I teach all gentle classes with a focus on healing the body, releasing stress, using the breath, practicing mindfulness and stretching the body with specific postures. My classes are slow paced, protect the joints, and available for all levels of experience. Specifically, I focus on working with people who have physical injuries or are experiencing emotional trauma.
Current Studio Classes:
Restorative Yoga (Gentlest)
Restorative yoga is a practice that is all about slowing down and opening your body through passive stretching. In a typical class, you will hardly move at all, doing just a few postures in the course of an hour, all supported by props to allow the body to rest and release tension.. It is a completely different experience than most contemporary yoga . Accessible to anyone regardless of physical condition, you ‘rest’ comfortably in poses for several minutes to releasing stress and calming your mind. It is like going to a spa…
Slow & Gentle Yoga (Gentler)
A fun, easy going class to gently stretch your muscles with a variety of poses and props. Pace is slow and modifications for all body types are always offered. It is a softer, nurturing, slow-paced, well-supported and relaxing practice. Open to all levels. I minimize the strain on joints by grouping the poses by seated, supine, prone and standing.
Yin Yoga (Gentle)
Similar to restorative, the poses last several minutes but in yin, it is a deep stretch of the connective tissues, the fascia, and can be intense. You will feel slightly uncomfortable. It is a quiet and simple practice, but not an easy practice. Yin yoga works deeply into the body, targeting the connective tissues — ligaments, joints, bones, and the deep fascia networks of the body — rather than the muscles. It has amazing health benefits such as stimulating anti-inflammatory enzymes and the production of collagen and other fluids that dry up with age. I guarantee you will feel amazing afterwards!
Classes offered previously and may be offered again:
Aqua yoga uses the resistance of the water to increase muscle tone, strength and flexibility all while protecting your joints from injury. Mini-flows (a few postures linked together) are combined to work the entire body.
Meditation is a practice of concentrated focus upon a sound, object, visualization, the breath, movement, or attention itself in order to increase awareness of the present moment, reduce stress, promote relaxation, and enhance personal and spiritual growth. While not a regular class, I offer workshops in mediation throughout the year as well as incorporate it into my yoga classes.