Yoga is for everyone. It doesn’t matter what your body type is, what your personal goals are or what your current fitness level is. The most common benefits of yoga are increased flexibility, improved strength and greater peace of mind.
We offer a variety of classes that can suit your needs, from Restorative to Strength Training. If you are brand new to yoga and have no physical limitations we suggest you begin with the Hatha Yoga Classes. If you have physical limitations such as chronic pain, arthritis, or have been inactive for a long time you may want to start with Relax and Restore, Peaceful or Gentle Yoga. If you have taken yoga before please feel free to join any of the classes. Classes are ongoing so you may sign up at any time. You are invited to discover for yourself the wonderful benefits of yoga.
For students new to the studio, be sure to check out our two-weeks Unlimited yoga for $25.
Relax and Restore
A restorative style of yoga for all ages and all body types. This class will teach you how to release tension stored in the spine and muscles of the body. You will learn to relax in a way that is healing from the inside out. Especially beneficial to those who suffer from chronic pain, anxiety, low back pain and injuries. The poses are supported with props and held longer in order for the body to relax and let go of tension. Class includes guided imagery and deep relaxation. Excellent class for beginners.
Deep breathing, gentle stretching, guided imagery and meditation are used to cultivate a sense of peace and calm in both your body and mind. This is an excellent class for individuals dealing with anxiety, depression or high levels of stress. Some instruction will be offered, but the focus will be on creating solitude, which is deeply lacking for many of us in our fast paced, technological lifestyle. The poses will be very easy to follow so beginners are welcome. Join us and discover how wonderful it is to have a time for peace and solitude.
This class includes flexibility, strength and balance postures with an emphasis on deep breathing and relaxation techniques for decreasing stress. A well-rounded class, that is appropriate for all levels (beginners with no physical limitations). Class includes some sun salutations and requires being able to get down and up from the floor.
Gentle Chair Yoga
Chair yoga allows you to receive the health benefits of yoga without having to get onto the floor. No bearing weight on your hands and knees or moving around on the floor into difficult poses.
This gentle yoga class is practiced sitting on a chair or standing next to it and using the chair for support. It includes breath work, stretches for flexibility, standing for balance and seated relaxation. This is an ideal class for beginners, those recovering from surgery, and those who, for any reason, would find it difficult to get down onto, or up from, the floor.
Gentle Flex Strength
This class is a gentle version of our Regular Flexible Strength Class. It is designed for people just beginning or those with restrictions or limitations such as arthritis, chronic pain, recent surgery or injuries. Losing muscle mass is natural and a normal part of aging. During this class you will improve your strength, flexibility and balance. Modifications will be provided for all exercises. This is a fun way to build strength and improve flexibility. Equipment: Yoga Mat, Chair and Hand weights (water bottles work well in place of weights).
Core and More Pilates
In this 45-minute class you will use your own body weight and hand weights to strengthen your core muscles, including your abdominal muscles, back muscles and the muscles around the pelvis. Learn about your core muscles and the important role they play in day-to-day living. A strong core can improve the overall quality of your life. Be prepared to work on the floor. Yoga mat recommended.
A form of hatha yoga that is easy to follow, slower paced and accessible to people of all sizes, ages and fitness levels. Learn the fundamental concepts of yoga; deep breathing, rejuvenating body stretches, stress reduction and relaxation. This is a great class for beginners or those who prefer a gentle class. You can expect to be on the floor, seated, hands and knees and standing.
Sun and Moon
Energize your body with 30 minutes of vinyasa (flowing) yoga and then relax your body with 30 minutes of yin (restorative) yoga. We balance the body in one “get-your-weekend-started-right class” each Friday morning. Instructor Eileen Wieder Crone has over 16 years’ experience in teaching yoga and is also trained in Ayurvedic the sister science to yoga in health, nutrition and well-being.
Strength training builds bone density, increases strength, tones muscles, increases circulation and improves flexibility. Using hand weights and your own body weight, you will strengthen the major muscle groups of the legs, arms and core. Exercises are done standing and on the ground. Class is open to all levels and modifications will be provided. This is a fun way to build strength and improve flexibility. Our Gentle Flexible Strength is recommended for those with physical limitations.
Mindfulness Meditation is the experience of becoming fully present in an intentional way without judgment. Through the practice of mindfulness, we can learn to become more relaxed and accepting of others and ourselves. Mindfulness has been shown in research and studies to be useful for improving both physical and mental health. It is especially helpful for anxiety and depression.
Each class will consist of a brief lecture followed by mindfulness techniques such as body scans, relaxation and seated meditation. No prior experience is required and instruction will be provided for new people.
All Levels Yoga
A yoga class that is open to all levels. Gentle stretches that lead into standing poses for strength and balance. Class ends with a guided relaxation and short meditation. This class is guided so that all students are able to practice. Modifications and more challenging options are provided.
Progressive Sun Salutations
To successfully reach a goal, we must begin with small steps. If you are looking to build your core strength, flexibility and overall fitness, join us on a six-month journey of Sun Salutations. Classes will start at the beginner level and gradually increase in intensity over the course of six months, culminating in a two-hour workshop in mid-June, where we will celebrate the summer solstice with 108 Sun Salutations.