Classes

It's a Group Endeavor

  

The style of yoga I teach is called Freedom Style Yoga, and is based on the work of my teacher, Erich Schiffmann. Freedom Style involves going to the teacher within yourself, exploring options and choices in the shapes of the poses, looking for the feeling of rightness, or perfect flow, and being willing to go wherever it leads you. The yoga will always feel new and it will feel, more and more, like you're doing your yoga, rather than someone else's yoga.

Be grounded, seek your center of gravity, no matter where you find yourself

My classes are down to earth, fluid, and fun, with an emphasis on community. Each class has a maximum of 10 students, which allows us to gel as a group and really get to know each other. The camaraderie and support from doing yoga together makes it so much easier to let go and relax, decompress, expand into the peace and clarity, and experience what yoga is really about. It's a group endeavor and we all help each other by doing yoga together.

Monday Yoga for You (4:30 pm -5:40 pm) is a beginner-level class, designed for those who want to learn yoga but don’t know how to start, who feel they're not flexible, can't quiet their minds, or are intimidated by a large studio setting. The pace is slow and easy and all-inclusive. You'll learn meditation made easy, movement fundaments, and simple yoga philosophy you can apply to your life.

Tuesday Freedom Style (5:45 pm - 7:00 pm) is an intermediate-level class, which incorporates sun salutations and standing poses, working toward more advanced poses. This class is the more active of my classes and it's appropriate for anyone with a good foundation of asana basics, who wants to advance their practice by learning to go within to the rightness of inner guidance and dare to give it expression.

Thursday (5:45-7:00) and Sunday (6:30 pm- 7:40 pm) Gentle Restorative class is for all levels and geared toward relaxation and restoration. It's a lovely way to end the week! All the movements are slow and fluid and are done either sitting or lying down. We use props, such as blocks, blankets, and bolsters to support the body so that it can deeply release. Many new students tell me that they're able to sleep soundly for the first time in a long time, after this class.

Saturday Mornings (11 am - 12:15 pm) is a casual, joyful, all-levels class built on community and connection. We begin with interesting and lively group discussions about living the Yoga, then move through a simple, balanced, practice that includes meditation, easy sequences to open up our tight spots, and deep relaxation.

I tailor each class to the unique needs and requests of the group on that specific day. We check in with each other at the beginning of class and often have inspiring discussions on how to live the Yoga which is the whole point of the practice. I begin and end each class with meditation, which is the foundation of the practice, and move progressively through creative sequencing designed to help you find and release your tight spots. Nothing should ever hurt and if it hurts, it's wrong.

Each class is run on a six-week session basis, with specific starting and ending dates. The cost for each session is $75 and reservations are required to hold your spot. If I have space for single drop-ins, those are $15 each.

The only way to know which classes are right for you is to come and check them out. All yoga teachers have different styles and different class formats. It's important that you shop around and find a class and teacher that gels with you and what you need. Please email me if you have any questions. I look forward to hearing from you!

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