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Class Descriptions

Therapeutic Yoga Classes

Therapeutic classes are appropriate for those have chronic pain, are recovering from illness or injury, movement disorders including MS and Parkinson’s, those will limited mobility, and those who wish to learn how to safely modify in other yoga classes.

Free the Spine

According to the NIH, 8 out of 10 people have back pain at some point during their lives, and at any given time 30% of the population is suffering from back pain. Research has shown yoga is effective for managing and curing back pain. This class is appropriate for those suffering with back pain. You must be cleared by your doctor to participate.  Guidance on modifications for different conditions is provided. Yoga for back pain includes stretching and strengthening, including a focus on core strengthening. Yoga practices increase alignment awareness. Optimal alignment is critical to maintaining overall health and alleviating back pain.

Woman performing yoga exercises in a chairChair Assisted Yoga

Chair Assisted Yoga is suitable for those who have chronic pain, arthritis, movement disorders, as well as those who have difficulty getting up and down from the earth. It also makes standing postures more accessible for those looking for more accessible salutations and standing postures.

TriYoga Therapeutics

These all level mat classes include modifications and props to create a therapeutic practice for those with limited mobility, healing from injury and surgery, or dealing with chronic pain, anxiety and depression.

Note: these classes are not currently available online. However, if you need a private class to help you modify the online flows so they are more accessible to you, we are offering discounted private sessions. Please contact us if interested. 

Basics

Three woman in a basic gentle flow yoga classThis is a gentle flow class, suitable for those new to yoga, those who want a gentle, slow-paced class, or those coming to yoga while healing. These classes include relaxing and rejuvenating posture sequences. Focus is placed on moving with the breath, freeing the spine, opening the hips, and strengthening upper body and core.

Earth (Level 1)

Emphasis is alignment and creating a solid foundation for steady comfortable asanas, transforming the body into a vessel for the flow of subtle energy. Level 1 classes are suitable for those who have taken yoga before or those looking for a more strenuous class than a gentle and healing Basics class.

Water (Level 2)

This is an intermediate class. Emphasis is on the flow – flowing in and out of asanas in effortless alignment, synchronizing movement with breath, and the flow of subtle energy.  Suitable for those with yoga experience looking for more a more challenging practice.

 

Fire (Level 3)

This is an advanced class, requiring strength, flexibility, and endurance. It is suitable for those who have knowledge of alignment how to substitute asanas and transitions to maintain a safe practice. Includes more advanced postures and strengthening transitions.

Deepen Your Practice (Intermediate to Advanced – Level 3 and 4)

This class is suitable for experienced yoga practitioners seeking to deepen their practice. It includes more advanced pranayama practices, and focuses on the flow of subtle energy. It includes variations and modifications to ensure the practice remains comfortable and safe.

Within each level there is a wide variety of flow sequences offered. Each TriYoga class has four flow sequences: Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter. Each class is a complete practice, including the 7 posture groups. Each posture Group corresponds to a Chakra. TriYoga flow sequences are sequenced to move energy through the subtle body. The origin of the TriYoga flows is Kaliji’s experiences with Kriyavati.

Prāṇāyāma and Meditation

“Prāṇāyāma balances, strengthens, and increases life energy. The result is a peaceful mind, the foundation for expanded awareness.

Prana is a Sanskrit word derived from two roots; pra represents “continuous” and na means “movement.” Thus prana flows in continuous movement. Svara is the Sanskrit word for the flow of prana. Svara is defined by the qualities of the breath and the pranic flow.” TriYoga.com

“Yogis control the breath in order to have peace of mind.”   Citta Santi

These classes begin with breathing practices that increase energy, calm and focus the mind.  They include mudra and mantra.

Yoga Nidra

Release stress! Heal and renew.

This class begins with some gentle flows to release tension in the body. The rest of the class is a guided meditation practice.

In this meditation practice, there is nothing required but to lie down and listen while you relax, heal and transform within every level of being. “Yogic sleep” is a state of consciousness between waking and sleeping in which the body is completely relaxed. The guided journey will bring your awareness to all levels of your being – the physical body, the energetic body, the mind and emotions, your inner knowledge, all the way to the core of your being – the bliss body.

Offered the first (or second) Sunday of the month. No additional charge with class pass. Drop in $18. Click here to see the schedule.