Mindful Monday Yoga with Kelsey
MONDAYS 5:00 - 6:00 PM
Monday is an opportunity to start fresh and introduce new healthy behaviors in your life. Use this Monday practice with Instructor Kelsey Cretekos, to explore the ancient world of yoga and discover why it continues to be a celebrated and popular exercise, meditation, and art.
Class will begin with a short mindfulness-based meditation, followed by an open level vinyasa flow. This will help create the connection of mind, breath and movement, which will allow you to focus on your practice versus that weekly “to do list”. Class will end with a relaxing restorative savasana, leaving you feeling relaxed, recharged, and ready for the rest of the week!
That Deeper Way of Knowing: 4 Week Kundalini Yoga Series
MONDAYS 6:15 - 7:15 PM (7/15 - 8/5)
Are you familiar with your intuition? That deeper way of knowing experienced with a clarity far beyond that of the rational mind? We live in a world that promotes mental knowledge and discounts the deep intelligence of intuition. Come practice giving intuition a well-deserved front-row seat in your life by balancing the sixth chakra, ajna. Through intelligent sequencing of posture (kriyas), breath work (pranayama), mantra and meditation, these classes will hone our ability to see our circumstances with greater perspective, and make decisions with peaceful confidence.
The series is offered on Mondays from July 15th - August 5th with Adair Finucane, LMSW. Adair is a social worker, artist, and passionate student and teacher of hatha and kundalini yoga. Her classes are warm, inviting, and geared towards accessibility. Newcomers to yoga and to kundalini yoga are welcome.
Gentle Chair Yoga
TUESDAYS 4:30 - 5:30 PM
It’s popular these days to say, “yoga is for everybody.” But is that really true? Everybody? Even those who, due to age, inflexibility, or injury, need to practice completely from a chair?
Absolutely! EVERY body! Gentle chair yoga with Marissa Bland, is the perfect solution for those with balance issues, those who have trouble getting to the floor, people looking to start slowly, or anyone who would just feel more confident in starting out this way. It not only has the benefits of regular yoga, such as helping with stress, pain, and fatigue, but it can also help with joint lubrication, balance, and even age-specific issues like menopause and arthritis. This sequence will benefit anyone who prefers to do yoga in a chair, such as seniors, people recovering from injury, or those who sit for prolonged hours at work.
Revive After Five Yoga
TUESDAYS 5:45 - 6:45 PM
Shake off your after-work blues and revive your body with this fun, 60-minute Vinyasa flow. Nicole Gilbert will guide you in a safe and comfortable environment to find your own personal edge. A Regular yoga practice will release stress, help you attain right body weight, improve your posture and general health. You'll be surprised how great you can feel and how many areas of the body you can target before heading home for the day.
Sitting at a desk all day and hunching over your smartphone leads to tightness in your shoulders, neck, back, hips, hamstrings, and chest. This vigorous but gentle practice will; challenge your strength and balance, ignite your body and help you to unwind after a long day. Finishing your practice with a deep relaxing shavasana will shift you both in body and mind. Give yourself this hour to look forward to every Tuesday!
Mvmnt On The Mat
TUESDAYS 6:45 - 7:45 PM
Movement on the Mat brings a rhythmic approach to the traditional Mat Class, combining deep stretching and muscle relaxation techniques with a variety of free flowing movement sequences.
In this class, I will incorporate both slow continuous fluid movements in combination with some traditional holds. We will focus on breath work and body connectivity while going through a series of repetitive motions with the goal to increase flexibility, range of motion, muscle strength and tone.
Movement on the Mat includes both floor work and standing elements. This class is great for a student who enjoys Yoga, Pilates and Dance!
Candlelight Slow Flow
TUESDAYS 8:00 - 9:00 PM
Candlelight yoga is a peaceful, restorative way to wind down your day. Set to music and completely lit by candles, this soulful, slower-paced Vinyasa class builds head, strength and flexibility. It allows your mind to achieve a deeper meditation enhanced by the darkness. This practice with Vasiliki Bitsas, is suitable for all levels -- especially for beginners, yogis that need a little more relaxation and athletes looking for muscle recovery.
Ballet Body Pilates
WEDNESDAYS 5:00 - 6:00 PM
A class designed for anyone new to dance, come-back dancers or anyone just wanting to look and feel like a dancer. We will work barre and freestanding “Verticle Pilates”, incorporate small equipment for strength training and work on simple “flow” sequences set to music. The last part of class will be a transition to floor barre work and relaxing stretches.
This class with certified Pilates Instructor and Royal Academy of Dance accredited ballet teacher Leslie MacDonald is designed to fully prepare beginning and come-back dancers for the 6pm Adult Ballet class that follows this class every Wednesday. No formal ballet attire or ballet shoes required.
WEDNESDAYS 6:00 - 7:15 PM
An intermediate-level class with certified Pilates Instructor and Royal Academy of Dance accredited ballet teacher Leslie MacDonald for those with some ballet or dance experience. Participants are welcome to come early for the final “floor barre/stretch” portion of the 5pm "Ballet Body Pilates" class to warm up.
