Classes are listed in order from gentle to higher physical energy.
Yoga Nidra (45 min)
This class is held once a month on the 2nd Sunday
Yoga Nidra is an ancient meditation technique that systematically induces complete physical, mental, and emotional relaxation. The term Nidra means sleep.
During the practice of Yoga Nidra, one may appear to be asleep, but the consciousness is functioning at a deeper level of awareness. The technique is composed of a series of body, breath, and awareness techniques designed to effortlessly guide you into a state of complete relaxation.
Yoga Nidra can alleviate stress, improve sleep, heighten energy levels, and provide a greater sense of peace and well-being. This 45 minute class invites you to explore a state of deep relaxation and non-doing.
For virtual Yoga Nidra, gather whatever you need to be comfortable (blankets, pillows, bolster) and settle down in the safety and security of your own home.
Peaceful Soma Yoga (1 hour)
This class is held once a month on the 2nd Friday
A gentle healing practice of smaller movements that help release habitual patterns of tension in the body.
Stress, aging, and even trauma can cause the body to forget how to fully relax. Somatics help us reconnect the nervous system to the body from within so that we may begin to release patterns that cause pain.
Grab your blanket and join us for a practice that meets you where you are.
Stretch & Relax (1 hour)
This class is perfect for anyone looking for a relaxing, calming and soothing experience. You will relax in the postures, soften the muscles to stretch into connective tissues, hold the postures, and practice deeper conscious breathing.
Breathing and mindfulness exercises are gently woven in to help release long-held mental and physical stress to cultivate a feeling of inner peace, and lead to a natural state of well being.
Use of bolsters and blankets will support the body in restful postures. Sandbags may be used to enable muscles to relax and your energy to ground. Bring a small towel to place over the bolster during those times when your face and head will be resting on it. There are no standing poses in this class. Perfect for beginners and those that need time to turn within and recharge.
Chair Yoga (1 hour)
This gentle form of yoga is practiced sitting on a chair, or possibly standing using a chair for support. Chair yoga is a great practice for everyone, as it deepens flexibility and strengthens personal body awareness. It is perfect for anyone that has difficulty descending to and ascending from the floor or whose balance is compromised.
Using a chair reduces strain on limbs and joints. This practice promotes stability and flexibility of the body, self-awareness and clarity at the level of the mind, a sense of calm and balance at the level of the emotions, and overall wellness. Wheelchair confined individuals are welcomed.
Gentle Yoga (1 hour)
Gentle yoga focuses on basic yoga poses and emphasizes stretching, coordination of breath with movement and attention to alignment. This class is designed to create breath awareness, enhance balance, and increases flexibility. This class is taught on a rotational basis; the instructor is listed on the calendar here. Each instructor brings their authentic style to the class. Note: LeeAnn uses aromatherapy in her classes.
Yinyasa (1 hour)
This class combines the quiet cooling practice of Yin with the strengthening benefits of Vinyasa. Yin is an introspective practice where you hold poses longer, embrace the silence, and cultivate patience within as you melt into your stillness. Class begins with gentle stretches to warm you and evolves into postures of long holds with flowing poses interspersed. You will have the opportunity to tap the resources deep within yourself to help rejuvenate mind, body, and spirit.
Slow Flow (1 hour)
This meditative flow allows yogis to use a mindfully slow pace to synchronize breath and movement. The pace allows practitioners to deepen their mind/body connection by listening to their bodies and respecting when and how poses may need to be modified. Poses can be refined and strengthened, without feeling rushed into the next move, next breath, or next pose. All levels of Yoga practitioners can find their personal challenges, as they slowly and mindfully move through a series.
Strength & Stability (1 hour)
From the top of your skull to the tips of your toes, bones shape your body. Loss of muscle mass and bone mass start to decline in your 30s but you can choose to combat such loss safely with yoga. This class will focus on alignment, depth of your poses, and hold time to improve posture and balance while building skeletal strength. Each week we will also deconstruct a pose so that you can find your current full expression of that pose. If you have bones, this class is for you.
Yoga Sculpt (1 hour)
Yoga Sculpt is a Vinyasa style class with the optional use of free weights. This class moves you through a warm up and gently progresses toward a rhythmic flow of traditional yoga poses. You will build strength and stamina while toning the entire body. Use of weights can intensify the building of muscle mass and strengthening of bones. Class ends in meditation and or breath work to calm and quiet your mind and body.
All levels of yoga practitioners can find their personal challenges as they slowly and mindfully flow through their poses with or without weights. It is best if you bring your personal weights with you.
Vinyasa - All Levels (75 minutes)
This class links body movement with breath and emphasizes strengthening the core. Pose modifications and challenges are offered to fit the participant’s experience level. Class starts with three part breath and warm up stretches. You will be led to a progressively higher energy level about midway into the class and conclude with a relaxation period taking you to your place of peace.
Some benefits for you are improved posture, flexibility, balance, and strength as well as calming of your mind and lessening of stress!
Power Flow (75 minutes)
After connecting with your breath class begins with dynamic stretching to warm the body followed by sun salutations to further awaken muscles and joints. Warrior series and balance flows energize and promote the mind/body connection. Back and abdominal core strengthening is sprinkled through your journey. Once the body is heated, static stretches elongate and realign the muscles and fascia. The journey offers varying intensities and opportunities to deepen your yoga practice along with optional exploration into arm balances and inversions. A brief relaxation period ends the class.