Classes

 

TO PREPARE FOR CLASS Wear comfortable, non-restrictive clothing that allows for the knees to be visible. Baggy clothing is not recommended, as the teacher needs to see the body’s alignment. Come with clean, bare feet & an empty stomach. Advise your teacher before class if you have health concerns or injuries & if you are pregnant or menstruating so that alternative poses may be suggested for your safety.

If this is your first visit, please arrive 15 minutes early to register. You may also print out the registration form to bring with you.

Yoga Basics: Pre-Level one

Looking for a gentle introduction to yoga?  Hoping to work on the basics? Wanting to be more physically active? Recovering from an injury?  

 

This class addresses all these queries.  We'll focus on keeping your body safe and practicing necessary alignment along with the three fundamental actions of each posture.  

 

You will be introduced to the basics of yoga--breath and body awareness, basic anatomy, prop work specific to your needs, preparatory strengthening and stretching poses, on the path to the full posture. You will learn  the short, simply effective Morning Series and Hip Series and deconstructed classical Surya Namaskar (sun salutations).  The class is deliberately designed to build from the basics which you will be able to take into your advancing practice.

The fundamentals of Iyengar Yoga with emphasis on standing and sitting poses. Most appropriate for those who are new to Yoga, need a refresher course or enjoy a slower paced class.

Faster paced than Level 1, for continuing students with a knowledge of the basic poses. Backbends and inversions are introduced.

For continuing Level 2 students & those who have attended Level 1 for six months

A deeper exploration of poses, including inversion and backbends, for the student with two or more years of experience and preferably with a  home practice

A multi-level class. Appropriate for beginners with additional instruction provided for more experienced students.

Founded in 1968 by Swami Kriynanada, Ananda provides a gentle asana practice, designed to harmonize body, mind and soul.  An inwardly directed practice, never aggressive or aerobic, with instructions to fit the needs and abilities of each student.

Poses are linked, with emphasis on synchronizing movement and breath, in sequences designed to stretch, strengthen and align.

Designed for the mature body (age 50 & over). Providing experiences to awaken, restore & rejuvenate body & soul in a safe way for each individual. Supportive props enable every student to access the benefits of the poses

Designed to support expectant mothers at any stage of pregnancy.  Experience the benefits of yoga during pregnancy.  Asana and pranayama will help to ease fatigue and nervous tension, and improve physical, mental, and emotional health for you and your unborn child. No previous experience required.

Sequences to bring awareness of the body, mind & breath, connecting these aspects of ourselves that become separated through the distractions of our daily lives. The practice can alleviate stress, fatigue & insomnia & promote a sense of well-being.

A gentle class, with focus on mindful stretching and deep relaxation. A portion of each class is devoted to restorative poses. Emphasis is on meeting the needs of each student and providing suggestions for home practice. Instruction for beginners; students of all levels are welcome.

For all levels, this class focuses on using our wall rope system, for flexibility, spinal rejuvenation ¬and fun!

 

Please join us for class on Saturday at 8:30 or 10:30, and on Sunday at 11:00, paying the suggested donation of $5-10 or whatever you can afford.

The last week of every month, most of our classes emphasize restorative yoga, gentle poses to relax and rejuvenate. Ask your teacher.