Description of Yoga Classes

In all my classes, I weave themes for the seasons, the five elements and our human experience. As a yoga therapist, I truly enjoy customizing classes for particular needs and one on one sessions. Please let me know if there is new class you would like to see happening!

Ashtanga Vinyasa

Vinyasa connects awareness of flowing movement in the body with conscious breathing. There is an active portion of this class designed to build heat and stimulate blood flow to the muscles, tissues and organs followed by cooling asanas (poses) to activate the parasympathetic nervous system. This combination leaves you feeling strengthening, energized, refreshed and peaceful. Students gain strength and flexibility at their own pace, with safety and alignment a key focus.

Chair Yoga

Chair yoga increases flexibility, strength and body awareness.  Pranayama breathing techniques and meditation to promote focus, mental clarity and relaxation. Just about any standard yoga pose can be modified for chair yoga, including backbends, twists, hip openers and forward folds.

Hatha Yoga

A classic and traditional yoga class. We will explore alignment and breath throughout the practice, finding ease, joy and stability in the poses at your own pace. You will find mantra, mudra and meditation in this class! This class is great for all levels.

Therapeutic Yoga

This is a particularly effective practice for those recovering from or living with injury or illness. Therapeutic Yoga blends restorative yoga (supported postures), gentle yoga, breath-work and guided meditation. It is an excellent choice for those who need something gentle yet effective for re-strengthening muscles, stretching joints and providing relief for pain and tension.

Yin/Restorative Yoga

This class has a slow and meditative pace. Incorporating principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine, I design classes for the different organ systems. Asanas (postures) are held for longer periods of time. For beginners, asanas may be held from 45 seconds to two minutes; more advanced practitioners may stay in one asana for five minutes or more. Excellent for releasing stress, long held tension and chronic pain. Restorative poses using bolsters and cushions are used at the end for

Yin Yang Yoga

This class is inspired by Chinese medicine including the energetic meridians used in acupuncture and the five elements- earth, water, fire, air and ether. It is designed to offer the balancing effects of yin (passive) and yang (active) styles of yoga. This class begins with powerful dynamic movement and then moves into longer held postures (1-5 minutes) that allow for inner quiet, a shift for the nervous system and release of fascia tissue in the body.

Yoga Nidra

A wonderful class for all bodies! This class is experienced entirely in savasana (corpse pose). A guided meditation takes you through pancha maya kosha (five layers of self), leaving you with a sense of wholeness. This state of consciousness is different from meditation however, in which concentration on a single focus is required. Yoga nidra works by gently guiding you through four main stages of brain wave activity – beta, alpha, theta, and delta. The goal is to finally achieve a “hypnagogic state” — the state between wakefulness and sleep. Sankalpa or intention is used to deepen the practice. Excellent for rewiring thought patterns, chronic illness, depression, anxiety, and PTSD.

Prenatal Yoga

A wonderful way to connect to the beauty of your changing body and to meet a community of other pregnant women. This class is taught with an emphasis on increasing body and breath awareness, learning pain management, prenatal bonding and relaxation to promote the well-being of you and your baby. Gentle, safe movements and stretches are designed to strengthen, stabilize and ease the common discomforts of pregnancy. Breathing exercises, pelvic floor awareness, visualizations and relaxation techniques help to prepare your body and mind for childbirth with confidence and calmness. No previous yoga experience is necessary.

Mom and Baby Yoga

Come to yoga and spend time with your baby in a fun, relaxed and supportive environment! Release tension, restore strength and support your body’s natural recovery process from pregnancy and childbirth. Breath, Rest or Power it Up! Recommended for babies who are 4 weeks til walking. No yoga experience in necessary.

Please wait at least 6 weeks after birthing vaginally or Caesarean to begin your yoga practice. It is always great to consult with your midwife or doctor to determine when you

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