Unless given a specific title (Gentle, Vigorous, Dynamic), all other Yoga
classes include all student levels. We invite you to join us in the
adventure of tuning into your body's inherent wisdom and finding your own
personal place as each teacher provides presence, assistance and guidance
along The Way.
Thai Yoga Bodywork and More ...
In addition to the classes listed below, Private Yoga Instruction, Thai Yoga Bodywork, and Yoga Therapy are all available by appointment.
INTEGRATIVE RESTORATION (iREST)
iRest or Integrative Restoration is a form of Yoga Nidra (The Sleep of the Yogi) where the participant has nothing to do but relax and receive a guided meditation. iRest is a profoundly transformative practice that leads to lasting psychological change, as well as physical and emotional healing. It teaches how to live a contented life, free of conflict, anxiety and fear and suffering by revealing our inherent ground of health and wholeness of mind and body. iRest teaches us how to embody skills that we can use throughout our lifetime, that provide us with a sense of confidence when encountering difficult situations, and teaches us how to embody joy and well-being throughout our daily life.
iRest participants report that they...
* Sleep much better
* Experience decreases in insomnia
* Just feel happier
* Feel their depression, anxiety and fear are all reduced
* Feel greater comfort and ease in their body and mind
* Experience decreased perceptions of chronic and acute pain
* Feel more conncected in their interpersonal relationships
* Feel more comfortable when encountering circumstances they cannot control
* Feel an increased calm and well-being
* Experience an increased sense of control in their lives
Additionally, iRest is being used with great success and research (at Walter Reed Army Hospital, for example) supports its efficacy with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder).
Using props (pillows, blankets, bolsters, etc.) to support the body, muscles and organs are induced to relax deeply, thus allowing the immune system to receive a boost. This is a the Yoga of being rather than doing. This practice is the perfect antidote to weakness, fatigue or stress from everyday life. Much personal assistance will be offered in this class to allow you to find as much relaxation of mind and body as possible.
KUNDALINI YOGA AND MEDITATION FOR ALL LEVELS
There are three basic components to Kundalini Yoga:
Physical postures Thousands of kriyas (exercise sets) strenghthen and balance the nervous, glandular and circulatory systems.
Breathing techniques (pranayama) assist in processing emotions,controlling moods, and developing concentration.
Mantra (sound) and Meditation direct and discipline the mind.
Come celebrate being alive. Relieve tension and stress. Create space. Be guided by your breath through a gently flowing sequence of postures, which will build strength and flexibility while uniting the breath, body, mind and spirit. All levels are welcome. Modifications are regularly provided so that all students, including beginners, can find their own practice. Prenatal friendly.
In the practice of Gentle Yoga we learn to let go of any ideas we might be holding on to about perfection as we learn to be with ourselves, just as we are right now. We learn to be with the sensations in our bodies; to be with the way thoughts move through our minds; to be with our feelings...our hurts and sorrows as well as our joys. We learn to be with our limitations as well as our magnificence. At the center of Kripalu yoga is this practice of learning to be present to experience and we begin by learning to listen to the wisdom of the body. This class is perfect
for anyone experiencing chronic pain and/or disability. It also works very well for pregnant
For students who are new to Yoga as well as those who would like a review of basic postures and pranayama (breathwork).
ALL LEVELS YOGA
We invite you to join us in the adventure of tuning into your body's inherent wisdom and finding your own personal pace as each teacher provides presence, assistance and guidance along The Way.
YOGA FOR TEENS
A fun, flowing class for teens which will focus on basic yoga postures and posture flows to help improve flexibility, strength and focus and encourage a sense of peace and balance in this busy, often stressful world. Students will be guided to follow the breath and tune into their individual bodies as they practice mindfulness and meditation in the movements while at the same time enjoying the energy of community in the group.
with Certified Prenatal Yoga Instructors, Arielle and Mariellen
The prenatal yoga classes provide an opportunity to develop greater vitality and awareness of your body that is home for two, as well as to deepen your relationship with your baby. Gentle postures, breath work, visualization, vocal toning and meditation are learned to cultivate flexibility, calm and confidence in preparation for labor and childbirth. Enhance relaxation, comfort, and enjoyment. Calm and flexibility ease the birthing process, thus reducing pain and increasing the joy of giving birth. Prepare for an active and natural birth. No previous yoga experience necessary.
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