ABC Fundamentals of Yoga: Are you wanting to get back to the basics of your yoga practice? Or are you new to yoga and curious, wanting to discover what yoga is all about? This class cultivates an atmosphere of personal growth, self-acceptance, and non-judgment, allowing participants to identify with yoga in ways meaningful to them in both their practice and as part of the yoga community. Each class will include stretching, breath awareness, yoga postures, and relaxation. No previous yoga experience required.
Adaptive Yoga: Adaptive yoga tailors the instruction and practice of yoga to an individual’s needs in a safe, comfortable, practical manner. The point is that yoga is accessible to everyone’s body at every moment. Yoga asks you to start where you are, and that is different for everybody. Yoga requires you to be mindful of your body and the present moment; this mindfulness allows you to ascertain that starting point with compassion and kindness toward yourself. Props are encouraged, and using your breath is mandatory. Be kind to yourself and be exactly where you are. The goal is not to assume the perfect magazine cover pose; it is to do what you can and what feels right in the moment.
Mommy & Baby Yoga: A lighthearted and fun class that is modified for the new mom with baby in tow. This class allows you to take care of your own needs and be an attentive mom at the same time. The class teaches active breathing and safe lifting of your little one to help protect your spine and pelvic floor while you recover from childbirth. This class also teaches massage techniques for you to help calm your little one.
Pre & Postnatal Yoga: This class provides a way to maintain a healthy mind and body both in the pre- and postnatal stages. This practice focuses on poses for pregnant women, in order to increase strength, mobility and flexibility. It also helps pregnant women to develop proper breathing and relaxation techniques for easier and more comfortable labor. This class is also designed to strengthen the pelvic bowl and restore the body, and gently draw strength to the abdominal region, postnatal.
Restorative Yoga: This is a restful, calming class including breathing techniques, poses supported with yoga blocks, straps, blankets, and bolster. With dedication to increase body awareness, rest, balance through the Chakras, and mindfulness. Restorative yoga helps to reduce stress and rejuvenate the mind, body, and spirit. This is a perfect beginning yoga class that is also appropriate for those working with injury, limited mobility, pre-and post-natal, and for those who prefer a softer, gentler approach to yoga. With guidance through imagery and reflection. Please have a water bottle, yoga mat, a blanket, yoga blocks, a strap and bolster.
Yoga for Kids: This class focuses on the needs of the individual as a whole. Teaching emotional balance, awareness of personal needs, the benefits of yoga and meditation, and when/how to incorporate it into their own lives. The class teaches basic yoga poses or restorative yoga as needed, breathing techniques, and basic meditation practices for self-regulation to calm the mind and body. Kids will be educated on appropriate times and ways that they can incorporate these practices in their own lives.
Yoga Sculpt: An energizing, challenging and powerful class that will leave you feeling rinsed and revitalized. This class is designed to improve posture, energy levels, balance, flexibility, and strength. It has the intention to help you relax the mind, calm mental fluctuations, open the heart, lift your spirit, boost metabolism, and gain a stronger mind/body connection. This practice will teach the art of patience through breath control and body alignment while you hold more challenging poses. The session ends with time to relax, rest in the moment and enjoy the effort you made for yourself. Each class develops from previous classes to graduate to more challenging poses. Please have a water bottle, yoga mat, yoga blocks, light weights if you would like to use them. A blanket, strap, and bolster may come in handy.
Yoga for Trauma & PTSD: Yoga can be such an efficacious treatment for PTSD because it works with both the mind and the body, while also helping to forge a sense of safe community from which individuals can draw comfort and support. Yoga for the care of trauma can be a valuable part of a person’s medical care – as well as a self-care tool they can fall back on in their own time.
By combining a knowledge of the neuroscience, psychology and physiology of trauma with yogic techniques, this class can gently guide PTSD sufferers towards recovery in an informed and safe way. Yoga for trauma is an additional tool of a wider treatment plan and can aid individuals to engage more fully with their counseling or other treatments.
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Adaptive Yoga for all ability levels. All you will need is a chair and any props you may want.