Karen is best known for her love of Pilates and Vinyasa Flow classes, but this time she will slow down and give you the chance to join her! This Yin style class will focus on a few restorative postures to help you feel grounded and restored. Yin style classes move at a slow pace and allow you to hold poses longer. Holding the pose longer will hopefully let you find a deeper version of the posture. Like most Yin style classes, this one will make use of blocks to aid you in holding the poses. Slowing down and being grounded will also allow you to focus on your breath. Overall, Yin style classes should slow your breath, mind and promote a feeling of relaxation. 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!
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!
Chair yoga classes can be a great way for true beginners or older students to enjoy yoga! These classes take advantage of a chair to make the postures more accessible to students. In this short class, Jenny will introduce you to a few postures using the chair for support. Most of the poses in the class could also be used for quick yoga in the office, although you should make sure you're boss is cool with it! All you will need for the class is a chair and a couple of blocks. Poses include a couple of side and shoulder stretches, and a version of Utkatasana (Chair Pose) using the chair for support. Plus, Savasana Pose! As always practice safely. Enjoy!
It's no secret that stress and tension can gather in our upper body, especially in the neck and shoulders. We've added a class recently with Drinie that focused on the shoulders. In this class, Kim will take a few minutes to help you give attention to both the neck and shoulders. This sequence is very grounded with only seated poses and postures on your back. We would consider this a restorative style practice. A block will be useful. Poses include several neck stretch exercises in Sukhasana (Easy Pose), shoulder openers and stretches in Supta Matsyendrasana (Supine Twist), plus Balasana (Child's Pose) and more. As always practice safely. Enjoy!
Drinie will guide you through this short time saving class that's packed full of heart openers, and it may just put you in a better state of mind! Heart openers are a great way to open the mind and free tension from the upper body, especially that dreaded shoulder stress from sitting slumped at a desk all day. This class is an All Levels class with many poses suited for beginners! No props are needed for this class. Poses include Marjaryasana & Bitilasana (Cat/Cow Pose), Uttana Shishosana (Puppy Pose), Salamba Bhujangasana (Sphinx Pose), Salabhasana (Locust Pose), Natarajasana (Dancer Pose), Anjaneyasana (Low Lunge) and more. As always practice safely. Enjoy!
If you're running short on time, this class with Kim should help! This sequence is only about 15 minutes in length and it's dedicated to postures that will help you make the legs stronger. Many of these poses will also help to tone and tighten the glutes. The class would fall into the Intermediate category with some poses that might challenge the beginner student. It's safe to say that you might break a little sweat. No props are needed. Poses include Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward-Facing Dog), Virabhadrasana I (Warrior I), Utkatasana (Chair Pose), Virabhadrasana III (Warrior III Pose), Uttanasana (Standing Forward Bend) and more. As always practice safely. Enjoy!
Naturally, yoga can present many challenges, it can test our endurance, make us sweat and it can certainly test our flexibility and strength! However, sometimes it can just be simple. This class is short and it's just a simple flow that would be suited for most any beginner. Kim does toss in a short Boat Pose if you decide to get a little adventurous! The sequence is about 20 minutes and filled with numerous beginner postures. Poses include Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward-Facing Dog), Anjaneyasana (Crescent), Virabhadrasana II (Warrior II), Kumbhakaasana (Plank Pose) and more. As always practice safely. Enjoy!
Of course, yoga is well known for it's offering of poses to help make us more flexible! Flexibilty can actually help us avoid injury and even make some daily tasks a little easier. Better spine flexibilty is also an important aspect of having a healthy back. This class is only about 20 minutes in length and should work well for yoga students of all levels. Feel free to hit the mat with Kim and find your stretch! Poses include Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward-Facing Dog), Prasarita Padottanasana (Wide Legged Forward Fold Pose), Uttanasana (Standing Forward Bend), Trikonasana (Triangle), and more. As always practice safely. Enjoy!