Class Descriptions

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    $5 Lunchtime Yoga

    Upcoming classes (245)

    Take a nourishing break in the midst your day with one of our new lunchtime yoga classes.

    Vinyasa Flow: Monday-Wednesday-Friday

    This vinyasa flow yoga class is a combination of dynamic poses designed to tone, and detoxify your body and mind. The yoga class is for all levels from the beginner to most advanced student. Room warmed to 80 degrees. Be prepared to move, sweat and smile.

    Yoga for Stress Reduction: Tuesdays

    Using gentle Yoga poses (asanas), breathing techniques (pranayama), and meditation, this class will focus on relieving and reducing stress and creating a more peaceful state of mind. A perfect break in the middle of your day!

    Gentle Yoga: Thursdays

    Experience balance and harmony through a slow and mindful practice designed to release tension, reduce stress, and promote relaxation. Emphasis on self-awareness, breath, and honoring the body.

    $5 per class, cash please!



    Drop-in: $5 (Cash only please)
    No on-line Registration.

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    Aerial/Swing Yoga

    Upcoming classes (50)

    5 weeks series
     
    This will be a Iyengar sequence using the Omni yoga swing and chair as props to facilitate alignment and hold poses without strain. A combination of inversions, forward bends, back bends and longer hold times allow for deep muscular release and spinal decompression. Lengthen your spine, deepen your practice and defy gravity as you allow the swing to support your weight. . No experience required – just an open and willing body and mind.

    Aerial Attire – For hygienic reasons and to avoid fabric burns wear clothing that covers your underarms and knees. No zippers, snaps, or jewelry. Wedding bands are okay. Please be considerate – no perfumes, scented or oily body lotion.
     
    2014:
    5 weeks Intro series: $60 (limited series sold)
    Mondays 9:30 to 10:45 am
    NEW: Mondays 7:30 to 8:45 pm
    5 weeks start: 3/17 (no class 4/14), 5/5 (no class 5/26),  6/16 and 7/21
     
    Thursdays: 9:15 to  10:30 am
    5 weeks start: 3/20 (no class 4/17), 5/8, 6/19 and 7/24

    Space permitting: Drop-ins/Sampler/Memberships are welcomed. Swings drop-in rate: $20 – call to confirm drop-in.

     

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    Community Class (By Donation): Hatha Flow

    Upcoming classes (156)

    Based on asanas or physical poses, this traditional form of yoga helps balance mind, body, and spirit. This class starts with a breathing exercise or pranayama meditation that helps students find their quiet center and prepare for the somatics that follows. Ebb and flow links with the steady paced poses. Students are guided by description, visualization and being “in the moment.” The class ends with Savasana, personal time for deep relaxation.

    All levels are welcome! Bring an open mind and be prepared to enjoy an energizing and refreshing yoga experience!

    By Donation

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    Community Class (by Donation): Yoga for 4-6 Grade Students

    Upcoming classes (36)

    This class is specifically designed with 4-6 grade students in mind. Yoga classes will explore stress relief and how to maintain focus, build resiliency, and just have fun! All classes will explore the elements of connect, focus, breathe, move (asanas), and relax. There will be a variety of new strategies for students to take home and try on their own. Join us in this fun, exciting class where we will practice being the best version of ourselves!

    DONATION BASED CLASSGIVE FROM YOUR HEART. EACH MONTH PCYH DONATES PROCEEDS FROM COMMUNITY CLASSES TO CHARITY OF THE MONTH!
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    Community Class (By Donation): Yoga for Beginners

    Upcoming classes (52)

    We are all beginners! This class is suitable for both beginners and for those with some experience and will include basic breathing exercises (pranayama), foundational poses, sun salutations, and deep relaxation. Since yoga is an extremely potent agent of transformation, and not simply a form of exercise, the emphasis in this class will be on poses combined with proper breathing, inner awareness and alignment, which will bring about deep changes in one’s energy level and release deep psychic blockages. You will be guided to use a non-aggressive approach and moderate pace and avoid injury. This is your chance to glean and discover the fruits of yoga: vigor and vitality, balance, peace, a sense of well-being, and joy. DONATION BASED CLASSGIVE FROM YOUR HEART. EACH MONTH PCYH DONATES PROCEEDS FROM COMMUNITY CLASSES TO CHARITY OF THE MONTH!
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    Easter Vinyasa Yoga class to Benefit local SAVE Animal Shelter

    Upcoming classes (1)

    Join Carrie for a positively FUN, UPLIFTING and HEARTFUL Easter morning practice.

