Karen is back with another class and this time she will guide you through a sequence filled with yoga blocks! Blocks provide much needed support and assistance for many students, especially beginners and students who may lack flexibility. If used properly, blocks can help prevent injury and make poses more accessible. Karen will use the blocks with a variety of postures and add a little fun to the practice. This class should be suitable for most beginners. Poses include Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward-Facing Dog), Marjaryasana & Bitilasana (Cat/Cow Pose), Utkatasana (Chair Pose), Sukhasana (Easy Pose), Low Lunge, and more. As always practice safely. Enjoy!
If you’re looking to wind down, look no further! In this simple class, Drinie will lead you through a basic and grounded class to help you focus on breath and simply relaxing. As a result, this sequence is full of grounded postures to keep you off your feet. Many of the poses will also provide a nice gentle stretch, especially for the upper body. This class would fall into the restorative style and should be suitable for most beginners. No props are needed for this class. Poses include a variety of seated postures and simple stretches. Most of this class can be practiced from the Easy Seat position. Drinie also includes a few forward folds as well. As always practice safely. Enjoy!
In this class, Darien will lead you through a basic flow that will focus on opening up in order to wind down and relax. The sequence is filled with postures that will open the chest and shoulders as this area of the body is known to collect tension. Darien will also offer a few forward fold poses that also aid in helping to reduce tension. This is an All Levels class, but some students may be challenged with certain poses. No props are needed for this class. Poses include Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward-Facing Dog), Uttana Shishosana (Puppy Pose), Uttanasana (Standing Forward Bend), Malasana (Yogi Squat Pose), Urdhva Mukha Svanasana (Upward Facing Dog) and more! As always practice safely. Enjoy!
All of us may start our yoga practice for slightly different reasons, but in the end, most of us decide that yoga has added joy and better health to our lives! In this class, Drinie will guide you through a flow that is meant to simply celebrate yoga and all of it's various benefits. This sequence will offer a multitude of poses and is probably best suited for the Intermediate yogi with a little experience on the mat. No props are needed for this class. Poses include Marjaryasana & Bitilasana (Cat/Cow Pose), Utkatasana (Chair Pose), Virabhadrasana III (Warrior III Pose), Ardha Chandrasana (Half Moon pose), Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose) and more! As always practice safely. Enjoy!
If you enjoy both yoga and Pilates, this class will give you a little taste of both styles! Karen will guide you through some low impact small movement Pilates style exercises, and she will also toss in some traditional yoga postures along the way. You will spend all of your time grounded to the mat and this class should give the core a nice workout. We would suggest a towel for a little sweat but the class should work well for most beginners. No props are needed for this class. Poses include Marjaryasana & Bitilasana (Cat/Cow Pose), Forearm Plank, Salamba Bhujangasana (Sphinx pose), plus serveral Pilates core exercises and more! As always practice safely. Enjoy!
Let's face it, sometimes all of us can benefit from an afternoon pick me up! Fortunately, yoga can be a great way to get the body moving and shake off the mid-day blues. Naturally, this class can be practiced morning, noon or night, but Darien planned it as an Afternoon Delight. This class is about 40 minutes in length and would be considered an All Levels class with simple flow elements and may provide a little test for beginners. No props are needed for this class. Poses include Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward-Facing Dog), Anjaneyasana (Crescent Pose), Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose), Kumbhakaasana (Plank Pose), Utkatasana (Chair Pose), and more! As always practice safely. Enjoy!
Usually, there's nothing more fun than an energetic yoga flow to get the blood pumping! In this flow, Drinie will not only keep you moving, but she will do it with some unique and organic movements. These dance-like moves will loosen the body and mind throughout this class. Don't worry, no dance skills are needed, just an open mind and willingness to move the hips! The class also offers plenty of classic yoga postures. No props are needed for this class. Poses include Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward-Facing Dog), Camatkarasana (Wildthing Pose), Anjaneyasana (Crescent Pose), Fallen Triangle Pose, and more! As always practice safely. Enjoy!
Ahh yes, a good stretch always feels nice! If you're a true beginner yoga student, you may not be blessed with great flexibility. In this class, Jenny will show you easy stretches and how to use a yoga strap to make them even more accessible. The stretches provided will help stretch the shoulders, back and hamstrings. Luckily, props can be a good way to practice safely and not force your self into poses. You will need a yoga strap for this class and a block would be helpful. Poses include Virasana (Hero Pose), Paschimottanasana (Seated Forward Fold Pose), Savasana (Corpse Pose), Extended Hand To Big Toe, and more! As always practice safely. Enjoy!
Yin Yoga classes are slow moving classes that allow you to hold a pose for a longer period of time. As a result, these type of classes are great for slowing the mind and finding a deeper version of the pose or stretch. In this class, Drinie will keep you grounded on your back for the entire class with a focus on some simple Yin style stretches. The sequence should work for beginners but may offer a challenge along the way. No props are needed. Poses include Supta Baddha Konasana (Reclining Bound Angle), Ananda Balasana (Happy Baby Pose), Supta Matsyendrasana (Supine Spinal Twist), Baby Pigeon and more! As always practice safely. Enjoy!
Just about everyone on the planet is familar with Downward Dog, there's no doubt that it's one of the most popular of all yoga poses. Downward Dog is thought of as a resting posture, although many beginners may not find it to be very restful. Even as a resting pose, this posture is an active posture with many finer points. This intermediate class will hopefully help you refine your Downward Dog and get more from the pose. A yoga block will be helpful. Poses include Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward-Facing Dog), Uttana Shishosana (Puppy Pose), Ardha Hanumanasana (Half Splits), Ardha Pincha Mayurasana (Dolphin Pose) and more! As always practice safely. Enjoy!