BEGINNER/LEVEL 1 

Brand new to yoga or looking to slow down a little?  Class includes a focus on proper alignment and sequences that build strength and flexibility. Modifications are offeredto support or challenge students, as needed, with the intention of heightening the student’s awareness of their body, breath and sense of self.   MONDAY, 5:30-6:30 PM, CAROL, EASTON

LEVEL 1/2 - INTERMEDIATE

These more challenging classes continue to build on poses that are the fundamentals of yoga requiring a bit more strength, flexibility, and balance. For continuing students who have a good understanding of alignment principles and seek more instruction in inversions (handstand, forearm balance). Revolved poses, backbends, and core strength will also be emphasized.  They continue to show modifications and use of props ensuring more difficult postures and sequences are practiced safely and effectively.  WEDNESDAY, 6-7:15 PM, KRISTI, EASTON SATURDAY, 9:30-11 AM, SUZIE, OXFORD

Chair Yoga

Chair yoga is the ideal way for people who have difficulty getting up and down from the floor to experience yoga.  It is also perfect for anyone who spends a lot of time sitting at a desk and doing creative work.  Yoga is so much more than a fitness program for your body.  It is a fitness program for your mind and spirit as well.  Yoga allows for one to be more focused, aware, compassionate and connected.  In this class, we will learn to quiet our minds and strengthen our body as we practice different poses and breathing techniques.  All of our work will be done either seated or using the chair or wall as a prop while standing.  Balance work will be included in each session.   FRIDAY, 10-11 AM, ELEANOR, OXFORD

Power Yoga

Power Yoga is an all encompassing form of yoga enhancing strength, power, flexibility, and cardio endurance. Students will learn to connect their breath and movements all while calming the fluctuations of the mind. The room will be heated to allow the muscles, tendons and ligaments to move more freely from pose to pose. The class is based on a traditional Baron Baptiste sequence, incorporating flowing movements, long holds, arm balances, and play.  This challenging class will be sure to leave you feeling detoxed and ready to endure what the world has to offer, on and off your yoga mat. (2 tickets) TUESDAY, 6-7:15 PM, SASHA, EASTON SUNDAY, 9-10:30 AM, SASHA, EASTON

Aerial Yoga

AERIAL YOGA Whether you’re a new student or an experienced yogi, this class will increase strength, flexibility and gratify your sense of adventure. Practice aerial yoga to disobey gravity, lengthen your spine and play in a safe exhilarating way.  Aerial yoga expands the benefits of asana practice by using the support of a suspended hip-height hammock, also known as a “silk”. In this class, students will securely explore a practice of both elevation and foundation to increase flexibility, strength and improve physical alignment. Enjoy the ease of inversions and healthier backbends while stimulating your mind and adding a little enthusiasm to your day. Beginner/Level I THURSDAY, 5-6 PM, KRISTI, EASTON  SATURDAY, 9-10 AM, KRISTI, EASTON

YOGA for the back, neck and shoulders

This is a beginner class or for those looking for a slower, more gentle and relaxing practice.  Suffer from an achy lower back? Stiffness or pain in your upper back or neck? Join us for a class focused on gently releasing back tension and discomfort. Ideal for beginners and seasoned yogis alike.  TUESDAY, 9-10:15 AM, JULIE, EASTON

Align & Flow

Breath and movement are linked together in this mindful, therapeutic practice that incorporates alignment and vinyasa flow. Expect to build heat, release mental and muscular tension, and finally settle into deep relaxation. Open to all levels, beginner to advanced. Modifications offered to suit each individual practitioner.  KEEP AN EYE ON THE SCHEDULE OR EMAIL US TO EXPRESS INTEREST

PRENATAL WITH AERIAL HAMMOCKS

Prenatal and Postnatal yoga classes are specifically designed for the journey of pregnancy, birth and postpartum. Conducted in a calm, peaceful environment, Kristi will help strengthen the uterus and pelvic muscles, improve circulation, aid in digestion, exercise the spine and increase overall comfort. Yoga can also alleviate many of the discomforts of pregnancy such as nausea, constipation, varicose veins, swelling, back pain and sciatica. For postpartum moms, yoga will rebuild strength in the abdomen, back and pelvic muscle; while releasing tension in the shoulders and neck; and opening the chest.  SATURDAY, 10-11 AM, KRISTI, EASTON

