Gentle is for you if you think the Basic Class may be too vigorous. If you are recovering from an injury or face any physical challenges the use of props and modifications will allow you to practice many of the hundreds of poses. Whatever your age or current physical state, a yoga practice can exponentially improve your overall health. Moving your body, focusing your mind and opening your soul on the yoga mat transforms your life off the mat. Yoga’s many benefits include weight loss, stress management, breathing efficiency, awareness, bone strength, and improved posture just to name a few. This class runs 60 minutes.
Basic Yoga is designed to challenge beginners and advanced beginners. The typical class will run 75 to 90 minutes . We begin by centering and calming the mind and some gentle warm-ups. We then move to a practice called Sun Salutation, a series of 12 poses with one flowing into the next.The next part of the class will depend on the focus of the day. The typical class will move on to back bends, forward bends , some gentle twists and deep relaxation. We close with a focus on breathing and a brief meditation (time permitting). As in all of our classes, there is no competition and you are encouraged to move at your own pace. You will not be forced into any pose you are uncomfortable with.
Dharma Yoga is a graceful, yet challenging classic form of yoga based on Sri Dharma Mittra’s 50 years of experience. The practice is appropriate for students of all levels. It starts with a warm up vinyasa then moves into main postures held for longer periods of time. The postures are designed for students to go into a meditative state and eventually bring them to mastery of the pose. Challenging poses such as inversions and arm balances are offered but also modified for beginners. Classes will end with deep yogic relaxation techniques, leaving students refreshed and ready to take on anything!Type your paragraph here.
This is a monthly workshop (dates vary..usually the 2nd 3rd and 4th Friday each month...see schedule at YOGASTORE on home page). The focus of the RESTORATIVE class will be to calm the mind thru the use of the gentle floor poses of Restorative Yoga, Pranayma (Breath Control), and deep relaxation...If you need a way to lose the stress this class is for you. Thru these techniques we will sooth the central nervous system, disabling the "fight or flight" mechanism, kicking in the "Relaxation Response". No prior Yoga experience is necessary and the class will be beneficial to students of all levels. . DEEP RELAXATION/MEDITATION is an hour and fifteen minute class begins with 10 minutes of very gentle yoga stretching followed by a guided deep relaxation/Yoga nidra. We end with a guided meditation on the breath. Students should be able to sit and lie comfortably on the floor.PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED FOR THESE PROGRAMS!!!
This class is a more aerobic version of our Basic Yoga class...The class will be geared toward Intermediate level but modifications are made for Basic and Beginning students...The poses will move into each other creating a dynamic flow strengthening the body...Each class will contain a segment focusing on core (abdominal and back) strength....This will be a challenging class but will still maintain our signature meditative feel. 75 minutes
“Rise & Shine” is a golden opportunity to practice yoga early in the morning before work, especially if you work late or you’re too tired to do it afterwards.
It is a gentle class that starts with breathing and stretches, moves smoothly into a vinyasa flow, & ends with a juicy relaxation. The class opens your body and mind & sets the right tone to face the challenges of the day.
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A challenging combination of Hatha and Vinyasa. Hatha yoga allows the poses to be held longer, with time to work on breath , alignment and awareness of the body. Vinyasa is the quicker moving segment where one pose seamlessly flows into the next. This class is intended for students of all levels including beginners.
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Yin Yoga is a passive slow-paced style of yoga where poses, or asanas, are held for a longer period of time (3-5 minutes or more), mainly on the floor. It complements, improves and balances your yang-yoga style. Yin Yoga is unique in such that you approach your practice in a more meditative way and delve deeper into your body: you relax in the pose, soften the muscles slowly to access deeper tissues, the connective tissues and fascia with a focus on ligaments, tendons, bones and joints rather than the muscular and cardiovascular systems.
Some of the Yin yoga benefits are: more lubrication and mobility in the joints and hips, increased flexibility, reducing stress levels, calming mind & body, deeper relaxation…
Open to all levels!....75 MINUTES
Basic Yoga is designed to challenge beginners and advanced beginners. The typical class will run 75 to 90 minutes .
This class will be performed using a chair and other props. The perfect class if you have difficulty getting up from the floor as no floor poses will be done. More advanced students will also benefit from this unique class. @/3 of class will be done in chair. 1/3 standing (with chair as prop if needed).
This class will begin with breath work and meditation followed by Yoga movements for stretching and strengthening. We will end with restful restorative poses.
Gentle yoga poses provide strengthening and lengthening of the body in preparation for meditation and restful postures. Restorative poses bring the body back to a relaxed state and connects the movements with the mind and body. Props will be used to accommodate the practitioner’s needs for more efficient movement. Chair practitioners are also welcomed.
A slow flow, allowing you to find the sweet spot in a pose.
Sweet spot, think about when you are in pigeon pose (reclined or upward), you find just where that space is being created in your hip, you like it so much you want stay there a bit longer. Thats the sweet spot. This class is idea for all level students, including those returning from an injury. A great way to deepen your understanding of a pose.