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Yoga Classes

 

Gentle/Moderate Kripalu Yoga

Shift from busy to calm, from tight to released

Gentle Kripalu: Mondays 9:00-10:15am, Thursdays 10:30-11:45am

Moderate Kripalu: Mondays 10:30-11:45am, Thursdays 9:00-10:15am

Kripalu Flow: Wednesdays 4-5 pm

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Gentle Kripalu Yoga is suitable for beginners and any one who wants to move every joint in the body, stretch gently and strengthen with calm breath and awareness.  You will feel a shift during class from busy to calm and from tight to released.  The class starts with centering and pranayama (breath work) and moves through poses designed to work the six motions of the spine (forward and back, side to side, and twisting left and right).  The long muscles of the spine are gently strengthened with a variety of simple but powerful sequences to tone and balance the system.  The class finishes with mild inversion and savasana.  You will leave this class feeling refreshed and more easy in your body/mind.

 

Moderate Kripalu Yoga moves through centering and flows in to pratapana (warm ups), pranayama (breath work) and asana (posture) sequences that build to a pinnacle pose.  You will move every part of the body, stretching and strengthening through familiar sequences, as well as exploring more dynamic movement within postures while using breath and basic alignment.  Each class will vary as you experience more familiar movement combined with creative exploration.  This class is suitable for people with some prior yoga experience.  This class follows directly after Gentle Kripalu Yoga on Monday mornings and both classes together make a great start to your week!

 

Kripalu Flow Yoga is a moderate intensity class similar to Moderate Kripalu Yoga with some additional vinyasa style movement with the breath.  This will help you unwind and move so that relaxation and release flow easily and deeply.  Suitable for all levels; a gradient of postures is provided so you can choose how gently or deeply to practice based on your body/mind/spirit in the moment.

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Yoga & Meditation for Teens & Preteens / 7-week session

Stretch and find your inner strength

Saturdays 10:30am - 11:30am (7-week session: Mar 18 - Apr 29, 2017) with Deb Newman McGonnell


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  •  Ever think you might like to try yoga? Already a practicing yogi?
  • Are you wondering what it might do for you? Yoga has been proven to increase strength, balance and flexibility of the body.
  • Wouldn’t it be great to improve your ability to focus, concentrate and pay attention, too?
  • Why not reduce stress, improve creativity and experience real relaxation while having fun!

Join your peers for a seven week session of yoga and meditation and learn proper alignment, breathing techniques and a bit about the practice of yoga. Each class includes about 15 min of meditation.

For boys and girls ages 11-18.

Pricing: $98 for 7 week session. Drop-ins welcome.

Next 7-week session dates will be announced later.


 

Yoga 101

Starting at the Beginning

Sundays 9-10am

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Whether this is the first time you’ve stepped onto a Yoga mat, or you’d like the opportunity to work with experienced Yoga instructors, this class is perfect for you.  We’ll be delving into various Yoga poses combined with Yogic breathing.

 

 

Benefits of this class include:

  • In-depth instruction on alignment
  • Introduction to various types of Yoga postures
  • A slower pace, with an opportunity for questions to be asked as needed

 

The Sunday class will also be streamed online. The camera will focus only on the instructor. Students in the studio can stay out of the coverage area of the camera so they are not video taped during the class.

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Moderate Kripalu Yoga Flow in American Sign Language (ASL) 

7-week session

Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30 AM (New 7-week session starts July 11, 2017. Accepting registrations now)

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Join Sara for a weekly class aiming to balance the qualities of effort and ease while holding compassionate self-awareness.

This class includes warm-ups, postures to strengthen and stretch the body, breathing practices to awaken and relax the nervous system, and time for integration. The encouragement throughout practice is to find your own balance of strength, stretch, and ease.

This class is appropriate for individuals with some yoga experience, and those who are comfortable exploring more intense sensations. Although voice-interpretation is not provided, every one is welcome!

About Sara Dugas:

In 2013, as a trained social worker, Sara began to develop goals for self-care that led her to Kripalu for a weeklong yoga retreat. It was the first time she experienced yoga instruction with an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter. It was a transformational experience. Inspired by the benefits of yoga, Sara completed her certification in Kripalu Yoga Teacher (RYT 200) during the summer of 2014.

Empowered to make yoga accessible to everyone, Sara offers yoga classes in American Sign Language (ASL) and tailors and makes her class accessible to the visual community. Sara is known for her authentic, non-judgmental teaching style, and compassion-centered philosophy. It is her wish that you find your inner peace, both on and off the mat. When not teaching yoga, Sara spends time with her blended-family including a mixture of Deaf and hearing furkids.

Pricing: $98 for 7 week session. Pre-registration required.

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Restorative Yoga and Gentle Stretching

Release stress and cultivate inner peace and radiant well-being

Fridays 12-1pm

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Through the ancient practice of yoga and meditation you can let go of stress and reconnect to your true nature; peace. This specialized practice will help you to release stress and cultivate inner peace and radiant well-being. You will be guided through a series of simple, intentional postures as well as breath to help let go of stress and rediscover the healing properties of relaxation. Supportive props are offered throughout class and students are encouraged to modify movement to suit their individual needs and energy level. Class ends with a short meditation. All levels of experience are welcome to join this mindful practice of well-being.

  • Reduce stress
  • Improve balance and flexibility
  • Increase strength
  • Reduce the risk of injury in daily life

Students of all levels welcome to this class! You can achieve a high level of health of body, mind and energy working at your own ability level.

