Yoga with Balance - Class Types
Whether new to yoga, have a particular challenge you'd like to work on, or simply craving a safe place to explore your practice, our Yoga 101 class is the perfect way to gain strength, flexibility, & function.
This class is an opportunity to really learn the basics of yoga - how to activate the correct muscles; how to increase range without sacrificing stability; & how to do it all in a way that feels good in your body.
Classes teach the basics of Hatha-style yoga - creating a strong, safe foundation to explore your practice from, while incorporating soothing, calming movements to allow your body & mind a chance to relax.
Created to be accessible & achievable for all students, regardless of abilities or prior experience, this class will also allow those with more experience to delve deeper into their yoga practice.
Mondays 5:30pm (Theresa)
Yin Yoga: an antidote to today's fast-paced, stressed-out & maxed-out lifestyle; an opportunity for calm, stillness, & the practice of being present.
Yin Yoga is a slow-paced, meditative-type yoga practice. Poses are held for longer, allowing the body (AND mind) to settle in for a more complete release that targets not only the muscles, but also the deeper tissues like fascia, ligaments, and joints.
While Yin does provide vast physical benefits, the mental & emotional ones (like improved sense of relaxation, calm, and mental clarity) are paramount.
This class is well suited for beginners, as well as anyone looking to help manage stress, or simply relax & unwind at the end of the day.
Mondays 7pm (Theresa)
Strong & Steady | Functional Yoga
This class is the culmination of a teacher with 15 years experience as a Registered Massage Therapist; 6 years experience teaching yoga; & nearly 15 years attending yoga & fitness classes!
Considering yoga a tool for helping to live fuller lives off the yoga mat, the goals of Strong & Steady classes include gaining strength & stability; restoring range of motion, mobility, & function; and finding a place of inspiration & calm so that physically, mentally, & emotionally, we're all better equipped to handle the rest of our lives, outside the yoga studio.
This class is for everyone - from the person needing some physical or mental respite from the strains of daily life; to the grandparent who wants to be able to run & play with their grandkids; to the person with the physically demanding job who wants to support that career longterm. You can expect to find sneaky strengthening exercises; accessible yet empowering flows; and a gradual, safe, but fun & calming progression that will leave students feeling challenged, empowered, and better able to fully enjoy the best moments of life.
Tuesdays 10am (Jessica)
Mixing Pilates, Yoga, & other fitness styles, this fun fusion class is designed to leave students with a stronger core; long, lean muscles; & improved mobility & balance.
Pilates focuses on developing a strong core, improving posture, and increasing strength, length, and mobility, all while purposefully working to connect the mind, body, & spirit. The end results are long, lean muscles; a stronger core; and better posture.
This class combines the power of Pilates with Yoga & other fitness styles. Caroline brings a wealth of experience to her classes. As a former Physio/Occupational Therapy Assistant, her vast knowledge of the body's anatomy, especially when dealing with injuries, goes well beyond the average fitness instructor.
Expect to be challenged in class, but never beyond. Due to its rehabilitative nature, Pilates can be excellent for those recovering from an injury or dealing with arthritis, pain, or injury recovery.
Wednesdays 5:30pm (Caroline)
Flow / Yin Yoga
Our Yin/Yang class is a blended class starting with all-levels Hatha yoga, and finishing with slower-paced Yin.
Hatha Yoga combines all the numberous benefits of yoga - from the physical (like increased strength, stability, & flexibility), to the mental & emotional ones (improved relaxation, calm, & mental clarity), among others.
Yin poses are held for longer so the body can settle in for a more complete release, designed to calm the body & mind, culminating in a wonderful "let-go" experience.
This class is designed to be a balance of both challenge & relaxation for students of all levels & abilities, and is well suited for anyone looking to help manage stress or simply relax at the end of the day.
Wednesdays 7pm (Caroline)