissues (which we are calling the yang tissues). Yin Yoga targets the connective tissues, such as the ligaments, bones, and even the joints of the body that normally are not exercised very much in a more active style of asana practice.
Suitable for almost all levels of students, Yin Yoga is a perfect complement to the dynamic and muscular (yang) styles of yoga that emphasize internal heat, and the lengthening and contracting of our muscles. Yin Yoga generally targets the connective tissues of the hips, pelvis, and lower spine.
While initially this style of yoga can seem quite boring, passive, or soft, yin practice can be quite challenging due to the long duration of the poses. We can remain in the postures anywhere from one to twenty minutes! Yin and yang tissues respond quite differently to being exercised. You need to experience this to really know what Yin Yoga is all about. After you have experienced it, even just once, you will realize that you have been doing only half of the asana practice.
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