Class Schedule

Sep
22
Fri
Yin / Restorative Yoga with Tony Ferrante
Sep 22 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Yin / Restorative Yoga with Tony Ferrante

Join Tony Ferrante and close out your week with an hour of Yin / Restorative Yoga.

Start your class with a few of your favorite Yin Yoga poses.  Still your body, still your breath, still you mind.  By the time you will have created a little more space in your body you’ll appreciate the support and stillness of a few Restorative poses.

Yin Yoga targets the cooler deeper connective tissues and joints by stressing them with long slow holds.  This form of exercising your Yin Tissues helps to hydrate and lengthen them, enhancing flexibility and range of motion.

But did you realize the benefits of Restorative Yoga?

Restorative Yoga is a practice of allowing the body to relax and rest, letting go of the demands of our everyday lives. In this class you will work with postures to release tension and bring balance back into the mind and body, by utilizing breath awareness, some props, and hands on healing to fined complete relaxation.

WHY SHOULD YOU PRACTICE RESTORATIVE YOGA?

Slows Down the Pace of Life

Restorative yoga is an excellent opportunity to disconnect from the frenetic activity of daily life and let your speedometer return to 0 mph. It offers a welcome respite among all the turbulence of life and helps to prepare the mind and body for the inward stroke of meditation and deepened awareness. Moving slowly through the poses allows you to explore your mind and body at a steady and natural tempo.

Soothing to the Nervous System

The slower pace and deep breathing that you get in a restorative yoga class triggers the parasympathetic nervous system from the very first pose. This activation helps to mitigate the effects of the regular fight-or-flight stress response that can be damaging to your physiology and well-being. The overall calming effect on the nervous system sets a deeply relaxing tone for the class that comforts your mind and body down to the cellular level.

Encourages Mindfulness

Restorative yoga could just as easily be called “mindful yoga” due to the expanded awareness of self and body that comes through the practice. Slower movements cultivate space for a deeper experience of the poses and the breath. Awareness of the physical sensations, the thoughts or emotions that arise, or sounds in the environment, can all take on a much more profound significance in the depth of the restorative practice. Simply put, you’re able to notice and feel more of the world through your yoga experience.

Cultivates Heightened Body Awareness

The comfortable pace of restorative yoga opens the doorway to a deeper understanding of your own body, letting you actually feel what it means to be a spiritual being having a human experience. Sadly, many people aren’t intimate with their own bodies. Through a restorative yoga practice, however, such intimacy can be explored and embraced. Deeper levels of bodily strengths can be integrated and owned and a more profound sense of self-love and acceptance can emerge.

Deepens Self-Awareness and Introspection

The subdued quality of a restorative yoga class often helps you draw attention inward and away from external events and situations of the world. With your awareness directed within, the practice becomes a sanctuary for the mind and spirit from which you can take a deeper look at who you are, what you want, and how you can serve the world. Restorative yoga opens us up to new levels of self-exploration and contemplation, allowing your inner being to shine forth.

Helps You Feel Safe and Nurtured

In daily life it’s easy to get pulled into the insecurity that is a byproduct of the modern world. Many people move through their days haunted by fear, anxiety, and uncertainty. Restorative yoga provides you with a safe harbor wherein you can reconnect with your true nature, which is immortal, invincible, pure, and nourishing. Making that connection through your poses, breathing, and deep relaxation restores the memory of who you are and helps you to reclaim the fearless nature of your soul. From this refuge, you emerge feeling secure in the inherent goodness within your heart and in the world.

And these are only just a few benefits. If you’ve never explored this style of yoga, this is your open invitation.

Sep
25
Mon
Yin Yoga with Kristine Keegan
Sep 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Yin Yoga with Kristine Keegan

Appropriate for all levels!  Extensive use of props and modifications makes this class accessible to everyone from the brand new beginner to an experienced yogi.

Begin or continue your exploration into the Yin-side of your body and mind in this weekly class.  Train yourself to become comfortable in stillness, a wonderful antidote to the 21st century life-on-the-go.  Simultaneously, unravel the layers of tension and restriction that have taken up residence in your fascia, tendons, and ligaments.

