2017 FALL SCHEDULE

September-December

Monday

12-1pm   Yin Yang Yoga (donation) - Peg Burman

5:45-7pm   *5wk session 11/20-12/18* Sacred Dharma Flow - Naomi Cole

Tuesday

8-9am   *6wk session 10/17-11/21* Qigong "Finding Inner Healing" - Flora Biancalana

10:30-11:30am   Feldenkrais Method - Terry Griffin

1:30-2:30pm  *5wk session 11/21-12/19* Pre/Post-Natal Yoga - Naomi Cole

5:30-6:30pm   Community Yoga (by donation) - Amy Hubbell

7-8:15pm    Yin Yoga - Kirt Baab

Wednesday

9-10:15am   Yoga for Beginners - Sandra Carden

7-8:15pm    *1st & 3rd Wednesday* Ecstatic Dance/Free Movement/ALL ages!

Thursday

10:30-11:30am   Chair Yoga - Mari von Walthausen (no class on Thanksgiving 11/23)

Our usual 4th Thursday Tibetan Singing Bowls will skip November.  We will have a special "Holiday Bowls" on Thursday, December 14th, 7-8:30pm

Friday

10:30-11:45am   Gentle Yoga - Mahina Winkelmann (no class on 11/24)

6-7:30pm   Nov 10, 17 & Dec 8   Chakradance - Jessica Merwin - Introductory classes! / $20 or use your class card and just pay the difference.

Saturday

9:30-10:30am   Yoga for Recovery - Molly Stimac

Sunday

11-12:30pm    *2nd Sundays* Ecstatic Dance/Free Movement/ALL ages!

 

 

 

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Yin Yang Yoga:  This class combines the slow deep stretches of Yin yoga poses for maintaining ease and mobility through the joints and connective tissues along with the muscular stretch and strengthening of more active & heating poses.  A balanced practice accessible to newer and experienced students alike.  Some basic yoga experience helpful.

Sacred Dharma Flow:  Open to receiving and exploring ways of finding your Dharma path.
In this 6 week series we will explore through the body, mind and spirit, finding your Sacred Dharma path through yoga practice, guided meditation, journaling, and witnessing.
* The Physical Body - Learning powerful tools for women, including self-care massage techniques.
* The Emotional Body: Witnessing emotions, exploring love language, creating a safe container.
* The Spiritual Body: Moving toward trusting your soul path.
* Cleansing: Identifying areas in your life that need cleansing and the tools to do so.
* Sleep & Dream: Dream work techniques, and how to improve sleep, its importance on our hormone regulation, mood and health, including adrenal fatigue.
* Ritual & Ceremony:  Intentionally creating a doorway to receiving and a life that is full!
6 weeks, Mondays 5:45-7pm, November 13 through December 18.

Qigong:  While there are many, many different sequences within the practice of qigong, this Fall 6 week session is specifically for "Finding Inner Healing".  Working with a gentle Qigong practice, including stretches, flows, postures, sounds, color and meditation, this particular sequence is intended to enliven and strengthen your own healing energy.

Feldenkrais Method:  Feldenkrais uses a process of organic learning, movement, and sensing to free you from habitual patterns and allow for new patterns of thinking, moving and feeling to emerge.  The lessons are easy to do, of benefit to everyone, and the results can be extraordinary.  For both short term needs for pain relief, rehabilitation and recovery, and long term goals of health, vitality and flexibility.  For all abilities, no experience necessary.

Pre/Post-Natal:  In this six week series, October 10th through November 14th, connect with a supportive community of new and expecting mamas in this pre/postnatal yoga series.  Specifically designed for the bodies of women journeying into motherhood.
Prepare physically, emotionally and spiritually for the birth of your baby and rebuild strength postpartum.  Babies joyfully welcome!   6 week session $60.
Drop-ins $15 if space is available.  
Pre-registration encouraged!

Community Yoga:   This class is an offering to the community in which students may make a donation, as they are able, in exchange for the class.  We hope to make yoga accessible to a wider community regardless of current financial obstacles.  This is an All Levels class open to everyone.  It provides a well-rounded, safe and satisfying practice for able-bodied students. If you have acute injuries this class may not be suitable.

Yin Yoga:  Yin yoga, a practice of breath, stillness, and release opens the body and the mind to new possibilities. This 75 minute class is suitable for students of all levels of experience. Participants will use props as aids to modify their practice on the mat so they can adapt the asanas to target muscles, ligaments, fascia, and other connective tissues. As they rest into the poses, the students will soothe physical structures, release emotional tensions, and release energy previously held tightly within their body. It is common for students of yin to sleep deeply, feel more confident, and surprise themselves by being resilient in the face of distress. Wear comfortable clothes and come prepared to find flexibility of body, mind, and spirit.

Yoga for Beginners: is an introduction to the fundamentals of yoga; posture, breath and awareness. If you have never taken yoga before, or if it has been a long time since you’ve been on the mat, this is the place to start…or start again. Yoga for Beginners will include detailed instruction for all of the foundational postures, with modifications and variations. There will be some hands-on adjustments and a deep relaxation at the end of class. Yoga for Beginners is open to all levels. Many choose to take this entry level Yoga class again and again, as there is always more to discover about yourself as you change and grow. Yoga reminds us that we are always right where we are, being astonished beginners, in all ways.

Ecstatic Dance:  Not a class, but a community freeform movement space where you can move to your inner rhythm.  Music is selected to follow the "5 Rhythms", beginning slowly, building to a peak, then making it's way toward melodic and meditative to end in a space of quiet contentment.  Guidelines: 1.) Move however you wish.  2.) No talking on the dance floor.  3.) Respect yourself, the space and one another.  Ecstatic Dance is a drug & alcohol free space.  Please also refrain from photos, video, shoes and scents.  We begin and end sitting in an informal circle for optional sharing of thoughts, intentions, experiences, whatever is there to share.  This is an all ages space!  Children are very welcome:)  Donation.

Chair Yoga:  A creative & supported practice using the chair for seated poses, as well as, to support standing & balancing poses as needed.  We do not get down onto the floor in this class, and if student is unable to practice standing poses they are welcome to remain seated and still receive all the benefits of moving with the breath, maintaining range of motion in the joints and gently building core stability.  Beginner friendly.

Tibetan Singing Bowls:  Relax into the healing sounds & vibrations of a beautiful collection of Singing Bowls played by Eva Tytar every third Thursday evening of the month.  You are welcome to make yourself comfortable in any way you choose, in a folding chair or on the floor with available mats, blankets, bolsters.  Bring whatever you like to get extra comfy!  All ages welcome.  $12 or donation

Gentle Yoga:  Ease into greater mobility, flexibility & balance at a slower, more accessible pace.  This class provides the opportunity to fine tune your body/mind awareness, respect your own boundaries, honoring where you are in your body moment to moment, breathing, opening, moving through your comfortable range of motion.  Beginner friendly.

Chakradance:  Are you a “Toe Tapper”, “Foot Stomper”, “Head Banger”, or “Booty Shaker”?  Music is the universal language of humanity, bonding us all in a mutual kinship.  Dance is the language of the soul.  Chakradance reunites the individual with the collective, through an intimate guided meditation.  It provokes spontaneous movement, activated by the varying vibrational tones of its carefully choreographed music, promoting a body-mind-soul connection.  Explore this phenomenal healing modality and experience who you really are.

Yoga for Recovery:  This class is for anyone identifying and working with any form of addiction in their lives.  This is an all levels yoga class that moves at a gentle pace to give you the opportunity to show up and be more present to yourself.  Offered by free will donation.