restorative yoga classes in the
Iyengar Method Fridays 5:45 -7:15 pm
This class begins with a carefully designed sequence of asanas (poses) followed by simple pranayama (breath control) practices that address the 2 types of depression. In yoga speak, depression is characterized by anxiety and agitation, or presents as lethargy, fatigue and feelings of hopelessness. Step onto the mat to experience it yourself. Beginners through advanced are welcome. (w/ Rebecca L’Abbe) $20
There are many uses for props in asana practice - they challenge and support, correct alignment, and allow students to explore poses in depth. In this class, we will use the chair to investigate and refine standing and seated forward extensions, twists, backbends and inversions.
(w/ Amy Stewart)
1.26: Forward Extensions & Twists
3.2: Opening the Front Body (aka: Backbends) & Inversions
Yoga Nidra means yogic sleep. It describes a state of consciousness where the body is asleep--completely relaxed and resting--while the mind is conscious. In contrast to normal sleep, in yoga nidra, the mind does not lose track of itself, rather an inward lucidity remains as well as a dim awareness of the external world. In other words, conscious awareness of the deep sleep state
To induce effortless relaxation, the instructor will verbally deliver instructions, accompanied by soft music and sounds of nature. At the very least, the practitioner will experience a relief from stress and anxiety. (w/ Rebecca L’Abbe)
There are many causes for tight hips such as stress, anxiety, desk jobs and even overdoing on a workout! Tight hamstrings limit full hip extension, which rounds the back when we bend forward. In this workshop we will explore the hips and hamstrings with a series of poses designed to gently release the stiffness in the lower body.
Instructor AJ McIntyre
This workshop will explore some of the many uses of the yoga belt to facilitate your yoga practice
(w/ Mary Bridle) $20