    Linking mindful movement to breath, this vinyasa class is suited for beginners and experienced students alike. You’ll move through sun salutations, creative sequences, mindful alignment principles, and complimentary breath work associated with each pose. The class includes foundational asanas (postures) while also focusing on strengthening core muscle groups needed for arm balances, inversion, and other postures. Get ready to have fun, try new postures, and play towards your personal edge. The practice will also warm the body and fuel the soul and benefit our furry friends and family!

    $10.00 class donation
    Pre-Registration recommended – At door: Cash/Check only

    All proceeds go to SAVE.



    For more info on the shelter check out their website: http://www.save-animals.org/

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    Easy Flow

    Upcoming classes (104)

    A gentle workout for body, mind and spirit synchronizing breath with movement through a flowing series of basic asanas and sequences. The flow is designed to develop balance, build strength and increase flexibility, leaving students with reduced stress, inner calm, and heightened awareness.
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    Extra-Gentle Yoga

    Upcoming classes (53)

    Restore and renew! Extra-gentle classical practice with a focus on wellness and healing. Time-tested techniques to release tension and stress, and boost radiance. All levels and many conditions accommodated: Beginner through advanced. Chairs are available for the seated poses. Students will need to get up and down from the floor once or twice during the class (some assistance available). More advanced students will enjoy the sanctuary created through the focus on the breath, the pawanmuktasana series to nourish and prepare the joints and glands, the non-competitive atmosphere, the classical teachings, and yoga nidra.

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    Gentle Yoga

    Upcoming classes (52)

    Experience balance and harmony through a slow and mindful practice designed to release tension, reduce stress, and promote relaxation. Emphasis on self-awareness, breath, and honoring the body.

    This class is appropriate for beginners and students with limitations, as well as experienced practitioners who enjoy a mindful and relaxing practice

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    Hatha Yoga: Mixed Levels

    Upcoming classes (53)

    Structured around Iyengar method of Hatha yoga – you can expect a flowing series of postures with emphasis on alignment, coordinated with the breath, to build strength and increase flexibility, self-awareness and ending in deep relaxation to integrate the practice. These classes emphasize precision and body awareness and use props such as blocks and straps to facilitate movement into the poses. Students are gently guided through a dynamic series of poses, with hands-on assists when necessary to ensure optimal alignment. Options are offered for beginners and allow more advanced students to go deeper into the poses. In this way students can enjoy the benefits of their yoga postures, building strength and flexibility. Increases flexibility, physical strength and inner balance in a joyful atmosphere.

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    Hot Yoga

    Upcoming classes (105)

    Twenty-six sequenced postures practiced in a heated room. Work deep into your muscles, tendons and ligaments – change your body from the inside out. Increases flexibility, improves circulation and reduces stress. The class is designed for all levels. Bring water, a towel, and a mat. Plan to sweat! Detoxifying, healing and energizing. Change your body!

    We welcome yogis of all levels and ages, and offers modifications to make each pose accessible to most people. Please note, however, that the first class can be intense for anyone not accustomed to working out in 105 degrees Fahrenheit.

    Because of the heat, please consult your healthcare provider before undertaking this class if you are pregnant or have high blood pressure or a heart condition.

    Hot Yoga is not recommended as a student’s first yoga experience, nor for those with a serious injury, illness, epilepsy, high blood pressure, heart condition, or pregnancy.

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    Hot Yoga Flow

    Upcoming classes (53)

    Building on the standing, balancing Hot Yoga sequence, this fast paced vinyasa flow class is practiced in 85°F with plenty of focus on core strengthening, arm balance opportunities and good stretching.

    An intermediate level class; some yoga experience recommended. ( C )

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    Lunchtime Pranayama and Meditation

    Upcoming classes (52)

    Meditation brings peace of mind, a sense of well-being, reduced stress, better health, better relationships, personal and spiritual insights, and clarity of purpose. Pranayama (breathing practices) prepares the body and mind to receive the benefits of meditation.

    By Donation
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    Meet the Teacher Class

    Upcoming classes (3)

    Occasionally we offer classes at a discounted rate. These classes are designed for you to come and meet our great teachers, experience a class with them and learn if their class would be a class you would like to add to your practices.
     
    Please sign up for our weekly email for more information and learn when the next Meet the Teacher is happening.
     
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    Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

    Upcoming classes (2)

    Sign up under Workshops:
    Learn new strategies to release stresses of the season and a new sense of calm.

    Go to events or workshops or more information and to sign up for this program.

