Classes to Build Your Skills
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, they’re for younger, fitter people. 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.
Core Yoga and Strength + Alignment classes are fine for beginners and experienced students alike.
Our Core Yoga Class gets to the core of the matter for various poses by introducing you to exercises designed to give you the strength and flexibility you need to do them. It is designed to strengthen all aspects of the core, hips and shoulder girdle. Depending on the focus of each particular class, you will move through exercises that are preparing you for greater stability and mobility in poses. You will gain more structural insight into poses, moving step by step, learning some of the “secrets” that enable you to feel good in a pose you once didn’t like. You will see an improvement in posture and strength and vitality, building a solid foundation for your yoga practice.
Strength + Alignment
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.