2017 FALL SCHEDULE

September-December

Monday

8-10:30am  *MINI RETREAT, OCTOBER 2nd* Singing Bowls, Yoga & Qigong with Eva, Mari & Flora

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

5:45-7pm   *6wk session 11/13-12/18* 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  *6wk session 10/10-11/14* Pre/Post-Natal Yoga - Naomi Cole

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

Wednesday

9-10:15am   Yoga for Beginners - Sandra Carden/Mari von Walthausen

11-12:15pm   Shakti Yin Yoga - Molly Stimac

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

Thursday

10:30-11:30am   Chair Yoga - Mari von Walthausen

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

Friday

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

Saturday

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

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

 

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.

Shakti Yin Yoga:  Yin yoga shows us how to find stillness.  In that stillness of body, breath, and mind we create space for energy to flow unhindered.  Shakti means energy in Sanskrit.  It is the force behind consciousness and the feminine aspect of existence.  We will explore how awareness of Shakti can enrich our practice.

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.  This is an all ages space!  Children are very welcome:)  Donation.

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

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.

Sacred Dharma Flow: description coming.

Pre/Post-Natal: description coming.