Ageless Yoga is designed expressly for the needs of mature students. Explore how yoga can improve your life physically and emotionally, promoting a healthy, active lifestyle for years to come. If you have hesitated to try yoga due to stiffness or other reasons, this is the class for you! The classes are appropriately paced for both beginning and continuing students.
Gentle Yoga combines warm-ups, gentle postures and yogic breathing to increase mobility and reduce stress. Gentle yoga is for students who prefer a less vigorous class and those experiencing illness, injury or chronic pain.
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Kundalini Yoga utilizes breath along with dynamic movement to invigorate the body and strengthen the immune, endocrine, and nervous systems. Mantra is woven in with the breath to focus the mind and to bring the emotional body under control. Breath is channelized to the chakras and to the organs to heal the body with prana. It is called the Yoga of Awareness because through this practice we seek with our breath to become conscious of how we interact and relate to others and the world. With Kundalini Yoga we increase our awareness; we learn self-healing and responsibility.
Mama Baby Yoga
Enjoy a yoga class for the Mother that incorporates the baby in the experience. Asanas will be chosen that are specific to the weak and tight areas that Mothers typically experience. Your body will be strengthened, nerves soothed, and soul replenished in a supportive and flexible environment so that you can nurture yourself and your little one can start soaking up all those good yoga vibes. For ages 6 months and older.
Meditation offers guidance in beginning a meditation practice and an introduction to basic meditation principles. This weekly meditation focuses on the simple and direct practice of moment-to-moment mindfulness, leading to greater equanimity and peace. You are welcome to bring your own cushion, use a chair, or make a comfortable seat with blocks and blankets from the studio. Beginnerís welcome.
Open Level Yoga
Open Level Yoga allows students to experience a variety of yoga asanas (postures). A balance between strength and flexibility is emphasized through alignment and body awareness.
Practices for Pregnancy: A Mind Body Approach to Fertility
Practices for Pregnancy: A Mind Body Approach to Fertility, is a journey into the healing powers of mind-body practices and how these ancient principles can help calm the mind, relax the body and enlighten the heart. You will be guided through the series of Qigong, Yoga, Relaxation and journaling designed to improve fertility by increasing blood flow into the reproductive organs, releasing stress and anxiety and balancing the flow of life energy in the body. Additionally, we explore various philosophies that help you frame the fertility journey in a way that reveals your strengths, reinforces the joy of everyday life and empowers you to create the family you are meant to have. Through this class you will join the wonderful, positive healing community of Golden Heart Yoga and enjoy the energy of the amazing women who will share their journeys with you.
This class is designed to help expectant mothers bond with their babies and connect with their bodies during this transformative time by increasing muscular tone, strength, flexibility and concentration. Come nurture yourself as we make space for your developing baby in each and every pose. A doctor's note is required at the time of registration or before the first class.
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Therapeutic Yoga Practices
The instructor will guide students in building a foundation for yoga practice using Viniyoga principles of breath awareness and movement. Each class and series of classes are planned to achieve an intended therapeutic function. Areas of focus may include improving mobility and strength in the low back, sacrum, hips, upper back, shoulders, and neck; axial extension; structural alignment; stress reduction; and other foci based on student input. Classes will include asana, breathing, introspection, and suggestions for home practice. Appropriate for all levels.
Tai Chi Easy™/Qigong
Tai Chi Easy™ is a mind body practice, which combines exercise and meditation (in motion) to activate the inner healing forces. It is a carefully developed method and approach to Tai Chi and Qi (energy) cultivation that makes it easy, beneficial and fun from the very first class. Tai Chi Easy™ can be done by people of all ages and conditions in as little as two movements or as many as five, either standing still, walking or sitting in a chair. Qi Gong (pronounced "chee gung") literally means energy cultivation exercises. These exercises combine easy-to-learn body movements, self-massage, breath practice and deep relaxation. The practice can be done standing, sitting or lying down. Qi Gong cultivates the medicine within the body. It evokes the relaxation response, slowing down the breathing, heart rate, blood pressure. Qi Gong also stimulates the immune system, strengthens heart and lungs and improves balance. It is an excellent tool for preventing disease and leads to a healthy lifestyle.
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Vinyasa I and II
Vinyasa is a fun, invigorating practice in which you link breath and movement while dynamically flowing through a series of semi-advanced yoga asanas (postures). Alignment and breathing are emphasized and as you move in and out of poses, the mind quiets and the body experiences more stability, strength and flexibility. Vinyasa II, more advanced poses are taught throughout the session.
Yoga Fundamentals is an introduction to yoga designed for the yoga novice. You will learn basic poses, breathing and relaxation.
Yoga 1 introduces beginning and continuing students to the fundamental principles of alignment and breath work. Emphasis is on standing poses, stretching and strengthening of the legs, back and shoulders.
Yoga I/II builds endurance for continuing students who have completed level I. Level I poses will be refined and level II poses are introduced.
Yoga II is for students who have completed level I. Revolved poses and sun salutations are introduced along with preparatory poses for inversions, backbends and arm balances. Pranayama and meditation are introduced.
Yoga II/III is for students who have completed level II and would like more practice and preparation for inversions, backbends, arm balances and deepening twists. The more subtle aspects of the poses are explored.
Yoga for an Active Lifestyle
Yoga for an Active Lifestyle is a recovery class designed for athletes looking to stretch and relax their muscles to help improve their performance and reduce the risk of injury. This class offers a balance of yoga, breath-work and relaxation that will strengthen your core, improve your balance and flexibility and it's a great way to end the weekend! No previous yoga experience is necessary.
Yoga for Depression and Anxiety
Depression and anxiety are more than psychological. Emotionally charged and traumatic experiences often lead to psychosomatic suffering. What we believe we experience in our minds is more often in the mind body causing physical pain (back pain, headaches, somatic complaints, etc. Western physiological treatment for anxiety and depression is medication and talk therapy. For some, there is disappointment in the medications because they dull our senses and emotions, leaving us with the dis-ease of feeling disconnected to ourselves and others. The Yoga traditions developed a very different point of view about suffering. Yoga provides a science of awakening practices to understanding who we are, who we can be; how to live the life we want. This class provides more than the "how to" practice Yoga. This class provides Yoga skills that connect the student to the blueprint of who you already Are. Yoga teaches us the daily skills of how to cope with the every day challenges of life while feeling connected to your true, perfect self.
Yoga for Everyday Practice
Yoga for Everyday Practice - is a Level I - class for people who are serious about developing their yoga practice. Students work with poses and learn modifications that help move their yoga practice to its fullest potential. The poses are safe, playful and provide an open, accepting environment in which all can delight in their bodies and relax their mind. Principles taught on the mat during the class, can be transferred to everyday applicability.