Class Descriptions

 

Beach Yoga

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)

Family Yoga

Family yoga is a fun and engaging class that incorporates traditional yoga poses, breathing exercises, games, and relaxation techniques. Families will deepen their connection while increasing physical fitness and emotional well being.

Gentle Yoga

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

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.

Power Flow

This vigorous power flow 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 while focusing 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. This Power Flow class is for experienced yoga practitioners. Plan to sweat, so bring a towel!

Restorative Yoga

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.

Slow Flow

Slow Flow is an all levels class founded in the principals of Vinyasa. During this class we will link movement and breath creating a flow through the postures. Poses will be held longer than a traditional Vinyasa class giving time for exploring posture alignment. This class is great for those wanting to begin a Vinyasa practice.

Teen Girls Empowerment Yoga

This class will empower girls through discussion, meditation, asana (yoga postures) and journaling. We encourage each girl to bring her own unique spirit and light to class. Girls will practice challenging yoga poses, partner poses and flowing sequences while building friendships and self confidence. We will discover the possibility and power within ourselves as we develop a healthy body and a calm and confident mind.This is a class for teenage girls.

Vinyasa I

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-Yang Yoga

Yin-Yang 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.

Yoga Sculpt

Combining yoga and light hand weights can completely integrate your mind, body, and breath. Yoga helps you reduce stress, increase flexibility, and improve range of motion. Incorporating the strength training fires up your metabolism, increases lean muscle mass, and helps builds strong bones.

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.

Private Lessons

Beverly and Ronnie offer one-on-one and small group private sessions.  Please email Beverly for availability and pricing.

 

Ageless Yoga … Embracing the mind, body & spirit for all ages