Each class will include all or most of these components:

  • Seated meditation and breathwork
  • Physical postures from the yin yoga tradition
  • Optional interludes of yang-style movement
  • One or more restorative postures to end the class

A sense of curiosity is the only pre-requisite for this class.  I hope you’ll join me and the growing number of people that have discovered increased freedom of movement and decreased pain as a result of a regular Yin Yoga practice.

Sep
26
Tue
Gentle Yoga with Robin Ivy Payton
Sep 26 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Recharge your body, mind and spirit with postures and movement to increase flexibility and mobility while strengthening your muscles, core and mind/body relationship. Class will always include breathing techniques for focus and stress reduction, postures to release tension in the upper and lower body, use of blocks and bolsters, and meditation time to rejuvenate energy. This class is designed to suit all levels including beginners.

 

A Gentle Flow with Sarra Maddocks
Sep 26 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
A Gentle Flow with Sarra Maddocks

Instructor: Sarra Maddocks

Take a guided inward journey to what lies within you in this all in one class.  Start the class with a breathing practice to ground and link your body and mind, then move into a gentle flow, to open and create space within your body.  You will then be prepared to land in the stillness of holding postures and encouraging a quiet mind.  Stillness helps to deepen your awareness to what truly lies within your body, your mind and your emotions.  Come explore and create a little more space in your life!

All levels welcome!

It’s not so mystical as it sounds, anyone can do it!

Sep
27
Wed
Yin Yoga: Creating Space with Andrea Gleason
Sep 27 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Yin Yoga: Creating Space with Andrea Gleason

Instructor: Andrea Gleason

Join Andrea for a gentle take it to the mat, Yin Yoga practice that may include some easy “non Yin” movement.   Slow down your pace and get into your body.  By holding poses in a relaxed state you’ll exercise the non-elastic tissues in your body.  In other words your joints, ligaments and fascia.  Using modifications and blocks for proper alignment and safety, you will gain a deeper sense of connection to your body.

Yin Yoga helps to:

  • Calm and balance to the mind and body.
  • Regulate energy in the body.
  • Increase mobility in the body, especially the joints and hips.
  • Lower stress levels (no one needs that)
  • Encourages greater stamina.
  • Enhances lubrication and protection of joints.

This class is appropriate for all levels.

 

Flow Yoga with Antonio Ferrante
Sep 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Flow Yoga with Antonio Ferrante

NEW to Yoga?! Great beginners class. Antonio focuses on the basics of yoga, breaking down the poses, and guiding you through stretches you can do at home. Treat yourself with compassion and join Antonio for this lighthearted vinyasa flow class. Great way to unwind from your busy day, get grounded, and leave feeling rejuvenated. All levels of yoga experience welcome

Sep
29
Fri
Yin Yoga: Creating Space with Andrea Gleason
Sep 29 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Yin Yoga: Creating Space with Andrea Gleason

Instructor: Andrea Gleason

Yin Yoga is a perfect complement to the dynamic and muscular (yang) styles of yoga that emphasize internal heat, and the lengthening and strengthening of our muscles.

Yin Yoga targets the connective tissues, such as the ligaments, bones, and even the joints of the body that normally are not exercised very much in a more active style like Vinyasa. Yin exercise strengthens, lengthens, and hydrates our these deeper, dense Yin tissues in the lower back, legs, hips, pelvis, and spine, keeping our bodies flexible and mobile. Postures are seated and supine and may make use of the wall.

While initially this style of yoga can seem quite, passive, or soft, yin practice can actually be quite challenging due to the long duration of the poses. You may remain in the postures anywhere from 1 to 8 minutes! Yin and yang tissues respond quite differently to being exercised. You need to experience this to really know what Yin Yoga is all about.

“It is the balancing practice for your yang style of yoga”

 

Yin / Restorative Yoga with Tony Ferrante
Sep 29 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Yin / Restorative Yoga with Tony Ferrante

Join Tony Ferrante and close out your week with an hour of Yin / Restorative Yoga.

Start your class with a few of your favorite Yin Yoga poses.  Still your body, still your breath, still you mind.  By the time you will have created a little more space in your body you’ll appreciate the support and stillness of a few Restorative poses.

Yin Yoga targets the cooler deeper connective tissues and joints by stressing them with long slow holds.  This form of exercising your Yin Tissues helps to hydrate and lengthen them, enhancing flexibility and range of motion.

