Class Schedule - Streaming LIVE via ZOOM
Children's Yoga with Gigi McIntire
Thursday, October 22 from 4:30-5pm Online Via ZOOM!
Elementary students from grades K-5 are invited to participate. We will be breathing, moving through yoga poses, and enjoying each other while we discover our Mind/Body connection. Register on Fitli by clicking here
NEW CLASS ALERT!
Yoga Nidra Meditation for Relaxation with Melissa
Bi-Weekly Class on Thursdays at 7:30pm Online Via ZOOM!
(Oct 22, Nov 5, Nov 19, Dec 3, Dec 17)
Indulge in a DIVINE recipe for transformational rest & relaxation. The practice of Yoga Nidra Meditation is an incredibly calming, healing and effective meditation practice. You will be guided into a state of deep relaxation using breathing techniques, visualizations, and awareness of the senses. $10 or class pass - Register on Fitli by clicking here
A note from Louise On Gratitude
As we navigate this pandemic, there are plenty of reasons to be fearful, angry, and frustrated. Like many of you, I experience these feelings like waves, never knowing which one may wash over me at any given moment. It's unnerving to live with such uncertainty, to be separated from so much that we care about.
But there also times when I am almost overwhelmed with gratitude.
Rich and I are back in our home, a year and a half after the house fire. As devastating as it was to lose nearly everything we owned, our renovated home is beautiful and spacious and spare. Almost all of our furniture has been gifted to us; our closets are filled with new or gently used clothes, and our walls are adorned with artwork--all from our friends.
In every room, I see evidence of the kindness of our yoga community.
Instead of feeling loss, I feel enriched.
Instead of feeling sad, I feel hopeful.
Like Dorothy said in the Wizard of Oz, "there's no place like home."
How blessed we all are, to have our homes to shelter in, our designated yoga spaces within our homes, and this extraordinary community to connect with daily or whenever we want--to practice together, to share our light, to open our hearts to one another, and thus remember who we are.
Thank you, my friends. Because of you, I feel blessed.
With love, Louise
SPECIAL online pricing:
$10 per class or $95 for 10 classes
- If you have not already done so, please download a free version of Zoom.com. This is a free online platform you can download onto your computer, tablet or smartphone.
- Click HERE to create your Yoga Center profile on Fitli, our new online platform. Please make sure you accept the online waiver. You will receive a confirmation for your registration which you must approve. So check your email.
- Once confirmed in Fitli, click on "Book Activity" to find the class you would like to attend. You will receive an e-mail with the Zoom link 15 - 20 minutes prior to the start of class.
- Once you have the Zoom link you may join the class 10 minute before it begins.
Please note: Registration to each class will close 30 minutes before class begins. SO, PLEASE SIGN UP EARLY!
If for some reason you don't see the Zoom link, check your SPAM or JUNK folder. It will be coming from "Fitli Support". Mark that e-mail address as a safe sender or as a contact, depending on your service (i.e. Hotmail, Gmail, Outlook).
If the Zoom link is not apparent, copy and paste the link address into any web browser to join 10 minutes prior to class.
For more assistance click here to download a more detailed info page.
To to use your existing class passbooks, please contact Louise at firstname.lastname@example.org
Props you might need:
Newcomers to yoga are welcome to attend any class. We suggest you try different teachers to find the class that works best for your needs. We encourage you to trust yourself and what your body feels willing and able to do on any given day.
Ahimsa: As with any yoga class, please confirm with your physician before practicing. Do not do anything that could cause you harm.
If you have any questions about a specific class or if you want more information, please e-mail email@example.com.
ALL CLASSES LISTED BELOW ARE FOR WHEN WE ARE BACK IN THE STUDIO.
The Anusara style of yoga blends the science of biomechanics and the art of opening to grace to add more joy and beauty to the world. It cultivates skills and virtues to empower the yoga practitioner to become the person that he or she wants to be both on and off of the mat. The results are freedom in the body, mind, and heart, with a more expansive perspective of life.
Yoga for Children is about having fun while learning postures, breathing, and relaxation skills! This non-competitive, inclusive program, using the Creative Relaxation® curriculum, develops strength and flexibility, cultivates self-esteem, and provides tools for self-calming.
The Feldenkrais Method is an extraordinary system of exercises utilizing the remarkable power of your brain to make improvements in your body. Through simple, easy movements everyone - regardless of age of physical ability - can learn to alleviate physical discomfort and pain and discover new flexibility and ease of movement. May be practiced in a chair.
Gentle Yoga is a slower paced hatha yoga class, with special emphasis on breathing, strengthening and stabilizing joints, and improving alignment. Adjustments and adaptations are provided for individual challenges, improving body awareness and deepening relaxation. Excellent practice for beginners or those with injuries or limitations. May be practiced in a chair.
Gentle Restorative Yoga
Gentle Restorative Yoga focuses on restoring well-being through deep relaxation and gentle stretches. Using breath awareness and various props such as bolsters, blankets, straps and pillows, students are supported throughout a steady, comfortable, mat-based practice. Gentle wall-supported inversions let go of stress and create space within for rejuvenation.
Hatha Yoga is the most widely practiced form of yoga in the world. Hatha Yoga uses postures (asanas) and movement in combination with the breath to develop balance and relaxation. Hatha Yoga encourages proper alignment of the body and is excellent for increasing flexibility, developing strength, improving body awareness, building concentration, and calming the mind.
Restorative Yoga uses props and blankets to modify traditional yoga poses. The supportive postures gently open the body to deep relaxation and healing. Restorative Yoga classes are ideal for those going through stressful times, suffering from chronic pain, illness, injury or major life changes.
Stress reduction builds strength and awareness, employing postures that stretch the body and extend the breath. This practice offers students tools to focus the mind and use the breath to relieve tension and deepen relaxation.
Yoga For Back Care
Gently bend, stretch and breathe the tension away from muscles while you bring fresh blood to the intervertebral discs. Back health, like every system of the body, is dependent on flushing toxins and receiving vital nutrients. Yoga stimulates bone growth without stressing the cartilage or joints. This class is focused on relieving back discomfort and optimizing health through gentle and restorative postures.
Yin Yoga is a mindful, deliberate practice thatopens and re-aligns the connective tissues of the body. Holding poses cultivates a peaceful and meditative experience through stillness and self-reflection. It improves flexibility bysoftening and releasing the body’s holding patterns. All poses are done seated or lying down. Props are used for comfort, and movements are slow and gentle.
A gentle, common sense approach fusing 3 different styles suitable for beginners through intermediate The classes stretch and strengthen the entire body in a deep, thorough, but relaxing way with extra focus on core, spine and areas that particularly hold tension and stress.
Tai Chi Foundation
This is a short-form Tai Chi Chuan class based on Tai Chi principles with warm-ups for all joints, slow-tempo and core-oriented flow movements, and exercises designed to improve physical and mental well-being. Both calming and energizing, this class relieves stress and helps restore the body’s systems to an optimal level of functioning.
- Please arrive at least 10 minutes before your class.
- Do inform your instructor if you have any injuries.
- Refrain from eating an hour and a half before class.
- Wear comfortable clothes; leave your shoes at the door.
- Turn cell phones off before class starts.
- Please refrain from wearing fragrances in consideration for those with allergies.
- Bring a towel or a mat.