Yoga

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Living Well with Hatha Yoga - (Karen)

The true definition of YOGA is "to bring into union". The philosophy of yoga is the perfect moving art for all ages, abilities and needs. Yoga will provide you with "exercise" through the practice of yoga posture (asana) routines while also supporting you to achieve optimal health and wellness in body, emotions, mind, and spirit. Classes will focus on all the benefits of yoga with postures, breath work, meditation, and yoga philosophy to still the mind and open the heart. With a still mind and open heart you can access your inner wisdom and inner healing capacity to create the life of your dreams!

Hatha yoga focuses on the specific yoga posture, alignment and breath in unison. This style of yoga is more of a "slow flow" and sequence of postures. Emphasis is placed on breath and movement flow, combined with alignment of postures and holding of postures while breathing. All poses can be done at a beginner or intermediate level, along with addition of specific aerobic pose series (ie sun salutation) if you desire to increase the intensity of your workout.

Benefits of Yoga:

  • Increased flexibility
  • Increased muscle strength and tone
  • Improved respiration, energy and vitality
  • The maintenance of a balanced metabolism
  • Weight reduction
  • Cardio and circulatory health
  • Improved athletic performance
  • Protection from injury
  • Sense of centeredness and inner peace
  • Deeper sense of inner connection
  • It's Fun!

Types of Yoga Classes:

  • Hatha Yoga Fundamentals
  • Beginner-Intermediate Level
  • Chair Yoga for home or businesses
  • Open-Up Yoga for those with chronic illness or special challenged

Yoga Class Descriptions

Hatha Yoga Fundamentals:

This Hatha Yoga class is designed for individuals who have never experienced yoga or need a refresher of breath work, basic meditation, and the specifics of every pose. During this series we will do an entire fundamentals series in every class at a beginner pace with a few poses or principles of yoga highlighted and detailed each class. This is an ongoing class so you can join at any time. Class is 60 minutes.

Beginner-Intermediate:

This is an ongoing Hatha Yoga class you can come to at any time that focuses on the next level of developing a consistent yoga practice. We will flow more with our basic level poses while adding new poses, introduce therapeutic breath-work, increase our knowledge of yoga philosophy and practice meditation techniques. As we increase the pace and difficulty of our poses we learn about the upper limits of our body, emotions, mind, and spirit-and also learn how to move to the next level of health and wellness. You will be supported and encouraged to stretch to reach the next level of your practice. Intermediate level work will be introduced weekly.

Chair Yoga:

A perfect class if you can't get on the floor and a gentle workout too! We will use a chair and standing with a chair support to move through yoga postures modified for sitting and standing. The entire series can be done while in the chair for those unable to stand or bear weight. We incorporate breath work with flow of poses to provide an overall gentle body workout. Perfect for all beginners, individuals at work in corporate settings for stress relief and health support, seniors and anyone with health and wellness issues that limit physical activity.

Open Up Yoga:

This is our "before asanas" (yoga postures) 6 week yoga class designed for individuals who need to get in the flow of breath and opening up joints and the body to prepare for postures. Gently opening up your joints releases old toxic energy, increases range of motion and helps to bring in new energy for healing, vitality, and life! A perfect class for someone who has never tried yoga, desires more energy, focus and free movement in their body, has limited range of motion, or anyone with illness of a body system that makes traditional yoga especially challenging. This class can be done on the floor or in a chair. We will flow with meditation, breath and a joint freeing series to prepare the body for our next level-Yoga Fundamentals. Home practice encouraged between sessions.

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