Yoga class Descriptions
Breathe in, breathe out
Many people become interested in yoga as a way to become flexible, reduce stress and experience a sense of peace. Yoga is highly adaptable allowing students to move in ways that accommodate aches, pains and limitations. The regular practice of yoga can increase strength and flexibility, lower blood pressure, quiet the mind, improve concentration, and cultivate a sense of well-being. Our yoga classes offer a comprehensive yoga program that includes yoga philosophy, breathing techniques, yoga exercise known as asana, concentration and meditation techniques and deep relaxation integrating body, mind and spirit.
Chair Yoga for Every Body
Currently offered on Thursday mornings. Are you interested in Yoga but not interested in getting onto the floor? Then this class is for you! Every body can do Yoga using chairs for sitting and standing: individuals who need to support for balance and safety; individuals recovering from illness or injury or have problems with knees and hips; or for anyone interested in learning more ways to improve balance, strength, and flexibility. This fun class offers a balanced approach for strength and flexibility, breath work and meditation. And we do serious work, always adapted to the needs of each person. Adults – all ages, levels and abilities welcome.
Gentle Adaptive Yoga
Currently offered on Tuesday evenings. This is a gentle mat class that uses (optional) chairs for standing poses. The focus of this class is stretching, balance and relaxation. For all levels, especially beginners. Enjoy the calm, peace, and self-acceptance of yoga no matter what shape you’re in. Karen’s gentle approach infuses her classes with humor, humility and warmth as she invites you to go at your own pace using props and modifications that provide an accessible yoga experience for every body.
All Levels Basics (Moderate Kripalu Yoga)
Currently offered on Monday evenings, this flow style class is done at a moderate pace including longer holding and posture explorations focusing on proper alignment and movement coordinated with breath. This class is designed for students who enjoy a sometimes challenging yoga class. Modifications are given as needed to ensure the postures are done safely. Students who are new to yoga are recommended to take the Gentle class first.
All Levels Yoga Basics
Currently offered on Tuesday mornings for all levels, beginners and experienced students. Cultivate an internal, meditative experience while stretching and challenging the body. Practice includes a variety of foundational postures (standing, seated and on the floor) that focus on balanced alignment. Breathing techniques, yoga philosophy, meditation and deep relaxation are woven into each class. Individual attention and modifications are given as much as possible within the class situation. Modifications are offered for both ends of the spectrum, beginners and more experienced students. Classes are geared toward the majority of the students’ ability in the class at the time. Students who have a specific physical limitation or injury may need to attend the Gentle class first.