Class description

Align Your Spine

"Align Your Spine" - a class based on Critical Alignment Therapy developed by Gert Van Leeuwen. Certified teachers will guide you through a practice to renew your spine! When our spines are pulled out of alignment from daily life we can often experience pain and strain. This class teaches you how to relax your spine, neck, and shoulders relieving tension in a gentle way. We then focus on building awareness of the back body and hips to create proper alignment of the spine and the strength to maintain it; building a strong and healthy back body. If you have a back, this class is for you.

Beginner Yoga

Beginner Yoga is a class geared towards those new to yoga. Time will be spent breaking down some of the more fundamental poses found in yoga classes. This class will move at a slower pace to accommodate those finding their 'yoga-bearings'.

 

Flow

In this Flow class you will synchronize breath with movement. Students will focus on linking conscious breath with a mindful flow using strength, energy, and flexibility.

Gentle

Simple poses suitable for beginners will be explored thoroughly In this slow-paced class, beginners learn to move through the poses with awareness to build strength and avoid injuries. Come and enjoy learning beginner friendly poses at a relaxed, easy to follow pace. We will introduce the basics of yoga in a non-competitive, pressure-free environment. This class is suitable for both beginners and those who have a regular practice who wish to gain a greater understanding of Yoga and deepen their practice.

 

Hatha

Hatha explores the fundamentals of Yoga. Asanas (postures) are held for longer time with attention to details of alignment. Some inversion poses may be included, as well as elements of classic Sun Salutation and breath work. All classes include a deep relaxation (savasana) at the end of class. This is an all levels class.

 

Kid's Yoga (pre-registered)

Yoga comes naturally to children; many start doing poses at a very young age. Yoga has many great benefits for kids, it helps them regulate emotions, find focus, relaxation, self-awareness and inner fulfillment. It also promotes connectivity and self-esteem in a safe and non-competitive environment. Physically it can help them with their balance, strength, flexibility, coordination and body awareness. Each week class will begin with a theme, breath-work and setting of intentions. We will move through sun salutations and various postures, followed by fun yoga inspired games that promote creativity, listening into the body and learning to follow intuition. We will then move through meditation, chanting and relaxation. We will also take a few minutes to draw and/or journal our experiences in class. Closing class with a friendship and sharing circle.

Mom and Baby (pre-registered)
Join us and experience the joy of practicing yoga with your baby. In this vinyasa style class we will move through specific asanas (postures) to tone, strengthen and stretch your body; learn relaxation and meditation tools to help you connect with your heart, body and soul; and explore breath-work to help you to release and relax. We will also move through specific exercises to strengthen the pelvic floor and rebuild and tone the back and core muscles. You can feel free to hold your baby in your arms or in a carrier or to have your baby sit in front of you on a mat. Classes are relaxed and move to the beat of our baby drums. Class is for new mamas and babies 6 weeks - 12 months.

Contact Nina Zettl at freedomfromwithinyoga@gmail.com to register

Myofascial Release & Yin

This class will start with a variety of myofascial release techniques and then move into a Yin yoga practice.This class is intended to 'get at' those tender spots in the body and then to move into a slower paced Yin practice. Come and experience the deep benefits of myofascial release for yourself. 

 

Outdoor (free class)

An all levels class taught outdoors, July through August. Class will be held at Rotary Park, unless otherwise posted on Facebook or website. This class is free and open to everyone of any age or level. Weather permitting.

 

Power Flow

Power Flow is a fluid, powerful, style of yoga that links movement and breath together. This class is for all levels of practice. 

Prenatal (pre-registered)

Taught by an experienced, Yoga Alliance registered prenatal yoga teacher this class provides a nurturing and supportive environment for mamas to be. It is designed to optimize mamas mental and physical health through yoga, breath awareness, relaxation and guided meditations. We will explore pregnancy safe yoga postures designed to strengthen and stretch muscles needed during pregnancy and childbirth as well as pelvic floor awareness and exercises. Suitable for all levels of yoga experience and any trimester

Contact Nina Zettl at freedomfromwithinyoga@gmail.com to register

 

Restorative

Restorative Yoga allows the body to relax and rest deeply. The foundation of this style of yoga is deliberate stillness. By supporting the body with props in various postures, we move towards deep relaxation, therefore calming the sympathetic nervous system. This stillness helps to reduce the effects of daily stress - a great way to balance out an active lifestyle.

Sunrise Flow

This early morning class is a great way to start your day and set the tone. Class starts slow, but builds to create a little heat, then finishes with a good stretch to get you through the day. Wake up your body and spend time connecting with yourself before the day even begins! This class is for all levels. 

 

Yin

This class is a meditative, reflective practice that requires receptivity with little pushing or strain. Yin Yoga applies long, passive holds (no standing poses) to deeply penetrate the body's bones and connective tissue. It raises one’s vitality, increases flexibility and mental energy, and is calming for the mind and spirit. The Yin style of practice targets the connective tissue of the hips, pelvis, lower belly and spine. The essence of Yin is yielding - learning how to let go of struggle and how to allow things to unfold naturally.

Yoga-Nidrā

Yoga-Nidrā means “conscious deep sleep”. Laying in a comfortable position of your choice, you will be

guided along a thread of methodical relaxation techniques. Yoga-Nidrā is believed to be a highly

transformative practice, by offering an opportunity to address our Samskaras, those deep impressions

within our subconscious, forming the blueprint of the various forms of suffering we experience in our

daily life. This practice holds the potential for profound relaxation, calmness, clarity and freedom. Being

a receptive practice in nature, physical strength, flexibility and mobility are all optional, making Yoga-

Nidrā the most accessible form of yoga practice. Everyone welcome, no experience required.

Yoga for Cancer Management (free class)

This is a specialty yoga class for women at any stage of their cancer journey, from diagnosis to recovery. Yoga experience is not required, but for those still in treatment, clearance from your doctor to participate in gentle exercise is. The class combines Exercise Therapy techniques with Hatha and Yin Yoga. Students are taught how to move at their own pace and how to modify poses to meet their current level of ability. This class will include lessons on yoga philosophy, different types of meditation and how a yogic lifestyle can contribute to health and healing. Additionally breathing, pain management and relaxation techniques will be taught. Functional movement and alignment will be assessed and addressed on an individual basis. We ask that new students email newyouyoga@hotmail.com to register before their first class, and if they have questions they will be put in touch with Janis Riise, a Kinesiologist who works as an Exercise Physiologist in a physiotherapy clinic, was trained in yoga therapy in India and has a Cancer Exercise Specialist certification. Please check the schedule for dates, times and cancellations. Email yogaandexercisetherapy@gmail.com for further information.

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