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Are you new to Yoga?

Whatever your age or fitness level, yoga is one of the best ways to stay healthy, look good, and feel great. But, if you're new to yoga, it can be hard to know where to start. Don’t let yourself feel intimidated; just remember a few simple hints, and you'll be well on your way to practicing a fun and rewarding yoga for beginners workout.

The great thing about yoga is that it can be done anytime, anywhere, with very few accessories. All you need is to wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothes and a non-slip yoga mat.

More than anything, though, yoga beginners need patience and an open mind. With a little determination, you'll feel the results in no time.



Yoga Class Description

GENTLE YOGA

Gentle Yoga is an approach to yoga where all muscle groups are worked individually, allowing each posture to be comfortable while still being balanced, strengthening and stretching, to allow for relaxation. Integrating breathing techniques and grounding exercises, to the practice allows for a complete mind, body experience.

Students do not need to adapt to yoga, yoga is flexible enough for everyone, and students can safely follow the program and experience the benefits. This includes: people with different fitness levels, those starting a practice later in life or who are new to yoga or fitness, students with injuries or mobility difficulties such as MS, Cancer, or weight concerns; students who are, pregnant, suffering from anxiety, depression, PTSD and students with other reasons for attending a gentle class.



CHAIR YOGA

Chair Yoga - the benefits and surprises of a supported practice – chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga that is practiced sitting on a chair. Chair Yoga can also be practiced in a wheel chair.

Chair Yoga adapts traditional yoga poses that can be done with a chair for support, making yoga accessible for all people. The Chair takes the place of the yoga mat, and poses are seated or supported by the chair, whether you are recovering from an injury, challenged by the physical limits of aging, living with a disability that challenges your mobility, or simply spend many hours at a desk.

Build strength, awareness and confidence as well increase well-being both physically and mentally…..and have some fun!



YIN – YIN is IN!

Yin Yoga is a passive style of yoga practice that uses longer holds in fully supported postures to bring release to connective tissue, specifically ligaments and tendons in the joints and spine. This practice is beneficial to all bodies and all levels, from those seeking ease and mobility due to tightness or chronic pain, as well as yogis looking to improve mobility and provide a complement to more Yang (active) styles of practice.



TRAUMA Sensitive Yoga

Yoga’s main purpose is to help people find peace of mind; however, most styles of mainstream yoga focus on fitness and body image and happen in less than peaceful environments. For people with a trauma or stress related condition, the thought of going to a class under these circumstances can be intimidating.

Private sessions for those who would like to practice yoga in a safe and supportive environment, where you can feel free to move at your own pace and to focus on those aspects of yoga most beneficial for your personal circumstances and special consideration is given to offering a safe experience through: the creation of a controlled environment, the use of neutral language, the practice of safe and accessible poses, and a compassionate understanding of what it means to be living with the symptoms of trauma and stress related conditions.



Rest and Restore!

RESTORATIVE Yoga is a supportive, yoga practice for those seeking some peace and calm to promote wellness and happiness. Class consists of passive supine or seated yoga postures supported by props, including blankets, bolsters, straps and blocks.

The focus is on releasing tension and focusing on healing thoughts and meditative breath. Everyone is welcome to make space in their day to make some space in their mind, body, and heart. If you suffer from Anxiety, Depression, Fatigue, Cancer, MS; if you are a Human Doing and not a Human Being…Restorative Yoga is calling you.