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Qi Gong is a holistic system of coordinated body posture, movement, breathing, and meditation used for health, spirituality, and martial arts training. With roots in Chinese medicine, philosophy, and martial arts, Qi Gong is traditionally viewed as a practice to cultivate and balance Qi (chi) or what has been translated as “life energy”. Qi Gong practice typically involves a moving meditation, coordinating slow flowing movement, deep rhythmic breathing, and a calm meditative state of mind. Qi Gong is practiced worldwide for recreation, exercise, relaxation, preventive medicine, self-healing, alternative medicine and meditation.
The Beginner Yoga class has its emphasis on basic postural foundation, healthy alignment of the spine, as well as strengthening the musculature that supports the body. A perfect class for the novice, the pregnant mom or anyone who would like a beginning approach to yoga. If you have been wanting to begin a yoga practice to reap all of the health benefits that yoga has to offer…now is the time!
This class will include vinyasa, a series of physical poses, or asanas, that seamlessly flow into one another and the use of pranayama, or the control of breath, to guide your movement. After centering and warming up, you will transition into practicing sequences, and soon, through sustained practice, your body will begin to memorize the asanas at a cellular level. As you become more attuned to your body, you will intuitively make adjustments to improve your alignment and balance. Along with your physical movement, your mind and spirit will be nourished by subtle infusion of the eight limbs of yoga, and you will find that the benefits will begin showing up in many areas of life beyond the mat. The class will culminate in a beautiful savasana, or final relaxation/meditation. You will leave feeling a sense of peace, tranquility and clarity. This yoga class is designed to meet the needs of both the first time student and the seasoned yogi. With the use of props, cueing, adjustments and ancient yoga practices, each student will learn to go at their pace and experience yoga as a personal journey.Open to all levels.
CANDLELIGHT SLOW FLOW YOGA
Step into a beautifully illuminated candlelit studio with soothing music that takes you away from the modern day stressors. Through breath (pranayama) & posture (asana) we will intentionally flow slower allowing you to gain deeper awareness for the mind and body while building strength, focus and flexibility during our gentle candlelight vinyasa flow. Each class will end with a short meditation and restorative posture quieting the mind, slowing the nervous system and providing an opportunity to connect with oneself. A regular meditation practice cultivates a body, mind and spirit connect fostering balance both on and off the mat.
GENTLE FLOW / RESTORATIVE YOGA
Exhale the tension and stress of the work week and inhale peace. This is a restorative class that invites you to leave all the events of the week off the mat and be completely in the moment. Begin the weekend by winding down and focusing on relaxing and rejuvenating the body, mind and spirit. Emphasis will be on various breathing techniques, or prana, and a opening/clearing of the chakras, or energy centers of the body. Asana practice will be rooted in proper alignment and balance, and longer hold times will be the method. Enjoy an extra long savasana, or final relaxation after your practice which may be accompanied by beautiful music, guided meditation, or visual imagery. Open to all levels.
POWER HOUR YOGA
Get energized and ready to move! This dynamic flow class builds strength and flexibility using a steady flow of connected yoga postures (asana) synchronized with conscious breath (pranayama) in a continuous movement. Utilizing sun salutations, and connected movements, students will awaken their strength, energy and flexibility in a fun atmosphere. Basic yoga knowledge is recommended, but all stages of the posture are explained so everyone from the first time yogi to the seasoned practitioner feel comfortable!
Hatha Yoga is based on the 5 techniques of yoga from the principles of Dynamic Yoga. Asanas (postures), Vinyasa (linking movement), Bandhas (energetic body locks), Pranayama (breath work), and Drusti (focus).
FIND YOUR CORE
Your core is about more than just your ab muscles, it’s your body’s powerhouse. It facilitates movement while housing and protecting your inner organs and central nervous system. This class will help teach you to activate these deep core muscles, especially when you keep the outer body soft and flexible. (This is a key component in many YOGA classes.) Building your core strength and stability starts with deep breathing and moving through specific poses. Exercises both standing and on the mat help isolate and engage muscles. Having a strong core can prevent injuries, ease or eliminate back pain and give you a strong and confident posture. Recommended and open to all levels.
CHILDREN’S YOGA – ages 5 yrs through 12 yrs
Yoga helps children to see the beauty and light within themselves, thereby boosting their self-confidence allowing them to feel more comfortable with their own bodies and helping them get in touch with who they are inside.
Classes will incorporate music/songs/singing, chanting, meditation, games, stories and much more to help create a program that is fun and engaging while improving the mind/body connection, encouraging a fit and healthy lifestyle by promoting an overall sense of well-being.
~ALL CLASSES ARE OPEN TO EVERYONE FROM THE COMPLETE BEGINNER TO ADVANCE PRACTIONER~