Essentrics with Elissa Rioux, Mondays 11:00-12:00 starts June 25 and Thursdays 4:00-5:00pm starts July 5. This class will only be offered for the summer.
ESSENTRICS is a full body, slow-paced, age reversing workout that will help to release tight muscles, rebalance joints, improve posture and restore your entire body. Regain your flexibility and mobility while slowly building strength and reawakening the power of your 650 muscles. Designed for men and women of all ages who are new to the technique and would like a relaxed pace exercise routine. ESSENTRICS is the technique seen on the show “Classical Stretch” which has been on PBS since 1999 and taught by Miranda Esmond-White, a former ballerina who has created this unique and effective program using techniques from ballet, tai chi and physiotherapy.
Restorative Yoga Class with Susan Mirisola, 1st Sunday of each month, 3:00-5:00pm, pre-registration required
In this two-hour class held on the first Sunday of each month, students will be invited to restore, relax, rejuvenate, and heal body/mind/spirit in long-held postures supported by props. With the use of blocks, bolsters, blankets, sandbags, eye bags, chairs, the wall and the floor, students will be guided to arrange their body into shapes that are often experienced in a regular yoga class. The difference is that in Restorative Class, a practice developed in 1937 by master yogi B.K.S. Iyengar from Pune, India, these poses held for anywhere between 5-15 minutes and which are fully supported, allow the body to go to a state of deep relaxation where the parasympathetic system is activated. This deep resting state invites healing and balance, as well as energizing as the body/mind/spirit releases physical and emotional tension. This is a receptive rather than an active practice, though the benefits are proven to be many and profound. As the body rests deeply, it begins to breathe on a cellular level and as the student focuses on the breath, an exploration of mind/body connection can begin. Prior yoga experience is not necessary, though is helpful. $20/class or two punches on your class card.
Pilates 101 with Sue Metevier, Thursdays 8:30-9:15am
An all level class with basic, standard Pilates moves. Focusing on core / stability and flexibility; may include light weights.
Yoga and Cancer with Deana Caven, Tuesdays 5-6pm, starts May 1st
This free class will include yoga postures, flowing movements and pranayama (focus on breath) to help students achieve relaxation and mobility in everyday life. Conscious effort to link breath with movement helps relieve tension and helps students gain flexibility and improve strength in the body. Cancer survivors and primary caregivers are welcome to participate in this class. Class is free and no yoga experience is necessary. For more information - www.yogaandcancer.org