Gentle Yoga is a class that provides all of the transformative benefits of yoga in a slower pace with a focus on increasing flexibility, releasing tension and improving strength. Yoga props such as blankets, blocks, bolsters, and straps are often used for safe practice, which allows the body to fully achieve each pose comfortably. The movement is slow, each movement is linked with breath, and postures are entered gradually – moving in and out of the pose dynamically, and then finding a static position to hold which enhances bone strength. Dynamic gentle movements protect and nurture the joints, muscles and connective tissues. A gentle exploration of range of motion allows each person to determine their level of flexibility and proceed in the practice with an inward focus. Balancing postures are utilized as well as various movements to integrate the right and left side of the brain. The goal is to move away from the busy, fast pace of our lives into a practice that is gentler, mindful and conscious, while receiving the abundant benefits of yoga.
This class is appropriate for all levels, not just beginners ☺
The "All Level" class is appropriate for those with any level of knowledge about yoga, from beginner to advanced. Cues are provided for modification of asanas (poses) to help those with injuries or other limitations to be safe in their practice while taking the more experienced practitioners into deeper variations. The challenge here is to listen to your body and do what you are able to do, not what your classmates are able to do. All Level classes are ideal for all ages and fitness levels. Your level is somewhere within!
Yoga is for everyone. We offer a variety of classes for every level and style. Don't know what you like? Let's talk about it.
I offer private yoga lessons. Feel free to contact me and we can talk about your needs.
Get Fit Where you Sit™ Chair Yoga Class is for anyone who has hesitated to try yoga because of the challenge of doing standing poses or getting up and down from the floor. Just about any pose that can be done standing, sitting, or lying on a mat can be adapted to the chair. Everyone is accommodated because each pose is presented in multiple levels of flexibility. The class includes breathing, stretching, strengthening, balance and relaxation. You can enjoy all the benefits of yoga including improved muscle tone, better breathing habits, reduction of stress, better sleep and an improved sense of well-being. This class is wonderful for anyone struggling with hip, knee, and other types of joint pain as well as balance challenges.
Come join us and “Get Fit Where You Sit ™”