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
This is an hour and half practice for those looking to truly deepen their yoga practice. In this practice we will practice asana (movement), pranayama (breathwork), and mantra. In this practice we will also introduce mudras, bandhas, and kundalini kriyas to move energy. This class will be offered once a month. Each month we will learn a new mantra of which the students can spend 40 days chanting this mantra if it resonates with them. We will also teach you how to use a mala.
Yoga 101, Gentle Yoga for Beginners
If you are new to yoga, or coming back after an injury or long absence, this is the class for you. We will warm up with gentle stretching and breath work, explore both seated and standing asanas (poses), do some balancing, then wind down with more stretching and a final rest/meditation. Modifications will be offered to make poses accessible to students. There is no hurry or judgment in this class. You can’t go wrong with yoga. Come learn about this ancient practice of combining body, mind and soul and how it can make you stronger, physically and spiritually.
Stretch and Restore
A gentle stretching class with restorative yoga breaks. In this class we will use props and hands on assistance to find comfort in every posture on the mat. Breathing techniques will be used to deepen our stretches naturally using the rhythm of our breath to find release in the muscles. Meditation techniques will be offered in restorative postures allowing both the mind and body to rest.
Kids Yoga For children 3-6
Mondays 3-4 PM. No Yoga Experience necessary.
This is a great opportunity for your child to unwind, in a non-competitive, nurturing & fun environment. Your child will enjoy exploring their own creativity and imagination as stories come to life with Asanas/yoga poses. Breathing and Mindfulness practices will help your child access & nurture their own inner tools for coping with life’s challenges. Interactive games, music & movement will release pent up energies and provide healthy cardio. This Series offers your child access to the wonderful world of yoga & inner fulfillment.
Kat Twigg is a Certified Yoga Instructor, through Marianne Wells, & a Certified Kids Yoga Instructor through Kim Taylor of Cardio Kids.
Yoga for the Anxious Child Ages 7 and Up with Parent/Caregiver
This class is for anxious children and their caregivers. If your child is like mine, then your child is more comfortable amongst other adults and YOU than in an all kids class. In this class the parent and child will be able to learn yoga and mindfulness tools together to activate the parasympathetic nervous system.
Barre at the Wall
In this class, Marcela Heffron, certified Barre, Yoga and Pilates instructor will focus on a combination of the three including using ballet moves, light weights for arm work and using the wall to tone those legs!
Pilates Yoga Fusion
This class will consist of the core strengthening of Pilates with the flexibility and mindfulness of yoga. This class will be a ‘flow’ format making this combination a natural partnership. Modifications will be provided, making this class ALL LEVELS. For those of you unfamiliar with Pilates, simply stated, it’s focus is on lengthening and strengthening abdominals, low back, hips, and glutes (CORE muscles!), although it also engages and tones all muscles.
Core and Glutes Flow
This practice will focus on building core, digestive fire and glute strength throughout a vinyasa flow.
Hatha Flow In this practice, we will use the body to access the breath and the breath to access the mind. We will be moving in this class in an organized fashion with the goal being an energetic result. Expect to be challenged and work more with the breath (pranayama). If chaturanga is foreign to you or not your preferences this class is perfect for you. This class is perfect for those with a dominant Pitta dosha who need to slow down their practice but still feel like they are building heat, strengthening their bodies and increasing flexibility.
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, more standing poses and to build some heat.
Yin- All Levels/Great for Athletes
In this practice, we will use Yin poses, held for 3-5 minutes each, to focus on connective tissue, ligaments, joints 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 Yan Fusion- All Levels
This class combines deep stretching and poses held for 3-5 minutes (yin) with flowing sequences, standing and balance poses (yan). 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. Yan 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. Modifications and props will be offered for beginners.
All Levels Vinyasa Flow
In this practice, we will focus on moving through the poses (asanas) fluidly in a wise progression. Expect to build some heat, increase flexibility and muscle strength.