A slower yoga class with gentle postures and emphasis on relaxation and de-stressing. Postures may be held or gently flow together. The class will include warming stretches; gentle yoga postures; conscious breath; and meditation and/or relaxation. Suitable for students with some awareness of yoga postures or those wanting a mellow practice.
This calming practice focuses on postures that lengthen the muscles surrounding the hips, pelvis, and lower back. Supported postures are held for 3-5 minutes per side in this intentionally slow paced, deep practice. Benefits included slowing down the mind, lowering heart rate & blood pressure, easing join and back pain and promoting healing, rejuvenation and better sleep. The class will conclude with seated meditation. All levels are welcome.
For beginning yoga students as well as those who want to develop their understanding of the practice of yoga. Classes will contain lengthier explanations and postures modified to students’ needs. This class includes stretches to warm the body; conscious breath; formal yoga postures; and meditation and/or relaxation. No prior experience required; open to all students.
Have you ever taken a yoga class and experienced frustration or discouragement going into and holding poses? Have you avoided yoga altogether because of fear or self-consciousness? GUIDED/MODIFIED BASICS might be the class for you. It is a slow-moving yoga class that includes gentle yoga postures, breathing techniques, meditation, and relaxation. The instructor will offer specific individual attention, guidance, and assistance in building basic yoga poses. Modifications using props will be provided, if needed. Each student will have the opportunity to experience the benefits of yoga – no matter one’s age or physical challenges. No prior experience required. Open to all students and all levels.
A moderate level, holistic practice drawing on multiple yoga traditions. Classes will include warming stretches; conscious breath; formal yoga postures (including longer posture holds and intermediate poses); meditation and/or relaxation. Classes may also weave in yoga philosophy traditions, history or metaphors. Suitable for students with some awareness of yoga postures, including Sun Salutations, who want to deepen their practice.
This class strings yoga postures together in a flowing sequence of breath and movement. Sequences are conducted at a moderate pace to raise the heartbeat and create warmth in the body. Seated and/or moving meditation and relaxation are a part of each class. Suitable for students with an awareness of yoga postures and comfort with sustained movement.
This is an introductory class will review all the basics of Kundalini Yoga, including postures (asanas) dynamic movement, sound current (mantra) breath (pranayama) and meditation. Through specific sets of practices, called “kriyas," you’ll learn to strengthen and balance your bodily systems, cultivate objective awareness, and experience greater clarity & emotional balance. No experience necessary. All levels welcome.
A creative, nurturing, stress-reducing class to create balance, harmony and overall reproductive health for both men and women. This class is FREE with gracious support from Reproductive Medical Associates of CT.
This nurturing and fun yoga class is designed to strengthen, stretch and integrate the changes in a woman’s body during pregnancy and early motherhood. Mamas to-be will learn what poses are appropriate for them, as well as breathing techniques to promote concentration, relaxation and energy. New moms are welcome to bring infants (pre-crawling), and enjoy engaging with their baby and other moms in the process. No prior yoga experience is necessary, and permission from your doctor is suggested.
Take your yoga to the lake and discover your connection to nature while doing yoga on a Stand Up Paddleboard. We offer priavte SUP Yoga instruction (with all the equiptment you need). You'll learn proper paddling techniques, paddling saftey, and how to navigate poses on the board (hint; you'll be using your core and challenging your balance). These are 1-on-1 classes, tailored to your needs. SUP Yoga is for those who don't mind getting wet and who want to have the most fun you can imagine doing yoga on the water! Plus there's nothing quite like a floating relaxation when you're done. Contact Gloria Owens directly for more info and pricing.
This class will introduce you to meditation and its many facets revealing hidden treasures along the way. Whether you are a beginner or seasoned meditator this class will help you to rediscover your inner stillness and silence while building a deep understanding of the practice and its many values & benefits. Regular practice will help restore balance, generate deeper calm, boost your health & healing, increase concentration & productivity, create greater joy, experience more clarity, creativity & purpose. Meditation will open your eyes and improve the quality of your life.
All by donation classes are noted with a by line of “by donation” while utilizing the most appropriate class title from above. These classes are offered as a service to the community; you may pay whatever you wish (a typical donation ranges from $5 - $10 or $15), and a portion of the proceeds goes to charity. Please donate as generously as you can in accordance with your means and the value you feel you've received from the class. This means that everyone can afford yoga and helps us complete the circle of giving back.