Yoga

Although there is a wide variety of yoga styles, we concentrate on those styles that we believe to be safer and beneficial for all levels of practice.  Our focus is on improving body alignment, overall health and sense of well-being of all ages who come to our wellness center.  The following are descriptions of the types of yoga we teach.  Our seasoned instructors bring a passion and expertise in teaching and have their individual teaching styles.  Please refer to the actual class descriptions for more detailed information for classes you'd like to try.   

YIN YOGA

Suitable for all levels.  Yin Yoga invites you to slow down and create space for stillness while nourishing joints, ligaments, tendons and fascia. Yin is yoga at its coolest, deepest, quietest, stillest moments. This class will have you on the floor most of the time, using as many props needed to create as little effort while holding poses. Poses are held for 2-5 minutes allowing joints and fascia to release. This class will complement your Vinyasa practice and will open and release areas in need of more

GENTLE YOGA

Suitable for all levels.  A restful, calming class including breathing, gentle flowing movements, passive and supported poses. This is a perfect beginning yoga class that is also appropriate for those working with injury, limited mobility, or who prefer a softer, gentler approach to yoga.

restorative-yogaRESTORATIVE YOGA

Suitable for all levels.  Our bodies have an innate ability to relax given the right circumstances. Restorative yoga uses a series of easy, supported poses held for a long time under the right conditions (including the use of many props) to tip the balance from “fight or flight” mode into maximum relaxation. Yogis developed these poses over many years, but science tells us that, under the conditions set in restorative yoga, immediate effects on heart rate, blood pressure and brain activity are possible. Emphasis on complete muscular relaxation and comfort are emphasized to achieve a quiet state of mind and body.

vinyasa-yogaVINYASA FLOW YOGA All LEVEL

Vinyasa Yoga moves dynamically from asana to asana (pose to pose) with constant attention to breath. Focus is on balance, power, fluidity, flexibility and alignment. Vinyasa frees the body of impurities like stiffness and muscle tension, leaving practitioners feeling clear, clean and energized. Strength, alignment and endurance develop through appropriate modifications and drills. We welcome participation from beginners and more advanced students alike.

REHABILITATIVE YOGA

Rehabilitative Yoga combines physical therapy research principles,with the adapted practice and poses of yoga.  Students learn to become stronger, more balanced, more flexible and more coordinated through strengthening, breathing, stretching and relaxation exercises.  Moving in and out of the poses in a controlled manner will also help the student with stamina posture awareness and motor control.  Posture and alignment are emphasized and are coordinated with breathing.  Rehabilitative yoga is a more holistic and complementary approach to treating chronic conditions such as arthritis and osteoporosis as well as sports and other injuries.  Private sessions available.  Call for information.

mindfulnessMINDFULNESS

Mindfulness is the ability to be still, in the moment.  Mediation is the vehicle that gets you there.  Practiced for thousands of years, it is only recently that science has proved the benefits of meditation to be real and quantifiable.  Studies have proven that mindfulness and meditation reduces stress, improves clarity and focus, helps reduce depression, chronic pain, cardiovascular disease and insomnia. With nothing more than a comfortable space and a little time anyone can benefit from the practice of mindfulness.  Meditation classes and workshops are available at different times.  Private meditation training is also available.