AGELESS YOGA: YOGA FOR ALL AGES AND CONDITIONS
Ageless Yoga is suitable for beginners and seasoned practitioners, for prenatal and postnatal students, for seniors and almost anybody, including people with injury and illness. This class is specifically geared toward students whose mobility, balance, flexibility, and strength limitations require a more supported class.
The emphasis will be on functional movement by building flexibility, strength, and balance. Every major joint in the body will be used safely but thoroughly. Slow, mindful movement can be more effective and safer than static poses for people who are stiff, prone to injury or have illnesses and conditions like arthritis or Parkinson’s disease.
Ageless Yoga is a great place to start your yoga journey no matter what age. Postures will be broken down and an emphasis will be placed on alignment and breath. Props may be used to establish stability and access to the poses but are not necessary.
PRENATAL/POSTNATAL FLOW: ALL LEVELS
Prenatal and Postnatal Flow is specifically designed to support women preparing for or recovering from childbirth. This flow-style class aims to: ease the physical discomforts of pregnancy and caring for a baby; build the physical and mental stamina needed for childbirth and parenting; and balance and tone the muscles of the pelvic floor. This class will prepare students physically and emotionally for birth by releasing and strengthening all areas of the body needed to give birth; it will also teach women how to recuperate from childbirth using mindful movement, breath work, and meditation.
Studies have shown that women who regularly practice prenatal yoga have more comfort during pregnancy, shorter and more manageable births, fewer medical interventions, and speedier postpartum recoveries.
This class is for all women, including beginners, and is safe from conception until the day of delivery.
CORE/PELVIC FLOOR FLOW: ALL LEVELS
This class will help you get strong and more responsive deep core muscles. Whether you are a new mom dealing with abdominal weakness, or simply looking to boost your core strength, we will address the body as a whole through yoga poses but emphasize the core muscles that will help improve balance and posture, strengthen the back, and reconnect you to your center and stability.
The pelvic floor is the base of the group of muscles referred to as your core. These muscles are located in your pelvis and stretch like a trampoline from the pubic bone to the tailbone and from side to side. The pelvic floor muscles work with your deep abdominal and back muscles and diaphragm to stabilize and support your spine. Our pelvic floor muscles atrophy with age and we need them strong for proper bladder and bowel function, a healthy back, and overall health. This class is not appropriate for pregnant women.
HATHA FLOW: ALL LEVELS
This class will typically involve a set of physical postures and breathing techniques, practiced more slowly and with more static postures than a typical vinyasa class. The sequences aim to cultivate strength, flexibility, balance, and awareness. In these classes, yogis of all levels can expect to develop strength and functional mobility, and learn about their own capacity to move, as well as yoga philosophy. Emphasizing breath and alignment, these classes are a creative exploration of the energetic effects of asana, pranayama and meditation, and how to harness that energy to foster physical, emotional and mental well-being. Hatha Flow classes are accessible for all levels of students and blend the best elements of vinyasa yoga, anatomical precision, and mindfulness teachings. Hatha yoga is a powerful tool for self-transformation. It asks us to bring our attention to our breath, which helps us to still the fluctuations of the mind, and be more present in the unfolding of each moment.