These classes are for students with little or no experience or for those who wish to continue with a basic yoga practice. These classes will include simple movements to stretch and warm-up the body. An introduction to the beginning asanas (postures) as well as simple pranayama (breath control) will be taught. This class is also suitable for pre-natal students. Modifications will be encouraged to adapt to individual body needs.
Yoga and Mindfulness
This is the perfect class after a busy day. A yoga class with a slower pace paying mindful attention to the whispers and communication of the body through each movement and breath. Time will be spent releasing any holding and tension in the body through simple movement and classic asanas followed by a pranayama practice, a sitting meditation or a restorative shivasana. This class will be appropriate for all levels of students.
Slow & Mindful Movement
This class will be a guided meditation using slow and gentle movement while focusing our awareness on the changing sensations in the body and the subtleties of the breath as we move. This class is available to beginning students and those who wish to explore mindfulness through movement.
This restorative yoga class will focus on relaxing the body in postures supported by the use of props and blankets to allow the body opportunity to rest, renew and to heal. Long periods of time is given in each pose so to allow each student to move deep into their own personal inner space. A perfect class for everybody, especially those dealing with chronic stress, fatigue or recovering from illness, injury or significant life changes.
This safe and slower-moving class is designed for students of all ages dealing with physical challenges, recovering from injuries, or for those who enjoy a slower moving practice. Moving gently, we work to increase flexibility in the shoulders, back, hips and legs, to increase arm and overall body strength, and to develop better balance and breath awareness. At the end of each class, we spend some time quieting the mind to reduce anxiety and stress, so that students leave the class relaxed and refreshed.
Breathe, Stretch and Restore
This class is slow and deeply nurturing. Gentle stretching with a focus on linking movement with the breath and guided breath work create a sense of calm and relaxation. Students will explore some basic yoga poses and have the opportunity to rest deeply in a restorative pose before savasana. For beginning or experienced students this class will nourish on all levels of mind, body and spirit. The class is suitable for pre natal students.
Therapeutic Yoga Group Classes
These specialized classes will focus on building balanced bodies, gaining stability and movement in joints, and will encourage a better mind/body connection through using the tools of somatic mindfulness. As a result, we hope each student will learn how it feels to move in a body with less pain and with more ease. All levels of students are welcome. No yoga experience required.
This gentle, 7-session therapeutic yoga program is based on Hatha yoga with a strong connection to improving your body mechanics, breathing, ease, flexibility and strength. It has been modified for people who are particularly stiff or have limited mobility.
Although the program was designed for people who have had or are having an experience with cancer, its strong therapeutic component has far-reaching benefits; helpful for recovery or management of illnesses or injuries, postpartum bounce back, post-surgery rehabilitation and stress management.