Classes

Classes are currently cancelled due to the coronavirus disruption. For more information about alternative online classes taught by our yoga instructors, click HERE.
 
When our classes resume, we welcome everyone, regardless of fitness level, or yoga experience. Your teacher will help you take your practice where you'd like to go. Yoga's combined focus on mindfulness, breathing, and physical movements brings health benefits with regular participation. 
Mat Yoga

Mat yoga is practiced on a mat and refers to a set of physical exercises known as asanas or postures sequenced to align your skin, muscles, and bones. The postures are designed to open the many channels of the body—especially the main channel, the spine—so that energy can flow freely. 

The newest class, Introduction to Yoga, provides a solid foundation newcomers to yoga for enjoying the practice.

10 mat yoga classes are offered by the Yoga Club

1 hour I $4.00

Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri

 
Chair Yoga

Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga that is practiced sitting on a chair, or standing using a chair for support. It is recommended for individuals who may have difficulty getting up and down off the floor due to mobility or recuperative issues. Often the poses, or asanas, are adaptations of Hatha yoga poses.

6 chair yoga classes are offered by the Yoga Club.

1 hour I $4.00

Tue, Wed, Thu, Sat

 
Yoga/Stretch

This class can benefit all ages and abilities and involves a selection of poses to improve strength, flexibility, and balance. For those with flexibility challenges and chronic pain, this class can help improve functional movement. Each class will vary on intensity and variation. This is a low-impact activity and can include gentle movements. It is commonly used as part of physical therapy and rehabilitation of injuries.

2 Yoga/Stretch classes are offered by the Yoga Club.

1 hour I $4.00

Mon, Tue

 
 
Pilates

Pilates improves flexibility, builds strength, and develops control and endurance in the entire body. It puts emphasis on alignment, breathing, developing a strong core, and improving coordination and balance.

3 Pilates classes are offered by the Yoga Club.

1 hour I $4.00

Mon, Wed, Fri

Yin Yoga
Yoga Nidra

Yin yoga postures are designed to open the body with prolonged supported holds, typically between 1 to 5 minutes in length; and focuses on the connective tissues in the body, tendons, fascia, and ligaments helping your body to open on a deeper level.

Level: All skill levels

1 class is offered by the Yoga Club.

1 hr I $4.00

Thu

The practice of Guided Meditation (also known as Yoga Nidra) leads you into a conscious deep sleep, allowing the body and mind to completely relax, releasing deep seated tensions in the physical body while remaining consciously awake, promoting deep healing and rejuvenation. 

 

Some of the many benefits of Guided Meditation is that it helps to restore balance to the nervous system, reduces blood pressure, reduces stress, strengthens the immune response, lessens chronic pain, decreases anxiety, depression and muscle tension.


Level: All levels

1 class is offered by the Yoga Club.

1 hr I $4.00

First Friday of the Month

 
Yoga Stretch & Roll

Students of all levels use their own body weight in conjunction with the foam roller and other equipment to achieve the many benefits of foam rolling including myofascial release, increased blood flow and circulation to the soft tissues, and self-massage.

Required equipment: foam roller

See the Yoga Stretch & Roll page for more info.

2 Stretch & Roll classes are offered by the Yoga Club. 

1 hour I $4.00

Tue, Thu

 
Yoga for a Healthy Back

What you'll learn:

  • How to drastically reduce, or even eliminate, lower back pain

  • How to improve strength while crafting a leaner, more powerful body

  • How to identify and eliminate pain triggers, including common yoga poses that are directly contraindicated for back pain

  • The right exercises that help you regain and maintain back health

  • How to manage chronic low back pain

  • Develop greater flexibility and ease of movement

  • Strengthen muscles so they engage and support

1 Yoga for a Healthy Back class is offered by the Yoga Club. 

1 hour I $4.00

Thu

Find Your Balance Using a Chair

The purpose of this class is to:

  • Improve coordination to catch yourself if you start to fall

  • Increase muscle which provide protection to bones and joints

  • Stronger bones which are more resistant to fractures

  • Neuromuscular coordination to help improve the communication between your brain and muscles

  • Better brain function to help you avoid situations that increase fall risk

  • Core muscle stabilization which burns more calories

1 Find Your Balance Using a Chair class is offered by the Yoga Club. 

1 hour I $4.00

Mon

Vinyasa

This challenging yoga flow class is for intermediate/ advanced students because of its faster paced movements.  Students coordinate one breath/ one movement to a specific sequence of poses moving up and down off the floor . This repeating of poses increases body heat, sweat, and builds strength, getting the heart pumping. Students need to be able to get up and down from the floor at a quicker pace than slow flow or mat yoga. 

1 Vinyasa class is offered by the Yoga Club. 

1 hour I $4.00

Wed

Slow Flow

This challenging ( Hatha) “all levels” class is for very mobile students and is structured as a flow class, with the tempo slowed down tremendously for more mindful movement from one pose to the next. As Vinyasa is one breath, one movement, slow flow spends more time holding postures (5-8 breaths) to focus in on the breath/body/mind connection to create calm. Students should be able to get up and down from the floor. 

1 Slow Flow class is offered by the Yoga Club. 

1 hour I $4.00

Wed

Tai Chi

Tai chi is an ancient Chinese martial art that, today, is practiced as a graceful form of exercise to improve your health. It involves a series of movements performed in a slow, focused manner accompanied by deep breathing. Harvard University calls it “moving meditation”. 

2 Tai Chi classes are offered by the Yoga Club. 

1 hour I $4.00

Mon Thu

Qigong

Qigong can be described as a mind-body-spirit practice that improves one's mental and physical health by integrating posture, movement, breathing technique, self-massage, sound, and focused intent.

1 Qigong class is offered by the Yoga Club. 

1 hour I $4.00

Fri

 
Mandala Flow

The purpose of this class is to provide vinyasa sequencing which transitions the yogi on a 360-degree journey around the mat. The sequencing may have a single focus, such as opening the hips or combine multiple areas of focus. A Mandala Vinyasa flow sequence means circular.

This practice enables the yogi to circle the mat traveling 360 degrees around the mat through a four-part sequence. For example, after the initial grounding and warm-up phases, the yogi will start with a mountain pose, to a forward fold, to a left leg back lunge. Then variations within a Vinyasa flow leading a low side lunge, to a 5-pointed star, to a wide-legged forward fold, and any other variations here including Goddess poses. From there the yogi will then turn to the to the back end of the mat with a right leg back lunge completing the same Vinyasa flow sequence. It is then repeated again at a slightly faster pace to return to the top of the mat. Mandala flow is a fun way to incorporate change to some of the most widely used Vinyasa flow sequences. 

1 Mandala Flow class is offered by the Yoga Club. 

1 hour I $4.00

Tue

Yoga HIIT

Yoga HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) provides the yogi with an alternative to a cardio workout which incorporates favorite asanas. A Vinyasa flow sequence is gradually interrupted with a 3 to 5-minute HIIT segment which happens 2 to 3 times throughout the practice time.  

Yoga HIIT provides the yogi with an opportunity to expand his or her own physical limitations. The HIIT exercises vary from butt kicks, high knees, jumping jacks, skaters, burpees, and jump squats and are timed to a minimum of 30 seconds each. This practice challenges the level of breath and control movement while breathing. Modifications are provided so heart rate can still be elevated for a short time without maxing out. 

1 Yoga HITT class is offered by the Yoga Club.

1 hour I $4.00

Sat

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