Pricing changes marked below
**Effective Jan. 1, 2016**
New Participant One Week Unlimited Classes..$30
10 Class Card..$150 ($170)
20 Class Card..$250 ($300)
Monthly Unlimited Classes..$120 ($145)
Annual Unlimited Classes..$1,200
Core & Restore
Lunar Flow (Yang/Yin/Meditation)
This class combines ‘yang’ postures transitioning into more ‘yin’ type postures. Yang postures include energizing postures designed to create heat in the body as well as increasing focus and strength. Yin postures include cooling postures designed to calm and open the body. The combination of energizing Yang postures with opening Yin postures will leave you feeling refreshed and relaxed. All levels welcome.
In the 1920‘s, Joseph Pilates defined a series of 34 specific exercises to be performed individually on a mat without aid or assistance from any machinery, simply using ones own body weight to challenge muscular recruitment and strength. Mat Pilates invites the possibility of enhancing physical strength, flexibility, and coordination as well as reducing stress, improving mental focus, and fostering an improved sense of well-being. The foundation principles of Pilates are breath, concentration, control, precision, flow and finding ones own center of gravity.
Whether you have been engaged in a meditation practice for year or you have yet to explore the practice, we invite you to join us for this half hour of mindful stillness. Bring your curiosity, let go of any preconceived ideas of what meditation is or is not and come explore what meditation might be to you. With practice, learn to slow down and still the incessant activity of the mind tapping into your body’s own intelligence and wisdom, bringing clarity and a deep state of peace. No Charge
Restorative classes by nature induce deep states of restoration often leading us to deep states of relaxation. The use of ‘props’ such as cushions (bolsters) and folded blankets, support the body in deeply relaxing poses that are generally 7-15 minutes in length. By settling into fully supported, passive poses for longer periods, the body is invited to open and all organs and systems of the body are benefited. Some of the results of deep relaxation are the reduction of blood pressure, improvement in digestion, circulation, elimination, the reduction of muscle tension, insomnia and fatigue. Restorative yoga is the perfect compliment to your more active practices.
The word Tensegrity was first coined by Buckminster Fuller as an ‘architectural’ term combining two words: tension & integrity. Developed by Gioia Irwin, the Tensegrity Repair Series is a mindful sequence of movements designed to move the joint spaces in the body through ‘neutral’ enhancing strength and tone, increasing mobility and flexibility and bringing an awareness of the connection between core and limbs. What is embodied through this sequence leads to intelligent movement in all practices.
This gentle, meditative class deeply opens tight areas in the body and improves flexibility. Yin Yoga emphasizes holding postures for 3 to 5 minutes to access the dense fibrous ligaments, or connective tissue of the joints. All of the postures are non weight bearing, practiced in a seated position. The intention is to encourage circulation in less flexible areas, to lengthen and release deep connective tissue, especially in the joints closest to the core of the body: the hips, lower back, and the sacrum area.
Yoga for Back Care
Jools will be teaching this specialized class focusing on back care with the use of the wonderful BackMitra ~ come check this class out when it starts in October.
Yoga for Restoration & Resilience
Working in a high stress, often high risk environment takes a toll on the body and on the nervous system. This can lead to physical injury, sleep disturbances and even chronic illness. Often we just push through discomfort and pain – both physical and emotional. There are, however, tools offered through the practice of yoga that can help build physical endurance, emotional balance and subsequent resilience in the body and mind.
Through simple breathing techniques, and postures that do not require any previous experience in yoga and through invitational language, students begin to feel calmer and stronger. These practices can be taken effortlessly into daily life to support a balancing of the nervous system – bringing more energy into the day and a more restful sleep.
Effortless relaxation, yoga nidra means yogic sleep, a state of conscious relaxation and meditation.