Class Descriptions

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We are happy to help you select the class that is most appropriate for you. Feel free to call or email us, or just drop by. If you have questions about a class you are currently enrolled in, please contact your instructor.

  • Active Hatha- A steady-paced balanced practice of more than the basics for mixed levels. A variety of poses to cultivate strength, stability, flexibility, and relaxation.

  • Adaptive/Gentle- Gentle class to improve posture, balance, and strength as well as to ease chronic pain, stress, injuries, or limited mobility.  Adapted to suit your needs.

  • Basics- For beginners, continuing beginners and those returning to yoga after a break. Fundamentals of poses and breath. Strengthen and stretch the body and mind with simple, elegant, and effective techniques to help you deepen your breathing, enliven your spirit, and add a dimension of joy to movement and stillness.

  • Forrest Yoga Basics w/Modifications-  A “gentler” version of a level 1 Forrest class, the sequences in this Forrest Yoga Basics class minimize getting up and down yet maintain the integrity of Forrest Yoga. Classes are designed to be gentle on the knees and wrists by skipping high plank and low lunge; other modifications are available making this class accessible to everyBODY! All ages, all injuries welcome. Not easy per se, but accessible.

  • Forrest Yoga Level 1-  This class will be similar to the Forrest Yoga Basics class with additional downward dog and plank poses – a step up from Basics.

  • Forrest Yoga Level 1 & 2- Forrest yoga has clear cues, intelligent sequencing, deep core work and hands-on assists. Known for both its intensity and capacity to heal, it doesn’t require strength or flexibility; only a willingness to feel authentically and respond honestly. Designed by Ana Forrest to address modern day issues, all Forrest yoga classes begin with wrist stretches, setting an intent and pranayama. Level 1/2 class will build strength, balance and keep your joints lubricated! Expect variations and fun, Sun salutations, warrior 1 & 2, bridge, dolphin, arm-balances, inversions and more.

  • Fluid Flow Yoga – A faster paced class for intermediate and advanced practitioners that sequences asanas (postures) into movement phrases. This includes sun salutations, lunar salutations, and both standing and seated vinyasas. The class builds strength and stamina as well as fluidity and movement ease. Attention is given to incorporating breath techniques with the movement. It will also include inversions and balancing poses.

  • Free-form Dance (Third Fridays)- With eclectic conscious music with a beat, this dance jam is an opportunity to move your body however you wish in a supportive, nonjudgmental environment.  No partner or experience necessary. Optional guided 15 minute contact improv warm-up. Drug and alcohol free, please.

  • Fundamental Flow Yoga- An energetic class focusing on asana form and technique and then integrating poses into flow sequences with special attention to use of the breath. This class explores the benefits of utilizing positive affirmations for specific poses as well as setting intentions and guiding the flow of energy through the body to promote health and well-being. The use of mudras (symbolic hand gestures) and acupressure points are also incorporated into the class. Appropriate for all levels with suggested modifications offered.

  • Integrative Therapeutic Yoga- This class integrates some osteopathic principles concerning strengthening the muscles that support the joints and principles of the work of Joseph Pilates concerning core strength and proprioception.  All movement will be adapted and is suitable for those with arthritis, fibromyalgia, chronic pain, and other challenges. Each class will offer a nurturing and playful inquiry into to the nature of the body’s relationship with gravity and space and each class will end and begin with deep relaxation and movement that facilitates the relaxation response, a noted component of healing particularly indicated in the stress-related illnesses. (This class does not claim or presume to diagnose, treat, or cure any illnesses, disorders, or injuries.)

     

  • Meditation- Donation-based sitting group open to everyone. No experience necessary. Guided or silent meditation followed by a talk and time for Q and A.  Most meditations are facilitated by Buddhist monastics and lay-people from the Buddhist community.

  • Prenatal Yoga- Ease the discomforts of pregnancy and prepare the whole self for birth with opening and gentle stretching, strengthening, balancing, and relaxation exercises. Support your health and well-being during this important time.  For all stages of pregnancy.

  • Postpartum Yoga- Reconnect with your body and with other new moms after childbirth. Rebuild your strength and vitality as you take on the challenges and joys of motherhood.  A great way to connect with community after birth.  Pre-crawling babies under 1 are welcome!

  • Qi Gong- Ancient Chinese movement and meditation practice that is relaxing and revitalizing. Simple to learn and low impact – reduces stress, relieves pain, increases your energy. Most movement is done standing, and no previous experience is necessary.

  • Sunday Blessings- Class starts with soft roller massage, focusing on lymphatics and connective tissue as well as strengthening abdominal obliques & transverses for spinal/lumbar alignment. This is followed by 1, 3, 5 or 7 traditional South India Sun Salutes. An ending restorative practice attends to parasympathetic nervous system -rest, recover, renew, tend & befriend and create PEACE in body/brain/being. Class design deviates when individuals have specific requests.

  • Yoga for Arthritis- Gentle class to alleviate pain & stiffness in both joints and muscles. Improve posture, balance and strength, decrease joint wear and tear and create greater ease of movement. Great for those who have arthritis and those who simply want to focus on taking care of their joints.

  • Yoga for Spine and Sleep- Focuses on connective tissue & spine positions by using ‘soft rollers’ & PC spine support rollers. Anthropological & anatomical information enhance the sessions.  An intriguing and surprising combination of a fascinating anatomy lesson and a delicious full-body massage.