These classes are typically described as appropriate for those who want a softer, nurturing, slow-paced, well-supported and more relaxing practice. It can serve a variety of distinct needs: people with movement limitations, or profound stiffness due to lack of activity; relief from disabilities and chronic conditions e.g., arthritis, back pain and other musculo-skeletal issues; recovery from surgery, illness or injury; for seniors, new practitioners, women who are pregnant and those seeking stress-reduction or weight management.
This class is similar to Vinyasa but allows beginners to move at their own pace, while learning poses and how to move, breathe, and stretch between poses. It is a wonderful practice in discovering one’s personal limitations and learning how to move past those limitations. It is not restricted to beginners or those with physical limitations. Poses can be refined and strengthened, without feeling rushed into the next move, next breath, or next pose. It allows a person to become familiar with his or her body, create a reflective pause, and create the time to go inward.
Vinyasa literally means, "to place in a certain way." It is a style of yoga characterized by stringing postures together so that you move from one pose to another, seamlessly, using breath. The poses change so no two classes are ever alike. Considered a “moving meditation,” Vinyasa is about harmony and balance, grace and fluidity. It can be for all levels but considered a more athletic practice.
In truth is simply that - restorative. It is the centering of your breath and body - aligning the physical and mental by practicing stillness or gentle movement for extended periods of time. The props assist in helping you to hold poses longer.
This class is incredibly beneficial for people with mobility issues. A non-intimidating introduction to yoga. You don’t have to worry about getting up and down from the floor. You will become familiar with the “language” of yoga, which will help with your comfort level if you decide to move on to a more traditional yoga practice.
Zumba is an interval workout. The classes move between high and low-intensity dance moves designed to get your heart rate up and boost cardio endurance. You’ll get a great cardio workout that melts fat, strengthens your core, legs and glutes!
The design of the class introduces easy-to-follow Zumba choreography that focuses on balance, range of motion and coordination. This class recreates the original moves from Zumba at a lower-intensity. It focuses on all elements of fitness: cardiovascular, muscular conditioning, flexibility and balance! Ideal for beginners or someone needing less impact.
Nia is a safe, new approach to aerobics that combines ballet, jazz dancing, yoga, and martial arts, providing injury-free cardiovascular conditioning without jumping and jogging around.