Sundays, 9:30-11:00 am | Shannon Hancock or Kerry Burgess (alternate weeks, check the Full Schedule for this week’s teacher)
Wake up your body and mind as you flow through invigorating sequences linking poses with your breath, then find strength in balance and standing poses, and close with deeper stretching and relaxation. With origins in the Ashtanga tradition, this class is accessible to adventurous beginners to experienced practitioners; class has an active pace.
a practice that is appropriate for all levels. Classes included instruction on pranayama, alignment principles of asana, as well as easy to understand information about the philosophy of yoga and the 8 limbs. The asana sequences are most often based on the Chakra system and students are encouraged to get connected to their physical bodies as well as their emotional, mental, and energetic bodies. Poses explored are basic standing and balancing postures, core strengtheners, heart openers, inversions, and restorative postures. Beginning yoga students will get the clear instruction they need, as well as the time, to really explore each pose and modify where necessary. More seasoned practitioners will also have the time needed to hold a pose and truly connect breath and movement.
A delicious fusion of yin-yoga (deep long holds of postures which emphasize a balance between strength and flexibility) and restorative postures which help you sink deeper into your personal practice, space and healing learning to become more comfortable in your body and resting in stillness. Sound healing and yoga nidra will also be frequently used in savasana to promote total relaxation!
Chair Yoga provides a supportive practice for those who want to explore the benefits of yoga, however do not find it comfortable to sit on the floor, transition frequently from floor sitting to standing and/or have limited mobility due to injury, body type or age. This class incorporates movements to stretch and strengthen the body and breathing and meditation exercises to release stress and calm the mind. Chairs are provided.