DEEP RELAXATION & SOUND HEALING
As gongs and singing bowls are sounded, the powerful rhythmic vibrations resonate throughout the body. The sound of these harmonic vibrations stimulates the alpha and theta brain waves associated with deep meditative and peaceful states that are highly conducive to healing. They also slow down the heart and respiratory rate, creating a therapeutic effect upon mind and body. When the brain waves and body are synchronized, balance can be restored and stress released.
Class begins with a short guided centering to help let go of your day and lead you into a relaxed state. As you recline comfortably on the floor, Gongs and Himalayan & Alchemy Crystal bowls are played. The class ends with a short seated meditation to help bring you back to full awareness.
GENTLE KRIPALU YOGA
Explore the fundamentals of yoga in a supportive, welcoming environment. In this class, you will learn yoga postures, breathing, and relaxation techniques to build or expand your yoga practice. Strengthen, balance, and energize your body and mind! Beginners to experienced students are welcome. Teachers are trained to help you adapt the practice to support your personal goals and abilities. You’ll leave relaxed and renewed!
KRIPALU YOGA WITH CHRISTY
All levels welcome! This class will give you the opportunity to slow down and check in with your mind, body, and heart. Kripalu yoga offers self-care, relaxation, and rejuvenation! We will always begin class with a short meditation, then move to warm-ups, then yoga postures, and finally a deep relaxation.
Kundalini yoga is the yoga of “awareness”. It is the science of bringing mind, body and spirit together in a totally balanced experience and includes all elements of the ancient teachings of yoga. This ancient system draws upon the vast body of teachings brought to the West by Yogi Bhajan who is quoted as saying “Kundalini Yoga is the scientific technology of happiness.”
PEACEFUL YOGA PRACTICE
Learn to listen to the body and honor its needs. One day may lead you to challenge yourself physically and another may call for gentle movement to relax the body and soothe the mind. An approach that brings mind, body and spirit together using the postures as tools to release chronic tension and build an awareness that the same things that bring out the best in you on the mat can be applied in daily life. If you are the type of person who works hard and plays hard, your natural inclination will be to find a practice where you “practice hard”. Can you open your mind to the possibility that a peaceful practice can bring balance into your life? Appropriate for beginners and experienced practitioners
RISE AND SHINE WITH HEATHER
Awaken ~ Bend ~ Stretch ~ Breathe ~ Slow-Flow ~ Move with more awareness and ease ~ you’ll be glowing all day long!
Rise and Shine Yoga is your morning meditation in motion. Start your day in an instructed, well balanced class that offers a centering for the mind, a feel good warm up, moving the body in all directions; followed by mindfully aligned seated, kneeling and standing asanas (postures); shorter, slow-flow sequences; functional core work focusing on core strengthening and stabilizing movements good for a healthy spine; supported restorative postures and a super sweet Savasana that will leave you feeling uplifted and refreshed. To compliment our physical practice, the use of props, modifications, breathwork and meditative practices will be included to balance the energies of the mind with those of the body resulting in an increase of focus, flexibility, mobility and an overall sense of well-being, all within a safe, fun and supportive environment.
Confidence ~ Gratitude ~ Strength ~ Relaxation ~ Inspiration ~ Energy ~ Self-love ~ there’s no better way to start your day!
Appropriate for beginners and experienced practitioners
SOMATIC YOGA: MODERATE LEVEL
Develop a renewed sense of body awareness in a welcoming, non-competitive setting. Learn how to combine traditional yoga postures, simple breathing exercises and somatic movement to improve strength, core stability and flexibility in body, mind, spirit! Discover how to release tension, back pain and other physical discomfort, which will enhance spinal flexibility, balance and focus in your day-to-day living. Utilizing these life changing tools, create vibrant health and wellness in your whole being.
YOGA WITH JULIA
This class offers useful and practical ways to experience the valuable art, science, and philosophy of Yoga. Poses are modified to accommodate all levels of experience as well as particular physical conditions. When necessary, supports called “props” such as blocks, belts, blankets and bolsters are used to facilitate learning and allow students to progress in their practice safely and intelligently.
Classes are designed for experienced Yoga practitioners.