Never unrolled a yoga mat before? Have no idea what the difference is between down dog and warrior 1? BEFORE Basics is where you begin!!! This class will teach you how to do each pose, step-by-step, as well as how to modify poses using a variety of props. We recommend 8-10 BEFORE Basics classes before moving onto Yoga Basics.
If you have practiced yoga before and/or you want a "yoga refresher," this class is for you. Yoga Basics will help you develop the foundation of yogic breathing, proper pose alignment, sun salutations, and relaxation. You will also learn how to link poses and develop smooth transitions between poses. We recommend some experience with yoga before taking this class.
Ahhh... relax, re-energize, renew. We will begin by focusing on the breath and moving into a gentle warm up. We will transition to standing poses which will increase warmth, allowing the muscles to become pliable and let go of tension. The second half of the class will be spent in restorative postures, which use blankets, bolsters, straps, and blocks to completely support the body, allowing the muscles to fully relax and the mind to find calmness. Appropriate for all levels, including those new to yoga or recovering from injury or illness.
Do you like to keep your practice moving, but at a slower pace? Students in this class practice a combination of poses that build strength and improve flexibility without over taxing the body. The pace is slow and meditative to create smooth flowing transitions into the poses, and instructions include modifications for making the poses easier or more difficult depending on personal preference. The class includes a general warm up sequence, sun salutations, standing poses, cool down stretches, guided deep relaxation and finishes with meditation. Yoga practitioners of all levels are welcome, but some yoga experience would be best.
Prenatal yoga and support! Begin with breath
work to bring focus to the body and mind. Then, enjoy gentle stretching, strength
building postures and balance to prepare the body for the birth process. This class
is limited to 10 expectant moms.
** Please have your doctor's approval before beginning any exercise program.
We recommend that you are a minimum of 12 weeks into your pregnancy before beginning our Prenatal Yoga class.
We will begin with breath work (pranayama), flow through a gentle warm up, increase strength and warmth with sun salutations, practice a variety of standing, balancing, seated, and twisting poses (asana). Options for arm balances, back bending, and inversions will be offered. We will ultimately settle into savasana (final relaxation and mediation). This practice will enable you to develop strength, balance, endurance, and flexibility, while promoting peace.
** Please note: for your safety, this class is for students who have previous yoga experience.