Welcome! In all classes, postures can be adapted to gently meet the needs of people with challenges to their mobility. Classes are small, with plenty of individual attention. While a simple home practice enhances your learning and is encouraged, it’s not necessary for your participation in the class.
De-stress and renew with deeply relaxing restorative yoga postures designed to relax, stretch, and bring you deeply into your own body and breath. Postures are fully supported by props and held for an extended time with very little, or even no effort. Guided meditations and visualizations help develop body awareness and give you tools that can be practiced at home and in life. Classes are small, with plenty of individual attention. This class is suitable for anyone who can lie on the floor, and is especially useful for people recovering from illness and/or injuries, or, as with most of us … stress.
Focus on body awareness with relaxing restorative yoga postures designed to relax, stretch, and bring you deeply into your own body and breath. Postures are fully supported by props and held for an extended time with very little, or even no effort. Guided meditations and visualizations help develop body awareness and give you tools that can be practiced at home and in life. This class is suitable for anyone who can lie on the floor, and is especially useful for people recovering from illness and/or injuries, or, as with most of us … stress.
Adapted Yoga: Sit, Stand, or Wheel
Classic yoga postures are adapted to suit a variety of bodies and abilities. Props are used to make the pose suit the body with both comfort and challenge. Focus is on building strength and flexibility to reduce pain and enhance mobility. Class size is small to allow for individual attention, and class length is short.
Basic Beginner Hatha Yoga
This class emphasizes an informed foundation in several basic postures at the beginner level. What is yoga? Why does the breath matter? How can I practice at home? Standing postures, seated postures, kneeling postures, prone and reclining postures, and inversions are presented, discussed, and practiced. Working with the breath is essential to yoga. A few mudras (hand positions) and sitting meditation are included. Yoga philosophy, and some historical context are woven into the instruction.
Yoga For Round Bodies
Practice beginner Hatha yoga and restorative postures in a safe, supportive, and small class designed specifically for students with round bodies. Yoga for Round Bodies promotes health at every size in a respectful and inclusive atmosphere. Postures are adapted to suit each student’s body using a variety of props. Modifications make each posture healthy, safe, comfortable, and effective to build strength, release tension, increase body awareness, and develop comfortable alignment.
Slow Yoga is a mix of Hatha and Restorative styles, providing both gentle strength and balance development and deep stretch and relaxation. Classes begin with breath awareness and visualization, progress to incorporating the breath with movement in asana, and quieten the body into deeply relaxing restorative postures that embody the absence of effort. Students wear loose, comfy clothing and are supported by a variety of yoga props.
Chair Yoga For Seniors
This version of Chair Yoga is designed for seniors and people with limited mobility who are not comfortable or able to get up and down off the floor, or who need the support of a chair for balance or stability. The pace of the class is slow and the movements are gentle with plenty of modifications to make them safe. The benefits are increased strength, circulation and balance, a sense of well-being and relaxation. Students wear clothing that is comfortable to move in, and a minimum of props are used.
Office Chair Yoga (on request)
Sitting too much? Turn your chair into a yoga prop! This half-hour class teaches practical skills for stretching, strengthening, and centering. Let your chair motivate you to action!
Yoga For Paddlers (winter/early spring)
Hatha Yoga is a great way to develop strength, flexibility, balance, and relaxation skills. The pace of the class is moderate; it’s suitable for beginners and experienced practitioners alike. Modifications are provided for injuries and limitations, so that postures are kept safe and effective. This class is initiated by The Grizzlies kayaking club, so will have a focus on learning the basics of classical yoga poses that are particularly suited to the demands of paddling, but are useful for everyone. Props are provided (you’re welcome to bring your own mat). Students wear whatever is comfortable to move in.
Yoga For Gardeners (late spring)
Improve your postural alignment and increase your mobility in preparation for the gardening tasks ahead. No experience necessary: We start from the ground up!
Lunchtime Yoga In the Park (summer)
Beginner Hatha Yoga designed to encourage grounding, relaxation, and renewed energy … all with a focus on healthy alignment.