Margot's Head to Toes Feldenkrais Workshop: Back and Belly
with Margot Schaal
ACTIVE SENIOR MAT CLASS $8 (ONLY 64+)
Are you a fit and active senior 64+? You have found your class! This one hour session will address issues unique to a maturing body without making you feel “old”. Enjoy a fun class with your peers and a teacher who is experienced with creating an appropriate class for this age group. Participants should be able to get up and down from the mat without pain.
AFRICAN STYLE DANCE
“If you can talk you can sing, if you walk you can dance” this old Zimbabwe proverb embodies the essence of African Dancing. It invigorates both the body and soul with the earthy rhythms of African drums. No prior dance experience is required just an open attitude is all you need—all worldly worries leave at the door. African style dancing comes from a place of celebration and story.
ASHTANGA / ASHTANGA BLEND
Ashtanga yoga involves synchronizing the breath with movement, creating a dynamic flow. Its progressive series of postures produces a deep internal heat and a purifying sweat that detoxifies muscles and organs.
The basics and foundations of yoga for those brand new to yoga, and those wishing to refresh “Beginner’s Mind.” A perfect place to start if you don’t know a thing. When you step into your first Level 1 class, you’ll feel absolutely at ease!
COMMUNITY YOGA / $5 FRIDAY!
Enjoy a wonderful, multi level yoga class at a reduced rate. Our way of giving back to the community who gives so much to us.
Come and explore meditation, living in the moment, mindfulness, and the magical universe around us. This circle will delve into sound, imagery and some movement to bring you on an inner journey and help you attain a more refined and illuminated nature. Benefit by learning to integrate this experience into your daily life. Everyone is welcome regardless of belief or previous experience.
Enjoy a wonderful, multi level yoga class at a deeply reduced rate. A fun way to start the weekend.
FELDENKRAIS: AWARENESS THROUGH MOVEMENT
Feldenkrais retrains the nervous system through gentle, non-competitive movement exploration. Learn to recognize your habits and move in new more efficient ways, reducing limitations. Learn to increase coordination, flexibility, range of motion, balance, breathing and mental function. Feldenkrais helps expand your capacity in yoga or recover from injury, stroke or surgery.
An Ashtanga blend class that builds inner tapas. This method of yoga involves synchronizing the breath with a progressive series of postures—a process producing intense internal heat and a profuse, purifying sweat that detoxifies muscles and organs. The result is improved circulation, a light and strong body, and a calm mind.
FLUID RAJA YOGA
Fluid Raja Yoga is an uninterrupted practice set to music that combines mindful transitions between postures and coordination of breath with movement, which elicits a quieting of the mind and a relaxation response in the nervous system. Participants gauge their responses and make adjustments through verbal cues and awareness of body, breath and thought patterns.
Forrest Yoga helps you connect to your core - getting strong and centered. It uses heat, deep breathing and vigorous sequences to sweat out toxins. The long holds in the pose progressions help you flush, oxygenate and rejuvenate every cell. Room heated to 85 degrees.
GENTLE YOGA AND YOGA NIDRA
Enjoy a slow-paced class that will leave you feeling relaxed and refreshed. Gentle Yoga classes are appropriate for those who are dealing with illness, injury, an aging body or just a low energy day. Appropriate for beginners as well.
HATHA / HATHA FLOW / MORNING HATHA FLOW / SOFT FLOW
Hatha yoga is the most commonly practiced branch of yoga in America, and it is a highly developed system of nearly 200 physical postures, movements and breathing techniques designed to tune the body to its optimal health. A “flow” class simply means that postures are strung together without much interruption or breaks between postures.
Created by BKS Iyengar, Iyengar Yoga is a form of hatha yoga known for its use of props and emphasizing three major components: precision, energy, and subtlety. This class is for all levels, modifying for beginners...intensifying for intermediates. “The essence of Yoga is love. Love is the totality; to do whatever you do completely in Mind, Body, and Spirit, with Purity and Beauty” -BKS Iyengar
Kundalini Yoga is referred to as the Yoga of Awareness. This technology precisely and consciously combines breath, mudra, eye-focus, mantra, body locks, and postures to balance the glandular system, strengthen the nervous system, expand lung capacity, and purify the blood. It is a dynamic, powerful tool that enables you to experience the clarity and beauty of your soul.
MEDITATION AND SACRED ENERGY FOR JOY
This class covers a number of meditation practices, including chakra meditations, breath awareness, heart meditation, inner emotional awareness, mantra meditations, and mindfulness meditations. Because meditation is a personal practice, each class will focus on teaching one technique, but attendees are welcome to practice any form he or she chooses during the silent meditation periods. Meditation will be followed by sacred energy work designed to increase spiritual energy and joy.
MYSTIC FLOW YOGA
Mystic Flow Yoga is open to all levels. Postures are linked together and flow with emphasis on strength & meditative breathing. Through the breath, music & colorful language you will awaken core energy, your true source. Leave feeling clear headed and having a sense of deep relaxation.
PILATES FOR BEGINNERS
An accessible class for those who have never tried Pilates or are new to the method and want to more thoroughly explore the practice. Working at a slower pace, students will build strength and skills with the more fundamental as well as some approachable intermediate exercises, with modifications for those with limitations.
PILATES FOR YOGIS
Pilates exercises teach awareness of breath and alignment of the spine, and aim to strengthen the deep torso muscles. Pilates is an excellent way to rev up your your yoga practice!
POISE WITHIN THE POSE, ALL LEVELS - ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE
Based on the principles of the Alexander Technique, this subtle yet energetically powerful class will teach you how to move in and out of yoga poses. The methods presented will also simply and effectively improve your posture, drastically changing your approach to everything from downward facing dog to carrying your groceries. Finding Poise within the Pose will radically alter your perspective on movement and alignment in yoga and beyond.
Prenatal yoga class incorporates relaxation exercises, breath-work, birth positions, remedies for common discomforts, key pregnancy exercises like squats and kegels, positions to encourage optimal fetal positioning, and much more for mothers and their babies.
RAJA YOGA MEDITATION (FREE), ALL LEVELS
Start your weekend with a short set of exercises that will prepare the body for a traditional seated meditation. Free to all, beginners welcome.
Restorative yoga is a passive practice characterized by deep, long-held postures. The class incorporates practices that promote stress reduction, deep relaxation, immune system support, and improved sleep patterns.
Savvy Sages Practice is a class for dedicated yoga practitioners moving into their wisdom years. Students practice along with me as I provide instruction and occasional adjustments. We will work with and without props to help ease the body and mind into new areas for stretching and strengthening. A full range of poses are offered, including shoulder and hip openers, standing poses, backbends, forward bends and inversions. These classes are not for yoga beginners but those who wish to maintain and astutely hone their yoga practice to keep their yoga vital, relevant and accessible for the second half of life.
Begin your day with a warm flowing practice of sun salutations, strength work, standing postures, inversions, floor work and relaxation. Finish with an extended savasana and the option of a few minutes of meditation before you head out into the world refreshed and ready.
Yin yoga is a passive practice that targets fascia (connective tissue). It is characterized by deep stretches held for at least two minutes. The basics and foundations of yoga for those brand new to yoga, and those wishing to refresh “Beginner’s Mind.” A perfect place to start if you don’t know a thing. When you step into your first Level 1 class, you’ll feel absolutely at ease!