Class Descriptions

All Levels Drop-In (Iyengar Tradition):  Beginners and experienced students welcome to these classes. Everyone works to his or her own ability and comfort level.

All Levels Drop-In (Tracey Pike)in this class you have the opportunity to challenge yourself, or just be kind to yourself. While you breathe deeply and effortlessly we transition from posture to posture in a mindful, fulfilling way. This class will leave you feeling relaxed, refreshed, energized and ready for your day. This class is an excellent complement to your weekly practice & great for all beginners.

Level 1 Drop-In: Introduces the foundation of Iyengar Yoga standing poses. Also introduced at this level is the basis of the seated poses, twists, balancing postures, shoulder stand and deep relaxation. The benefits include increased mobility, stability and strength. Yoga philosophy is introduced. These classes are suitable for all beginning students in Iyengar Yoga. Minimum of 6 months regular attendance is recommended before moving to Level 2.

Level 1/2 Drop-In: This class deepens the understanding of the foundation of Iyengar Yoga with standing poses, the seated poses, twists, balancing postures, shoulder stand and deep relaxation. This class also begins the exploration into the arm and shoulder work necessary to perform Salamba Sirsasana – Headstand.

Level 2 Drop-In: This class continues to deepen the understanding of the Iyengar Yoga foundation poses and introduces headstand, beginning backbends, more twists, and balancing. This level is suitable for someone who has developed body awareness, stability and strength in Level I & Level 1/2. Students are encouraged to begin the establishment of a home practice.

50+ All Levels: The Iyengar tradition of yoga can be adapted for all fitness levels. It creates strength, increased range of movement and stability. Students must be able to carry their own props and to get up and down from the floor.

Pilates: Join Stephanie Grozell, Certified Mat Pilates 1 & 2 & Reformer Pilates Instructor to build the core strength you need to keep your spine healthy.  Develop self-awareness, and learn exercises to build on strength and flexibility while preventing injury. “My clients leave class feeling connected to their body, mobile, and informed about how to build their strength at their own pace.” Her classes have a focus on building core strength progressively, incorporating all muscle groups for overall strength and toning, and appropriate stretching for flexibility.

Gentle Therapeutic Yoga: This class will help you unwind from old stress responses and old habitual patterning we can tend to create. These exercises help to remind your brain to keep your body flexible and free from discomfort and pain after shock, injury or overuse. The exercises are very simple and very effective when in pain. It works on releasing areas of holding by re-patterning your movement and releasing, as well as integrating the mind body so the body moves more intelligently, working deeply with the nervous system. You are invited to explore your own ability and learn to slow down, bringing your focus and attention within to find freedom throughout your body.

Yoga Core StrengthThis class will set your day off right.  Engage your abdominal muscles with core poses that build strength, stability and ease of movement in a safe and mindful way. Suitable for beginners as well as experienced students.

All Levels Restorative Yoga: Invite deep relaxation and mental peace into your week in this one-hour class.  Beginners welcome.

Chair Yoga: This class series is designed to serve the yogi’s that wishes to improve their cardiovascular and physical strength as well as flexibility, all while seated and assisted by a chair.  All practitioners are welcome no matter their physical ability!  You may have an injury or limitation, or you may just want to explore new ideas while seated. You will be guaranteed to increase your heart rate as well as inner strength, all while exploring the yoga philosophies of mind, body and spirit awareness.

Philosophy: Active participation in the discovery of the ancient wisdom of Yoga and its application to practice and daily life. Open to all students.

Yin Yoga: aims to improve fascial tissue health throughout the body targeting 13 different meridians. The practice of Yin consists of a series of longer held postures where the muscles are fully supported by blocks and bolsters to promote relaxation of the muscle and allow the yin postures to work deep into the fascial tissues stimulating cellular recovery through applying a passive stress. The majority of Yin postures are performed on the floor (vs standing). All levels welcome.

QigongOur 90 minute Qigong Healing Workout involves a 75 minute standing exercise practice, followed by a 15 minute meditation. The practice can be done sitting in a chair for those with reduced mobility. The exercises are simple, gentle and easy to learn and are suitable for all levels of fitness, coordination and ability. There is no previous experience required.

Qigong Flow: For those who have experienced the regular drop-in classes in order to learn the techniques and intentions and are ready to flow through the Qigong movements and exercises with a minimal amount of talking and instruction.

November COURSES and Drop-In 2017

To view the details of any CLASS, click they course link in the schedule. This will take you to our online store, where by purchasing a course, you register yourself in it. To view the details of our drop in classes, click here.

Buy your drop-in passes by clicking here: 1 Pass, 6 Passes12 Passes30 Day Unlimited90 Day Unlimited, 365 Day UnlimitedSeniors PassStudent Pass

November Class Schedule PDF

 

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