Beginner Yoga - A 5-week series
Rise with the sun and start the day shining!
Have you wanted to try yoga, and didn’t know where to begin? Or stepped into a gentle yoga class and discovered you wanted more guidance? This series will introduce you to the basics of yoga philosophy and practice. You’ll be invited to gently explore breath with movement in ways that fit your own body. Bring your curiosity. Tune in, stretch out, inhale, exhale, begin.
Pre-registration is required.  For more information, or to register, contact:  meryoga@comcast.net

Buddha Belly: Yoga for Bountiful Bodies -  A 5-week series
"...growing strength and flexibility with practice”
If you've ever felt that yoga was just for the slender, bendy or young, this class if for you.  Experience the stress relief and healing power of yoga while celebrating the wonderful gifts and strength of your own unique body.
Buddha Belly is a gentle 5-week yoga course designed to let you tap into the strength and resilience of your body as it is right now. This series will introduce you to the grace and vitality that is already a part of you, no matter your size. Through breath and movement we will explore the great support and power our body, mind and spirit offer us.
Pre-registration is required.  For more information or to register, contact:  meryoga@comcast.net

Yoga All Levels: Building upon the fundamentals, this level emphasizes standing poses and introduces simple back bends. Appropriate for continuing beginners. Instruction in the fundamentals of yoga including mindfulness, principles of alignment, and breath awareness. Variations on classical poses are given to accommodate for individual needs.

Gentle Yoga: This softer, nurturing, slow-paced, well supported, relaxing practice is perfect for beginners, people with movement limitations, profound stiffness and many chronic conditions such as arthritis.
The benefits of this slow, deeply relaxing gradual approach will relieve stress, build resilience, and leave you safely stretched, rejuvenated and calm

Happy Yoga: Beginners yoga.  Using blocks, chairs, bolsters.  Any props that will make your yoga experience a “happy” one.  Sun salutations.  All poses in English!  Come on down.  If you always wanted to try Yoga. This is the class!  Cost - $3.

Yoga for Health: The intention of this slow Yoga Flow class is to open the joints and fascia of the body to explore the tension which creates dis-ease. It combines warm-ups, pranayama, meditation and asana.

Intermediate Yoga: Intermediate level practices including back bends, inversions, and pranayama are taught.

Kripalu Yoga All Levels: This class is open to all levels and is very welcoming. We will focus on the mindfulness of yoga. After centering through the breath, we will begin with easy, gentle stretching and move into our sequence of poses. You will be encouraged to experience your own level of movement within the pose. You will find strength, flexibility, and ease as you allow yoga to move through you from the inside out. Each class ends with a period of total relaxation to allow your practice to settle within you.

Lunchtime Yoga: A mixed level Yoga class 

Kundalini Yoga:  Kundalini is the Yoga of Awareness. It is a spiritually elevating as well as a physical tradition of yoga. It incorporates movement, dynamic breathing techniques, and meditation. Working with asanas, prana, bandas, mantra and visualization it works to heal our blocks and to open to creativity, the True Self and life. The goal is to build physical vitality and increase consciousness. It is a yoga full of compassion, embodied awakening in the everyday and connecting with community. A practice of Kundalini Yoga encourages intuition, openess, discipline, presence and a interconnectedness with the world.
And the best way to learn about it is to experience it!
This class is not currently being offered.

Pilates Workout:  This fast paced Pilates mat class with fascia based warm-ups is ideal for those familiar with the Pilates mat repertoire who have no movement restrictions for their spine.  The one hour class strengthens the core, enhances movement awareness and flexibility.

Pilates for Back Health and Osteoporosis:  We have especially designed this Pilates class for those who want to improve balance, lower body and core strength and enhance their movement awareness but who also may have restrictions for spinal movement.  Participants  perform fascia based training warm-ups, balance exercises, standing strength work and modified Pilates repertoire for a complete workout.  Pilates props and foam rolls are often used.

