ALIGN & FLOW (Level 1/2) - Susan
Tuesday and Friday 9:30-10:30 am
This class is an alignment-based athletic practice which focuses primarily on foundational poses and functional strength. Includes modified, classic and creative sun salutations as well as standing, seated, supine and balance postures. A good class to take if you're a fit beginner or prefer a slower paced flow class.
POWER FLOW (Level 2/3) - Susan
Wednesday 9:30-10:30 am
Get ready to challenge yourself and sweat! This strong practice is built around classic and creative sun salutations. Includes standing, seated, supine, balance and inverted postures as well as more advanced back bends and arm balances.
BREATHE & STRETCH (Level 1/All) - Susan
Thursday 9:30-10:30 am
Ease into postures that will stretch your body and calm your mind. Whether you're brand new to yoga or a seasoned practitioner, this class will increase your range of motion, help you de-stress and is the perfect supplement to a more vigorous yoga practice. Modifications and enhancements are offered to help you find a deep stretch appropriate for your level of flexibility. The second Thursday of each month will focus on self-myofascial release and the fourth Thursday will be a restorative practice.
YOGA FOR HEALTHY AGING (Level 1/All) - Susan
Wednesday 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
As we grow older, many of us become more susceptible to conditions that are linked to aging, such as joint and low back pain, reduced balance and memory loss. The many benefits of yoga have long been said to slow - or even slowly reverse - the aging process. This class will maximize your balance, range of motion and core strength while sharpening your mind and relieving stress. Poses and sequences will be offered so that you can work with and appreciate the body and mind you have as they change with age. Perfect for brand new beginners or as an excellent addition to your current practice.
New class! YOGA FOR BETTER BREATHING (Level 1/All) - Chris
Monday 10:00 - 11:00 am (begins Feb 4, 2019)
Most of us don’t use our diaphragm optimally when we breathe---we breathe shallowly as opposed to deeply. As we age, we begin to lose lung function (there is a reduction in chest wall compliance and decreased strength in respiratory muscle), so learning to use your diaphragm muscle is critical to good, deep breathing. It’s also an integral part of yoga. Yoga for Better Breathing is based on Chris’ research on a specific posture sequence, pranayama (breathing techniques) and general stretches to open the chest and encourage deep breathing. Deep diaphragmatic breathing not only helps us breathe better but helps to calm the nervous system and reduce anxiety. The class is open to all, including those with no yoga experience. Props will be used and chairs are available for those who need them. The class is geared toward those with COPD due to any condition but anyone who wants to learn more about yoga poses and techniques for better breathing should attend and those on oxygen are encouraged to attend.