Deepen Your Practice – Yoga Summer Series
(1:00 – 3:30 pm)
Saturday July 8: Twists and heart-opening
Sunday August 6: Arm balances and inversions
Each session will include:
Half Hour Asana Clinic: to help you understand and improve alignment and technique.
Two Hour Complete Practice: Yoga Essentials (philosophy, pranayama (breath work), meditation, asana (physical) practice, yoga nidra (yogic sleep – picture an extra long, extra yummy savasana).
Send Brandi your questions in advance to be sure they are covered in the workshop!
This is a gentle to moderate class in pace with detailed instructions for basic yoga poses in a welcoming and supportive environment. This is a wonderful place to explore and begin your yoga practice. Increase flexibility and build strength while relaxing the mind and body.
Proper core activation is emphasized while playing with the yoga poses. An intense core routine is done early in the class sequencing to build a connection to the core of the body as well as kick start the body’s detoxifying fire. Discover how to train the core muscles to support the low back and learn to move through the yoga poses (and life!) with the lightness of a ninja.
Learning to flow with your breath is a very intelligent way to move the body and the main focus in this dynamic practice. Stick to the basics when feeling like a mellow practice or play with the more challenging variations when feeling up to it. This practice will take each joint through its range of motion to improve circulation and production of synovial fluid. Poses to help improve or maintain the cardiovascular, lymphatic and endocrine systems in good function while working on maintaining the proper postural alignment of the body.
Relax and stretch the body in this gentle yoga class that will follow the practice of Hatha Yoga at a slow and comfortable pace. This class is great for beginners and experienced yoga students who are looking to nurture and nourish their mind, body and spirit. This class will include yoga postures (asana), breathing techniques (pranayama) and meditation.
This is a classical approach to yoga that incorporates postures, breath work and relaxation of the mind and body. This class is open to all levels as it encourages an increase in flexibility and strength while relaxing the mind and body. All levels are welcome.
A beginner friendly practice that stretches and strengthens the body from head to toe. The heated room and the yoga postures are designed to give the body an efficient way to detoxify. It works the cardiovascular and circulatory systems, massages your internal organs and stimulates the nervous system while dabbling in yoga philosophy along the way. Hot Yoga brings the body into balance, regulating appetite, sleep and mood disturbances. If you like a good physical workout and you like to sweat, you’ll love this class.
Be like water. Join the recovery system that will rejuvenate your muscles, add mobility to your joints and help you move through your workouts, and life, with fluidity. MobiliBal teaches you how to practice self-myofascial release (deep tissue massage) with the use of small rubber balls. Sequences can be practiced almost anywhere on the body, and relieve stress and tension in areas such as the neck and shoulders, low back, hips and knees. Use this recovery class to minimize risks of injury, and maximize your performance!
Power Flow Yoga
Power Flow is an energetic and flowing form of yoga that links challenging power poses, with movement and breath. This style of yoga will help you build dynamic strength, balance and flexibility, while also promoting a sense of well-being and inner calm.
A challenging experience using your body weight to strength train. Poses emphasize eccentric contractions in a controlled, alignment oriented way to develop strength and flexibility at the same time. Beginners with a good fitness background are welcome and if more advanced practitioners arrive then the teacher will give more advanced variations. The focus with this class it to learn to use your body as one united force.
Warm Yin Yoga
Focusing on the Yin tissues in the body; connective, organ, joint, gland, this practice decompresses and realigns the physical body while training the mind to focus. This class, in a slightly heated yoga environment, presents an opportunity for the body to recover from the stresses of physical activity and/or sitting in a desk all day. The sequences of postures taught in this style are designed to release tension in the areas of hips, spine shoulder and neck. The postures themselves are held for 3-5 minutes to ensure the yin tissues are affected appropriately.
Focusing on the Yin tissues in the body; connective, organ, joint, gland, this practice decompresses and realigns the physical body while training the mind to focus. This class presents an opportunity for the body to recover from the stresses of physical activity and/or sitting in a desk all day. The sequences of postures taught in this style are designed to release tension in the areas of hips, spine shoulder and neck. The postures themselves are held for 3-5 minutes to ensure the yin tissues are affected appropriately.
The body is taken through a sequence of poses in order to balance the Yin (see above) and Yang (muscle) tissues in the body. The challenges of modern life result in certain areas of the body needing a more Yin (deep relaxing and letting go) approach and other areas needing more Yang (activating, strengthening).