This class will also be streamed online. The camera will focus only on the instructor. Students in the studio can stay out of the coverage area of the camera so they are not video taped during the class.

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Restorative Yoga

Gentle stretching to allow the body and mind to truly relax

Fridays 10:30-11:45 am

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Feeling stressed and burnt out at the end of the week? Restorative yoga has many benefits for health and well being, one of the largest being the de-stress factor. This class will be ideal for any practitioner, as it will involve some gentle stretching followed by a series of poses supported with various props in order to allow both the body and mind to truly relax.

Just a few of the benefits include:

  • Relief of muscle tension and fatigue
  • Stress reduction
  • Reduction of blood pressure
  • Improved sleep

Come down to the studio, relax and renew with us!

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Svaroopa® Yoga with Carol

Release of deep spinal muscles from the tailbone to the rib cage, leaving you feeling incredibly refreshed and relaxed 

Mondays 6-7:30pm, Wednesdays 10:30am-12:00pm, Wednesdays 7:00-8:30pm, Fridays 8:45-10:15am


CarolWaite.jpgSvaroopa® Yoga is a deep and meditative style of yoga that uses props and precise alignments to reach deep into the core muscles around the spine to relieve tensions in the body. Svaroopa® Yoga promotes healing and transformation and is a consciousness-oriented style of yoga. Group classes and individual yoga therapy sessions are excellent for relieving back, neck, knee and shoulder pain. The guided awareness done at the beginning and end of every class provides a deep relaxation and reduces the stress that many of us experience in our daily lives. Svaroopa® says that it all begins at the tailbone, therefore in every class you will experience release of deep spinal muscles from the tailbone to the rib cage, leaving you feeling incredibly refreshed and relaxed after every class.

Just a few of the benefits include:

  • Relief of neck, shoulder, back, leg and hip pain
  • Stress reduction
  • Improved sleep
  • Improved strength and flexibility

Carol began teacher training with Swami Nirmalanada (formerly Rama Birch) at Master Yoga Foundation. She became a Certified Svaroopa ® Yoga teacher at the 500 hour level in 2004 and has been teaching at studios in the metro west area for over 10 years. Carol continued into Advanced Teacher Training and is a Certified Svaroopa ® Gentle Teacher, Deeper Teacher and Certified Svaroopa ® Yoga Therapist.

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Therapeutic Yoga 7-week session

Relieve Pain and Increase Mobility

Thursdays 7-8:15pm (New session starting Thursday, Sep 21)

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This is a gentle and therapeutic yoga class that focuses on neck, shoulders, hips and spine. We will flow mindfully and progress gradually over 7 weeks through a systematic yoga sequence that can help you align your spine, decompress it and strengthen it safely and effectively. This class will help you release muscle tension and relieve back, neck, shoulder and generalized aches and pains with emphasis on stretching and flexibility in harmony with your breath. We will do Yoga asanas on the mat with use of bolsters and cushions. Class ends with a short meditation that leaves you feeling calm, centered and in the present moment.

Only 10 spots available in this class, so register early to save your spot!

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Yoga for Special Needs

Welcoming those with special needs and their friends and family to practice yoga and meditation

Fridays 3:15-4:15pm with Pat Lebau

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Our Yoga for Special Needs class welcomes those with disabilities including but not limited to: Autism Spectrum Disorders, Williams Syndrome, ADD/ADHD, Down Syndrome, Anxiety, Rett Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, MS, Global Developmental Delays, and more. This gentle / moderate Kripalu yoga class is a gathering place for special needs folks, friends and family to practice postures, meditation, deep breathing and to celebrate being. All are welcome!

 

Yoga for people with physical and/or developmental needs can be powerful in many ways including:

  • Physical: Yoga changes the way the body works and feels
  • Mental/Emotional: Yoga calms and balances the mind
  • Social Interaction: Yoga nourishes the spirit and creates community with the people who come to practice together.
Pat Lebau is an Experienced, 500 hour Registered Yoga Teacher. She worked as an Educational Aide in local schools for 10 years. She has worked as a one on one Aide with autistic kids, has done ABA, and has Subbed in regular and special ed classes in both long and short term assignments. She teaches Kripalu, Pranotthan and Integrated Positional (Structural) Yoga. She has done her training at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health (in Stockbridge, MA) and has assisted her teacher, Devarshi Steven Hartman, in his Pranotthan Yoga School teacher trainings. Pat has a B.S. and M.S. in Wildlife Biology and Ecology. She loves studying anatomy and using yogic techniques to release pain and to embrace contentment.
 

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Sweet Pea Yoga

Yoga for babies, tots, tykes and kids

SPY_kids_yoga-84.jpgFamilies looking to introduce a healthy lifestyle during the early years of life can turn to Sweet Pea Yoga (SPY) to provide child-centered yoga classes in a peaceful, clean, and nurturing space. SPY classes help families build strong, healthy habits through yoga programs that children can grow with.

 

Itsy Bitsy Yoga

  • for BABIES (newborn to pre-crawling with a parent/caregiver)
  • for TOTS (almost crawling to 23 months with a parent/caregiver)
  • for TYKES / LITTLE FAMILIES (2-5 years old with a parent/caregiver, younger siblings welcome)

Sweet Pea Yoga KIDS

  • for children 7 – 12 years old, drop-off class.

All SPY classes are offered by session-only (no drop-ins permitted) and require advance registration

 

Register from SPY website