Yoga is a great practice for all ages. Are you seeking an alternative approach to mental health and physical well-being. Explore a practice that creates union within the mind and body. A trauma-based approach to yoga makes the practice safer and more accessible, addressing the unique needs of trauma survivors. Trauma-informed yoga is less about how poses are executed and more about the feeling of embodiment (being within your body) within a pose. Establishing presence and finding a sense of grounding can help you connect to your mind and body in a way that feels secure. As you are guided through a supportive experience, you may observe sensations and emotions that arise without feeling triggered or overwhelmed.
Trauma sensitive yoga is a somatic movement style that helps create a safe space to explore self regulation in the present moment. Trauma-sensitive yoga helps you learn to calm the mind and regulate the physical responses and, thus, your emotions. This type of approach to yoga cultivates presence and body awareness. It is not about performing to getting into the most aesthetic variation. Implementing a trauma lens allows you to observe from a space of witnessing all of you being welcome on the mat. You are able to learn to recognize and tolerate physical sensations and thereby regain a feeling of safety inside your bodies. This helps you build a relationship with resiliency in being able to recover quickly through somatic awareness and ultimately regulate your nervous system from a sympathetic state back to a parasympathetic state through movement, breath, sound and mindfulness.
Through mindfulness and self care one can notice significant benefits such as reduced pain, improved balance and a still mind. A still mind leads to a relaxed body. Ease into the process working through specific trigger points for your specific all overall well-being. Modifications and variations provided for any limited mobility or other concerns. When you move with mindfulness with sync between body and breath, you become aware of different emotions that were subconsciously stored in various parts of your body.
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Hatha yoga helps one withdraw the mind while bringing balance to the lunar and solar energies. This practice focuses on yoga philosophy, breathing, standing, balancing and seated postures. Hatha is a practice of self mastery in ones body. Bring balance to the internal and external environment with breath to movement sequence. Hatha also focuses on breath-work timed to movements (typically at a slower pace than what you might experience in vinyasa), and classes could include meditation and chanting. A hatha practice helps purify mind-body and soul of karma through a disciplined practice. The word “ha” means sun, “ta” means moon. “Hatha” means the Yoga to bring balance between the sun and the moon in you, or the Pingala and Ida in you. You can explore Hatha Yoga in ways that take you beyond certain limitations, but fundamentally, it is a physical preparation – preparing the body for a higher possibility.
Chair yoga is a practice safe for seniors or those who have mobility concerns to explore their bodies needs. Partake in simple postures that build flexibility and endurance in the joints, ligaments and key muscle groups. Alleviate tension, enhance mental focus and improve breath awareness with this 60 minute practice. Yoga is inclusive to everyBODY. Using your chair for seated poses or balancing poses, you can take advantage of the many benefits yoga provides, such as increased circulation; feelings of well-being; and decreases in blood pressure, anxiety, inflammation, and chronic pain. Chair yoga is derived from traditional yoga, an ancient practice with poses that date back over 5,000 years. Many, if not all, traditional yoga poses can be replicated as sitting yoga poses or yoga stretches using a chair. This makes chair yoga both suitable and enjoyable for individuals at all levels of experience, including seniors.
Vinyasa yoga supports in building stamina, strength, increased flexibility and mobility through a power flow by using a variety if standing, balancing and seated postures. The variable nature of Vinyasa Yoga helps to develop a more balanced body as well as prevent repetitive motion injuries that can happen if you are always doing the same thing every day. Vinyasa classes offer a variety of postures and no two classes are ever alike. Vinyasa Flow yoga emphasizes the sequential movement between postures, coordinated with and guided by deliberate breath. The Vinyasa practice becomes a moving meditation that creates strength, freedom and fluidity in the body and mind. As we ride the waves of breath in our Yoga practice, we learn to ride the waves of change in our lives with more ease.
Yin yoga is a great practice to help target the fascia tissue. This style of yoga helps on create a sense of connection to easing into the temporary discomfort as you hold poses up to 3-5 minutes. You will use a variety of props such as bolsters, blankets, yoga straps and blocks throughout the seated sequence. Relax the mind, body and breath as you move through tension and emotional stressors that get stagnant in the deep muscle tissue. Yin builds strength yet while remaining focused on being passive, relaxed and focused on working with the subtle energetic pathways also known as the meridians. This supports you in detoxing the mind, emotional and physical layer. Aids in detoxification of the organs, stressors and emotions. Yin yoga involves floor postures that facilitate ease, space, and deep release in the body’s connective tissues (which include fascia, ligaments and joints). Its focus is increasing pain-free range of motion, healing injuries, calming the mind and nervous system. This allows the body to access the parasympathetic nervous system, which is the "rest and relax" response, and is literally where the body and mind can calm and heal.
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Meditation encourages one to move from the head and into the heart. When we sit within the inner-void of the mind, body and soul we take time to recharge. Meditation is a practice that gives you permission to never pour from an empty cup. It's essential to practice daily so that you begin to train the mind and body to be still. To meet, love and accept all parts of you. This is great way to come back to nuetral in the midst of everuday life, ease tension, anxiety and promote mental clarity and focus. I see meditation as an opportunity to pause. Just like we update our technology, what are you doing to upgrade your mindset?
Somatic Meditation develops a meditative consciousness that is accessed through the feelings, sensations, somatic intuition, and felt sense of the body itself. We are simply trying to tune into the basic awareness of the body. Somatic meditation involves grounding your meditation in your body and not in your mind. We spend so much time in our minds, thinking about the past and the future.
This form of meditation enables us to take advantage of the “natural wakefulness” of our own bodies and to really connect with the present moment.
Pilates: 60 Minutes - Builds strength, improves flexibility, balance, inner awareness through breathing and developing core strength. Pilates is a powerful practice for building the pelvic floor, tone and strengthening the key muscle groups. Increase flexibility within the ligaments, mind and body. Enjoy this 60 minute power hour for the chakras. Mat Pilates can be modified for any age, body, or fitness level. It is even possible to practice the modifications of the Mat work in a chair.
Bootcamp : 60 Minutes - A combination of power yoga, Pilates & kettlebells. Builds strength, endurance, and cardiovascular conditioning. This class builds a booty, tones your core, balances and foundation. Discover your inner strength has move through controlled and isolated movements. You will step out your comfort zone by reaching beyond what is possible with this workout.
Barre is a toning, body-weight-lifting workout with OPT light dumb-bells, resistant bands and balance balls. The classes blend cardio, strength training, flexibility, balance and core conditioning in a total body workout that targets the hips, glutes, abs, and arms. There is an emphasis on proper alignment, balance, and core engagements
HIIT : 60 Minutes - High Interval Cardio training, focus on isolated movements in between cardio hits to maximize a full body work out. Builds stanima in the cardio vascular system with fitness practice. Partake in in movement that focuses on exercises performed in repeated quick bursts at maximum or near maximal effort with periods of rest or low activity