     

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    Mindful Yoga

    Upcoming classes (52)

    This class incorporates restorative yoga, meditation, pranayama, yoga nidra, and other evidence-based practices to help you take a slow and focused approach to both movement and poses that deepen inner awareness, flexibility and strength. These simple but profound techniques will help you begin to reconnect with a sense of wholeness and awaken to your true nature.

    The practice is suitable for any age or fitness level and can be modified to meet individual needs.
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    Mixed Level Hatha Yoga

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    “Hatha” is a Sanskrit word, which means sun and moon. Hatha yoga helps one achieve balance from within using breath, movement and mindfulness. Based on asanas or physical poses, this traditional form of yoga helps balance mind, body, and spirit. This class starts with a breathing exercise or pranayama meditation that helps students find their quiet center and prepare for the somatics that follows. Ebb and flow links with the steady paced poses. Students are guided by description, visualization and being “in the moment.” The class ends with Savasana, personal time for deep relaxation. All levels are welcome! Bring an open mind and be prepared to enjoy an energizing and refreshing yoga experience!

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    Open Flow Yoga

    Upcoming classes (53)

    Experience the exhilarating dance of breath and movement with precision and awakening attention. Each class interweaves the ancient yoga practices of chanting, pranayama, asana, deep relaxation and yoga philosophy in combination with precise attention to form and skillful assists. The practice is an invigorating flow within a conscious and caring environment. The Open class encompasses all levels with some yoga experience. You work at your own pace, following the teacher’s guidance.

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    Pranayama/Meditation

    Upcoming classes (52)

    A one hour session immediately following The Complete Yoga which focuses on the practice of yogic breathing techniques (pranayama). Class will also include yogic practices such as yoga nidra, mudras and bhandas and the practice and exploration of different approaches to meditation including obstacles.
     
    Drop-in $10
    Members Free
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    Pre-Natal Yoga

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    This class is designed to help mothers-to-be prepare body, mind and spirit for birth, and motherhood. Become part of a supportive community of mothers-to-be, as you connect with your baby, and learn techniques that will help you relax, conserve energy, and improve your mental focus. Yoga practices, which are specifically suited to the needs of pregnant women, will help you maintain strength, balance, and flexibility, and increase your comfort during pregnancy. Muscles and joints that are affected by pregnancy receive special attention in order to help maintain tone and help you recover more quickly from your birth experience. This class is suitable for women during any stage of pregnancy and in the early postpartum period.

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    Pre/Post Natal Yoga - Series

    Upcoming classes (41)

     
    This class is designed to help mothers-to-be prepare body, mind and spirit for birth, and motherhood. Become part of a supportive community of mothers-to-be, as you connect with your baby, and learn techniques that will help you relax, conserve energy, improve your mental focus,maintain strength and flexibility, and make your delivery more comfortable. Muscles and joints that are affected by pregnancy receive special attention in order to help maintain tone, help your delivery, and help you recover more quickly from your birth experience.
    This class is suitable for women during any stage of pregnancy and in the early postpartum period.
     
    5 weeks Series: $65 – Sign up here for series.
    Drop-ins only accepted after minimum enrollment reached depending on space. Regular Drop-in rates apply ($17) – call to confirm drop-in.

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    Relax & Restore (Restorative/Therapeutic Yoga )

    Upcoming classes (52)

    A deeply relaxing practice that incorporates restorative yoga postures and Yoga Nidra – conscious deep relaxation. Classes begin with gentle movement, preparing the body to settle into a place of stillness. Restorative postures are held for longer periods of time with the support of props (bolsters, blankets, blocks), allowing the muscles to relax deeply with no effort. This class is designed to release tension, soothe the nervous system, and leave you feeling well rested and renewed. Highly effective for relieving chronic stress, anxiety, insomnia, and generalized fatigue.

    Open to all levels
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    Rise & Shine Yoga: 4 Week Series

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    4 weeks Series
     
    Experience the benefits of waking up to yoga as we stretch and tone the body, mind and spirit. This is a multi-level class and all are welcome, although familiarity with sun salutations is recommended. Synchronize your breath with movement through a variety of vinyasas that develop balance, flexibility and strength. Classes will also incorporate progressive balances, inversions, twists and breathing exercises.
     

    2014:
    Series starts: 4/1, 29/4
    $75
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    The Complete Yoga

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    In this mixed level class in which both beginners and experienced are welcome, the focus is not merely on the asanas but to learn and practice the other important aspects of yoga as expounded by sage Patanjali in his Yoga Sutras (the eight limbs of yoga: yamas and the niyamas, pranayama, the bandhas, mudras, mantras, yoga nidra and meditation) and how all these when practiced regularly can open energy channels, remove toxins, improve strength and flexibility, alleviate stress and calm the mind and ensure one’s well- being, self-transformation and peace. Consistent with Patanjali’s aphorism, Sthira sukham asanam emphasizing stability, stillness and comfort, the asana practice will be so designed that there will be no strong exertion but only exhilaration. The asana segment will concentrate on the natural flow that occurs within related postural groups, and will allow sufficient time to explore internal alignment and proper sensation.
     
