Class Descriptions

 

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All Levels Vinyasa: This class is designed for students of all levels. With teacher guidance, students may mold the postures and sequences to meet their own needs and abilities.

Restorative Yoga & Reiki: (one Sunday per month): with Melissa Scagliarini and Sandi Powers Reiki Master Teacher.  Melissa will guide you through restorative postures while Sandi gives each student the benefits of Reiki. With the fast pace of life today, it is common for the sympathetic nervous system to be on overdrive and for our bodies to stay in a constant state of heightened alert. Our bodies do not know the difference between stress created from work and actual danger, such as the threat of an attack by a bear. In order to restore, the body needs to be able to relax and return to the parasympathetic nervous system. Restorative yoga poses support the muscles and bones with props so that they can relax. As a result, the nervous system send less messages to the brain, the mind quiets, and the body returns to the parasympathetic nervous system. This lowers the heart rate, reduces blood pressure and slows down the breath. Generally restorative poses relieve stress by taking students into a deep state of relaxation. It also stimulates and soothes organs and improves concentration. A restorative practice is excellent for calming and grounding.  

This class will be 90min-2 hours depending on the size of class. Pre registration is required. $25 Click Here to Register

Monday

Gentle Slow Flow: A gentle class that flows from posture to posture in a sequence designed to open and release the body from head to toe.  When we take our time the nervous system relaxes, our mind slows down, muscles relax and the breath can deepen.  All levels are welcomed, this class is great for beginners as well.

Yin Yoga: This earth based practice is a beautiful compliment to a more traditional active style “yang” practice. It consists mainly of floor postures that are designed to work the deeper tissues of the body. In this class, we will safely and passively hold postures for several minutes, giving the body time to maintain and restore its natural joint mobility. Come and experience the beautiful practice of Yin Yoga.

“Most forms of yoga today are dynamic, active practices designed to work only half of our body, the muscular half, the “yang” tissues. Yin Yoga allows us to work the other half, the deeper “yin” tissues of our ligaments, joints, deep fascial networks, and even our bones. All of our tissues are important and need to be exercised so that we can achieve optimal health and vitality. “ -Bernie Clark (The Complete Guide to Yin Yoga)

Spiritual Inquiry, The Journey of Spiritual Awareness: Eastern and Western traditions since at least 6,000 years ago have taken on the journey of engaging in practices to help us find out who we are, helping us to learn our ultimate purpose. It is the essential journey of inner exploration that every human on some level must face. This ongoing class will delve into practices that will help us begin our journey of self-inquiry and understanding. Through practices of meditation, contemplation, and community connection we will begin the journey of a lifetime of understanding who we are and what is our ultimate purpose.  Taught by Mark James Fischler.

Tuesday

Slow Flow: There are great benefits of morning movement, one being allowing our muscles to reset and lengthen for the day after a nice night of sleep.  The Tuesday and Thursday AM Slow Flow class is invigorating, fun and relaxing. The core of the class is dynamic stretching using simple and complex movements matched with whole body strength building.  Passive and active static stretching is incorporated as we ease in and out of our practice. This is a friendly class that welcomes all skill levels.

Yoga for Runners:  Whether you log dozens of miles on the trails each week or you are getting ready to run your first 5k, yoga is the perfect compliment to your running routine. In this series of five classes we will target key muscle groups to increase strength and flexibility. We will focus on hips, hamstrings and core, as well as other stabilizing muscles. This class is also designed to increase mental focus and body awareness. Runners and yogis of all levels are welcome!  This Class will be on specific dates: 7/10, 7/17, 8/7, 8/14, & 8/21)

Vinyasa:  This 90 min class is rooted in the true Vinyasa tradition. We will explore our breath with connection to our bodies as we gracefully flow through well thought out sequences. This class is recommended to those who have a regular vinyasa practice and are familiar with Sun Salutations A & B.

Gentle:  This class is designed and dedicated to those new to yoga, recovering from an injury or for those wanting a slow gentle style of practice. In this class we will draw upon our connection to our breath as we visit the fundamentals of yoga asana(postures).

Wednesday

Slow Flow:  Slow Flow Vinyasa Yoga is a slower pace class, mindfully moving and breathing while holding poses longer.  You will explore your edge, yet still feel a relaxed and renewed experience.  This class is for all levels, more experienced yogis can work on building strength with longer held potures while beginners learn more about their bodies and the yoga practice.

Gentle Yoga: This Gentle Yoga class moves through the postures slowly and includes detailed instruction for proper alignment and safety. It is designed for all students who prefer a slower, gentle, and relaxing style. It is also great for new yogis and beginners!

Core & Balance:  In a seemingly stressful world, we could all use a little more balance and with winter approaching we all could certainly use it!  Core & Balance is designed to strengthen your body from the core center of the solar plexus to the tips of your fingers and toes! Through this transformational class we will learn to move from our core center as we sculpt and tone the body, attune our mental focus and acuity and develop a deeper sense of spiritual awareness to bring inner peace.

Thursday

Slow Flow: There are great benefits of morning movement, one being allowing our muscles to reset and lengthen for the day after a nice night of sleep.  The Tuesday and Thursday AM Slow Flow class is invigorating, fun and relaxing. The core of the class is dynamic stretching using simple and complex movements matched with whole body strength building.  Passive and active static stretching is incorporated as we ease in and out of our practice. This is a friendly class that welcomes all skill levels.

Spiritual Inquiry, The Journey of Spiritual Awareness – Eastern and Western traditions since at least 6,000 years ago have taken on the journey of engaging in practices to help us find out who we are, helping us to learn our ultimate purpose. It is the essential journey of inner exploration that every human on some level must face. This ongoing class will delve into practices that will help us begin our journey of self-inquiry and understanding. Through practices of meditation, contemplation, and community connection we will begin the journey of a lifetime of understanding who we are and what is our ultimate purpose.  Taught by Mark James Fischler.

All Levels Flow: Flow class offering options for all levels of practice. Dynamic movements and creative sequencing are woven together with breath awareness to create heat and release tension from the body. Vinyasa classes are often compared to a “meditation in motion” where the body takes on various shapes while the mind remains focused and relaxed.

Yinyasa:  This class will be 45 minutes of yin and 45 minutes of vinyasa and designed to leave you feeling amazing! The first half will begin with Yin postures designed to open up your joints and ligaments, creating greater ranges of motion, along with cultivating stillness to open the mind. As we transition slowly out of the Yin practice we will move into the Vinyasa practice to develop strength and a deeper awareness of our bodies while keeping the stillness of the mind.

Recovery Yoga:  Recovery Yoga is a 12-Step based discussion and yoga practice.  It is open to anyone and everyone affected by the addictive behavior of others, or dealing with their own addictive behavior.  This is an open and inclusive group. All A’s are welcome to this donation based class. Recommended donation is $3 (but not necessary to attend). You must be clean and sober for 24 hours to attend.  Please respect others and the class space. All meetings are anonymous.

Friday

All Levels Vinyasa: This class is designed for students of all levels. With teacher guidance, students may mold the postures and sequences to meet their own needs and abilities.

Piyo: This class is a slow paced, low-impact blend of yoga and pilates.  With a focus on the core, each class is designed to strengthen and tone the body as well as elongate the muscles and increase flexibility. The breath is used to help you be efficient in your movement and reap the benefits this blended class has to offer.  This class is taught from a yogic perspective, allowing for mindfulness and awareness with in ourselves.  

Saturday

All Levels Vinyasa:  This class is designed for students of all levels. With teacher guidance, students may mold the postures and sequences to meet their own needs and abilities.

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