Aerial Yoga: The Sanskrit word for Aerial Yoga is VaihAyasa, which means moving or suspending in the air. VaihAyasa uses a soft fabric hammock that allows the student to deeply relax into proper alignment without strain to the joints. Using the fabric to assist with inversion allows the spine and neck to decompress. The weight of your body supported by the fabric creates space in the neck and spine. Stretching is easier and benefits the connective tissue, the fabric is a wonderful prop that allows deep stretching, strengthening and releasing.
Bardo Dance: A conscious dance, sometimes energetic, sometimes poignant, that brings an awareness of the chakra system to light while gently connecting to places of love and gratitude. It is danced with a spirit of fun and lightness, not taking itself too seriously. Nina has presented Bardo Dance numerous times at the Omega Institute over the years as one of their Core Faculty Dance Instructors.
Beginning / Intermediate Flow: Slow rhythmic breathing and flowing in and out of postures and from posture to posture as the body gradually eases into deeper expression of the postures, exploring strength and flexibility. All levels are welcome.
Beginning Yoga / Yoga Level I: An introductory class to help increase your flexibility, improve your balance, enhance breathing patterns, reduce stress and fatiuge and improve your posture. Work at your own pace and ability.
BLiS Moves™: A perfect compliment to mat modalities. This class draws from a variety of
somatic movements and ethnic dance. Classes include mind centering, a rhythmic warm-up, movement balanced
between yin and yang, free form, and structure. All levels of movers welcome. Body Language is Somatic.
Candlelight Yoga : Very gentle and restorative yoga using props to restore, relax, and relieve stress. Move from the work week into the weeks' end calmly and with ease. Enjoy the beauty of entering in daylight and leaving in the afterglow of siunset and candlelight! Wine and cheese will be served after class!
Foundational Yoga: A warm series of set postures approached with gentleness, caring, and listening for each individual's body. This is a 90 minute all-levels class that is excellent for beginners and advanced practitioners alike. The series is extracted from Patanjali's 84 postures. The sequence systematically works every part of the body to give all internal organs, veins, ligaments, and muscles everything they need to maintain optimum health and function. Each posture cares for something different in the body and yet they work synergistically extending overally benefits.
Gentle/Restorative Yoga: This class combines easy stretching with restorative poses to reduce stress, restore balance and renew spirit for the rest of the day.
Intermediate and Advanced Yoga (Yoga Level II): A fun, invigorating class beginning with slow movement focused on breath and the opening of joints and moving into more powerful, flowing patterns to increase circulation. Completion of Beginning Yoga is recommended.
Kundalini Yoga: an ancient science of self-healing that utilizes breath-work, physical exercises, mantra, meditation and relaxation to balance the glandular system, strenghen te nervous system and calm the mind and emotions. Reap the benefits of an elevated spirit, increased self-awareness, vitality, focus and an experience of your highest consciousness.
Meditation: All styles of meditation welcome. Class begins with relaxation exercises, followed by silent meditation, guided meditation, and a self-massage to wake your body up afterwards.
Multi-Level Yoga (Beginner & Intermediate Yoga): This exciting class is open to most practitioner levels, with an emphasis on adapting the leve of challenge to meet needs for each student.
NIA Technique: NIA is a scientifically based fitness and healing system, designed to follow the body's natural movements and incorporate aspects of martial arts, the art of dance, and the healing arts. Explore the joy of movement your body's way. All levels welcome.
Pilates Mat Class: Pilates strenghens the body from the inside out with a focus on the powerhouse, correcting alignment and posture creating a longer, leaner appearance.
Prenatal Yoga: A supportive class that builds strength, stability, flexibility, and a sense of physical and mental well being through yoga postures, breath awareness, and relaxation. Prenatal yoga also helps to alleviate many of the discomforts of pregnancy.
Reflective Yoga: A spiritual message opens this gentle stretching class. Students are encouraged to practice staying in the body through breathing and intention, thereby restoring the body, mind, and Spirit.
