Enjoy an afternoon of restorative yoga, presence, and community. The workshop will begin with gentle movement before the stillness of longer held, supported poses. By using props (such as blankets, bolsters, blocks and straps) deeper states of rest and relaxation become possible. This in turn also supports the mind, creating space to practice “being” rather than “doing”. We will conclude with a guided meditation, followed by a final rest accompanied by the sound of singing bowls.
An amazing class designed to free up the front body from head to toes. We will have fun using props (blocks, straps, bolsters, blankets and the wall) to stretch the chest, belly, quads and shins…while also strengthening key muscles on the backside that help us sit and stand taller. Walk away from this workshop with fresh ideas for using yoga as an antidote to siting and using technology (which most of us do excessively).
Bring a friend, spouse, roommate, life partner, or family member and share the joy of yoga together. Come with a sense of adventure and openness for this playful, yoga class. Solo and partner yoga poses will be taught for a variety of levels for all to enjoy.
There is a famous saying…we are as young as our spine is flexible. Our entire nervous stems from the spine, and in this day and age of sitting for long periods we are experiencing more and more problems with the spine and the surrounding musculature. Slouching not only disrupts breathing, it compresses internal organs, acts as a depressant to our emotional body, and changes the balance of strength and flexibility in the core of our body.
This class will include easy to understand anatomical explanations of how the spine moves and then take you through a practice that will provide ideas and techniques for keeping your spine healthy, happy, strong and flexible from head to tailbone. It is quite simple really…move your spine in all directions every day!
Slow down with a class designed to reset your body, mind and spirit. We will begin with gentle movements and stretches to release stress and tension in the back, shoulders and hips. Class will end with yoga nidra – known as yogic sleep – which is a guided meditation done while lying on the floor that promotes deep rest and relaxation.
If you have yet to experience the magic of yoga nidra, it is amazing! This combination of gentle yoga and yoga nidra is intended to induce physical, mental and emotional relaxation. Give yourself some me time! Appropriate for all experience levels.
Explore key concepts that will make your experience with yoga safe and enjoyable. The essentials of joint warming, standing poses, floor poses and yoga breathing will be covered. Whether you are just starting out, or getting back on the mat after a hiatus, this class will provide valuable tools for your yoga practice. If you have been doing yoga and never attended a fundamentals class, take this opportunity to get back to basics…the building blocks can make all the difference.