GENTLE WOMEN’S HATHA YOGA
GENTLE HATHA YOGA
This class is focused on a relaxed pace and a simpler approach to the postures, breathing, restoratives and guided relaxation. Relax your mind, increase energy, and reduce stress. For beginners, people with fibromyalgia, joint or back problems, experienced students who want a slower paced, less strenuous class or those with post traumatic stress disorder. We will use positive affirmations, light 1-3 pound weights in this class and end class with a short meditation or guided relaxation.
LEVEL ONE HATHA YOGA
Beginner classes present the essential themes of Hatha yoga and familiarize the student with the fundamental asanas (postures), including simple forward bends, twists, and introductory shoulder stand, as well as basic breathing and relaxation techniques. Through careful attention to correct form, gradual introduction of new poses, and repetition of learned postures with variations, you will gain the foundation necessary for a solid home practice and for more advanced study. In the process you will increase flexibility and strengthen, tone, and revitalize your body. Yoga postures (asanas) and breathing improve insomnia, reduce stress, help digestion, and reduce back and joint pain.
LEVEL TWO HATHA YOGA
GO Beyond the Basics! Students consolidate their knowledge of the essentials and begin to explore variations of more advanced poses. This upbeat class will work with a full range of postures, pranayama (breath work), core sequencing, posture flows and modifications to accommodate everyone.
LEVEL THREE HATHA YOGA
Deepen your yoga practice! Challenge your body and mind! Ignite internal fire while building core power. Experience deep healing and release. Flow through a sequence of postures using the Ujjayi breath to build strength and presence. Move beyond physical and emotional barriers. End class with meditation or guided relaxation.