Class Descriptions 

Private Yoga Therapy Sessions
Private one-on-one yoga therapy sessions are designed to help individuals learn techniques that they can put into place to help manage and improve their own health and well-being. People learn to relieve and reverse various health challenges using breath work, gentle movement and meditation. Working with these yogic tools for the body, mind and breath, a state of stability, strength, restfulness and composure can be achieved. Research and awareness regarding the healing aspects of yoga has grown and more people are demanding more of an holistic approach to medicine and healthcare. The physical benefits of yoga therapy include a decrease in pain, increased musculoskeletal strength and flexibility, decreased blood pressure, lowers the heart rate, increases immunity, relaxes the nervous system, improves sleep and more. Psychologically, yoga therapy reduces anxiety, depression, increases mind-body connections, promotes healthy coping strategies, increases self compassion and self-acceptance. 

People with an array of health challenges including rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, chronic fatigue syndrome, allergies and asthma, cancer, MS and other endocrine/autoimmune diseases can benefit from yoga therapy. People with musculoskeletal issues, heart issues, women struggling with menopause, pre/post natal issues, pre/post surgery and end of life may also benefit from yoga therapy sessions. 

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Chair Yoga
A practice that modifies yoga poses so that they can be done while seated in a chair. These modifications make yoga accessible to people who cannot stand or lack the mobility to move easily from standing to seated to supine positions.

Gentle/Restorative

A slow and adaptive yoga class designed to meet the needs of the individual, enhancing overall physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing. Yoga props are used to help enhance relaxation.

Adaptive Basic

Basic yoga postures, breath work and meditation techniques are introduced giving an opportunity for personal exploration. This class is suitable for a beginner learning body alignment and form or, for anyone wishing to refresh their practice on the basic principles of yoga. All poses can be modified.

 

 

 

 

Adaptive Slow Flow
A creative sequence of classical hatha-vinyasa based postures benefitting overall emotional and physical wellbeing. Movement with breath helps to relieve anxiety, depression and stress as well as helping to gain focus, strength, tone, flexibility and balance. Classes include postures, breath work and meditation. All poses can be modified.

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