All Levels Hatha
Class is taught to accommodate all levels. Ease up or make it more challenging based on the moment. This is a great way for beginners to test the waters for intermediate.
Class is taught to accommodate all levels. 45 minute class. Expand your lungs from the shallow breath of sleep. Open and unravel your body from hours of being stationary. Get your brain going with balance, breath, and left/right body connections.
Beginner Hatha Series
8-week series k.
This series is geared toward students who have very little, if any, experience with yoga. We'll learn the fundamentals of yoga; breathing, alignment, history, meditation, and movement. Poses will be taught slowly to help the student understand the intention and necessary modification.
This class meets you where you are! You do NOT need to be flexible to start yoga. You come to yoga to become flexible (both mentally and physically).
Come As You Are
The Come As You Are yoga series is a class designed for students who are currently in recovery from drugs, alcohol or other substances or behaviors. We will discuss and practice the 8-limbs of yoga in relation to the 12 steps of recovery. The goal will be to introduce or deepen the meditative practices involved in the recovery process. All levels are welcome and encouraged to come!
Never meditated before? Great! Come and learn. Done it a few times? Great! Come and practice with us.
We’ll do three 10-minute meditations, shifting between relaxation, mindfulness, and visualization. Come and get your questions answered and practice stilling your mind.
To get the most out of an Intermediate class, we recommend students have experienced at least 3 yoga classes prior. Have a basic knowledge of Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutations) as these are the foundation for most Hatha style classes. Intermediate means it may be a little faster paced and with more challenging poses. Do as much or as little as you can. Remember, challenge does make you grow stronger. Also, you won't know what you need to work on if you don't step outside your comfort zone.
Most importantly, just have fun.
Melanie hosts Open Studio Sundays from 10am-12pm. This time is self-lead. If a teacher happens to be present, it is for their own practice. Use the props, the space, and the books. Come in quietly, do as much or as little as you want, then leave quietly. Please be respectful of others practicing meditation, asana, balance, inversion, and savasana.
Yin is a different kind of yoga practice that uses gravity and completely relaxed muscles. In Yin, stretching poses are held for 3-5 minutes. Students are challenged with relaxing and releasing their body weight to the forces of gravity. Yin allows for deeper stretches. This is not recommended for anyone with a pulled muscle, existing joint pain, or current/recent pregnancy (relaxin hormone makes the body too flexible).
Yin w/ trivia is intended to get your mind off your tension, to talk and laugh and breathe, and just have a good time. Yin is not always the most comfortable practice, intentionally. If your hips are tight, you'll feel this. Not gonna lie.
Each month, YOGA Talks presents a different topic of discussion and/or practice. Students are encouraged to suggest ideas and even present topics! Topics may include: anatomy, chakras, meditation, mindfulness, poetry, book club, living yoga, and more.
Check the newsletter, class schedule, Facebook, or Instagram for the topic of the month. This is not a series, so don't worry if you miss some, however, the more the merrier!
Do wear comfortable clothing in case we move, but be prepared to sit in the floor. Props are available for comfortable sitting.
NEW TEACHERS + NEW CLASSES COMING SOON!
May 2018: Welcome new teacher Colleen Caulfield! Colleen will teach a the Come As You Are series on Sundays starting May 6. Stay tuned for other new classes lead by Colleen.
JUNE UPDATES: All Levels Hatha Tuesdays AND Thursdays 7-8:15 pm!
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