STOTT PILATES®:  Following Joseph Pilates principals of stability and core strength.   Breathing and stability ,  This class will cover the importance of balance, posture, and building strength, using props and music to move your body with control and confidence.   Cost - $5

InfiniteDance: Is a practice of liberation through embodied movement. It is an expressive, ecstatic dance practice supporting playfulness, exploration and awareness of self. Dropping into what’s unfolding through our sensations in the dance opens us to new ways of moving, listening, and being alive. It is fun, engaging and empowering.
In an InfiniteDance session, we gather in the safe, supportive and beautiful space of BODYWORKS to reclaim, transform & express who we truly are. To dance consciously as individuals in community is to embody freedom, to be and become what we are already. It is a gateway for you to move into a deeper sense of yourself.  All Levels.
Everyone welcome • sliding scale- $10-$15.

Soul♥︎Full Sunday Dance
Want to start your day with DANCE? 
Through dance we can connect with the great Dance of Life around us and we can use this discipline to create a conscious relationship with the universe in which we are immersed in.  Dance brings us fully into life – into relationship, onto the earth, and into the chaotic unfolding of engaged purpose as the place where real freedom happens. Soul♥︎Full Sunday Dance is a Soul Motion® inspired conscious dance practice.  We will move to a variety of music, allowing everything to move through us and encouraging our bodies to play with what is alive in the dance. Open to all levels of experience, there is no wrong way to move. Just show up with a curiosity to explore, follow inspiration and flow that comes from movement and from stillness. We start with a warm up, an inquiry into movement, and then flow in to jam time, just having fun and moving however the body wants to move. This is a family-friendly environment that is adult-focused. Children under 11 are invited to attend if they come prepared to dance with their attending adult. The invitation is to cultivate your creative-form of expression, bring a curious spirit and a YES to deepening your connection with self, other, community and SOUL.  

Music Together:  A fabulous way for children to learn the skills to become competent and comfortable music makers...It may seem funny to "teach" music to babies and young children, so let's think about how kids learn their native language. They're immersed in it! It's everywhere for them and they just kind of absorb it. Well, in our culture (unlike some others around the world) opportunities are not everywhere for young kids to be immersed in live music – and this is what Music Together is all about!

Unwind & Relax Yoga: Unwind from a busy- active day, week or life time! Let go of stress and tension through this relaxing, meditative floor class. Sweet slow stretches, supported resting holds, long deep breaths followed by guided meditation and a body/mind relaxation. AHHHH.   This is an all level class.

All-Levels Vinyasa Flow:  This class incorporates philosophy, movement, and breath into a soulful and dynamic flow that connects body, mind, and spirit. Build strength, flexibility, balance, and awareness as you engage in this breath-centered moving meditation.

$5  Friday at  5:30pm:  A Friday community class series with each of our new graduates teaching the class for a month. This is a all levels Vinyasa Flow class  (see above), and is appropriate for all levels.

Just Pause: Mindfulness and Meditation: Join Janet in the practice of paying attention to each moment as it arises. When we learn how to be more centered and focused in a kind, non-judgmental way, we are able to access our own inner peace and strength. Mindfulness and Meditation are powerful ways to improve health and well being on a physical, emotional and mental level and to be able to cope more effectively with both short and long term stressful situations. Gain a greater understanding of how thoughts in the mind directly affect one’s life experience. If you would like to stop worrying and obsessing, sleep better, improve your concentration, strengthen the immune system, build healing connections with family and friends, manage stress and find more joy, flow and appreciation for life, this class is for you. No experience needed, just a willingness and desire to incorporate what you learn into your daily life.

 

•Arrive a few minutes early.  New to class?  There is a short registration form to fill out before beginning.  Continuing student?  Please remember to sign in. Leave your shoes, coats, backpacks, food or water in the coat room. If you are late, enter quietly and give yourself a few moments to connect with your breath before moving into any poses the class may be doing. If you need to leave class early, situate yourself close to the exit so that you leave without disturbing others.

• Help us to help you. Inform your instructor of any discomfort, recent illness, accident or trauma so that we can adapt the practice to your needs.

• Wear loose comfortable clothing that is easy to move in. Dressing in layers gives you the most options for comfort and for regulating the body’s temperature.

• Please do not use scented lotion, hairspray or perfume before coming to class. These can trigger allergic reactions in people who are sensitive to them.

• Remember to turn off your cell phone. 

When in doubt, breathe…