Barre Basics is a fun and uplifting fitness class designed to lengthen, strengthen and tone. The class is a mix of ballet, yoga and Pilates inspired movements. Low impact, high repetition. Ideally students should have a mat, wall/ back of chair or countertop and a set of 3+ pound weights (or cans of soup, water bottles or whatever you have, if weights aren’t available). This class is appropriate for students new to Barre classes or Barre regulars.
Gentle Yoga offers a slower paced practice in a relaxed and non-competitive setting. Gentle yoga practices are accessible to people of all sizes, ages and fitness levels. These practices create balance in the body by developing strength and flexibility, enhancing mental focus, reducing stress and improving overall health. For all experience levels.
Happy Hour Yoga
This is a multi-level, light-hearted class that will combine postures requiring a moderate amount of strength, flexibility, and stamina designed to help you release the busy-ness of your week, with some longer-held Yin postures that will ease you into your weekend, feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. Each Yin posture presents the student with a point of meditation while settling into the pose. A creative musical playlist will encourage a sense of joy, humor and playfulness. At least one session of yoga experience is recommended.
Level I is a class is for beginning students to learn basic yoga postures. Students will learn correct alignment of each posture as well as learning breathing, meditation and relaxation techniques. Students who would like a slower pace will enjoy this class. All experience levels welcome.
Level I/II is for those who have attended Level I and are ready for a more moderate beginning class. There will be continued emphasis on the basic postures with more variations as well as introducing new poses.
Level II is an intermediate class that is designed to bring the student to the next level. Advanced postures are introduced requiring strength, stamina and flexibility. This class is suitable for those who have completed two sessions of Level I and/or Level I/II.
Multi-Level Slow Flow Yoga
Multi-Level Slow Flow is a therapeutic class designed to sync fluid movement with breath. Class will move at a slower pace to help calm the nervous system and relax the mind and body. This is an all level’s class.
Tai Chi for Energy (TCE)
Tai Chi for Energy is one of the many Tai Chi for Health programs designed by Dr Paul Lam and endorsed by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). This is a new program and we will start at the beginning to learn each form in a sequential manner.
Tai Chi combines flowing movements with precision and grace. This program is designed to improve your health and wellness, enhance your internal energy, and strengthen your ability to manage stress.
This class will be divided into several sections. During the first part of the class we will practice a series of opening warm-up movements and Qi Gong exercises that are designed to prepare you for the tai chi movements. During the second section of the class we will move to a step-by-step instruction for each new form of the Tai Chi for Energy program. To complete the class we will practice one of the Tai Chi for Health programs. All are welcome.
Vinyasa Flow is linking breath and movement while transitioning from one posture to another. Students will build energy as they move through a series of standing and seated postures using vinyasas (chaturanga, upward dog and downward dog). Students should be familiar with the Sun Salutation and have completed two sessions of Level II.
Warm Sunday Night Flow
Warm Sunday Night Yoga is a mix of yoga postures, both static and dynamic, that will open and rejuvenate the body. The room will be moderately heated to help facilitate flexibility. The class begins with Breathing and Centering Exercises ,heats up a little with flows and ends with some relaxing and rejuvenating postures supported with props. This class is suitable for all who can move freely on the mat. Please bring a water bottle and small towel to class.
Yin Yoga targets the connective tissue of the hips, pelvis and spine. In this practice, the muscles are relaxed and poses are held 3 – 5 minutes This creates more fluid in the body and begins to create more range of motion for those who are stiff or who have any injuries. Over time, the body will feel at ease while in movement or in stillness. This class is for students of all levels and of all ages.
Yoga 101 Renewed
Your Yoga Renewed is a class designed for the new student, or the student who wants to build upon the foundation of the basics, by growing and deepening their practice. The student will learn about the breath and how it is connected to the postures, with warm ups and new postures each week. This is an open level class.
Yoga Nidra is also known as yogic sleep and is a meditation intended to induce total mental, physical and emotional relaxation. Get comfortable and enjoy this 30-minute session following slow flow. Come for both or just for Yoga nidra.
Yoga On and Off the Chair
In this gentle yoga class you will learn to use a chair and other props to practice various yoga poses. While this class will emphasize practicing yoga with a chair, the introduction of other props will broaden your options of practicing yoga in a balanced and safe manner. Each class will include warm-ups that are intended to open the major joints of the body that will allow a free and relaxed movement while practicing the poses.