A breath-based movement practice which incorporates a warm-up, sun salutations, peak posture, and cool-down with a well-deserved Savasana.
Classes may be themed around yoga philosophy or specific body regions such as hip-openers, heart-openers, forward folds, or inversions. This class will challenge yogis of all experience levels. Many choices and options are given to accommodate our various body shapes and abilities. Blocks and straps are highly recommended for this practice. The most important part of this practice is to listen to your body and leave the rest on the mat.
This soothing practice is meant to calm the nervous system and bring us out of the sympathetic nervous system (think fight, flight, freeze mode) and into the parasympathetic nervous system (think rest, digest, repair.) A fellow yogi friend/teacher has lovingly coined this class "structured adult nap time." We will use various props to help guide us into the relaxation response. All poses are floor-based and are held for several minutes to encourage maximum relaxation. Good for all yogis.
This practice is a little more active than a Restorative Yoga class. It is a floor-based practice where poses are held for several minutes at a time focusing on strengthening the soft tissues in the body; joints, tendons, ligaments, and fascia. We strengthen these tissues by adding stress through stretching, compressing, and twisting. This class will challenge you to pay close attention to sensations in your body and to find your "Goldilock's" pose; not too easy, not too hard. Each person will look different in each shape as we use different props to support this practice. Let us release the issues in our tissues. A practice we all need to bring us back into balance. This practice compliments other more Yang-type yoga and activities. Good for all yogis.
Easy Like Sunday Morning Practice
Awww, yes!!! This is my special class that I host on FB LIVE on Sunday mornings at 8:15am from our cozy apartment along with my little Yogi Dog, Bettie. Roll right out of bed for this practice. This is a gentle hatha yoga practice. Sun salutations and vinyasas are totally optional (like always.) This is a simple practice, props are highly encouraged for class, but use whatever you have at home: pillows, blankets, towels, ties, and books. Bring your cup of joe or tea along as well. We ease into our practice with pranayama (breathing exercises) and meditation. Light some incense or candles and enjoy your Easy Sunday morning practice in the comfort of your own home. Good for all yogis.
Kids' Yoga is designed for ages 5-11 years old. We begin with some breath work and warm-up. Students will learn standing postures that will challenge their balance and coordination. Team work is emphasized in Yoga games and challenges. Students will improve in speaking, listening, negotiating, and social skills. Students will also learn the basics of yoga philosophy and how we can incorporate that into their daily lives; being kind, being honest, and sharing. Students will be lead into a quiet rest time AKA Ready Spaghetti (Savasana) before closing class.
Body Positivity Class for Tweens
A class geared for the Tween girls. Class will focus on learning how to move in a safe, non-competitive way without judgment. This can be a challenging time in a young girl's life and how they feel about themselves. This class gives young ladies an opportunity to listen and share with their peers in a safe and sacred space. There will be time to check-in at the beginning of class and at the end. Journaling is highly recommend to record any thoughts, ideas, or take-aways from class.
Trauma Sensitive Yoga Class for Sexual Abuse Survivors
A safe space for women who are sexual abuse survivors to participate in a non-public yoga class. This class is carefully crafted to keep everyone safe. There will be no hands-on adjustments and no movement about the space. It is highly recommended to bring a journal to write down anything that comes up during practice to discuss with a mental health professional. This class can be done in a small group or one-on-one.