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 grandmother attends this class!) This class also includes live music.
This is a gentle, 50 minute class held every Thursday at 12:05pm. There is a focus on breath, gentle movement and range of motion exercises. It is a fantastic way to ease stress and tension and get a full body stretch during your lunch break! While the class is different each week, it will always include supine, seated, and standing poses. Several of my "regular" yoga participants have commented about their improved focus during afternoon work hours after attending Midday Mellow!
Earth & Owl's Hatha yoga 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.
This is a basic yoga class combining breath and movement. This class is especially good for beginners, but is also great for experienced yogis wanting an alignment based practice. The pace is slow and allows plenty of opportunity for inward reflection while increasing flexibility and 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 (always optional). 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.
"Bounce" is a high cardio, mini trampoline rebounding class. I use the Jumpsport brand rebounder and have room for up to seven 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. I have two weekly bounce classes - Monday at 6:00pm and Wednesday at 4:15pm.