YOGA 45 CLASSES
If you are new to yoga, we ask that you arrive ten to fifteen minutes before class starts to fill out paperwork, meet the teacher, make him or her aware of any physical limitations, and address any questions or concerns you may have. Late arrivals are disruptive to the class flow and are difficult to teach through.
Arrive prior to the start of the scheduled class, the studio will be open 30 minutes before each class. Please do not bring in personal items into the studio, if you need to bring in your cell phone please silence the ringer. Leave your shoes and coat in the reception room. For the safety of students/instructors, once class is in session, the studio will be locked.
Hydrate before class.
Leave your ego at the door.
Check-in at the front desk prior to class.
2 students must be present for class to commence.
Inform the teacher of any physical limitations or pregnancy.
Try not to eat prior to class and do not chew gum during class.
Attend class barefoot. This helps so you do not slip on your mat.
If you borrow a mat, please clean and roll it back up before you leave.
Please no perfume, cologne, or scented lotio
Do not leave during final relaxation (savasana). This is disruptive for those who are still and silent. If you need to leave class early inform your teacher to dismiss you before the final relaxation.
BACK TO BASICS JANUARY 2022
This will allow for a small class size offering individualized attention, feedback, and sequences to take home to help you develop a home practice. If you’re just getting started on your yoga journey, haven’t practiced for a while, have an injury and looking for modification or just find yourself wanting to focus on the foundations of your practice, this yoga class is for you. Back to Basics introduces fundamental postures that allow you to build your practice. We will focus on proper alignment with the use of props beginning with standing postures, and move on to seated poses, and twists. You will learn how to use the breath to link postures together, focusing on a breakdown of Sun Salutation A. Expect to feel stronger, more flexible, and have an increased awareness, both on and off your yoga mat.
ALIGN AND FLOW
Flow in sun salutations and between basic yoga postures with a focus on correct body posture and breathing. Geared for beginner to intermediate level students. Class with be 60-70 minutes in duration.
A class for all experience levels, gentle hatha is for those students who are just beginning their yoga practice as well as experienced yogis with a desire to slow things down. The longer holds and repetition of poses focuses on alignment and is designed to develop strength, stamina and flexibility. The addition of meditation and breath work provides a fully immersive yoga experience.
This gentle form of yoga is practiced sitting on a chair or using a chair for support during standing poses. Chair yoga is especially suitable for older adults, people with balance or coordination issues, and those with disabilities. Chair yoga helps increase flexibility, lung capacity, circulation and strength, improves balance, and relieves stress. The class incorporates breathing exercises, stretching, yoga postures, and final relaxation.
Improve your overall health and well being while building strength, stamina, and body awareness. Learn, or return to the foundations of yoga postures, by focusing on alignment. This class incorporates the use of props to aid in comfort. Allow your body, mind, and breath to come together to restore energy, reduce stress, increase strength, and flexibility. No yoga experience necessary.
SLOW GLOW (CANDLELIGHT - SEASONAL FALL & WINTER)
We will warm our bodies with a vinyasa flow, allowing postures to thread together in a sequence of breath led movement. We will end with relaxing stretches focused on lengthening muscles, releasing fascia, and allowing ligaments and tendons to release. This class will take place under the glow of candlelight and in a warm room. This will be the perfect class for evenings, relaxing and preparing your body for sleep.
Find true balance in this moving meditation. Slowing down the flow can help you maintain control of your breath, build determination, and intensify your practice. This class links unhurried breath with movement, mindfully holding postures for several breaths, and awakening the body. Explore the details of each posture at a comfortable pace to allow your body to deepen into a stretch or pause in a strength-building pose and clearing your mind. Good for all levels.
Blend is modeled after a bell curve. We will (usually) begin on the floor with stretching, breathing and intention setting. Gradually moving towards standing flows and/or a pivotal peak posture. The pivotal posture may be workshopped (broken down step-by-step) to give the participant an opportunity to feel different modifications of the asana. Typically for the last 20 minutes of class we will return to the floor for backbends, hip openers, forward folds, and twists. Ending in a final resting posture and closing mindfulness practice. Varying alignment cues and props will be offered.
BEND AND BEER
This class is designed to develop the foundations of a structurally sound yoga practice. Learn how to deepen your practice through alignment focus and body awareness postures which is important for injury prevention. This class provides opportunity to learn modifications for what your body needs; to truly learn how to make this your own practice. Emphasis is given to ease tension and tightness in the lower back, improving flexibility in the hips and shoulders, transitioning safely between postures, and breathing properly while “taking it the edge”. Yoga basic classes help students proceed towards more advanced postures as well as prepare for faster-paced flow classes. Ideal for any student wanting to gain a better understanding of the postures and the practice. Great for beginner students; however, more advanced students are welcome and encouraged to practice at their own level. Class duration 60-70 minutes. Followed by pint of choice at Snowbelt Brewery
This 1 hour class is designed to generate mental, physical and emotional relaxation. Some of the many benefits include a reduction in stress, anxiety, insomnia and depression. One hour is equivalent to 3 hours of regular sleep. Please feel free to bring a blanket or any props that may make you comfortable in this reclined guided meditation. Chairs are also available if you choose to enjoy class in a seated position. Tibetan Singing Bowls will complete our practice. Please refrain from wearing perfume or cologne. Class happens quarterly.
This class is designed to develop the foundations of a structurally sound yoga practice. Learn how to deepen your practice through alignment focus and body awareness postures which is important for injury prevention. This class provides opportunity to learn modifications for what your body needs; to truly learn how to make this your own practice. Emphasis is given to ease tension and tightness in the lower back, improving flexibility in the hips and shoulders, transitioning safely between postures, and breathing properly while “taking it the edge”. Yoga basic classes help students proceed towards more advanced postures as well as prepare for faster-paced flow classes. Ideal for any student wanting to gain a better understanding of the postures and the practice. Great for beginner students; however, more advanced students are welcome and encouraged to practice at their own level. Class duration 60-70 minutes.