Description of Classes
All Levels Vinyasa
All students are welcome to this "All Levels" class. Beginners and more experienced students will all find something of interest in this class. This course stresses linking breath with movement and learning the traditional alignment of poses. The instructor will provide a system of structure and playfulness that creates a safe space for her students. Students can relax in this class and find a deeper sense of Self.
This is a good class for students who are new to yoga or have not been for a while. Students are introduced to the classic poses and concepts in yoga. This routine includes 5-10 minutes of warmup, followed by 20-25 minutes of aerobic activity, some balancing, some forward bending and stretching followed by a brief relaxation routine. Classes are presented in a form that helps students to build their own practice. In this class we learn breath control and meditation techniques. This class is for normally healthy individuals who exercise at least occasionally. Students are encouraged to work out at their own pace and set their own limits. Our instructors will offer modifications and adaptations to all poses to allow students with limited abilities to benefit from the healthful aspects of the poses or to challenge students with more training. Classes are conducted in a warm room.
Breathing and Laughing Yoga
This is a class that we offer from time to time. This class is a gentle hatha yoga workout with an emphasis on 'breathing' and the added element of yogic laughter. This class is open to all levels of experience and condition with few difficult or unusual poses in this class. Laughter is integrated into traditional yoga poses. Happy Baby becomes Laughing Baby. Breath of Joy becomes Laughing Thunder. Lion Pose becomes Laughing Lion. Laughing has been a part of yoga from it's very beginnings. It's been said that the best attitude in yoga is joy and gratitude. What represents those emotions better than laughing?
In this class we will explore the way our conscious minds can influence and to some extent control our emotions. Practicing laughter opens our hearts and minds. Take this class and get a natural lift.
Core Flow Vinyasa
Geared to open, release, and detox the mind and body this class begins with pranayama or breath work to unravel tension in jaw, face, neck and shoulders. The class then moves through a a core based vinyasa flow that strengthens and stretches the legs and finds the spaces in the hips, chest, and back body.
Gentle Yoga is for students who are new to Yoga or students looking for a Yoga class that is not too strenuous. This is great class for older students or a student who is looking for a more relaxed routine that includes some breathing and meditation practice. Modifications of poses and helpful equipment, like chairs or props are provided and worked into the routines of the class. If your looking for a yoga class that doesn't involve a lot of sun salutes or long Vinyasas this class might suit you.
Easy Yoga and Meditation
this class students will practice gentle Hatha Yoga followed by
explorations of other yogic practices and principles. Students will
practice Pranayama, Bhastrika and Ujjayi breath control, Agni Kriya, the
bandhas, meditation and other less known aspects of yoga. This class is for students
searching for a deeper understanding of their practice and for students who would just like to be calm and meditate.
This is a basic Hatha Yoga class oriented toward men's issues and physical requirements. This class is taught as an all levels class. A typical class might involve 10 minutes of warmup, 30 minutes of aerobic activity, some balance work, some forward bending, torso twisting, then a brief meditation.
This is a new class and much of the content of the class will depend on the input and suggestions of the participants. Join us and help us form this new class. Savin Hill Yoga has always had a high male to female ratio compared to suburban studios. This class is meant to offer something to those men who have been brave enough to come to Yoga even though Yoga Journal thinks they don't exist. Let us know what you think.