The practice of Yin Yoga addresses the parts of our bodies closest to our core, specifically the bones and connective tissue between the knees and shoulders. The postures are all practiced on the floor and each is held for a longer period of time - usually 3 - 5 minutes.
You may find yin yoga particularly helpful to quieten the mind, open the hips and leave you refreshed and calm. While many descriptions target Yin as a passive restoration, there is a lot of activity happening in the connective tissues of the body, so we like to think of it as ACTIVE RESTORATION. This is a style of yoga, accessible to beginners and advanced practitioners alike.
Equipment - Bolster, blocks, blanket, strap.
Peaceful Warrior Yoga
Designed for beginner to intermediate level students.
You can expect to develop the fundamental poses of yoga along with some advanced poses. The classes can vary week to week so be open to what is new.
This is an ideal class for students looking to improve alignment and mindfulness in asanas. If you are looking to increase flexibility and range of motion in the joints, this class is ideal. It also helps focus and calm a busy mind.
It lasts one hour and is particularly helpful for those wanting to learn good habits that will improve posture and learn how to take good care of the back and neck.
Laurie will also be teaching the foundational breath techniques of yoga.
Laurie will guide you how to work in the pain free range of motion.
Not all classes maybe suitable for you so please check with your doctor before starting.
Equipment: Bolster, blanket, blocks, strap.
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Using dumbbells for resistance you will do a full body workout, sculpting major muscle groups.
Equipment: 1 - 5 lb dumbbells (or wrist weights bangles), blocks, blanket.
Yoga for a Healthy Back
Ideal for Everyone.
Using simple stretching and strengthening techniques to build core strength, move the spine in 6 directions, massage the strong spinal support muscles and much more.
Equipment: Wall, blanket, strap, blocks.
Supporting the spine in gentle long held relaxing poses leaves you rejuvenated and rested.
Recommended for all levels of experience and fitness at least once a week.
Bolster, blanket, eye cover.
Pranayama and Movement
Breath work is considered the ultimate practice of yoga. Learn a variety of stress reducing, life enhancing breath techniques with gentle synchronized movement.
In chair yoga you will experience benefits to your strength, posture, range of motion, proprioception, balance, co-ordination and mental focus. These benefits come from close attention to nuanced and subtle movements of body, mind and breath.
Chair yoga is:
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Yoga Nidra or yoga sleep is a unique branch of yoga.
While its purpose is other than unconscious sleep (the type of sleep we are used to), you may find your self in slumber at various times throughout the class.
It is a deeply relaxing class where you find a comfortable position (usually lying down) for the entire class. One of the most important parts of the class is for you to come with an intention. What is it you want to benefit from by using this time in deep guided relaxation?
The classes can vary from 20 - 45 minutes and some studies show the benefits can be as if you have had a 2-4 hour sleep.
For more information on Yoga Nidra please feel free to contact me.
Yoga for Pickle Ball
This class focuses on the joints and muscles that can easily get injured playing pickle ball - hands, wrists, elbows, shoulders, neck, hips, knees and ankles.
It is an ideal class for tennis and table tennis players as well.
Warm up tips before games as well as strengthening exercises for those pickle ball muscles.
At times we will practice aerobic and plyometric moves to simulate pickle ball game movements.
Recommend a yoga mat, strap, blanket and blocks.
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Gentle Vinyasa Flow
Vinyasa flow is suitable for those who do yoga and are looking to stimulate energy and juice up your circulation. An understanding of basics is expected so we can move smoothly through the practice. It will leave you revitalized and satisfied.
Equipment: Blocks, blanket, bolster.
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Full Body Strength Training
Using resistance equipment - dumbbells, loops or tubes - you will build stamina in all muscle groups - shoulders, arms, back, chest, core and legs.
Equipment: Dumbbells or tubes and loops. Push up handles, towel (see photo below)
Cardio using a small space. May include plyometric (higher impact) moves. Modify as needed. Check with your doctor about high intensity interval training. Suggest wearing shoes.