Yin and Pilates Yoga
Yoga/Pilates/Ball – With Paula Scopino.Wring out your sponge! Yoga asanas (poses) work from the inside out. Focus on your center. Using abdomen, lower back and buttocks as an anchor or power center, the rest of the body moves safely through a variety of poses.Benefits include improved posture alignment, abdominal and back strength and flexibility - a series of movements engaging body, mind, and breath. Elongates muscles as it strengthens and stretches. Flushes blood through internal organs.
Yin Yoga – With Mark Fahey. Yin Yoga is a style of yoga that targets the connective tissue to release long held tension and toxins. Unlike other styles of yoga that focus on muscle tissue, Yin Yoga focuses on the ligaments and tendons that connect the muscles to bone and bone to bone to encourage deeper opening and space in the joints. It is based on the ancient principles of Chinese medicine, acupuncture and meridian theory. The intention of Yin Yoga is to open the energy lines of the body to stimulate and detoxify the liver, spleen, bladder and other organs through a series of complimentary postures. The poses are held passively for longer periods of time than other styles of yoga (usually 3-5 minutes) in order to safely and gently open the body, mind and energetic channels. Yin Yoga is an essential complement to any dynamic physical regimen or a perfect way to begin on a path towards health and wellness. All of the poses are within the ranges of motion of most beginners will noticeably enhance their movement in daily life.
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.