We will develop intermediate level barre, centre and adage sequences incorporating the principals of Pilates. The final 15-20 minutes will focus on building short dances based on the classical repertoire, including pirouettes, waltzes, grand allegro, etc. Non-impact versions of all repertoire will be offered.
Candlelight Restorative Yoga
WEDNESDAYS 7:30 - 8:30 PM
Restorative Yoga is a meditative experience that allows the practitioner to deeply rest and relax; something that is needed in our busy, fast-paced world.
Props cradle you in well-aligned postures so that the body-mind is able to let go of restlessness and settle into stillness.
Full, deep, natural breathing activates the rest and restore aspect of the nervous system deepening the relaxation and healing potential of this practice.
The class begins with attention to the breath and a gentle warm-up of rhythmic movements that prepares muscles to release tension and draws awareness inward. Three to four postures are then held for 5 to 15 minutes each. The class finishes with a long Yoga Nidra, the sleepless sleep, integrating the effects of the previous restorative postures.
All this is done by candle light. All props are provided. Essentials oils are available to deepen the effect. This restorative Yoga class is facilitated by Kripalu Yoga teacher Barb Litterio
Weekly Om Chanting
THURSDAYS 8:00 - 9:00 PM
OM Chanting is a group practice that uses the transformational power of the mantra OM to activate the self-healing potential of everyone who participates. We sit in a specially arranged circle and chant OM out loud for 45 min. Due to a special blessing, OM Chanting generates a vibrational frequency that releases negativity, transforms it and showers us with positive energy.
EXTRAORDINARY BENEFITS: OM Chanting promotes inner peace, mental clarity, creativity, emotional freedom and physical health. It brings like-minded people together and supports our physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. It brings more balance and peace to our communities and to the world at large as well, so by participating at OM Chantings you contribute to a better you and a better world!
The vibrational waves created by the circle spread out in a large radius creating a harmonious, peaceful environment and a unity between humans and nature. The OM continues to resonate in everyone who has participated even after the circle, allowing us to share the good vibrations wherever we go.
POSITIVE SHIFTS: OM chanting helps us to experience positive shifts which allow us to enjoy more peace, joy and love in our lives.
OPEN TO EVERYONE: No previous experience is required. OM Chanting is not a faith-based practice, but all faiths are welcomed, as well as those who have no interest in spirituality. The only requirement is that you must be able to sit (either on the floor or in a chair) and repeatedly chant OM (at your own pace) for the entire circle time (45 minutes).
WHAT TO BRING: For the duration of the circle we sit either on a chair or on a bolster and blankets. All this is provided at the studio. It is recommended to bring some water and dress in loose, comfortable clothes.
Pilates At Noon
FRIDAYS 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Strengthen and Stretch over your lunch break with Instructor, Leslie MacDonald, in this mid-day Pilates-based 60 minute session! No need to hit the showers after. We will work on deep core stabilizing, deep restorative breathing and neck, shoulder, hip and back releases to send you back to work energized, relaxed, and perhaps “glowing” just a bit.
Come as you are, but make sure to wear clothes you can move in, or something to change into quickly. Variations done standing, or seated in a chair will be offered for all those who prefer not to get down on the floor. Mats provided.
Adult Ballet 101
SATURDAYS 10:00 - 11:15 AM
class resumes 9/7
A class for beginners, those who have not danced in a while or anyone wanting a basic ballet class that moves at your pace. We will work on building a solid foundation physically, using the principals of Pilates, and also start right at the beginning with terminology, body positioning and ballet movements and steps. We will also explore different dance styles and learn to recognize and count music in different time signatures.
Particular care will be taken of the feet, hips and knees to prevent injury, and allow those recovering from injury to join in and get back in motion. Formal dance attire is not required, but ballet slippers are recommended. Socks are okay too!
Instructor Leslie MacDonald is a certified Pilates instructor and holds the Royal Academy of Dance teaching certificate, and has taught both adults and children for over 20 years.
SATURDAYS 11:45 - 12:45 PM
Yoga Sculpt with Instructor, Ken Plossl, is a class in the Vinyasa Flow style incorporating small hand weights, adding a new spin to the everyday yoga practice. The high-intensity cardio bursts along the way add a maximum calorie burning effect. This fun yet challenging class incorporates cardio exercises to get your heart pumping and your blood flowing. Yoga Sculpt not only builds strength through the use of weights, but also balance and flexibility. And of course there is a challenging core workout peppered into every class!
This hour long class is a great way to tighten and tone your body and keep you looking and feeling your best all year long! Please bring a towel and water. Mats and hand weights are provided.
Rise & Shine Yoga with Linda
SUNDAYS 9:00 - 10:00 AM
Mornings are the best way to build consistency in your yoga practice by rising up and starting your day in a mindful way!
Awaken your Sunday morning with a 60 minute practice that is available to all levels. We will begin with meditation and then continue with a vinyasa flow that is anchored to breath and movement. Poses can be modified or intensified for your needs and gentle hands on assists are offered to guide your alignment. We conclude our practice with a restorative savasana. You will leave your practice feeling renewed, strong, centered and ready to start your day.