Fusing the best of Pilates, yoga, aerobics, and elements of the strengthening exercises dancers do, Barre Above™ utilizes isometric strength training (holding your body still while you contract a specific set of muscles) combined with high reps of small range-of-motion movements.
This delivers a results-driven workout that is not only fun and dynamic, but will sculpt your body and get you into absolutely amazing shape.
a soulful blend of yoga, cardio-intense movement, tribal dance, and deep abdominal toning. It models the way energy moves in nature with deep spiral engagement and empowers you to go beyond “working out” and truly move from within.
Buti is an Indian Marathi word that means a cure hidden beneath the surface and this practice encourages you to look within to find your power and own it. Intermediate to advanced, expect to sweat!
This practice moves with breath, gravity and surrender through each pose. It’s designed to gradually build toward higher energy flow sequence that pushes out what is stuck and stagnant then slowing gradually back down to a grounding calming static practice that centers and renews, then finishes with a brief meditation, bringing in a fresh and clearer perspective.
Experience something a little different! Yoga wheels can be utilized to both support and challenge: use it to help you get into a gentle backbend - or let it mix up your balance poses. Yoga wheels are a great way to keep your practice fresh, fun and supportive of your body.
Fluid Unwind is an invitation for students to deepen their connection to their breath and body through steady dynamic movements and deep stretches synchronized with the breath.
Unwinding after a long day, Barre above class or mental fatigue, you are offered an opportunity to tune into what is present without a push or a goal. This class provides time and space to reconnect, reset and restart your week on a Tuesday evening, the perfect antidote to set the tone for the remainder of your week.
“You are only practicing yoga incorrectly if you are not listening to your body or staying connected to your breath”.
Chair Yoga is gentle yoga that is excellent for those with balance and/or mobility issues. We may do some standing poses in addition to the chair, but don't ever sit or lie on the floor. The focus is on maintaining freedom of movement and balance. While the class is not customized to students with osteoarthritis, the instructor will offer these modifications (ie, no twists, rounded forward folds, etc)
‘Qigong’ is the study and practice of breath and energy. It involves very simple body movements combined with proper breathing techniques. It does not require memorizing a sequence of movements as with Tai Chi. It is direct, simple and easy to follow. It’s effects are calming and relaxing, allowing one to connect to a deep inner space. It can bring about a sense of centered wholeness. Click here for more details.
classes are sessions tailored to your needs. They can be conducted 1-on-1 (private) or in a small group that shares a common goal (group). Contact us for details: 828.246.6570 - email@example.com
Class begins with a gentle warm up flow, followed by supported restorative poses. While in these deeply relaxing restorative stretches, essential oils are added, either topically and/or with a diffuser. Our modern lives create tension in our muscles, fascia and energy systems. This class is designed to open up those spaces gently – yet effectively, leaving you completely relaxed, centered and ready to face the world again.
Slow Flow is a basic flow yoga class, in which movement is linked to the breath in a active series of yoga postures. There may be deeper stretches after warming up, but most of the class will be moving from one pose to the next. You should be familiar with the basics of vinyasa flow, such as moving from updog to down dog and back to standing. For those not familiar with these movements - or wanting a step down - please check out Beginners Flow
Tai Chi originated as a noncompetitive martial art but is practiced solo like yoga (ie, not with a partner). Tai Chi uses gentle, slow (mostly standing) movements to improve balance + coordination and center the mind. Our Tai Chi class is appropriate for all levels and accessible for those with mobility issues
Our All Levels Tai Chi class is broken into two portions. The first portion will cover the basics for newer students - while the second portion of class will go into more advanced sequences. Beginners can stay for the 2nd half of class; or can skip out if they want, no problem.
A slow-paced style of yoga that holds poses for longer periods of time (45 seconds to 2 minutes+) in order to access the connective tissue in addition to the muscles. Gentle Yin means there's a nice warm-up at the beginning and we don't do the uber long holds of some yin classes that can be painful.
Perfect for those brand-new to yoga: this is a 101 class for those wanting to learn (or re-learn) proper yoga form. Each of the 5 classes in the syllabus will cover a different fundamental of yoga (ie, standing poses, balance poses, seated poses, and basic vinyasa flow). After completing all 5 sessions, students are encouraged to graduate to other classes appropriate to their needs and skill level
Yoga nidra, or yogic sleep as it is commonly known, is an immensely powerful meditation technique - and one of the easiest yoga practices to develop and maintain. While the practitioner rests comfortably in savasana (corpse pose), an instructor guides you through a deeply relaxing systematic meditation.
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