OPPORTUNITIES TO MOVE
Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga is an energetic style of yoga, synchronizing breath with movement. Ashtanga is mostly about the breathing, and we layer the postures on top of the breath. So, if at any point throughout the practice, you start to feel that you are losing your connection with your breath, just dial it back a bit, physically, and focus more on your breathing, and that will bring you the most nourishing and beneficial practice. This will be a modified version of the practice. We will do mostly the standing poses, and a little bit of the sitting poses. I will offer a lot of options to modify the poses, that will suit your body, and the level of energy and openness you are experiencing throughout the practice.
Recommended props: At least one yoga block and a strap. Instructor: Rachel Porat
Mon., Wed., Thurs., & Fri. 9:30-10:30am
A workout that is rapidly gaining recognition around the world is barre fitness. High Barre’s barre fitness is a low impact class that helps tone all muscle groups, improves balance and posture, and increases flexibility. This ballet-inspired class is perfect for beginners who want to be more active but also proves challenging for any level. Some equipment used includes light weights, the ballet barre to aid with balance, resistance bands and a yoga mat for core work and stretching.
Monica Dunn, Instructor
INNER STRENGTH YOGA / FLOW
Wednesdays 5:45-6:45pm (On Zoom)
This class is a unique combination of mindfulness practice while holding poses, for both an inner and outer challenge. We will start every class with relaxation and then only when deeply grounded, begin to do the physical practice. You will be encouraged to hold some of the poses a little longer than usual, and practice keeping a calm, smooth breath, while being physically challenged. Practicing staying calm, and breathing smoothly while we are on fire, slowly adjusts our nervous system, and teaches us to keep our calm on and off the yoga mat.
Instructor: Rachel Porat
Mondays & Thursdays 5:00-6:00pm
An ancient Chinese art form emphasizing the flow of energy through the body. Often described as ‘meditation in motion,’ Tai chi’s slow, circular movements are beneficial for improved balance, breathing, coordination and peace of mind. This weekly practice covers the basic elements of Tai Chi, including posture and breathing, beginning exercises and the Tai Chi Forms themselves. There will also be discussions on Tai Chi as a healthful practice and its benefits.
Chris Taw, Guide
My flow class is based in the vinyasa and power yoga traditions. Vinyasa simply refers to the linking of breath and movement throughout a class; one movement, one breath. A typical flow class follows a bell pattern of warming up, a climax of powerful yoga poses and then winding down with some traditional yin yoga poses. You'll experience a full range of poses and motions in the class and work out most muscles in your body. Power yoga is based on yoga poses that start at the center of the body, the core, and work outwards. I use some core (stomach, sides and back) strengthening poses to help you find balance, creativity and playfulness in all of your yoga poses. This class is for beginners, intermediates and experts. Instructor: Will Harris
A Latin-inspired dance workout that has become one of the most popular group exercise classes in the world. Zumba combines cardio and muscle conditioning while improving balance and coordination. Zumba takes the "work" out of workout and is often called exercise in disguise. It’s your weekly dance party!
Instructor: Kara Tyson, currently subbing for Jodi Renwick