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.
Alignment-based and Iyengar yoga practice improves strength, flexibility, breathing, circulation, organ and endocrine function, as it cultivates an overall sense of inner balance, vitality, and well-being.
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. Those in good physical condition may begin here.
LEVEL II Vigorous practice covering the entire span of yoga poses. Inversions and pranayama are taught. Optimal alignment is emphasized in sophisticated sequencing of poses. Good physical condition and some yoga experience recommended.
IYENGAR YOGA BACK CARE & FUNDAMENTALS Yoga basics 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 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 & Women’s 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 practices help on both physi cal and psychological levels. Deeply relaxing poses are also included. Appropriate for those new to yoga as well as experienced practitioners. New mothers should wait six weeks before starting yoga, and C-sections should wait twelve weeks. Women at any stage of life will benefit form this class as well. PRENATAL 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.
FLOWING INTO ALIGNMENT/Sliding Scale Community Class Yoga poses are threaded together with an emphasis on safe, optimal alignment, as well as coordination of breath and movement. All levels; beginners welcome. Students may pay according to their circumstance. Suggested per class donation $9-$19 (including CT State tax). Class Cards may be used as well. 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.
This total body workout includes a dynamic flowing sequence of postures and integrated core work. The focus is on strength, flexibility, coordination, stamina and building lean muscle mass. Individual attention given, and modifications suggested No yoga experience necessary. postures and integrated
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 WORKSHOPS with SPECIAL EQUIPMENT: When offered; check WORKSHOPS with Foam Roller, Bands, Portable Reformer, and more…
PRIVATE MAT PILATES SESSION (Available by appointment) Sessions focus on the needs of the individual student. These may include learning the fundamentals of Pilates, deepening an existing practice, addressing specific injuries, and rehabilitation after injury or surgery.
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