class descriptions

Group & Private Instruction

class levels

introductory A class designed to introduce the beginning student to hatha yoga

level 01 A foundation for learning the whole scope and depth of hatha yoga taught in standing poses, headstand, shoulderstand and other fundamental postures. It is recommended all students new to yoga take this level for 1 to 2 years

level 02 Deeper and expanded study of the standing poses and basic postures. Head balance, shoulderstand variations, unsupported backbends are taught. It is recommended that students spend 2 years at this level

level 03 A solid working knowledge of postures is taught with regular practice of inversions and backbends. Students should be developing a consistent, self-directed practice

level 04-05 This 2 hour class is for teachers and students with a maturity in postures through Level 3 and a consistent self-directed practice. Permission of the teacher is required

 

MONDAY

11:00 am-12:15 pm

yoga level 01:  Candy Gay

A level 1 class with a focus on creating a calm mind and a stronger more balanced body. This class will challenge yet not overwhelm. This is a beautiful way to start your week!

 

2:00-3:15 pm

strengthening for seniors 1:  Dr Deana Brooksher

Using the Active isolated stretching, the AIS method developed by aaron mattes, you will learn the basic protocols for the neck, shoulders and hips to increase flexibility, which will reduce pain, lessen the chance of injury and lead to a better quality of life.

 

6:15-7:30 pm

yoga level 01: Casey Scott

One aspect of Hatha yoga is contraction and relaxation.  In this class we will attend to releasing the tendency towards restless breath, relaxation of effort, and comfort and ease in postures. This class is designed for all levels and all body types. Any posture can be modified to suit your individual needs. this is a great class for anyone curious about yoga as well as for anyone interested in enhancing his/her current yoga practice.

 

TUESDAY

11:00 am – 12:15

yoga level 01:   Tasha Grand

Join Tasha Grand in her gentle flow series inspired by P. Jois, BKS Iyengar, Shiva Rea and Sivananda. This class will gently awaken your body and spirit with breath and movement while refreshing your awareness on how to still the mind with guided meditation. This class is primarily a level 1 class with options for level 2, so it is appropriate for all.

 

5:15 – 6:30 pm

yoga level 01-02: Dr Deana Brooksher

This class is an introduction to the chakras. Each class will afford the opportunity to deepen your understanding and experience of a chakra through, asana, pranyama, yoga nidra, mantra, and detailed description of the subject. It is a perfect recipe to enhance the energetic part of your practice.

 

WEDNESDAY

9:00 – 10:15 am

yoga level 01: Robin Workman

A slow paced introduction to the joy of vinyasa or flow. Drawn to the grace and flow of vinyasa, but unsure how to begin? This class offers guidance in how we link asanas, with an emphasis on alignment and ujayii pranayama (breath).

 

6:15 – 7:30 pm

yoga all levels: E Cooper Rajeshwari Seay

This is a foundational class designed to familiarize you with the classical practice of hatha yoga. Learn to steady the mind by steadying the breath. This class is designed for all levels and all body types. Start, re-start or deepen your practice. This is a great class for anyone curious about yoga. All levels classes offer options for all, from beginners to those with a more established practice.

 

THURSDAY

10:00 – 11:15 am

active isolated stretching all levels: Richard Eubanks

The active isolated stretching method designed by Aaron Mattes.

 

5:00- 6:00 pm

yoga therapeutics all levels: Candy Gay

The joint freeing yoga series devised by my teacher Mukunda Stiles, the Joint Freeing Series will first teach you to evaluate joint freedom and learn anatomy. Regular practice will maintain limber joints and improve circulation. Committed practice will shift attention to the energy level of pranayama practice to create a pranic flow through the pranamayakosha. Appropriate for beginners and those wanting a slower paced class.

 

6:15-7:15 pm

yoga restorative all levels:  staff rotates

60 delicious minutes to relax the body, mind and spirit. Appropriate for all levels, come experience this delightful antidote to busy lives.

 

FRIDAY

11:00am-12:15 pm

yoga introductory: Candy Gay 

Let go of negative self talk with this gentle Introductory Hatha class for beginners. Discover your inner strength.

 

SATURDAY

9:00- 10:15 am

yoga all levels:  E Cooper Rajeshwari Seay or Robin Workman

This all-rounder class is centered on the breath, and designed to teach you both the basics of the postures and how the postures may be linked in a vinyasa (or flow). While this class is suitable for beginners and those wishing to understand fundamentals more thoroughly; it is designed to offer options to all levels. Wherever you are in your practice, this class will support your understanding of how to practice with excellent alignment. All levels classes offer options for all, from beginners to those with a more established practice.

 

MONTHLY

one Saturday a month, 12:00-2:00 pm, check calendar, offered by donation

the philosophy of yoga

all levels: E Cooper Rajeshwari Seay

Yoga is both art and science. One of my teachers called it simply, “a recipe for happiness”. For various reasons which we will discuss in class, the full teachings of yoga still require perseverance and a bit of digging. If your idea of yoga begins and ends with hatha yoga (physical postures and conscious breathing), I invite you to join us on a deep dive into philosophy and techniques that are time proven to help you discover your true potential.