All Levels with Rhonda, Sundays, 8:00 – 9:30 am – This is a hatha yoga class open to all levels of experience. Postures (asanas) and stretches are taught in combination with the breath to develop flexibility and relaxation. A variety of styles are used, sometimes focusing on a specific series of postures, other times following a flow of movements. Attention is given to proper alignment of the body in an effort to help the student find greater balance, strength, flexibility, calmness, and above all, self-awareness.
Vinyasa Yoga with Tammy, Sundays 10:00-11:30 am – Vinyasa is a flowing yoga style, moving and fun, that unites breath with movement. Includes some physically challenging postures taught in stages — modifications will be presented for newer practitioners, and more experienced yogis can explore more difficult variations.
Somatic Movement & Yoga with Malia, Sundays 3:30-5:00pm – This class brings attention to anatomical relationships and integrates them in a fun, fluid way. Utilizing yoga asana, spacial dynamics and developmental movement, we open new possibilities for how we inhabit ourselves. The emphasis is on learning about one’s body in an experiential way. All Levels.
Level 1 & 2 with Bev, Mondays 5:30 – 7:00 pm – The fundamentals of Hatha yoga are taught with an emphasis on standing poses. Students will be introduced to handstands, shoulder-stands, and backbends.
Wake Up to Hatha Yoga with Swarupa, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30 – 7:30 am – This Anusara-style class is for those of you who are newer to Hatha yoga and for level 1 students, who want to start your day with a gentle openness and alignment that will enhance your day-to-day experience. It’s a tangible and practical way to invite healthy living into your work life and safety and flexibility to your recreational life. Over the course of six weeks you will have the tools to open and refresh your body when you need to: at work, home, or play. All body shapes and sizes welcome.
Tune in and Flow with Jenny, Tuesdays 5:30-7:00pm – Enjoy a playful and rigorous practice that explores the connection between the breath and repetitive therapeutic movements, creative asana practice, and focused core work. You will challenge your body (and mind) in new ways and bring awareness to weak links in our systems in order to foster healing and rejuvenation. Previous yoga experience helpful, but not necessary.
Wednesday Yoga with Carol, Wednesdays 5:30 to 7:00 pm – Join us for a rejuvenating combination of yoga postures refined by alignment, breath work and relaxation. Build a greater capacity for vitality as you increase strength, flexibility and balance. Perfect for those wanting a slower paced class with an emphasis on awareness. Call Carol at 209-9297 for questions, or to arrange private sessions.
Forrest Yoga with Lindsey, Thursdays, 5:30 – 7:00 pm – The Forrest Yoga method gets you connecting to your core – getting strong and centered. We use heat, deep breathing, and vigorous sequences to move out toxins while the long holds in the pose progressions help you flush, oxygenate, and rejuvenate every cell. The classes are a series of carefully constructed asanas and vinyasa designed to build strength and endurance, strip numbness from your core, help you breathe and move in ways that release emotional shielding, and prevent and heal injury.
Restorative Series with Swarupa, Fridays (except 1st Friday), 5:30 – 7:00 pm – Restorative yoga incorporates passively held postures (with the help of blankets and bolsters), gentle movement, visualization, and meditation. Chronically stressed muscles can effortlessly elongate and open. Allowing your mind to follow meditative guidance, settling in to the the present moment, can restore the natural balance of your mind, body and spirit. A regular practice in relaxation allows one to breathe easier, sleep better, think more clearly, and respond more rationally to the stresses of daily life. All are welcome. Call Swarupa at 723-3283 or firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your space. Registration is limited to 10 people.
First Friday Community Yoga Tasting with Special Guest, 5:15 – 6:15 pm – Whoo hoo! A free yoga class! Open to all levels including those new to yoga; held on the first Friday of each month. Please see our schedule page.
Yin Yang Yoga with Chrissy Vorpagel, Saturdays 10:00-11:30, May 6-Sept 23, 2017 – Designed to train both our active and receptive modes of being. More rajasic or “type a” people will be met where they are using muscular energy, while also beginning to develop techniques for slowing down and introspection. More tamasic or “mellow” people will also be met where they are in the yin portion of the class, while beginning to develop techniques for enlivening their energy system. The practice offers people of both constitutions a more sattvic, or balanced practice leaving them in a state of energized clarity and centeredness. Discover the value of practical yoga traditions in everyday life and new pranayama or “breathing” techniques for mindfulness and balance.