I am pleased to offer a variety of classes for those at different levels in their practice. Here are some brief explanations.
Continuing Yoga: The breathing techniques and postures of yoga increase strength and flexibility, which are essential for both a healthy body and mind. Discover a profound sense of relaxation and wholeness unlike anything you’ve ever experienced. This class will have less detailed instruction, since we expect the students to have previous yoga experience.
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.
Gentle Yoga: Class uses mindfulness in stretches and postures to increase body awareness, increase range of motion, and improve overall health. Deep relaxation, breathing techniques and short meditation practices will be used to rejuvenate and re-balance your body, mind and spirit.
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.