Candlelight Restorative Yoga
Settle in to this body, this breath in this 75 minute class. We will only lay in a few poses, each supported by bolsters and blocks which allow the body to deeply relax into the pose. It is important to wear layers as the body tends to cool down during certain postures. This class is perfect for both beginners and advanced yogis, a space where we will move slow to go deep. So often we move very fast with little to no awareness of our bodies and minds. Restorative practice is an amazing opportunity to give back to and restore energy within the body.
Gentle Yoga is a slower-paced class where students learn proper alignment in basic poses. Use of props is encouraged. We explore balance, flexibility, and the connection between movement and breath. This class is suitable for all levels including those new to yoga and for experienced practitioners seeking more yin.
The place for beginners. This workshop-style class will include all the elements of a traditional yoga class -- dharma talk, movement with breath, and some meditation -- but is focused on the new practitioner.
Relax, Restore and Rejuvenate
This class is designed for those who seek to relax, reduce stress, and gain bone health, flexibility and a sense of overall well being. Students will end their work day from a giving role to a much- needed time of receiving and guided self-care. The class will replenish students with a brief centering meditation followed by controlled breathing, gentle stretching and strengthening postures, and a final relaxation pose.Sharing sacred space with others creates a feeling of support and community, so please join us! Suitable for all levels; open to everyone.
Connect, strengthen and refresh your body, mind and spirit in this class suitable for all levels. We will work with foundational Qigong postures and movements, breathing, healing sound, self massage and visualization to strengthen and balance our Qi, or energy flow. Special attention will be paid to working in harmony with seasonal energetic changes.
Qigong is a wonderful complement to a Yoga practice and a powerful healing therapy when one needs to take a break from asana practice. Each student will have the opportunity to tailor the class to their individual needs.
Everyone can make time for self-care and start the week right with express yoga. This 45-minute class is just what you need to release stress and calm the mind. This gentle, yet challenging class will flow at a slower pace. We will tune into our breath and explore each pose with mindfulness and joy. Beginners are welcome. Can’t find a sitter? No problem! Kids 10 and over are also welcome with a parent or guardian. We will have opportunities to incorporate partner poses as well.
Mindfulness based meditation. Meditation has been proven to reduce stress and anxiety and to improve overall cognition, focus, and mental and physical health. This class offers an introduction into mindfulness based meditation. We learn to meditate for short periods of time with techniques which are easily accessible and designed to enable you bring more focus and mindfulness into your daily life. We conclude with a guided meditation that helps you achieve a state of calm and feeling of connected centeredness. No prior meditation experience is necessary.