Adult Class Descriptions – Unplug & Be Mindful Yoga
Please note: Young adults/teens are always welcome to join an adult yoga class. We offer classes specifically designed for younger children, however I do not restrict anyone based on age to class (my 7 year old can make it through an entire gentle hatha flow class without anyone even knowing he is there.) I leave the decisions up to the child, the parent/caregiver to decide what is best for them.
Adult Class Descriptions
Sunrise Yoga Flow (All Levels)
Start the day with this energizing flow. 6am begins the time of Kapha Dosha according to Ayurveyda (Kapha is made up of earth and water elements and is heavy, cold, dense and hard). It is the best time to get the body moving to pacify the heaviness, stagnation and lethargy that can be seen in excessive Kapha. This class will consist of sun salutation to warm up the body followed by energetically uplifting poses. Expect to leave feeling revived and ready to take on the day! All poses can be modified or varied making this appropriate for all levels.
Strength Building Slow Flow
This all levels vinyasa class is designed to both build strength and flexibility. Modifications will be offered to beginners and those new to the practice. Challenges will also be available for advanced yogi’s. We move slow to make this class safe for everyone, but don’t mistaken slow for easy. This slower vinyasa encourages the use of core muscles and not momentum to move from one pose to the next. Come prepared to work, challenge yourself, and have some fun on your mat.
Strong Vinyasa Flow (Unheated) – Intermediate Level
In this practice, expect to build heat and to move vigorously yet mindfully through the asana’s (movements). This class is similar to power yoga without the heat. Our studio has no mirrors for a reason: yoga is meant to be felt inside and unlike other forms of dance is not practiced for others to see. Meet your body where it is, rest when you need to and make sure the breath is calm and steady. Great to reduce Kapha dosha (stagnation) and in an unheated environment is appropriate to practice as we enter into the Summer (Pitta) season.
Gentle Hatha – (Perfect for Beginners or those students wanting a gentle practice)
In this Hatha yoga class you will learn to feel the connection between the mind and body. This class incorporates gentle stretching, breath work, restorative postures and meditation. Relaxing the mind results in a natural release of the muscles. As we work to center the mind, the body will respond more effectively to the stretch. This class is appropriate for seniors, beginners or anyone looking to take a break from the day and slow down for a little while.
Gentle Hatha -Flow (Expect more movement/standing poses than Gentle Hatha)
Yin- All Levels/ Beginners Welcome/Great for Athletes
In this practice, we will use Yin poses, held for 3-5 minutes each, to focus on connective tissue, ligaments, joints and fascia in a gentle Yin fashion. The main difference between this practice and a traditional Yan practice (think Vinyasa, Hatha, Power Yoga) is that we are not trying to use muscle. This practice also allows the practitioner to just ‘be’ with oneself and all the sensations that arise in the physical, emotional and spiritual body. Learn how to use the breath to release tension in the body. Yin can also be called Meridian Yoga in that we apply pressure to meridian lines of the body, allowing Qi (chi) to flow.
Yin Yang Fusion- All Levels
This class combines deep stretching and poses held for 3-5 minutes (yin) with flowing sequences, standing and balance poses (yang). Yin is a slower and cooler practice, but not necessarily an easier practice. Yin poses tap below the muscles and into the body’s connective tissues, increasing flexibility and allowing the mind to slow down and the body to be still. Yang poses and flows build heat in the body, bring focus to the mind and help to improve posture, balance, core strength, and stamina. Both practices complement each other. These classes are great for beginners, and the yogi who loves to move, but would like to take some time to slow things down and explore. Modifications and props will be offered.
Mindful Lunch Hour- All Levels
Take an hour of your day to simply decompress and experience Yoga Nidra or a guided meditation. Yoga Nidra (‘yoga sleep’) is an effortless practice where the student rests in savasana while guided through a 61 point meditation. The student remains fully conscious during the practice (although falling asleep is ok) but will feel as if they have slept and awaken fully rested. Yoga Nidra can be practiced by anyone and at any time. If this doesn’t interest you, feel free to come, have a cup of tea, rest, meditate, read or stretch. Thursday’s at Noon. More days/times will be added soon.
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Free Community Yoga Class (student teacher) All Levels
This is an all levels yoga practice designed to assist a student teacher in gaining teaching hours and invaluable experience. Just as yoga practitioner’s learn through practice, so do teachers. This month’s student teacher will be Victoria Best who is completing her 200 hour Yoga teacher training in June. Her class will be similar to the Gentle Hatha Flow. Feedback after the class is welcome and appreciated.
Donation Community Yoga All Levels
This class is an all levels gentle hatha flow practice. This month we as that you kindly bring in a healthy non perishable item for the Marshfield Food Pantry.
Discover more about your inner self though yoga and mindfulness. Learn tools to promote calm, mindfulness and focus through asana (yoga postures), partner poses, meditation and mantra (positive affirmations).
Prenatal/ Postnatal Yoga
Fun Family Yoga
Yoga for the whole family. A great way to exercise and connect as a family (whatever that means to you and your loved ones), while learning mindfulness and relaxation techniques to bring peace and harmony within, and to your beautiful family. This will be a fun, playful time doing yoga!
Classes will include partner poses for bonding time, yoga games and music, mindful awareness, pranayama and relaxation techniques.
Imagination, Creativity, and Self Expression is encouraged- Be your own beautiful! Be you!