Important things to know:
- Please do not come to class if you have a cough, sneezing, runny nose, shortness of breath, fever, sore throat or any other symptoms. Thank you.
- Refrain from wearing scented creams, perfumes, colognes and the likes to prevent sneezing and coughing.
- Please do not arrive more than 10 minutes prior to the start of your class.
- Sanitized props will be available. If you have your own you are encouraged to bring them.
- Dress in layers as temperatures vary and fans are not being used at this time.
- At the end of class please gather your belongings and exit so that the room can be cleaned for the next class.
This class involves a series of classical Pilates exercises performed on an exercise mat. Each exercise emphasizes breath, core conditioning, and body awareness. We will pay special attention to alignment and form. Light weights, resistance tubing and other props may be used to add strength and stretch work. Wear comfortable workout clothes, bring a yoga mat, and water bottle.
ACTIVE CHAIR YOGA
This gentle form of yoga can be done while sitting in a chair, or standing while using the chair for support. Participants will explore versions of twists, stretches, forward bends and more. The movements and poses can help maintain mobility, improve flexibility, concentration, strength, even boost your mood. Options will be given. If you have a yoga mat feel free to bring it as you may decide to sit/stand on it. Wear comfortable clothing.
Perform yoga poses and breathing exercises with the aid of a chair. This gentle class may help you increase strength, flexibility, range of motion for joints, and stress reduction. Chair yoga is suitable for all fitness levels and conditions.
Whether you are new to yoga or are familiar with the practice, beginner yoga will help you develop balance, strength and flexibility without feeling overwhelmed or confused. In this class we will take our time to get into postures focusing on the basics. We will combine yoga postures and breathing exercises to strengthen the body, reduce stress and calm the mind. No yoga experience is required. Dress in comfortable clothes, dress in layers, bring a yoga mat and water bottle.
Gentle yoga classes are a great place to take it slower and experience the benefits of yoga. If you are new to yoga or haven’t practiced yoga for a while this may be the class for you. Wear comfortable clothing; bring a mat, blanket and water bottle. Plan on practicing barefoot or wear nonslip socks. Classes held in the All-Purpose Room (downstairs).
This class is designed for gentlemen interested in working on balance, flexibility and increasing mobility. Join Skip Cooper as he leads you through gentle, calming movements. Chairs and other props may be used. Wear comfortable clothing, bring a yoga mat and water bottle.
YIN/TAOIST YANG YOGA
Yin yoga is a great companion to the more active yang yoga or exercise. It is a calm simple practice that focuses on stimulating the body’s connective tissue (facia) primarily in the joints. Most of the Yin poses are seated and last several minutes. Practicing yin yoga contributes to increased flexibility, mobility, mindfulness and relaxation. It is a great practice to bring balance into the body and mind. There will be an optional short Taoist yang practice at the end of the class. Dress in layers as the room temperature varies. Some props are available to use. If you have your own feel free to bring them along with your yoga mat.
Wake up your body and mind by participating in this slower paced flow class. We will sit, stand, balance, flow up and down from the mat, use a variety of props and relax. Wear comfortable clothes, dress in layers, bring your mat and water bottle. Space is limited.
5:00 PM YOGA FLOW
End your day releasing tension and feel refreshed in this class for all bodies. The focus of the practice will be on breath and movement, creating a flow of postures that enhance flexibility and strength. Intended for all skill levels as modifications are offered. Bring a yoga mat & water bottle. Props are available however, if you have your own feel free to bring them.
Props are used to support the body in this slow static practice. Poses are held from 3 – 5 minutes (sometimes more) allowing us to work our ligaments, joints, deep fascial networks, even our bones. Alignment is not required as Yin postures require stillness of the body and calmness of the mind. Wear warm clothes, bring your yoga mat, we do have props but if you would like to bring yours feel free.
This yoga class will change weekly (Instructor Choice Class). We may begin with a few yin poses and venture into a more active flow class working to improve balance, strength and flexibility or we may do a full Vinyasa Flow class one week and quite possibility a full one hour yin class another week. Come with an open mind. Recommended for students that have yoga experience. Bring a yoga mat & water bottle.
See Morning Yoga description. Instructors vary.