2017 SPRING/SUMMER SCHEDULE

May-August

 

Tuesday

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

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

Wednesday

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

10:30-11:45am   Goddess Yoga and Meditation - Molly Stimac

5:45-7pm   Yin/Yang Yoga - Peg Burman

7-8:15pm    *3rd Wednesday* Ecstatic Dance

Thursday

10:45-11:45am   Chair Yoga - Mari von Walthausen

7-8pm   *4th Thursday* Tibetan Singing Bowls - Eva Tytar

Friday

10:30-11:45am   Gentle Yoga - Mahina Winklemann

Saturday

9:30-10:45am   Yoga for Recovery - Molly Stimac

6:00-7:00 pm   *1st Saturday* Work Your Flow (by donation) - Katie Nehil

Sunday    

Katie's Flow and Restorative Yoga classes are on hiatus for the warm weather.  Enjoy Sunday afternoons outside and she will see you in September!

 

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

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.

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.

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.

Goddess Yoga and Meditation:  Shakti is the feminine aspect of energy itself. It is the force behind everything in the Universe.  From microcosm to macrocosm and every atom in between, you will find Shakti.  In every thought, emotion, and function of your body, there she is.  Come and learn to dance with her and discover the true purpose within the dance.  
In Goddess Yoga and Meditation we will explore the energies of the ancient goddesses of yoga (and a few others from around the world), and learn to access the Goddess within.  By finding awareness, we can come to a place of stillness where the goddess resides, waiting to assist us. We need only ask.
There will be a yoga practice for all abilities followed by a meditation with the goddess focused on in the practice.  This class is for anyone looking to dive deeper into the spirituality of yoga, connect with other seekers, and begin a new adventure!

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.

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.

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.

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.

Work Your Flow:   Utilizing some of today's best hip hop and R&B, along with some old school grooves, this class is all about fun!  Students will connect breath with movement while being safely led through this level 1-2 Vinyasa class.  Challenge yourself and leave feeling sexy, confident, and strong.  If you like to heat it up (or just drop it like it's hot), laugh, smile, and work your yoga flow... this class is for you!   **WARNING** due to the nature of these funky jams, some music may contain adult language.

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 mediative 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!

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

**on hiatus til September**  Abundant Restorative - Break Up with Stress:  Are your nerves frazzled?  Do you feel constantly “stressed out”?  Learning to relax is essential to well-being, and Restorative Yoga can help.  While passive in nature, this mat- based class can bring students to a place of deeply nourishing rest in body, spirit, and mind.  Basic meditation may be utilized to help relax the mind and props will be used to help students find the highest degree of comfort possible for their body.  Students should be able to get up and down from the floor (chairs are available for support if needed).

**on hiatus til September**  Abundant Gentle Flow - Yoga for Everybody and Every Body:  Abundant and Curvy bodies this is your time!  This is a gentle class focusing on positive body image, safe alignment, and use of props for comfort and accessibility.  Attention is paid to the cultivation of a non-competitive atmosphere.  The use of breath, movement, community and positive inner dialogue will be used to help students feel comfortable in their yoga practice.  Although designed for people living in larger bodies, this class is available to anyone seeking a gentle yoga class in a body positive environment.