Therapeutic Basic Yoga
Are you interested in starting yoga and would enjoy a bit of extra attention?
- Do you have an autoimmune issue, but don't want to let that stop you from moving your body?
- Do you struggle with low back, shoulder, neck or knee issues, but don't want that to stop you enjoying the things you love to do?
- Do you want to practice yoga, but the time spent on hands and knees is becoming painful?
If the answer to any of the above questions is YES!, this is the class for you. This class makes judicious use of the wall, balls, chairs, and other props to lengthen and strengthen muscles while stabilizing and supporting joints without overloading them. Don't hesitate to tell your teacher what you have going on with your body and she will arrange something for you to achieve your movement objectives.
Deep Stretch and Heated Stretch
- Would you describe yourself as "tight"?
- Have you been told you need to stretch by your coach or therapist?
- Do you work with auto-immune issues?
If so, this class is appropriate for you! It offers a deep stretch allowing you to open fully and relax deeply. This class is appropriate for all levels. This class targets the muscles that are sometimes tight from repetitive movement and overwork. Using a combination of static and loaded stretches, this class allows for maximum range of motion while stabilizing joints at the same time. At the Zona Rosa Location this class is heated to around 80 Degrees. City Market Location is regular temperature.
Yin Yoga is a perfect complement to the dynamic and muscular (yang) styles of yoga as well as to most other forms of physical exercise programs. This deep stretch class targets the deep connective tissues and fascia of the body. It focuses on areas that encompass a joint (hips, sacrum, spine). It is unique in that you are asked to relax in the posture.
Ebb and Flow or Yin/Yang
- Do you feel your body needs and craves movement?
- Do you feel your body needs a deep stretch?
- Do you feel you need to relax and destress?
If you answered yes to all of these questions, then both of these classes are for you. Ebb and Flow is exquisitely sequenced to replicate the wavelike nature of the cyclical pattern of our days. There is equal time devoted to movement, deep stretch and relaxation. Combine Yin Yoga for Stretching and Yang for Stability...This class incorporates dynamic movement such as sun salutations coupled with deep stretching, a delightful blend of both practices.
HEATED FLOW or YOGA FLOW
This is a fun-flowing intermediate level vinyasa class heated to 78°-85°. It explores more challenging poses with modifications given for different levels. Students are encouraged to explore and play with deepening their practice while focusing on integrated breath, movement, awareness, alignment, strength, and flexibility. Postures are perfectly sequenced to begin with the simplest poses flowing towards the more challenging, using modifications for different levels and injury prevention. Students should be comfortable developing the fundamentals of more advanced poses, such as inversions, backbends, and arm balances. Definitely not for beginners.
- Do you have a desire to "melt your stress away?"
- Are you newer to yoga?
- Are you curious about Heated Yoga?
- Would you like to learn more about the basics of what yoga is in a warm environment?
This basics class is based on a series of postures (asanas) and breathing exercises (pranayama).
First, a set of standing poses strengthens the legs, then sit-ups are added between the remaining poses. The deeper muscles of the spine are activated through smaller backbends and forward folds.
The room is heated to promote a therapeutic environment and stimulate deep stretching. By the end of class you will have worked every muscle, tendon, joint, ligament, internal organ and gland. Bringing you into a state of deep relaxation and ease, essentially... "melt your stress away."
Tuesday nights 5:45-7:00 City Market Location.
Whether you are new to yoga or want a refresher, this class is for students who are interested in the fundamentals. The poses are sequenced to focus on the flow of energy in the body and how it relates to proper alignment. Each pose builds upon the other allowing you to connect with your body, mind and spirit. This class is appropriate for prenatal students.
Yoga in the Park
If you are new to yoga or looking for Sunday morning movement, this is your class! Appropriate for everyone as it includes basic movement and gentle stretches. Bring your own mat and join us. Gratuities for the teacher are not expected, but greatly appreciated! Bring your own mat! During the spring/summer this class is held in the City Market Park, just west of the City Market Square. Enjoy the great outdoors and then sample the City Market’s offerings!