This is a class that has developed over the past three years with the senior student in mind and is now a beautiful culmination of supine, standing and seated postures. Every class is the same to ensure a consistent stretch and strengthening in the same parts of the body. This is how yoga was intended to be practiced. Over time you will see improvements in strength and flexibility. This class began as a Fit For Life class which was originally dedicated to the 50 plus student, but all ages are welcome to attend.
Yin Yoga is a deep energetic yoga practice that targets the joints of your lower body. It releases deeply held stress from the low back, hips and sacrum. The poses are held for longer periods of time to allow the stretch to reach deep into the ligaments that connect your bones together in these areas. This is where your flexibility comes from! Lynne gently guides you to your edge, where the magic of Yin can happen. The residual feelings when you leave class of spaciousness and deep relaxation guarantee better focus and less agitation in the body/mind. Yin is a counter pose for your busy, hectic life! That is why yin yoga is called “the other half of your yoga practice”.
This class is suitable for all levels and you will be guided and nurtured through every posture.
Lynne offers Yin Yoga teacher trainings and has trained many of the Yin Yoga teachers in our community.
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Vinyasa Yoga is a moving meditation class. There will be at least one or two flows that you will learn and then practice at your own pace, followed by some longer held postures and inversions. If you like to sweat during your practice this is a fun way to express yourself creatively. You will learn “some” alignment, but some basic experience with the poses will definitely help. If you are newer to yoga and are used to movement classes you will catch on easily to the flows as I run through each flow at least three times before taking them on your own. The class is always filled with regulars and newer students are advised to practice in the center of the room so they can easily follow the more experienced students. Music is a big part of these classes so expect some louder rhythms and beats!
Basic II is a more vigorous class designed to help you transition between postures in a flowing manner. This is still a good class for beginners who want to build upper body strength and learn about Vinyasa Yoga. All sequences are shorter and gently guided for those who are newer to the practice. As always, hip openers will be a part of the class to ensure you leave feeling more relaxed and de-stressed. You will also learn and practice Surya Namaskar, or Sun Salutation, A and B, two short basic Vinyasa flows.
Basic Yoga is a place to start for those who have never tried yoga. And also a nice class for those experienced students who would like to stretch, relax and breathe. We will always practice at least one long held hip opener in every class and also learn about alignment of basic postures. Class ends with a nice long Savasana, final relaxation pose, guaranteed to leave you feeling rested and more spacious inside and out.