Yoga Class Descriptions
Kripalu Yoga w/ Nicole Stumpf: is generally a gentle hatha yoga practice with a compassionate approach and emphasis on meditation, physical healing and spiritual transformation that overflows from the yoga mat into daily life. Students are taught to observe their body and thoughts without judging and to accept and love themselves as they are. Each student learns to find his or her own level of intensity and style of practice on a given day by looking inward. Every class is composed of centering, pranayama (breathing practices), asanas (postures), meditation, and deep relaxation to revitalize and rejuvenate all major systems of the body.
Kundalini Yoga w/ Elisa Leone: is called the Yoga of Awareness. It combines movement, breath, and chanting to awaken the spirit, energize the body and relax the mind. Its focus is on self awareness and delivering an experience of higher consciousness.
Intro to Yoga Meditation w/ John Bennett: A slow paced meditative class steeped in Wilderness Fusion healing, Ashtanga Flow Yoga, and Vipassana meditation. Treat yourself to deep healing through meditative movement.
Restorative Recharge w/ Dana Penman: This series rejuvenates your nervous system and balances a busy lifestyle. Each class will utilize props to assist with gentle and extended postures, and gravity will assist in further opening up the body. Beginners and advanced practitioners will benefit from pressing the reset button with these deeply relaxing and restorative classes.
Included in the series will be a short tutorial that introduces you to the props, modifications, language, and pose types used throughout the series. The series will be comprised of full body restorative sessions for the front body and back body. Physiologically, the slow and gentle pace of each practice will help you shift from the "fight or flight response of the sympathetic nervous system to the restorative "reset and digest" response of the parasympathetic nervous system. This relaxation of the body is assisted through extended holds that give you plenty of time and space to open the body and clear the mind.
By nourishing the body with this restorative practice, you will leave your mat feeling rested, rejuvenated, and ready to approach the rest of your day.
Pilates w/ MJ Miller:
Just Pilates- No egos
Before Step, before Spin, before Bootcamp there was PILATES.
If you've never tried Pilates before or if you are a true devotee this class is designed to cater to all.
Created in the 1920's Pilates is a full body exercise experience guaranteed to increase your strength and flexibility. While other fitness classes leave you sweaty and sore Pilates will have you walking out of class feeling taller, stronger and excited for your next class. This one hour mat class will focus on strengthening your core (don't know where that is? No worries) and increasing your flexibility as you learn simple floor exercises. Pilates works wonders for people living with, chronic pain, back pain, breast cancer survivors, runners, golfers, yoga enthusiasts, couch potatoes, people who like to sweat, people who think sweating is gross, Republicans, Democrats and Millennials.
Try it once and you'll be hooked!
All levels welcome- ESPECIALLY novices, first timers and skeptics.