Each student is given individual attention and is encouraged to practice at his/her own rate. If a student cannot practice certain postures, variations and substitutions will be offered. Please contact the studio if you are not sure which class to attend.
All classes include a deep relaxation component.
Wear clothes to move in, bare feet, food digested.
Bring a yoga mat if you have one, or purchase a high quality mat at the studio, or rent one for $1 per class.
Fundamentals Introduces basic yoga poses and breath awareness with an emphasis on optimal alignment. Good for newcomers to yoga, and for those who wish to practice basics.
Level I Includes an expanding variety of yoga poses with an emphasis on optimal alignment. Supported inversions are introduced. Vinyasa (posture flow) is sometimes included. Those in good physical condition may begin here.
Level II A wide variety of yoga poses (including inversions, arm balances, backbends, vinyasa) with an emphasis on optimal alignment, and pranayama. Good physical condition needed.
Level III Vigorous practice including, inversions, backbends, vinyasa, arm balances, forward bends, twists, with an emphasis on optimal alignmen, and pranayama. Good physical condition and at least one year yoga practice needed.
Back Care & Fundamentals Fundamentals of yoga for students who need to move at a slower pace, require special assistance and/or may benefit from more props, with an emphasis on optimal alignment. This class is very helpful for scoliosis and most back conditions. Poses will be adapted and modified to suit individual needs. No yoga experience necessary.
Restorative Yoga Sustained and prop-supported yoga poses help students profoundly relax and let go as they experience the connections of mind, breath and body. Restorative sequences also support the body’s immune system, and provide balance to more active type classes and practices.Restorative classes are sometimes offered as a special series, offered on a monthly basis, (see Schedule), and are periodically taught within the regular class schedule.
Pre & Postnatal Yoga This class meets the special requirements of pregnant women as well as those who have given birth in recent months.Students practice poses and movements that appropriately stretch and strengthen the body while preparing for delivery, or recovering from it. The pracitces help on both physical and psychological levels. Deeply relaxing poses are also included. Appropriate for those new to yoga as well as experienced practitioners. New motners should wait six weeks before starting yoga, and C-sections should wait twelve weeks.
Pre-Natal Option Women who have an established yoga practice that predates pregnancy may attend certain regularly scheduled classes. Poses are adjusted and substituted as pregnancy progresses. Please contact the studio to determine which class you should attend.
Yoga Flow To be rescheduled.This class includes a dynamic flow of basic yoga poses combined to bring about rejuvination and release of stress. The poses are carefully taught, and transitions between poses are safe. No yoga experience needed.
Pre and Postnatal Pilates Specially designed Pilates exercises that are safe for all trimesters focus on toning and relaxing both pelvic floor and deep abdominal musculature are included. Overall flexibilty as well as upper body strength is emphasized. Props including bolsters, resistance bands, small balls and chairs will be used. Breathing and relaxation training are a vital part of each class. This class also helps those who have recently given birth to recover their strength.
Pilates Pilates exercises develop strength, flexibility, and breath control. While these sessions focus on core musculature, they also address spinal mobility and stability. Balls, foam rollers, and bands are sometimes used. Pilates is a non-impact form of movement. All levels: exercises will be modified according to each student's ability and experience with the system. Beginners welcome.
Pilates: Aerobic-lates Do you love your Pilates workouts but miss the old-school feel of aerobics? Or maybe you're too young to remember those upbeat pump classes. This class will combine all the best of both methods to get your heart beat going. The class includes 25 minutes of standing Pilates and low impact aerobic movements, followed by traditional mat Pilates approach to work legs and abs. Be prepared to sweat during this intense 45-minute class while listening to great music! All levels are welcome. Recommended items for class: towel, water, mat, mini weights. No shoes, studio floor is sprung.
Yoga for Kids! Age 4-7 Boys and girls ages 4-7 are invited to attend a very special Yoga class created just for them! Rikki will spark their imaginations, as they travel into relaxing lands. As they express themselves through movement they will be learning enjoyable and healthy bodily positions. These will stretch and strengthen their growing muscles, teach them breath and body control, help them relax, and improve their sleep. Children will experience firsthand the many benefits yoga has to offer, while playing, laughing, and working together in a non-competitive, relaxed group atmosphere.
The Feldenkrais Method® Awareness through Movement The Feldenkrais Method® is a form of somatic education that uses gentle movement and directed attention to improve movement and enhance human functioning. Through this Method, students can increase their ease and range of motion, improve flexibility and coordination, and rediscover their innate capacity for graceful, efficient movement that will lead to enhanced functioning in other aspects of life. All students benefit, and those with limited movement due to autoimmune diseases, stroke, or recovery from injury will be able to fully participate. Occasional workshops are offered. For more information please visit http://www.feldenkraisvermont.com/
Private Session (Available by appointment) Private yoga classes are designed to meet individual needs: therapeutic application, home practice setup or intensification, interest in a particular aspect of asana or pranayama. No experience needed.
Jeet Kune Do Separate program and payment.