Experience yoga on the beach! This Mother Nature “awe-inspiring” class transcends the studio. Listen to the sounds of the waves crashing on the shoreline; hear the seagulls squawk; gaze at the ocean, the lighthouse, the pier and sky above while the sea breeze blows in your face. We will all meet 15 minutes prior to class start time at the Trott St. Beach (by Lazy Turtle). Make sure that you bring a large sheet to act as your yoga mat (you do not want to get sand on your yoga mat!), sunscreen, sunglasses, towel and water to keep yourself hydrated! All levels (May thru September)
As its name implies, Gentle Yoga is a gentle practice, perfect for those just starting to practice yoga, for seniors or individuals healing from an injury, as well as providing a recovery day for the advanced practitioner. This gentle workout encompasses a full range of movements throughout the spine, hips and shoulders. Focusing on breathing (pranayama) and relaxation while utilizing yoga props, increases flexibility, mobility, balance and strength in your whole body. All levels are welcome.
Hatha Yoga uses postures (asanas) for physical exercise in combination with breathing to develop flexibility. It encourages proper alignment of the body; bringing balance, strength, and calmness to the practitioner. Our mixed level class is designed for students of all levels – the difficulty level of the asanas will range from simple to moderately challenging.
Mixed Gentle Yoga
This practice mixes our Gentle Yoga class with Hatha and flow (Vinyasa); including Sun Salutations. All levels are welcome.
Restorative Yoga is a therapeutic style of yoga utilizing props to make it easier for the body to get into certain poses and thus, surrender to the pose. Practicing poses using props provides a completely supportive environment for total “active relaxation”. The more your body is supported in the poses the deeper the sense of relaxation. Relaxation is a state where there is no movement, no effort, and the brain is quiet. Typically, Restorative poses are sustained for longer periods of time (five to fifteen minutes); allowing the nervous system to be in a state of relaxation. It’s meditative but not meditation. It’s about opening your body, not stretching your body.
This basic to moderate level practice uses movement and breath together to produce a “flow” of postures that lead naturally from one to the next. You will move at a pace designed to build internal heat, engage and build core strength and focus on alignment and breath.
The connecting movements (Vinyasa) between the postures help create enjoyable sequences that work all of the major joints and muscles of the body. Basic Vinyasa is open to all levels, although some prior yoga experience is recommended.
Yin Yoga combines yin yoga with a flow practice. The Yin portion of this class is a gentle, quiet, and meditative practice that teaches us to relax and accept ourselves just as we are. All poses are done on the floor so that the muscles can relax and allow the deep connective tissues surrounding the hips, thighs, and lower back to be gently stretched. Through mindful stretching, Yin Yoga maintains the health of the connective tissue and encourages free flow of qi (energy) in the body. Poses are held for longer periods of time (generally 3-5 minutes) and awareness is brought to sensations in the body.
The Yang portion of this class allows us to integrate this openness and awareness into a sense of steadiness and alignment with a short, gentle vinyasa flow in our practice. This class is suitable for all levels.
You must bring your own hand weights to this class. We recommend hand weights of 1, 2 or 3 pounds. No weights heavier than 3 pounds will be allowed in class.
Beverly and Ronnie offer one-on-one and small group private sessions. Please email Beverly for availability and pricing.