Gentle & Restorative:
A restorative yoga class typically involves only five or six poses. You are supported by props such as cushions and blankets that allow you to completely relax and rest. Held for 5 minutes or more, restorative poses include light twists, seated forward folds and gentle backbends. This class is accessible to anyone able to get down and lie comfortably on the floor. (My 84 year old grandma attends this class!)
This class focuses on the energy body, specifically points located along the spine. All poses and postures correlate to a specific energy center. This class rotates through a seven week cycle and includes the following energy centers or "chakras" - root, sacral, solar plexus, heart, throat, 3rd eye, and crown. You can jump into this class any time! There is a deep focus on breath, meditation and body awareness. Hatha yoga is on Mondays at 4:45pm.
Experience this nurturing practice with well-measured stretches and range of motion exercises. It's great for beginners, but is also for experienced yogis wanting an alignment based practice. A slower pace allows plenty of opportunity for inward reflection while increasing flexibility & reducing stress and tension. I offer many pose variations throughout the class so that everyone, regardless of fitness level, can experience the postures in a way that benefits their body.
Power + Yin
Power yoga is a vigorous, fitness based approach to yoga and includes a wide variety of yoga movements such as planking and an occasional inversion. It increases strength, stamina and flexibility. Yin yoga consists of passive floor poses which apply moderate stress to the connective tissues of the body with the aim of increasing circulation in the joints and improving flexibility. Some yoga experience is beneficial before taking this class, which is held every Thursday at 5:45pm.
Balance & Bounce
The first 15-20 minutes are spent warming up our bodies with gentle yoga. Then we head to the trampolines and get our heart rates elevated for 20-25 minutes. This is all followed by a nice yoga cool down and relaxation period. This class is perfect for active agers, beginners or those a bit apprehensive about trying bounce. The pace is slow and relaxing, but sure to get your heart rate up. A nice well rounded practice!
"Advanced Bounce" is a high cardio, mini trampoline rebounding class. I use the Jumpsport brand rebounder and have room for up to eight people in each "bounce" class. The class is 45 minutes in length and set to fun, fast paced music with an average tempo of 128 beats per minute. Expect a vigorous cardiovascular workout! You can message me or stop at the studio to sign up.