Class Descriptions

Vinyasa Flow:

Vinyasa Flow is a style of yoga which incorporates the breath with synchronized movement, allowing the breath to move the body. This series of breath-synchronized movements builds internal heat leading to purification of the body and aids in the elimination of toxins and waste from the body. Physically, sweat expels toxins and re-energizes the body. Metaphysically, mentally, and emotionally, the synchronized breathing relaxes your mind and helps to release any blockages of energy flow throughout the body. Vinyasa Flow can improve flexibility and strength. A stronger body, balanced mind, inner focus, mental clarity, and energetic balance are all happy side effects of a regular yoga practice. Bring a yoga mat and any yoga props you have.  Open to all levels of experience, men and women.  Suitable for beginners.

Tuesday nights (at Nspired Yoga) and Fridays (at Jones Family Chiropractic) Vinyasa Flow – Level 1/2 – Medium intensity/intermediate  1 year of yoga experience/practice preferred.


Gentle Flow:
This class is a great introduction to yoga.  Gentle flow will give you a strong foundation to basic
asana (yoga postures), Pranayama (breathing exercises), and body awareness.  This gentle
morning practice will give you enough movement to feel energized.  All levels welcome.

 


All-level Yoga:
This all-level class is mostly a Vinyasa Yoga practice.  Vinyasa Yoga or Vinyasa Flow emphasizes a
continuous flow of movement; moving in and out of the postures with the breath and focuses
on dynamic breathing.  This practice builds strength, tones, and detoxifies.  This class is a
slower-paced flow.  “All-levels” means that if you’ve never practiced yoga or are an experienced
practitioner, you’ll feel at home, challenged, and at ease.

Hatha/Restorative Yoga:

 Open to all levels, men and women. Recommended for beginners, young and old, injured and athletic alike. Great to manage and reduce tension and stress. Hatha yoga is a slow-paced, gentle asana practice focusing on introducing basic yoga poses and establishes a strong foundation in the practice of yoga. Hatha yoga balances the Ha – sun/stimulating energy with the Tha – moon/calming energy.

Restorative yoga is a practice that helps promote deep relaxation of the body and the mind. Postures provide similar benefits to classic Hatha yoga postures and are usually done in a supported manner to minimize strain and maximize opening.  Bring a yoga mat and any yoga props you have.


Restorative Yoga:
Restorative yoga typically involves only 5 or 6 postures each class.  These postures are
supported by props (blocks, bolsters, straps, etc.) that allow you to completely relax and rest.
Restorative postures are held for 3-5 minutes or more.  These postures include gentle twists,
seated forward folds, and gentle, supported back bends. Deep rest and self-care.  Great for
beginners.  All levels welcome.

 

Yoga Nidra

Yoga Nidra means Yogic Sleep; a state of conscious, deep sleep where we learn to relax consciously. Yoga Nidra is deep relaxation with an inner state of awareness. In Yoga Nidra, the body, mind, and intellect are completely relaxed and the practitioner appears to be sleeping. In the state of Yoga Nidra, however, the consciousness functions at a deeper level and the subconscious and the unconscious realms of the mind are more open. Yoga Nidra is a very deep form of relaxation and has been found to reduce stress, tension, and anxiety; is beneficial for insomnia and to calm symptoms of chronic pain, headaches, depression, high blood pressure, heart disease, autoimmune disease, helps to balance the Sympathetic and Parasympathetic Nervous Systems – balancing the left and right hemispheres of the brain, and has been shown to help those in recovery from addiction. Yoga Nidra calms and clears the mind and has the potential to heal psychological wounds, provides emotional healing, and restores our body senses and mind to their natural functions. It is said that 1 hour of Yoga Nidra is equivalent to 4 hours of sleep.

One of the most important and personal aspects of the Yoga Nidra practice is the repetition of your own Sankalpa – your intention/focused resolution. A Sankalpa is a short statement in which you silently declare your deepest desire, goal, or intention to fulfill your life’s purpose – your Dharma. Your Sankalpa is a goal you want to fulfill or accomplish in the next 6-18 months. Your Sankalpa serves as communication from your conscious mind to your unconscious mind. In this meditation practice, we’ll plant the seeds of intention and water them so that they can grow.


Chair/Therapeutic/Adaptive Yoga:

Therapeutic Yoga is a particularly effective practice for those recovering from, or living with injury, illness, or dis-ease. This specialty yoga class blends chair yoga, restorative yoga (supported postures), gentle yoga, Pranayama (breath work), individualized attention through gentle hands-on adjustments and assists, and guided meditation techniques combined in such a way that it is an excellent choice for those who need something gentle yet effective.

Whether you’re living with Multiple Sclerosis, Lupus, Chronic pain, Fibromyalgia, Diabetes/Neuropathy, Arthritis, have limited mobility, or just recovering from injury or this class promotes healthy aging

This group is limited in class size so that students can experience the intimacy, safety, and individualized attention that comes with a yoga class of this nature. Potential students must be evaluated on an individual basis prior to joining this group. Womanspace is wheelchair accessible.


Private Yoga:

 If your schedule doesn’t work with any of the class times offered or you’re not yet ready or comfortable in a class setting…

I also offer Private Yoga instruction!

Receive one-on-one asana instruction tailored to you and where you are at in your practice. Develop confidence, deepen your practice – one on one personal/private instruction allows us to focus more on alignment, giving refined instruction on a more personal level than offered in a class setting.  All we need is a yoga mat and a little space!

It’s a great way to develop (or a great addition to) your at-home, personal practice!

Whether it’s a Girl’s Night (day) In, a morale/team building work event, or one on one, I’m available to come to your home, your place of work/business, or another location. 

Contact me for details and pricing.