I am pleased to offer a variety of classes for those at different levels in their practice. Here are some brief explanations.
All-Level: This yoga is for everyone! We do a bit of it all: strength, balance, flexibility, breath, core, and relaxation. At the end, your body will feel relaxed and your mind will be clear of the daily grind. Rather than focusing on one particular style of yoga, class style will vary. Modifications allow you to work at your level. Class pace is moderate.
Classic Yoga: This gentle practice will help students connect with their breath and their center. Class will begin with breath work and steady dynamic movement before moving on to static holds that encourage exploration of the posture’s effects. Each class will end with several minutes of relaxation. Appropriate for beginners or experienced practitioners wanting to slow down and deepen their practice, all levels of experience are welcome.
Gentle Stretch Yoga: This class is designed for those currently in cancer treatment, or post-treatment, and/or their caregivers. Start the road back to good health, by re-inhabiting your body as it is now… moving slowly and gently, circulating energy with kindness and patience. Learn to use the breath to help you focus and cope. Relax deeply with imagery and meditation to let your body be renewed.
Restorative Yoga: The intention of restorative yoga is to promote deep relaxation and healing. Props are an integral part of this class, allowing the body to completely melt into each posture. Each week will feature restorative postures, pranayama, meditation, and other techniques designed to calm the mind, release tension from the body and refresh the spirit. This is a gentle, all levels practice.
Yin Yoga: Yin Yoga is a quiet practice that targets the joints and connective tissues of the body with mindful, long, steady poses. Class will begin involve breath work and deeply held poses. Poses will be a variety of seated/floor postures that will be held for approximately 3 to 5 minutes. Props will be used to adapt poses as needed. Yin provides a wonderful counterbalance to more active practices.
Yoga at the Museum: This gentle yoga class helps its practitioners to stretch and tone their muscles, release chronic tension, calm restless thoughts, and cultivate concentration and creativity. Bring a mat and come join us.
Yoga Basics: This 4-week series is perfect for those new to yoga, those coming back to yoga after taking some time off, and those who want a refresher on yoga fundamentals. Learn foundational yoga postures and alignment, breathing practice, meditation, deep relaxation, and basic yoga teachings. Each week will focus on a specific set of postures, building sequentially to a full class. Join us for one class or save and the whole series.