class offerings

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Tuesday

10:30am-11:30am Level 1 Yoga Fitness Connection Pleasant Valley

6:00pm-7:00pm Level 1 Yoga Fitness Connection Pleasant Valley

Thursday

7:15am-8:15am Level 1 Yoga Shanti Niketan Ashram

Friday

7:15am-8:15am Level 1 Yoga Shanti Niketan Ashram

Saturday

10:00am-11:15am Gentle Yoga Shanti Niketan Ashram

11:30am-12:00pm Children’s Yoga Shanti Niketan Ashram

(private classes are available upon request)


Class Descriptions:

Level 1 – Using a slower blend of vinyasa (flowing), this class moves through all the main postures, with a focus on correct alignment and ease of purpose to warm up the body, bring flexibility the all muscles and joints and strengthen the nervous system. Pranayama (breathing) is incorporated into all the movements, so fantastic feelings of inner calm are felt. We emphasize practicing in a relaxed manner and feeling content during the practice. This practice ends with deep relaxation, breathing and meditation to remove impurities and bring a sense of well-being to the body and radiant peace to the mind.

Gentle – A slow moving posture sequence, which will gently flow through one’s muscles, bones and joints. Your body and mind will be trained to work with and through any discomforts or injuries in a natural healing manner. You will feel very calm, relaxed and meditative as you progress through the session. This class is especially beneficial for those returning from illness or injury, seniors, pre-natal, and those just wishing to enjoy moving slowly. All levels welcome.

Restorative – A gentle, deeply relaxing practice ideal for recovery from injury or illness, stress reduction, to complement an active practice or simply renew the mind, body and spirit. You will learn how to incorporate props such as blankets, bolsters and blocks. We will use the breath to assist you in restoring and letting go in the asanas. This class will enhance any type of class you attend. All levels welcome.

Children – A healthy way to promote exercise, relaxation and focus. Classes are taught with breathing, meditation and asanas (poses) appropriate for children to strengthen their mind, body and spirit. Children are welcome to move, laugh, and enjoy the benefits of these weekly yoga classes! Parents may enjoy the grounds during the classes. Ages 5-9

Teens – A healthy way to promote exercise, relaxation and focus. Classes are taught with breathing, meditation and asanas (poses) appropriate for teens to strengthen their mind, body and spirit. This class will also offer techniques for stability of teenage emotions and enhance any current activities teens are involved in. All levels of teenagers are welcome to attend. Ages 10-18

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