Class Schedule

Nov
19
Sun
CORE/YIN Fusion with Sarra Maddocks
Nov 19 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
CORE/YIN Fusion with Sarra Maddocks

As we all know, over time our bodies change and adapt to accommodate how they move
through the physical world. Often, repetitive physical patterns result in some undesirable
limitations caused by joint systems augmenting and muscle groups overcompensating or under
developing.
Core/Yin fusion is a practice designed to explore the connection of the body’s center line and
the relationship that integrity carries into musculoskeletal and joint systems so that we can
recognize and counteract the impact of repetitive motion strain. By spending time at the
beginning of class in a short sequence of core stabilization poses fused with breath and deep
abdominal muscle conditioning, our bodies are better able to understand the experience of
softening into a more classically led Yin based practice that intentionally reaches deep into the
connective tissues resulting in a reconditioning of fascia, ligaments and tendons. It’s like a drink
if water for your joints.
Any physical pursuit will eventually leave its imprint in your body, unfortunately these imprints
can show up as a restricted range of motion, shortening of the musculature and loss of
flexibility. Whether you’re a runner, walker, biker, swimmer, play hockey, or are constantly on
your feet or sitting as part of your career, Core/Yin fusion can help reduce the effect of repetitive
motion stress and nurture the development of flexibility in areas that tend to succumb to
tightness. Through time, this practice can help to lengthen muscles, open up the joint systems
and foster the improvement of core stabilization for healthy physical alignment, and mind/body
awareness in any activity.

Yin with Yoga Nidra ~ Kristine Keegan
Nov 19 @ 4:30 pm – 5:40 pm
Yin with Yoga Nidra ~ Kristine Keegan

 

Instructor: Kristine Keagan

Yin with Yoga Nidra

Join Kristine for this combo Yin / Yoga Nidra class as she leads you through the perfect combination of asana / postures, closing with a restorative Yoga Nidra.  Begin your Yin practice by holding poses for 3-5 minutes.  The stillness of the longer holds helps you to tune in and connect you to your physical body.  By holding poses for 3-5 minutes, you target those deeper connective tissues and tendons, cultivating space in your body for greater mobility in your joints and enhancing flexibility.

By finding stillness in your body, you start to cultivate stillness in your breath which lends itself to stillness of the mind.

When you arrive at your 5 minute guided meditation/Yoga Nidra, you are primed for it!. Yoga Nidra and Meditation have an amazing array of benefits for body, mind and spirit.

If you have always wondered what Yoga Nidra is, this is the class for you!

All levels welcome!

 

Nov
20
Mon
Yin Yoga with Kristine Keegan
Nov 20 @ 5:20 pm – 6:20 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.

Nov
21
Tue
Kusum Yin Yoga with Penny Kusum Clum
Nov 21 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Kusum Yin Yoga with Penny Kusum Clum

A quiet chance to REST. We will be guided safely through a series of specific postures to increase joint mobility and flexibility, reduce chronic pain and create a sense of peace and well being. There a fewer poses per class. Each pose is held for approximately 3-5 minutes allowing you to gently stretch your deep connective tissue and settle into relaxation. This is a class for healing of many physical conditions and illnesses and deep therapeutic shift in your body and your life. It is the perfect complement to the ”yang” or more active practices like Ashtanga yoga, vinyasa yoga and our active lives.

A Gentle Flow with Sarra Maddocks
Nov 21 @ 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!

Nov
22
Wed
Yin Yoga: Creating Space with Andrea Gleason
Nov 22 @ 9:00 am – 10:15 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.

 

Nov
23
Thu
Kusum Ashtanga and Yin Yoga with Penny Kusum Clum
Nov 23 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Kusum Ashtanga and Yin Yoga with Penny Kusum Clum

***SUITABLE FOR BEGINNERS***

Move and then rest, all in one class!

During the first half of this class we will flow through the physically therapeutic standing poses of the Ashtanga Yoga series in coordination with our steady breath. Then the movement will slow during the second half of the class as we settle into more restorative Yin yoga poses aimed at health and relaxation. These poses will be done on the floor with props and supports to adapt all the poses for every body.

Physically therapeutic and intentional poses… individualized therapy for our aching bodies and deep rest for our minds.

Yin Yoga: Creating Space with Andrea Gleason
Nov 23 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Yin Yoga: Creating Space with Andrea Gleason

Instructor: Andrea Gleason

Join Andrea for a  take it to the mat, Yin Yoga practice.  Slow down your pace and get into your body.  By holding poses in a relaxed state for 3-5+ minutes you’ll get beyond the muscles and exercise the inelastic tissues in your body, encouraging a release.  In other words encouraging more space in 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 and range of motion in the body, especially the joints and hips.
  • Lower stress levels (no one needs that)
  • Encourages greater stamina.
  • Enhances lubrication and protection of joints.

All levels are welcome!

Kusum Beginners Ashtanga Yoga with Penny Kusum Clum
Nov 23 @ 5:45 pm – 6:45 pm
Kusum Beginners Ashtanga Yoga with Penny Kusum Clum

***SUITABLE FOR BEGINNERS WHO CAN EASILY GET UP AND DOWN FROM THE GROUND***
This class involves synchronizing breath with a series of physically therapeutic and intentional poses… individualized therapy for our aching bodies and deep rest for our minds. The result is improved flexibility and circulation, a light and strong body and a calmer mind.

Our teachers are trained to teach this physical practice and the mental focus on breathing as a way to simulate the process of learning how to walk through our active lives with more awareness.

Options are offered for all poses- all people in all conditions can take this class.

Nov
24
Fri
Yin Yoga: Creating Space with Andrea Gleason
Nov 24 @ 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”