    The Sanskrit word Sampoorna means completeness. This class will help you connect to your innate wellspring of bliss
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    Vinyasa Flow

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    A physically challenging and flowing yoga class which integrates physical poses, breath work, meditation, music and other traditional elements of yoga designed to be fun and accessible for all experience levels. Variations and/or options will be offered so that each student can deepen their practice in a spacious environment. Classes are taught by teachers trained in varied yoga traditions, each with their unique ‘teaching voice’. Below are some classes with special emphasis:

    In the Monday 5:45 pm, Tuesday 9:30 am and Wednesday 10 am classes, move through various poses in an energetic Ashtanga yoga inspired vinyasa practice focusing on building strength and flexibility. Then wind down and restore your body through gentle stretches and passive poses using blankets, pillows, bolsters and chairs as support. This is followed by a guided savasan. Leave class feeling energized, awakened and restored. (M)

    Monday, 7:30 pm and Wednesday 10:00 am class is a challenging and physically absorbing Vinyasa series created by Sri Dharma Mittra. Dharma Yoga Shiva Namaskar Vinyasas incorporate deep stretching, balancing, back bends, twists and inversions. This series of poses reintegrate the flow of Prana throughout the spinal column and facilitate the movement of vital life force deep into all areas of the physical, metabolic, and intuitive and bliss bodies for the purpose of promoting harmony and radiant health. (M-C)

    Wednesday 5:45 pm class is a deepening Forrest Yoga inspired flow practiced in an 85 degree room known for its intensity and longer holding of poses with focus on abdominal core work.  (M)

    Thursday 9:30 am Yoga for Core Strength and Flexibility will deepen your level of practice by placing emphasis on being in the present moment. This is not a vigorous, fast moving class; rather a peaceful but intense journey into gradually opening up the joints, along with the mind. Practice some deep breath work accompanied with mixed level asanas. Beginner and intermediate students welcome, as poses will be modified to meet the levels of each individual student. (M)

    The Hot Flow classes add the dimension of intentionally overheated rooms ranging from 80 – 90 degrees. (M)

    Classes range from Gentle (G) to Moderate (M) to Challenging ©. The classes are open to all levels, however, some yoga experience is recommended for classes labeled M or C.

     

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    Yin Yoga

    Upcoming classes (90)

    Yin yoga is a quiet practice suitable for students of all levels of experience. Practitioners are offered an opportunity to surrender, slow down and come back to balance. Many of the poses are seated, supine or prone and are held with muscles relaxed for several minutes. The Yin parts of our body are the parts that lie closest to our core, specifically the bones and connective tissue. Muscles prefer movement and repetition and are considered the Yang parts. Remaining muscularly passive for periods of time gently stretches dense connective tissue of the lower back, hips and spine, which may otherwise become stiff and less mobile as we age. There is a focus on the breath, being present in the moment, relieving tension and letting go. The Yin practice includes powerful mental and emotional benefits as its practitioner becomes quiet, still and mindful of the present.

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    Yoga for Beginners

    Upcoming classes (104)

    We are all beginners! This class is suitable for both beginners and for those with some experience and will include basic breathing exercises (pranayama), foundational poses, sun salutations, and deep relaxation.

    Since yoga is an extremely potent agent of transformation, and not simply a form of exercise, the emphasis in this class will be on poses combined with proper breathing, inner awareness and alignment, which will bring about deep changes in one’s energy level and release deep psychic blockages. You will be guided to use a non-aggressive approach and moderate pace and avoid injury. This is your chance to glean and discover the fruits of yoga: vigor and vitality, balance, peace, a sense of well-being, and joy.

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    Yoga for Core Strength & Flexibility

    Upcoming classes (52)

    This class will deepen your level of practice by placing emphasis on being in the present moment. This is not a vigorous, fast moving class; rather a peaceful but intense journey into gradually opening up the joints, along with the mind. Practice some deep breath work accompanied with mixed level asanas. Beginner and intermediate students welcome, as poses will be modified to meet the levels of each individual student.
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    Yoga for Stress Reduction

    Upcoming classes (37)

    Using gentle Yoga asanas, pranayama (breathing) techniques,and meditation, this class will focus on relieving and reducing stress and creating a more peaceful state of mind.

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