Yoga done properly heals.
Every-body has an optimal blueprint. The therapeutic aspect of our yoga brings the body into anatomical neutral within its blueprint using alignment principles. All our classes adhere to National Institute of Health (NIH) exercise recommendations for adults who want to stay independent and healthy.
Gentle yoga is for everyone. If you are brand new to yoga, here is a good place to start! This class will introduce you to the basic foundational poses and techniques of yoga. You will learn a basic group of warm-ups, asanas (physical poses), basic breath awareness and deep relaxation. You’ll be taught safe alignment and proper breathing in each pose so that you can experience the benefits of yoga from the very first class. You’ll learn how to modify any of the poses to make them accessible to your individual needs. It is an effective approach to developing flexibility and strength and encourages deep relaxation. Gentle yoga also offers a transformation for those with physical limitations: chronically tight muscles reduced range of motion in joints weakness, low muscle tone recovery from surgery or injury inflammation, and heart conditions.
Foundations level 1 introduces the fundamental hatha yoga poses. Iyengar inspired. This alignment based yoga method will help you feel your best, and enjoy the benefits of increased flexibility.
In this class you’ll be adding new poses and bringing more challenge to the class. You will develop strength, flexibility and body integration in a wide range of poses. Students continue to refine their physical alignment and internal awareness within the poses. This class is appropriate for anyone who has had some previous yoga experience or for some beginners, depending on the individual. Iyengar inspired.
This is a vinyasana-based class, linking one pose to the next flowing through breath and movement. In this class, you’ll be practicing Sun Salutations that build strength and endurance. You will gain flexibility and balance at a slower pace, allowing time to enjoy each pose or sequence with rest in between. Students are encouraged to listen to their own bodies and do what is appropriate and safe for them. All the poses can be modified as needed for the individual.
Mat Pilates is low impact and partially weight bearing. In mat Pilates many of the exercises are performed lying down, reclining or sitting positions. Pilates is so safe it is used in physical therapy facilities to rehabilitate injures. Mat Pilates conditions the whole body, even the ankle and feet. It is especially beneficial for strengthening the muscle of the pelvic floor, those are just below the base of your spine. Strong pelvic floor muscles protects the bladder and bowel on both men and women; and protects the uterus in woman. Yes, its true! Strong pelvic floor muscles activates the abdominal muscles and flattens your belly!
After Work Yoga is an easy way to finish your day and wind down. Enjoy a rejuvenating sequence followed by deep relaxation. After Work Yoga can decrease neck, shoulder, and back tension, computer related injuries, relieve stress. Plus, yoga benefits the whole body, mind, and spirit. Our expert instructors adjust the class based on the level of the students and can offer modifications for existing conditions, injuries or aliments. You’ll be surprised how great you can feel. It will leave you ready to enjoy the rest of your evening and a sound night’s sleep.
This is a vinyasa-based class, linking one pose to the next flowing through breath and movement. In this class, you’ll be practicing Sun Salutations that build strength and endurance. You will gain flexibility and balance at a slower pace, allowing time to enjoy each pose or sequence with rest in between. Students are encouraged to listen to their own bodies and do what is appropriate and safe for them. All the poses can be modified as needed for the individual.
This class is for when you’re short on time but need to feel energized and balanced. Designed for those who want to move. This practice will get the heart pumping and the blood flowing through breath and movement. Focusing on proper alignment. You will increase your strength, flexibility, and have an overall sense of well being.
Restorative Yoga class provides a deep, peaceful relaxation. You practice poses that are therapeutic by providing support with bolsters, blankets, and the floor so that you can experience a state of deep rest and relaxation. Each class includes focusing on the breath, releasing stress and headaches. Relaxing deeply is extremely beneficial and healing, and is important for the mind, body and soul.
Yin Yoga is different than other yoga styles. In Yin Yoga we focus on stretching the connective tissue versus stretching the muscle. To stretch connective tissue we do a few things differently. First, we want the body to be cool. Secondly, we want to relax the muscles. Lastly, we hold the postures for an extended period of time (3-5mins.) to allow the connective tissue to slowly take the stretch.
This class uses props such as chairs, blocks, blankets, straps, and bolsters. The props are used to make the poses more accessible while maintaining proper alignment. This ensures the poses are done safely. It also can prevent and reverse chronic conditions from back and neck pain to scoliosis. In addition, the props can be used in a restorative manner to support the body allowing the muscles to relax and let go which turns on the immune system.
Iyengar yoga focuses on correct body alignment and emphasizes attention to detail. It is therapeutic, preventative, and restorative. Iyengar yoga often makes use of props as aids in performing the asanas (poses) correctly. Props allow the students to perform the postures correctly, reducing strain and injury. Iyengar yoga is named after and developed by B.K.S. Iyengar.
BLY hatha yoga class is a blend of yoga asanas (poses). Hatha yoga balances the mind and body through asanas. Asanas teach poise, balance and strength, and are practiced to improve the body’s physical health and clear the mind in preparation for meditation. The stretches of yoga induce a sense of relaxation thought the mind and body. Notice these effects from the first time you step onto your mat.