YOGA ROPE WALL

Did you know that bats and sloths are the only two mammals in the animal kingdom that don’t get arthritis? The one thing they both uniquely have in common is that they spend much of their lives hanging upside down. Because of this their joints escape the typical wear and tear that other creatures experience, and they suffer from less joint degeneration as a result. The strap wall is yoga’s answer to achieving some of the same healthful benefits. The straps work by using gravity as a natural form of resistance, causing the body to open much further than in regular yoga practice. Like the bats and sloths hanging upside down, this releases tension from the joints and deeply stretches the entire muscular-skeletal body. Strap poses are especially beneficial for spine health through use of traction to relieve pressure from compressed vertebral discs. They can also be used to create deep opening in the body, which nourishes the organs, soothes the nerves, and quiets the mind.  KEEP AN EYE ON THE SCHEDULE OR EMAIL US TO EXPRESS INTEREST

Mommy (or Daddy!) & Me Yoga

Parents and children (babies through preschool age) are welcome in this come-as-you-are yoga class. New moms will find strength and rejuvenation, time to bond with baby on the mat, and a community of other new moms (or dads). Parents of older children will have the opportunity to get in a good yoga practice while little ones either join in the yoga or play quietly alongside! Nursing, bottle, and toy friendly environment. Classes will include chanting, stretching, strength building, and relaxation.

meditative Yoga

This class is for all level students including the very beginner. We will do a mixture of gentle yoga stretches and meditation. The process will help teach you how to you move through your hectic daily life with more ease and grace. WEDNESDAY, 9:30-10:45 AM, DEBORAH, OXFORD

Reiki & Yin Yoga fusion

A gentle, floor-based yin yoga class, allowing for deep relaxation and the release of mental, emotional, and physical stress. Postures will be held longer to allow opening and strengthening of the deeper connective tissues of the body-the joints, ligaments, and deep fascial networks. Contained in these tissues is where prana, life force energy, flows. Through this practice, energetic blockages and stagnant energy can be removed, balanced and transformed thus allowing the vital energy to flow freely throughout the meridians and energy system of the body. During class, you will receive Reiki (Universal, healing energy) to support this process, transferred by trained Reiki Masters. THURSDAY, 6:15-7:15 PM, CAROL. EASTON

Restorative Yoga

Restorative yoga is a gentle, supported opportunity to truly rest your body and your mind. A wonderful complement to the more active practice of yoga, restorative yoga uses a passive sequence of poses, supported by bolsters, blankets and other props. The practice of restorative yoga is meant to provide a safe space to deeply relax your body, quiet your mind, counteract your body’s response to stress and balance your energy so that you are able to meet your life feeling refreshed and relaxed. Restorative Yoga Retreat is 1.5 hours of BLISS 1-2x a month!  PLEASE CHECK SCHEDULE

BEGINNING MEDITATION (4 WEEK SESSION)

The benefits of meditation are manifold: improved focus, increased self-awareness,  reduced stress and anxiety, lower blood pressure, and the list goes on and on. Everyone can meditate. Our four week series will address the benefits of meditation, different techniques to use and ample time to practice these techniques each week. Which technique is the best? The one that works for YOU!  We will discuss ways in which to structure a daily meditation practice and how to support that and each other. ($48, 4 week session) KEEP AN EYE ON THE SCHEDULE OR EMAIL US TO EXPRESS INTEREST

Community meditation

Free meditation classes on Sunday evenings. Please check schedule to make sure classes are happening during the summer. Sunday, 6-6:45 PM, Easton CURRENTLY TAKING SUMMER BREAK

sound immersion

A sonic environment is created using a variety of instruments including quartz crystal and Himalayan bowls, gong and rain stick, along with mantra, vocal toning and chant. Every sound journey is different as it is essentially an intuitive process requiring deep sensitivity as to what is needed and the choice of sounds used. The instruments are played around and over you, and sometimes on you, so you can feel the vibrations of the instruments. Sound with heartfelt intension bypasses the analytical hemisphere of the brain allowing the creative and intuitive hemisphere to have free reign. Harmonic sound incites a deep relaxation and letting go as the tones act as keys to unlock denser energy held within the physical, emotional and etheric bodies and the unconscious mind. Relax, enjoy and bathe in a shower of soothing tones. 8/12, 9/8, 10/13, 11/25, & 12/8 4-6PM $35/class

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