Barre: Barre fitness is a hybrid workout class – combining ballet-inspired moves with elements of Pilates, dance, yoga and strength training. Classes incorporate use of a chair and light hand-weights and include classic dance moves such as plies, alongside static stretches.
Barrelates: A Pilates inspired workout class that combines ballet barre work, light weights and Pilates matwork, concluding with yoga stretching to lengthen your body and increase your flexibility.
Flow and Let Go: Begin with mindful movement exploring slow flow sequences designed to generate a little bit of heat and to release excess energy. Then slow things way down with long-held cozy restorative poses where you’ll have the opportunity to tap into the healing potential of deep rest.
Forever Strong: This class is a to great way to complement your yoga and Pilates classes. Increase your physical strength & endurance and keep your body and mind Forever Strong! Appropriate for any level, Forever Strong classes combine weight bearing and resistance exercises all done progressively working through all major muscle groups. We will wrap up the class with a full body stretch. Wear comfortable workout clothes and indoor exercise shoes. Bring a water bottle and yoga mat.
Forever Young Yoga: Mobility, balance and coordination are the cornerstones of our Forever Young class. There is no age limit to living healthy in body and mind. This class provides a blend of gentle, safe and progressive movement mixed in with yoga inspired stretching to keep you “Forever Young”. Great class for beginners of all ages.
Core & More: Lengthening, strengthening and toning the entire body with special attention to our power house -THE CORE! “Core” meaning more than just the abdominal muscles but the muscles that support the “core” or trunk of the body. Core strength enhances balance, mobility, coordination and stability, preventing falls and injuries in athletics and as we AGE! The perfect practice if you’re looking to improve posture, prevent back pain, and support the spine, and is a foundation-building class that will work every muscle through movement and breath.
On the Ball: Mobility, balance and coordination. This special edition of Forever Young integrates the use of a stability ball to provide a blend of gentle, safe and progressive movement mixed in with yoga inspired stretching, energizing music, and fun. BYOB – Bring your own Ball!
Gentle Pilates: This gentle Pilates class incorporates elements from classical Pilates exercises focusing on teaching key Pilates principles. This class is taught at a slower pace with emphasis on proper technique, execution and progressions. All levels welcome!
Gentle for Hips: Our hips are the connection point of both the spine and the legs. The ‘hip girdle’ and the 17-25 muscles that it includes are the central station of the body. Tight hips are a symptom of our desk-bound modern life. This class will work on the poses that help to loosen the hips, improve range of motion and circulation, increase mobility, stability and flexibility and may help to alleviate knee and low back pain.
Gentle & Restorative: Enjoy the best of both worlds with Beyond Gentle & Restorative. This class focuses on a very slow warm up which includes stretches and extremely gentle movements. The stretches help you connect with your breath as well as prepare your body to let go and relax in supported Restorative yoga poses. This practice allows the muscles to relax and release tension, as well as bringing the mind and body into balance.
Gentle & Restore with Sound Bath: Our Gentle & Restorative class with an extra 15 minutes of in-studio sound bath bliss. Each class will end with an extended guided relaxation set to the healing tones of crystal singing bowls. Please bring any props you might like to have such as extra blankets and pillows and dress in layers for warmth.
Gentle Somatic Yoga®: incorporates slow, mindful movements that unwind long held, stress-based patterns and/or injuries. Therapeutic and corrective exercises called Somatic Movement Flows® erase chronic muscle pain and significantly increase flexibility though self-correction. GSY® is revolutionary in its ability to improve overall health, well-being, and personal performance.
Gentle Yoga: This is a softer, more gently paced class that is meant to cultivate an internal meditative experience while stretching and recharging the body. Gentle yoga is less strenuous and best for beginners, or those looking for a calm class that incorporates breathing, postures and movement. A great place to start if you are new to yoga!
Gentle Yoga with Nidra: This Hatha-based gentle yoga class is a wonderful way to ease into your evening and pave the way for a better night’s sleep. This is a softer, more gentle, and slower paced class that is meant to cultivate an internal meditative experience while stretching and recharging the body. This form of yoga is less strenuous and best for beginners or those looking for a calm class. Each class will be completed with the practice of Yoga Nidra. Considered one of the deepest states of rest, this accessible practice is experienced in a laying position where you will be guided through a specific systematic method to bring your body and mind to a calmer physical, mental, and emotional state.
Hatha: Practices are designed to align and calm your body, mind, and spirit. These classes invite you to shift through a series of standing, seated and floor poses that will build body awareness, strength, focus and flexibility in preparation for breathing exercises and meditation. This class may also include some active flow or sun salutations.
