Consensual Yoga helps lovers, friends, family, and individuals to give and receive touch in a consent-based, touch positive environment so that they can feel safe and playful in their bodies while gaining all the benefits of yoga and Thai massage.
These classes improve ones flexibility, strength and range of motion as we learn to sit and move with ease. Special focus is put on developing the range of motion in all the major joints and enhancing coordination. Techniques for relieving chronic pain and tension are also taught.
Depending on the level of fitness in the group this class is either taught freestanding or standing with the assistant of chairs, walls and tables. We focus on practicing forms that prevent falls, build strength and stability. Meditation, relaxation and breathing practices are a part of every class.
Healthy weight loss isn't achieved with exercise or cutting calories alone. It takes lifestyle changes, both physical & psychological. In this workshop we will gain trust in ourselves and find enjoyment in moving our body, while reducing stress. Stress is directly linked to weight gain, because it increases Cortisol which can adversely affect our body's signals that control appetite & feelings of fullness. Practice in a community with those of similar size and shape who share the same goals.
In this workshop you will experience a release of stress with gentle, restorative yoga postures, deep breathing and meditation. Soothing and nourishing, this workshop will facilitate deep relaxation to calm your nervous system and stimulate mind-body healing. Learn stress-management techniques you can use daily. This workshop is ideal if you are managing depression, exhaustion or feelings of overwhelm, or if you simply want to give yourself some time to unwind.
Explore the best ways to facilitate healthy aging through gentle movement, meditation and breath practices. Classes will range from restful restorative yoga to strength and flexibility building basic Hatha yoga to chair yoga. Themes will include cardiovascular health, cognitive function, improving energy and uplifting the spirit.
This class is a blend of the slower, more gentle, aspects of hatha yoga with the dynamic movements of flow classes, where postures lead from one to the next. This is a really nice way to gently introduce yourself to flow yoga styles. You will get an introduction to basic yoga postures that will help you develop strength, balance, flexibility, and increase concentration and inner calm. Slower movements, simpler poses, and modifications are encouraged. All body types, ages, and skill levels welcome. We do recommend letting the teacher know if you are in the early stages of your yoga practice so they may offer additional alignment cues.