Group Class Descriptions
This class is our "go-to" class for all ages, experience levels and abilities. In this 60-minute class we practice a variety of yoga techniques including small amounts of breath practice, meditation and chanting (~15%). The practice gentle on the joints, rooted in alignment and appropriate for strengthening and stretching as well as stress-reduction. Personalied hands-on adjustments, cues and modification are offered.
Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:30am
Wednesdays 7:00 pm
Ready for the next level? In this class we will pick up the pace and experiment with some more advanced poses. Expect more vinyasa-type flow and more emphasis on strength as well as the introduction to yoga breath techniques and yoga philosophy. As in all classes, hands-on instruction and personal cues will help you find YOUR way
Yoga for 55+
Yoga for 55+ is a gentle yoga program for seniors (or anyone with physical challenges) to enhance strength and flexibility. Poses will be modified to suit your individual needs. Anyone of any age is invited to join this class! This class will proceed slightly slower than the "Gentle Yoga" class and consist primarily of ViniYoga flows in which the joints are thoroughly lubricated with slow, mindful movement. Extra time and emphasis will also be placed on community and providing an encouraging atmosphere for all. All classes provided by a licensed physical therapist.
This class is for individuals with or without physical injury or disability who enjoy learning the reasoning behind specific yoga poses and alignment rules. There will be ample opportunity to ask questions and check in on what you are experiencing. Each class will focus on a different body part or therapeutic intention. Therapeutic Yoga blends restorative yoga (supported postures), gentle yoga, breathwork, hands-on healing, and guided meditation techniques. Students will learn the tools they need to take their yoga "off the mat" or into a home practice. "Homework" is offered to encourage greater understanding and home practice. 75 minutes.
Restorative yoga is a gentle, calming, therapeutic kind of yoga that uses props to support the body as it eases into relaxation and balance. All levels welcome including students working with injury, or sensitivity.
Sundays at 7:30pm-9:00pm - Limit 6 students
Join us for a monthly free meditation. We will check in and then sit together with a 15 minute guided meditation followed by a cup of tea and open discussion. Days vary (usually Sunday mornings 10am. 30 minutes. No registration required - simply show up at least 5 minutes before start of class.
Yoga is an excellent way to assist your body into the changes of pregnancy. You will need strong legs, a long and pliable spine and open hips. Melissa is an experienced and certified Prenatal Yoga instructor, a Physical Therapist as well as a mom. She taught yoga throughout both of her pregnancies. In addition to yoga asana (poses), you will experience relaxing and inspiring prenatal meditation, corrections and exercises for common issues related to pregnancy and hands on care.
Saturdays 10:45 AM
This class is for teen boys and girls aged 12-18 all levels. The purpose of the class is: build confidence, build body and breath awareness, increase coping skills, increase friendships and, of course, to have fun. In this class we will stretch and strengthen with asana, as well as practice breath and concentration techniques. The class is open for drop-in for any session but will progress each week throughout the summer as appropriate.