Hatha Yoga with Flow, Mondays 4-5:15pm with Catherine
Hatha is translated as Ha “Sun” and Tha “Moon.” The sun symbolizes light, heat, activity, and masculine energies. The moon symbolizes darkness, cold, receptiveness, and feminine energies. This class will work the equal and opposing aspects of ourselves, creating a sense of integration and equanimity at the center of our being. Hatha can also be translated as willful or forceful, representing the physical movement of the body into various postures activating the energy channels, fluids, muscles, bones, and tissues of the body.
This class will move at a comfortable pace with an emphasis on breath coordination with sensing the physical and energetic bodies. The practice becomes a moving meditation. Postures may be held for longer periods of time, and will flow together to unite the body to the breath and mind. Some prior yoga experience is recommended although modifications will be offered.
Vinyasa Yoga with Celina McMichael, All levels, Mondays 6-7:15pm
Classes will focus on breath-synchronized movement from one asana to the next. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to practice in a way most appropriate for him/her. Classes will be active, it is recommended to have a working knowledge of Sun Salutations A and B or the ability to be comfortable holding a plank and downward facing dog. New to yoga students are encouraged to attend, knowing it is a more active or flowing style. All classes will begin with a series of sun salutations, will work through a variety of standing asanas, leading to seated asanas and culminating with a closing sequence that may or may not include: backbends, inversions and arm balances. Classes will vary from week to week, holding a strong foundation but not welded to the Ashtanga Primary and Secondary Series as taught by the late Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. Clear instruction and gentle hand-on adjustments will be used to guide students through asana sequences.
Flow Yoga and Guided Therapy Ball Massage, All levels, Saturdays 9:00-10:30am with Willow
Move with the rhythm of your breath in a vinyasa yoga flow and work with Yoga Tune Up therapy balls. The self-massage is an investigation of the body's fascia, scar tissue and muscles. These two practices paired together can greatly improve how you move and use your body by teaching you to navigate your specific body map. Instructor will provide small therapy balls for use in class.
Mindful Vinyasa, All levels, Wednesdays 6-7:15pm and Sunday 10-11:15am with Genevieve
Mindful Vinyasa All Levels--- This class focuses on strengthening the meditative mind and practices moving with mindfulness and grace. You will be encouraged to find a natural rhythm of movement following the breath. This class focuses on building awareness, strength and balance. You will be lead through a sequence of poses with options to modify the practice to your skill level, allowing you to find your level of challenge. This class is meant to nourish your spirit and leave you feeling rejuvenated and relaxed.