Hatha Hips: A Hatha based practice with emphasis on strengthening and opening the hips. These classes invite you to shift through a series of standing, seated and floor poses that will build body awareness, strength, focus and flexibility in preparation for breathing exercises and meditation. This class may also include some active flow or sun salutations.
Hatha & Meditation: Create a mind-body connection by exploring mindfulness through yoga postures, breath work and guided meditation practices.
Inspired Hatha Flow: Combining strengthening sequences done at a slower pace with energetic flows and specific affirmations to enliven every cell of your body these all -level practices will leave you feeling strong, calm and energized.
Meditation: A guided meditation class that will provide you with relaxation, breathing and meditation techniques. Explore meditation processes through different guided meditations and visualization practices. New, novice and experienced meditators will find a place in this class.
Pilates: Our mat Pilates class will teach you to use your body more efficiently and target key structures that support your core during work or play. Pilates uses controlled movements, proper alignment and breathing to strengthen all core muscles. All levels welcome!
Pilates For All: This Pilates class incorporates elements from classical Pilates exercises and stretches focusing on teaching key principles. Options and modifications are provided for all levels with emphasis on proper technique, execution and progressions. New and experienced students are welcomed.
Pilates Fusion: Our mat Pilates class with an added focus on strength training. This class will incorporate the use of light hand weights. Expect to increase strength, flexibility and awareness of body movement through this practice.
Qigong: Qi: Life Force, Gong: Work, Skill
Often referred to as Chinese Yoga, Qigong combines movement, attention and breath and can be simply translated as “energy work” or any skillful method used with the intention of influencing energy. This practice includes physical postures both in seated (in chairs) and standing positions. Practicing Qigong is intended to extend longevity by maintaining a healthy connection between mind and body. Dress comfortably. No mat required.
Restorative Yoga: Join us for this amazing class that will slowly move your body into full relaxation while being completely supported by props such as blankets and bolsters. This class is deeply nurturing and all are welcome.
Somatic Fusion: This class is an evolving exploration of Gentle Somatic Yoga® Movement Flows & Hannah Somatic Education techniques integrated with Yin and Restorative Yoga postures. Working with the principle of pandiculation and observing our physiological responses to stress and trauma held as chronic tension in the body, we’ll employ the somatic movement flows to help us recognize and release these patterns of stress, repatterning the brain to muscle connection. Each practice will also weave in a Yin Yoga posture each week (paired with a somatic exploration), finishing in a supported Restorative Yoga shape for a full body release. Please bring any props such as blankets, pillows, etc. you may wish to have and dress in layers.
Yin & Meditation: A series of Yin Yoga postures followed by a period of guided meditation. Release tension be present and enjoy this calming yoga class! Yin and Meditation together allow time for reflection, release and re-energizing of the body while quieting the mind. This is a gentle, mindful practice. All levels welcome.
Yin Yang: This class provides a wonderful opportunity to explore the interplay of effort and ease in your yoga practice. Bringing together two styles of yoga: dynamic sequences including standing postures with passively held yin postures. Yin Yang sets the scene for a perfect blend of movement and stillness. All levels welcome.
Yin Yoga: A Yin practice works deep connective tissues and increases energy flow in the body, releasing any energetic blockages. Poses are held for 3-5 minutes. Props are used to aid in physical release of tension without adding undue stress to the body. All levels welcome.
Yoga Flow: also known as Vinyasa Yoga is a creative form of yoga in which poses are linked together with the breath in a flowing sequence designed to stimulate energy and increase vitality.
Yogalates: This is an amazing blend of yoga and Pilates inspired mat work that will move, strengthen and stretch your entire body. Work on core stability, posture, and flexibility while incorporating the roots of a traditional Hatha yoga practice.
Yoga and Mobility for Strength: This yoga class aims to improve mobility and flexibility through the entire body. You will find yoga classes that are designed to push you out of your comfort zone. This is an active class that brings functional movement into traditional yoga poses to create strength and stability in all ranges of motion.
Yoga Nidra: Great for those who struggle with meditation, this accessible practice is experienced in a laying position where you will be guided through a specific systematic method to bring your body and mind to a calmer physical, mental, and emotional state.
Hatha and Yoga Flow classes have been assigned recommended experience levels to help you find the class that meets your needs, and to support your ongoing growth and development.
All of our Gentle Yoga classes are a great place to start and open to all.
Level 1: Suitable for the experienced beginner, i.e. 3 to 6 months of regular practice.
Level 2: Suitable for the intermediate student, pace of the class may be quicker, presumes a mastery of the basics.
Level 3: Suitable for the advanced student. The pace of this class may be quicker. Presumes a mastery of the basics, and readiness to build into complex postures and variations. May include inversions and arm balances. Previous experience is essential.