Beginner Yoga Classes
Gentle Yoga - With instructors Jody, Wendy and Sonia. A Gentle class is appropriate for students of all levels of yoga practice; modifications offered; introduces the student to the art and science of Hatha yoga. A combination of physical postures, breathing techniques, deep relaxation and mental concentration are incorporated.
Beginner Yoga – With instructors Sonia, Annette and Elaine.This class is designed for both individuals without prior yoga experience and individuals who would like to build confidence and be more prepared for more experienced level classes. Classes will focus on the basic poses along with body awareness and proper alignment. Modifications and props will be introduced for more challenging poses so that beginners can work comfortably at their own level.
All Levels – With instructors Wendy, Kate, Amy, Susan and Catherine. This class is designed to release stress and increase the flexibility of body and mind. Blending breath, movement and spirit, this class will suit beginners as well as the most experienced yogi.
All Levels Flow and Restore - With Jennifer Errickson. Join us as we link postures with breath, creating a dynamic, fluid practice. Each student is invited to follow the breath and move at his/her individual pace. We will focus on building strength and stability, improving balance and increasing flexibility while honoring the mind, body, spirit connection. The last portion of class will include longer held postures, promoting restoration, healing, and relaxation. Modifications will be offered as needed for students beginning a practice, returning to practice, recovering from injury, or looking to advance. Enjoy the energy of a class, while truly practicing your own yoga. All levels of students are welcome.
Exploring Yoga - With Catherine Sarni. A great class for those new to yoga or returning to practice after a long absence. Offering a safe and welcoming environment to explore yoga’s many benefits. Classes include breath work and a brief meditation, warm ups, poses to increase strength, flexibility and balance, and relaxation techniques. New poses and variations will be explored each week. Come find YOUR pose!
Athlete Yoga - With Justin Axel. This class is designed for both the recreational athlete as well as the competitive athlete.With a strong infusion of vinyasa flow that incorporates postures for building strength, balance, and endurance followed by a combination of mellow flows and deep holds to help release areas of tension and soreness from your training outside of the studio, this class aims to help you reach your peak performance both physically and mentally.
Restorative Yoga - With Stacey Schwartz. This class focuses on gentle restorative postures to awaken the body and calm the mind. It will encourage participants to find relaxation and openings in the body/mind as we work with compassion.Great for those dealing with physical or emotional stressors.The goal will be to calm the nervous system to allow healing to take place. Modifications are given and guided relaxations and imagery will be a part of every class. This may not be suitable for those who are pregnant or cannot lie flat for periods of time, as we will be doing a lot of floor work.
Fabulous Over 50! - With Laurel Soper. Come and join us for an exploration into what it means to increase your flexibility, strength and balance as we age. We will improve our joint flexibility, strengthen our muscles, stimulate our glandular and endocrine systems (to tamper those hormonal fluctuations), sharpen our focus and concentration, and try to slow the aging process.This class is designed for students with some experience and knowledge of yoga postures. It is a moderately paced class, including asana, breathing practices, and mantra; longer warm ups, more modifications and props are used to help us to honor our bodies.
Lunch Break Yoga Style - With Stacey Schwartz. This class will concentrate on the alignment of your body and mind to bring energy and mindfulness to the middle of your day. Energizing postures, centering and breathing techniques will be the focus of this class. You will also learn yoga techniques that you can utilize throughout your entire work day.
Happy Hour Yoga - With Maeve Ryan. This class combines the stretching and relaxation of gentle yoga with the heat-building core/balance work of vinyasa flow yoga. At the beginning of each class, Maeve guides her students through the process of centering themselves through a 5-minute meditation in order to help them make the transition from the mind to the body. She encourages her students to set intentions for each class and provides her students with the necessary tools to quiet the mind, reduce stress, and make improvements in their lives. Modifications are included, offering beginner to advanced students the opportunity to experience improved posture, increased strength, and overall awareness of their mind and body.
All Level Core - With Mario Pare. This class will cultivate core strength to tone your abdomen and strengthen your back. Breathing techniques, asanas or postures and meditation will create an energetic and satisfying experience. This class will assist in relieving stress, avoiding injuries, increase flexibility, and tranquility. Modifications will be offered to allow both the beginner and experienced Yogi to soften or deepen their practice as needed.
Hatha Vinyasa - With Temple Symonds. Hatha yoga, taken from the words referencing sun and moon, is closely related to vinyasa in two ways: The practice focuses on the asanas (poses) and pranayama (breath work). There may be longer holdings of specific poses to get into those places in the body that don’t get accessed nearly enough in our daily lives. Built around the ancient practice of Sun Salutations, vinyasa classes can be anywhere from gentle to dynamic. In a typical vinyasa class, we will flow to inspiration with many variations of sun salutations including more continuous flow with the option of advanced poses. As always, modifications will be offered and I’ll encourage you to listen to your own body and take care as it feels appropriate.