But did you realize the benefits of Restorative Yoga?

Restorative Yoga is a practice of allowing the body to relax and rest, letting go of the demands of our everyday lives. In this class you will work with postures to release tension and bring balance back into the mind and body, by utilizing breath awareness, some props, and hands on healing to fined complete relaxation.

WHY SHOULD YOU PRACTICE RESTORATIVE YOGA?

Slows Down the Pace of Life

Restorative yoga is an excellent opportunity to disconnect from the frenetic activity of daily life and let your speedometer return to 0 mph. It offers a welcome respite among all the turbulence of life and helps to prepare the mind and body for the inward stroke of meditation and deepened awareness. Moving slowly through the poses allows you to explore your mind and body at a steady and natural tempo.

Soothing to the Nervous System

The slower pace and deep breathing that you get in a restorative yoga class triggers the parasympathetic nervous system from the very first pose. This activation helps to mitigate the effects of the regular fight-or-flight stress response that can be damaging to your physiology and well-being. The overall calming effect on the nervous system sets a deeply relaxing tone for the class that comforts your mind and body down to the cellular level.

Encourages Mindfulness

Restorative yoga could just as easily be called “mindful yoga” due to the expanded awareness of self and body that comes through the practice. Slower movements cultivate space for a deeper experience of the poses and the breath. Awareness of the physical sensations, the thoughts or emotions that arise, or sounds in the environment, can all take on a much more profound significance in the depth of the restorative practice. Simply put, you’re able to notice and feel more of the world through your yoga experience.

Cultivates Heightened Body Awareness

The comfortable pace of restorative yoga opens the doorway to a deeper understanding of your own body, letting you actually feel what it means to be a spiritual being having a human experience. Sadly, many people aren’t intimate with their own bodies. Through a restorative yoga practice, however, such intimacy can be explored and embraced. Deeper levels of bodily strengths can be integrated and owned and a more profound sense of self-love and acceptance can emerge.

Deepens Self-Awareness and Introspection

The subdued quality of a restorative yoga class often helps you draw attention inward and away from external events and situations of the world. With your awareness directed within, the practice becomes a sanctuary for the mind and spirit from which you can take a deeper look at who you are, what you want, and how you can serve the world. Restorative yoga opens us up to new levels of self-exploration and contemplation, allowing your inner being to shine forth.

Helps You Feel Safe and Nurtured

In daily life it’s easy to get pulled into the insecurity that is a byproduct of the modern world. Many people move through their days haunted by fear, anxiety, and uncertainty. Restorative yoga provides you with a safe harbor wherein you can reconnect with your true nature, which is immortal, invincible, pure, and nourishing. Making that connection through your poses, breathing, and deep relaxation restores the memory of who you are and helps you to reclaim the fearless nature of your soul. From this refuge, you emerge feeling secure in the inherent goodness within your heart and in the world.

And these are only just a few benefits. If you’ve never explored this style of yoga, this is your open invitation.

Oct
2
Mon
Yin Yoga with Kristine Keegan
Oct 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Yin Yoga with Kristine Keegan

Appropriate for all levels!  Extensive use of props and modifications makes this class accessible to everyone from the brand new beginner to an experienced yogi.

Begin or continue your exploration into the Yin-side of your body and mind in this weekly class.  Train yourself to become comfortable in stillness, a wonderful antidote to the 21st century life-on-the-go.  Simultaneously, unravel the layers of tension and restriction that have taken up residence in your fascia, tendons, and ligaments.

Each class will include all or most of these components:

  • Seated meditation and breathwork
  • Physical postures from the yin yoga tradition
  • Optional interludes of yang-style movement
  • One or more restorative postures to end the class

A sense of curiosity is the only pre-requisite for this class.  I hope you’ll join me and the growing number of people that have discovered increased freedom of movement and decreased pain as a result of a regular Yin Yoga practice.

Oct
3
Tue
Gentle Yoga with Robin Ivy Payton
Oct 3 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Recharge your body, mind and spirit with postures and movement to increase flexibility and mobility while strengthening your muscles, core and mind/body relationship. Class will always include breathing techniques for focus and stress reduction, postures to release tension in the upper and lower body, use of blocks and bolsters, and meditation time to rejuvenate energy. This class is designed to suit all levels including beginners.