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Back Care

Back Care Yoga is a therapeutic class designed to address the root causes of back pain through proper body alignment. Each class focuses on a different region of the back and the anatomical and physiological factors that may be contributing to pain or discomfort. Overarching themes of the class include core, leg, and mid-back strengthening, balance, increasing flexibility in tight areas, and joint stabilization. This class may be ideal for people with general back or neck pain, scoliosis, spinal fusions, sacroiliac dysfunction, herniated or bulging discs, sciatica, and spinal stenosis. This class is geared toward beginning students, but all levels of practice are welcome!

Belly dance with Leah Nightingale

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For both technique and choreography classes, Leah included a warm up and review of prior week material. During technique sessions, she will drilling the basics, and use short combinations to help integrate movements with muscle memory. In choreography sessions, we'll learn the technique that is required to dance the piece through drills, and learn the choreography piece by piece. All choreography's have performance opportunities, which are optional.

CHAIR STRETCH 1 WITH Frank

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This class is wonderful for anyone who thinks they "can't do yoga".  Good beginning to gain range of motion, stretching, strengthening (using light weights for osteoporosis prevention), and balance using a chair to support these poses.  No floorwork.

cHAIR STRETCH 2 WITH sTERLING

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This class is a good way to advance from, or add to, Chair Stretch 1 practice.  Good class to improve balance,  stretching, and strengthening postures to increase longevity.  No floorwork.

dONATION DOGGIE GYM WITH KRISTEN & ZUZU

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Join Kristen and Zuzu for DOGGIE GYM!! This is a workout class FOR YOUR DOG! In this therapeutic fitness class for your dog, you will learn how to safely lead your favorite four-legged friend through some dog conditioning exercises.

 

This is important for all dogs (from puppies to seniors) but especially if:

-Your dog does a sport that requires a lot of running and jumping

-Your dog sits crooked or more toward one hip than the other

-Your dog’s breed is predisposed to having hip or back end issues

-Your dog is a senior and wants to age gracefully

-Your dog is crated a good bit of the week because of your work schedule and/or spends a lot of time in the car, and then is often a “weekend warrior”

 

We will take a look at a dog’s anatomy, learn some basic massage and active stretching, and core strengthening exercises for your dog over the next five weeks. The most important part of this class is that you will be getting to spend quality time bonding with your dog while also doing something really great for his/her overall health and wellness! 

donation movement FOR MOBILITY WITH LAURA

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Movement for Mobility is a combination of Functional Range Conditioning (FRC) and Yin Yoga. FRC is a movement modality that focuses on mobility development, joint strength and body control. FRC helps you to move safely, enhances mobile and movement potential, and improves the function of the central nervous system.

Yin Yoga targets the connective tissue of the body (such as your fascia, ligaments, joints and bones). Students will encounter a few postures involving seated twists and folds. Asanas (or postures) will be held anywhere from two-to-five minutes. Yin Yoga helps to: lengthen the fascia, increase flexibility, boost circulation and reduce stress.

exercise FOR  Parkinson's disease WITH sTERLING

This class is designed to support movement, flexibility, create muscle memory, strengthen balance, and provide a community of "like moving" people to share the experience of aging with PD.

Class not limited to PD - We've had people in class with MS, CIDP-GBS, dementia, or any nervous system disorder.

FLOOR STRETCH WITH STERLING or Frank

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This class gives all the benefits of stretching and strengthening from the floor. This is a great way to create length in the body using the floor without getting up and down (we get down once and up at the end).  

GUIDED MEDITATION with Frank

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This is a FREE Guided Meditation that is held weekly to encourage the quieting of the mind and we practice and practice and practice!  Join us anytime, always a good time to start.

RESTORATIVE YOGA WITH STERLINg

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This class uses various props like blankets, bolsters, belts, blocks, sand bags, and more to create a pose that supports the body in learning how to relax.  As research shows, constant stress creates dis-ease in the body, so practice with us each week to educate the nervous system to support our body and mind for longevity. 

Restorative yoga is known to aid in comfort for conditions ranging from sleeplessness, headaches, and depression to pregnancy, recovery from childbirth, minor injuries, and life changing events. This practice is suitable for all ages.

sHOOP WITH aBBEY

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SHOOP is a fun spin on hoop dance and fitness created by Abbey O’Brien. Traditionally, Abbey’s classes have focused on tricks and learning how to weave movements together. SHOOP is a more accessible class because only prerequisite is being comfortable with waist hooping and building from there, so if you can waist hoop, you can SHOOP!

SHOOP blends abdominal toning, leg and glute strengthening, low impact but intense cardio dance, balance, and coordination improvement to upbeat African dance music. This workout will get your heart rate up and put a smile on your face! We can’t wait to see you!

THERAPEUTIC YOGA WITH STERLING

Yoga Practice

This class allows the students to decide what the focus of our practice will be.  The students decide on a topic; such as balance, achy lower back, knees or hips, tight neck and shoulders, etc - then the teacher builds a sequence of poses that will be beneficial to the area discussed. Class will have detailed instruction, demos, props, and possible partner work. We will review anatomy and modifications so everyone can use and feel the effects of yoga for better health and longevity. 

yOGA lEVEL 1 WITH STERLING or frank

Laughing Yoga

This class will focus on the fundamentals of yoga postures while learning basic anatomy through detailed instructions.  Great class for students just starting, restarting their practice, or for students who want to relearn poses. 

Yoga Level 2 with sTERLING or frank

Yoga Session

This class will encourage students to discover their level of practice, through directions that provide options for the poses.  Standing poses and beginning inversions are introduced. 

yOGA lEVEL 3 WITH STERLING

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This class is for students who have a continual disciplined practice and are prepared for a deep level of instruction.  Must be comfortable holding standing poses and inversions (Headstand/Sirsasana 3-5 minutes).