Build Your Skills - Master Challenging Poses
Your Yoga practice is going well, you feel stronger and more confident. You’ve seen some creative, perhaps difficult poses and you want to learn how to do them. You think to yourself, these poses might be too challenging for you. But we have these classes on the schedule precisely because anyone can do them with the right preparation, unless there is a real medical reason to prevent you.
Strength + Alignment Yoga
Strength + Alignment classes are an excellent choice for students of all levels.
Our Strength + Alignment Class focus will be on the basic principles of using alignment to build strength. With alignment you will find greater effort and ease in your yoga practice; think about working with building blocks and stacking them carefully so your structure stands securely. We work from setting a strong foundation first. Emphasis is on developing resiliency and stamina of the physical body through a series of poses that allows you to build confidence and skill. Poses may be experienced in more than one way, using the effects of gravity on a pose to get a better understanding of the mechanics of a pose; think about trying out the shape of a pose while lying down, then flipping it over with the memory of the pose without the body weight. Together we will break the poses down to explore their basic mechanics before building them up again.
Chair Yoga Fusion
This class is open to all levels - no experience needed.
This is a unique chair yoga class that adapts yoga positions and poses through creative use of a chair, bolsters and other props. This class will offer the benefits of our other yoga classes using the chair for support, balance, or advancing the pose as appropriate for each student. Weights, thera-bands and straps are also incorporated for improving strength and flexibility. Options are given for each posture to allow students to find the optimal balance between support and challenge.