Sivananda Yoga: Sivananda Yoga was named after Swami Sivananda, one of the greatest yoga masters of the 20th century. It is one of the most traditional forms of yoga and combines exercise (postures/asanas), breathing, relaxation, and positive thinking and meditation. All are welcome! Come experience the gift of yoga!
Sunrise Yoga: Join early risers for this all levels class that will stretch and strengthen the entire body. Students will explore ASANA & Pranayama to increase flexibility, improve balance and enhance mental focus. This class will leave you with sustainable energy to carry you through your day.
Svaroopa Yoga: A branch of Hatha Yoga that focuses on releasing pent-up energy that is trapped in the spine. The class is comprised of gentle poses that invoke a calming and meditative state which relaxes your core and allows your whole body to become more receptive to healing.
Tai Chi (Chen): The original form of Tai Chi, Chen style is known for its coiling, varied tempo and explosive power, and practicality. Focus is on silk reeling exercises, 18-movement form, introduction to standing meditation, and two person drills.
Therapeutic Yoga: Is an essential aspect of a balanced yoga practice. Precise alignment, subtle activations, the intelligent use of props and modifications create more integrated poses. This practice is appropriate for students with injuries, arthritis, or other limitations looking to improve joint stability, flexibility, reduce pain, and promote healing. Helps those hard to reach mucsles such as: hamstrings, hip flexors, shoulder rotators, and more.
Vinyasa Flow: An invigorating and deeply cleansing Hatha Yoga class taught in the flowing style of vinyasa, with each posture gently and easily moving into the next to create a continuous and steady practice. Vinyasa allows you to feel physically connected to your core, with your mind and breath as one.
Vin/Yin Yoga : Find balance through this Vin/Yin class which combines the "yang" of Vinyasa Flow, matching movement with breath, building strength and balance, followed by the inwardly focused practice of "yin" yoga, combining long-held restorative floor poses with breath work to open the body and relax the mind. Perfect for all levels, 90 minutes.
Yin Yoga: An inwardly drawn practice that focuses on long-held floor poses combined with breath work and meditation, yin yoga goes beneath the superficial muscles to target the joints and dense connective tissues of the body-often in the hips, pelvis, and low back- which are difficult to open. Poses held 5-10 minutes; all levels
Yin Yoga + Nidra: After a full yin yoga practice to open the body, you will be lead through an irest/yoga nidra practice. This research based guided meditation promotes deep relaxation and healing and has both physical and psychological benefits. The perfect stress reducer. no experience necessary.
Yoga & Pilates Fusion: During the class, students will alternate standing yoga postures for flexibility, strength and balance with creative, fun exercises for upper body strength. Students will enjoy a unique medley of core strengthening and floor barre exercises using yoga and pilates props. All levels welcome!
Yoga for Flexibility and Balance: This class is both nurtring and nourishing to your body and soul. It will guide you through gentle movements that increase your flexibility, balance and strength. An emphasis will be placed on working muscles and creating space in the joints. Foam rollers will be used. All levels welcome.
Yoga for Men: Learn effective and efficient stretching as wel as empowering postural techniques from a yogic perspective. Athletes can apply these techniques
to minimize injury and improve performance. Even if ou are not an athlete, the benefits from this class wil improve your quality of life from yard work to the golf course and beyond.
Yoga for Working Stiffs: All Levels. Specifically designed to offset the long workday; empasizing poses to counter balance long periods of standing, sitting, bending and hunching. Restorative poses and relaxation erase residual tension from the workday. Beginner friendly and modified for individual needs.
Yoga Nidra: Yoga Nidra is a wonderful practice is intended to induce a profound full-body relaxation and a deep meditative state of consciousness. This 60 minute class starts with a number of tension relieving exercises, designed to physically relax the body, release tension from common problem areas such as the neck, shoulders and back and prepare the body for the Yoga Nidra practice.
Yoga on the Wall: A part restorative part detox class. Using the wall and other props we will move through a series of poses to cleanse and restore. A great way to start the day!
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