and in the mind and prepare for yoga postures. The heart of each class is a sequence of postures that stretch, strengthen and balance the body integrating breath and movement in a focused flow of energy. Modifications for poses are shown frequently and principles of body alignment and breath awareness are emphasized. Each class ends with deep relaxation. Gentle, Beginner, All Levels and Vinyasa classes offered.
Taught by Kim Kelchner, Lesley Tillotson and Brenda D'Angelo.
Bowspring alignment is about restoring the natural curves of our spine and using the power of the glutes and back-body to give us stability and ease of motion.
In this class, Peg will introduce the idea of "bow spring" posture, using a sequence of poses and modifications. Come joint the fight against the "sitting disease" in a fun and liberating class!
Taught by Peg Engasser
Kundalini Yoga is a dynamic form of yoga that balances the mind, body, emotions, and spirit. Containing elements from all yogic teachings, including Asana (postures), Pranayam (breathing techniques), Mantra (sounds), Mudra (hand positions), and Meditation, these classes help to stretch and tone muscles, strengthen the nervous, glandular, and immune systems, and increase mental clarity. At the same time, learn the art of stress relief and relaxation to create an inner calm and grace that will guide your transitions through the challenges of life.
Meditation is an integral part of the Kundalini Yoga tradition; it creates a communication between you and your mind, and between your mind and your body. Discover consciously how to control your
Kripalu Yoga blends inner focus, postures, and breathwork to encourage and develop an internal meditative awareness and experience of yoga. Moving slowly and easing into postures, Kripalu yoga emphasizes following the flow of energy (prana), compassionate self-acceptance, observing the activity of the mind without judgment, and taking what is learned on the mat into daily life. The practice teaches you to tap into your own inner-knowing and wisdom establishing an intimate and nurturing relationship with your body. Every sensation is responded to with tenderness and compassion, and each practice is approached with an attitude of openness and acceptance.
Classes begin with warm-up movements and breath awareness to cultivate a relaxed state in the body
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need more individual attention and a slower, gentler pace. Designed to address certain areas (neck & shoulders, low back, etc.) and special conditions (sciatica, scoliosis, chronic fatigue, etc.). Very beneficial for those in pain or recovering from injury. Taught by Liane Bracciale.
thoughts by chanting mantras, syllables that act to elevate through sound vibration. Meditation in Kundalini Yoga will help develop mental awareness, intuition, and the ability to focus. Regular practice also fosters a sense of well being, stability, and peace, and connects us to the clarity of the soul. Taught by Shannon Caldwell.
Yoga is a light,
which once lit, will never dim.
The better your practice, the
brighter the flame.
Honoring yoga in its purest form, Kripalu, Svaroopa®, Kundalini, and Sridaiva style classes are offered at all practice levels and for special conditions. Classes are ongoing, offered on a “drop-in” basis unless otherwise noted. We encourage you to explore the different yoga styles and class levels described below. If you are not sure what class best meets your needs, please contact us and we can help you find the class level and style best for you.
Svaroopa® Yoga is a gentle form of yoga dedicated to opening the deepest tensions in the body—the muscles attached to the spine. Through carefully selected poses and the precise placement of props, Svaroopa® yoga releases tension, lengthens and strengthens the muscles of the body, and leads to inner transformation. Classes taught in the Svaroopa® style create deep and profound changes in the body and mind. When the spine is opened, everything in the body opens up. Internal organs are no longer compressed and function more optimally. The nervous system, immune system, respiration and circulation all improve. You feel younger and have more vitality.
A slower paced gentle and therapeutic class is taught for those with special conditions and injuries that