All Level Flow: A solid foundation is needed to build any structure. The same goes for the soil before anything will grow. This all levels class is very welcoming to those who are curious about yoga but are unsure of alignments principles of postures and are not familiar with breath work. It is also good for the regular practitioner who craves to know more about the specifics of a posture and what effects it has to the body (perfect to help you develop your home practice). When a solid foundation is constructed you will find growing stability and from there the sky is the limit on how far you will grow! This class is a broad format taught by many teachers with the intention of sharing basic yoga knowledge. There is 5000 years of knowledge out there to be shared. Come and experience yoga: the practice of balance and connection through breath and movement and stillness.
Yoga for Posture and Alignment: This class is based on the idea that the health of spine is the basis for whole body health. Each class will follow a similar sequencing that has been developed specifically to strengthen and lengthen the spine. Along with spinal support, we will work at tacitly teaching our body to maintain proper posture through each pose and carrying that knowledge into our day-to-day movements. This class will help you deepen the understanding of your body’s movement, bring connection to mind, body and breath, and support your journey toward your highest self. (Jenny will be back in January, so look for this class to return then.)
Pilates: Pilates is a series of rhythmic movements that utilize strength, flexibility and concentration to create balanced development throughout the body. Created by Joseph Pilates, the series was originally called “contrology,” referring to control of movement, breath and focus during the exercises. The benefits of a regular Pilates practice are numerous: increased strength and flexibility, improved posture, injury prevention and a general sense of well-being.
Forrest Inspired Yoga: This class will be infused with the Four Pillars of Forrest Yoga which are breath, strength, integrity and spirit. We will warm up with breath work and stretches, move into a core sequence, and then weave in standing postures, balancing and movement, and finally, warm down with deeper stretches. Since this class will be taught later in the day, I’ll also focus on certain postures that promote a calm mind and a relaxed body. All levels class, from novice to practicing yogi. Hope to see you there!
Restorative: Restorative yoga is an opportunity to release physical & mental stress in the comfort of supported yoga postures. A wide range of yoga props as well as breath & relaxation guidance are used to contribute to a deep state of rest. Poses are held a little longer with the intent of not stretching the body, but to recalibrate the nervous system from patterns of stress to an experience of healing & integration. This practice is beneficial to everyone, helping to reduce stress, anxiety, tension & pain & support the body’s digestion, immunity, sleep & natural healing mechanisms.
Ashtanga Inspired: Ashtanga Inspired is a structured and intelligent approach to yoga, tending to both physical and spiritual aspects of the practice. This class incorporates sun salutations, standing postures that allow you to practice balance, seated postures that allow you to practice stillness, and an intelligent closing sequence that is conducive to a short meditation at the end of class. The sun salutations & primary standing series are the same every class, allowing the student to become familiar with the postures and have a more meditative experience. Expect to feel challenged & invigorated as you move with your breath during this dynamic practice. All levels.
All Levels Yoga: One of the greatest blessings of teaching and practicing in a small community studio like we have at the Yoga Shack is most classes can be catered to the individual needs of the people who show up to class. Our average class size is 5 people. This gives your teacher a huge opportunity to arrive to class with a solid blue print theme for class but tweak it to meet the needs of everyone in the room. Larger studios simply can not provide the individualized attention to alignment, injury recovery and prevention, and over all well being of the students when class sizes are too large. Expect your teacher to ask if their are any limitations, injuries, or requests for specific movements or postures prior to class starting. We promise to offer ample modifications to stay safe and motivated to keep practicing if you are just starting your journey on the mat.
Yoga Baby Yoga Momma: This class is for moms and their babies (under 12months). Pregnancy and the first year of motherhood creates a lot of changes and challenges to moms. After baby arrives mom spends a lot of her time with baby but often times longs to bond with others and have time for self care. This class is a time for both of those needs to be met. Weekly we will gather to share, bond, and move with other sisters from our community and our infants. Gentle stretching and strengthening, breathe work, self-myofacial release will be the foundations for the moves. Babies get to bond with moms during our strengthening exercises and mom's will learn the power of infant massage for their babies. Mom's be sure to bring a blanket for your baby to lay on during their massage time. Yoga Momma Yoga Baby is on hold for now. Please email us if you'd like to see this class added to the schedule.