Suitable for beginners. These classes introduce movement with breath (vinyasa) through simple sun salutations, basic standing poses, seated forward bends and twists, hip and shoulder stretches, and restorative poses for relaxation.
Yoga For Men
This class focuses on flexibility in the hips and shoulders. Sun salutations and standing poses are introduced. All levels welcome.
Ashtanga Yoga is a dynamic and vigorous form of yoga developed by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois of Mysore, India. Breath and movement are linked producing a cleansing internal heat. In this class, we will explore sun salutations, standing poses, poses from the primary series, which re-align and detoxify the body, some backbends to open the heart, and some arm balances and inversions are introduced. Be prepared to sweat. Experience with asana (yoga postures) is highly recommended, but adventurous beginners are welcome.
Vinyasa Flow for Beginners
This is a slower paced dynamic flow class that incorporates movement through sun salutations and standing poses. You will be guided, step-by-step, in a clear manner to the essentials of a flowing practice. This class is suitable for the absolute beginner, and for those making the transition from other yoga disciplines.
Gentle & Restorative
This class will offer guidance in postures using props to support the body in releasing excess tension, as well as guidance with alignment in foundational postures. Both of these approaches to a physical practice build skills for grounding and freeing the breath.
MOVEMENT PRACTICES & EMBODIMENT STUDIES
These sessions can draw on a variety of approaches to the body and movement including yoga and contemporary dance. Available by appointment. For more information or to schedule a class, contact Cristina Lella at firstname.lastname@example.org or 705-825-0225. See Embodiment Studies page.