All Levels Yoga
All levels yoga classes are appropriate for both the beginner and the experienced yoga practitioner. Variations to asana (poses/postures) will be offered to make the pose more or less challenging. A combination of Kripalu Yoga and a flow-based hatha yoga from other traditions are part of these classes. There is an emphasis on mindful movements, witness consciousness and the invitation to work up a sweat.
All levels yoga on the beach! Taking a class outdoors adds a meditative component of connecting with the elements and your body. Mats are provided, but bring a towel if you wish. Class runs on Wednesdays from 6-7pm near Jenness State Beach from June through late August. Even when the season has finished, remember we will resume next year. The beach experience is NOT to be missed.
Chair Yoga for Every Body
If you are new to yoga, recovering from illness or injury- or simply looking for an accessible way to relax your body and quiet your mind- this is the class for you. You do not have to leave your seat, and you can take this practice with you when you travel. You can even take your yoga to work! Join us for this gentle practice -easy does it every time.
This is a bodyweight exercise program that challenges strength, mobility and stamina. It involves traditional and non-traditional calisthenics, balancing, poses, simple and complex movements, combination movements, jumping and exercises that mimic animal movements. Many of these movements focus on improving movement skill. The basic movements will be demonstrated, then the participants will perform them. Once the basic movements are mastered, more advanced movements will be taught. Many of these exercises are done in a playful way so the participants should find them more enjoyable than traditional exercises.
Gentle Yoga – Gentle Kripalu Yoga
Gentle yoga moves at a slow and easy pace; offers a more mindful and restorative practice without as much “holding” in the the basic poses. Appropriate for all levels & a great place for beginners to start. The emphasis of gentle yoga is on relaxing your body, calming the mind. This meditative class is also a nice balance for athletes who are seeking breath and body awareness more than a work-out.
Restorative yoga is a healing practice of slowing down and moving into yoga postures with the support of props such as blankets, blocks, and bolsters. Restorative yoga activates the parasympathetic nervous system to promote deep rest and healing. The class will feel nurturing, relaxing, and regenerating. This type of yoga promotes a centering of your breath and body – aligning the physical, breath and mental bodies by practicing stillness or gentle movement for extended periods of time. The props assist in helping you to hold poses longer. We recommend this class for anyone in need of rest, healing, relaxation, and de-stressing; no experience necessary! This event is a 2 hour class. For more information about the benefits of restorative yoga, see: http://www.chopra.com/articles/10-benefits-of-restorative-yoga
A Vinyasa yoga practice connects individual poses or “asanas” with deep breaths or “pranayama” in a series of flowing sequences of movement. This practice is intended to physically and energetically open the body. The sequences typically build upon the previous, evolving into deeper, more advanced postures as the practice unfolds. Resetting “vinyasas,” are a standard series of poses that transition the yogi back to their home base pose: Downward Facing Dog. The entire practice culminates with a deep sense of mindfulness, self-connection and ease.