YOGA CLASS DESCRIPTIONS
We offer a variety of classes for you to choose and benefit from. Classes are appropriate for all levels. Our teachers are experienced and know when to turn it up or down. You are always welcome to let your teachers know about goals, injuries, preferences and/or experience.
Tue & Thu // 11am-12pm
"Vinyāsa" roughly means "to place in a conscious or intentionally ordered manner." Our Vinyasa class involves flowing through sequenced poses and linking the movements to breath. Students gain strength and flexibility through the practice but the real goal is to turn our focus inwards preparing the mind and body for meditation. We draw on the teachings of the traditional Yogic texts, including The Yoga Sūtras, in which the great sage Patañjali sets forth the eight limbs (practices) of Yoga, The Bhagavad Gītā, The 13 Principle Upanishads, and the influential works of the Hatha Yoga lineage.
This class is suitable for all-levels. We provide options to challenge all skill levels; beginner to the advanced.
Tue & Thu // 915-1030am
Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan is an ancient practice of yoga, which has a deep scientific base to strengthen the connection between the body, mind and soul. It is a form of yoga that is at least 5,000 years old, which was brought to the West from India by Yogi Bhajan, master of Kundalini Yoga, in 1969.
Kundalini Yoga brings the technology and personal discipline to awaken one’s higher consciousness, bringing greater balance and harmony to one’s life. This awareness and balance is encouraged by the practice of pranayama (breath work), specific kriyas (exercise sets), ancient mantras (sounds) and meditations. Through this practice of kundalini yoga, the soul’s energy, kundalini force, is moved from the base of the spine, where it lays, up the spinal column, feeding the nerves, glands and energy centers (chakras), as it travels up the body.
Ongoing By Appointment // Fridays 115-220pm
$35 drop-in -or- $30 per for a series of four classes ($120 total)
The Small Group Yoga philosophy allows you to enjoy the benefits and intimacy of a private session, yet share the costs with a limited amount of members.
Appropriate for all levels. Focus is on building structural strength through standing and laying gentle moves, body work with therapy balls and guided relaxation through meditation.
Classes include yoga philosophy, asana, breathing, and meditation combined with movement therapy, Pilates, classical dance, and fitness training.
Your instructor, Lynn is specially trained in functional movement, bio-mechanical retraining, neuro-muscular and skeletal alignment, strengthening and healing the whole body and mind.
Saturdays // 9-1030am // 1x per month // $15 drop-in
2017 Dates: 1/28, 2/11, 3/11, 4/15, 5/13, 6/17, 7/8, 8/5, 9/9, 10/7, 11/4, 12/2
The gong is an ancient instrument, dating back to 3,000 years, although it's actually thought to have been used for healing and transformation much earlier than that.
The gong creates sound waves and vibrations which are heard and felt in each cell of our body. The gong acoustically elevates us to a higher state of awareness and affects the brain waves to bring about changes in the subconscious mind, facilitating a deep, effortless meditative experience. It is during this time of letting go and relaxing that the benefits of the gong begin to impact the body.
Combining the healing sound of the gong with sacred intention assists one in rediscovering their divine spiritual being and the gifts that knowledge brings. During this time of self-discovery, transformation and healing occur as one allows the gong to play the universe.
Some benefits of a gong meditation are:
- Deep relaxation as the mind releases feelings of stress
- Releases blocks and reduces tension
- Stimulates circulation
- Balances the chakras
- Strengthens the immune system
- Encourages the movement of prana or chi (life force energy)
- Restores normal vibratory frequencies that are in disharmony
- Stimulates the glandular system to a higher level of functioning
- Encourages higher awareness and consciousness condusive to healing
The listener only has to let go and let the sound of the gong do the work as it bathes the body, mind and soul. Just as we bathe or shower daily to cleanse the physical body of the “stuff” of the day, so too shall we meditate daily to cleanse the mind of what no longer serves us.