Introduces new and continuing students to the fundamental principles
of alignment and breath in the basic standing poses. Emphasis will
be on opening and strengthening the shoulders, back and legs.
For the student who has completed Yoga 1 or has prior Yoga experience, but prefers the pace of a Yoga 1 class. This class will explore, in greater depth, the standing poses and alignment principles. It’s more than Yoga 1 and less than Yoga 1-2.
For the student who has completed Yoga 1 or has prior Yoga experience, and is ready to refine the alignment principles with an emphasis on standing poses. This class will include seated meditation.
For continuing students who have completed Yoga 1 or who have prior Yoga experience. Emphasis will be on refining the basic standing poses while building endurance and strength and introducing Yoga 2 poses and variations.
For students who have completed Yoga 1-2. This class will emphasize building endurance and introducing Yoga 2 poses. Preparations for inverted poses (headstand, plow, and shoulderstand) will be introduced. It's more than Yoga 1-2 and less than Yoga 2.
Cultivate strength, stability and ease in a yoga practice that leads into introductory breathing practices and seated meditation.
For students who have completed Yoga 1-2 or have prior Yoga experience. Emphasis on refining Yoga 2 poses and variations and introducing revolved and seated poses. Preparations for inversions may be presented.
Expanding your yoga 2 practice to
build towards more invigorating poses,
learning the keys towards safe and
fun inversions as well as opening for
deeper backbends. Having completed
yoga 2 a must.
Yoga 2-3 is for intermediate students who have completed Yoga 2. It will focus on deepening the practice through further exploration of revolved standing poses, twists, inversions, backbends and arm balances.
Move with the flow of your breath in a
series of dynamic and powerful sun
salutations which link one asana to
another. The continuous flow of the
breath allows for freedom in movement
as well as focus for holds. Attention to
alignment is maintained while building
strength and endurance to upbeat
music to keep you in the flow. Some
yoga experience is recommended, a
playful spirit is a must! Multi-level
instruction and instructor adjustments
enable each student to experience his/
her full potential. Energize your day
with a dance with your breath!
This class is appropriately paced for those students with injuries and other health challenges, such as fibromyalgia, arthritis, MS, and chronic lower back and neck issues. Working within the framework of each student's limitations, poses will be modified on an individual basis.
For anyone who has ever hesitated to
try yoga because of the challenge of
getting down onto the floor or doing
standing poses. Now a chair becomes
your mat. Just about any pose that
can be done standing, sitting, or lying
on a mat can be adapted to sitting on
a chair. Everyone, beginner to
advanced, is accommodated, as each
pose will be presented in multiple
levels of flexibility. The class will
include breathing, meditation,
stretching, strengthening and a lot
of fun – all while sitting on a chair!
Ease into your practice with this class. Combines warm-ups, gentle and restorative postures, yogic breathing and guided, deep relaxation to reduce stress and increase movement and vitality. Less vigorous than Gentle Yoga. EXTRA Gentle Yoga is ideal for students experiencing illness, injury or chronic pain.
This level 1 class specializes in using props to gently challenge
the ability of students to their maximum potential. Gentle yoga
provides a slower paced class, emphasizing yogic breathing and stress
reduction. Poses are modified to enhance each student's experience
of increasing body awareness, flexibility and strength. Suitable
for students desiring a less vigorous class and for those with health
A less vigorous approach to Yoga I using warm-ups, preparatory poses, modified poses, and props to help students learn the primary Yoga I poses and yoga basics. Focuses on standing poses, shoulder openers, and yogic breathing. Appropriate for beginning and continuing students including those experiencing or recovering from illness or injury, and for pregnant women with some yoga experience.
This gentle yoga class will be taught by
new graduates of our Teacher Training
program, and will include gentle
breathing exercises and yoga postures.
No pre-registration is required and
a $5 donation requested.
Prepare for childbirth and motherhood with gentle, safe yoga for
moms to-be. Classes will be tailored to your individual needs and
stage of pregnancy. Moms with high-risk conditions should check
with their doctors before taking this class.
(For infants 6 weeks until
crawling) Utilizing connective exercises
(including asana, infant massage, song
and meditation) this playful class will
provide you and your baby with an
opportunity to build strength & increase
flexibility in addition to nurturing
intimacy in these important early
developmental months. It addresses
basic postpartum needs, such as
restoring & strengthening abdominal
& pelvic muscles, while promoting a
much needed sense of calm.
Yoga for Toddlers is a supportive, funloving,
and active yoga class. Toddlers
either actively crawling, cruising or
already walking will practice age
appropriate yoga poses while sitting,
standing, balancing and jumping. Music,
songs, stuffed animals and other props
are integrated into this class. Parents
will practice a little yoga, but no yoga
experience is required.
Combines unique toddler-friendly yoga
poses with songs and stories. Foster
your child's curiosity, improve motor
skills and increase attention span by
actively participating in Yoga poses.
Enjoy parent/child bonding time.
Parents also get to do a little yoga, but
no yoga experience is required.
Children learn Yoga in such a fun and
delightful way that they have no idea
how healthy and relaxed they are
becoming with simple yoga exercises.
Yoga increases their strength, flexibility,
concentration and balance. The classes
will include warm-up postures,
breathing exercises, balancing poses,
standing poses and lots of games.
Geared toward High School & Middle
School students, this yoga class is
tremendously beneficial to the healthy
development of teens. It builds strength
and flexibility, aids relaxation and stress
reduction, and increases body
awareness, self respect and self
A continuing introductory course in yoga that is done fully in ASL for the deaf and hard of hearing. Learn the basics of yoga, including the fundamentals of proper alignment and breathing. This course is done with lively interaction between the instructors and students.
In this class we will connect to our core and apply the workings of the abs to our Yoga Poses. Connecting to the core we will find not only strength but a sense of empowerment, lightness and ease in our Yoga. Discover the difference for yourself! It's "abs"olutely f"ab"ulous!!! Prerequisite: Completion of Yoga 1.
Yoga for Runners utilizes various yoga
poses and stretches designed to increase
agility, muscular strength, endurance and
flexibility. Weekly anatomical focus
includes: hamstrings, calves, core and
lower back. Great for athletes looking
to incorporate stretching and strength
into a running program. Suitable for all
levels of yoga.
This class combines an active yang
practice of sun salutations to warm up
the muscles building strength and
endurance, with a yin practice focusing
on supported longer holds with props
to increase range of motion. Balance
your sun and moon energy in this active
and gentle practice.
A combination of the best of the two
regimes of Yoga and Pilates. Utilize the
strength, flexibility and breathwork of
Yoga 1 poses with the core strength
and posture perfecting moves of Pilates.
Improve postural problems, increase core strength, prevent injury, create strong muscles, refine coordination and balance through body awareness, while also building functional strength and endurance. Pilates I thoroughly covers the basic mat work series of this whole body workout system created by Joseph Pilates.
This class builds on and refines the movements learned in Level I while improving alignment and adding in a greater variety of exercises. Students who have taken a beginner Level I Pilates class (at The Yoga Center or elsewhere) are welcome.
The Level 2 class includes the complete intermediate level Pilates mat work series and then some. This smoothly flowing workout will increasingly challenge and develop the participants' concentration, strength, range of motion and stamina.
Will add a wealth
of new exercises to your regimen.
Spice up your routine by learning to
use bands, discs, bars, balls and more!
All props will be provided for you
during class. New props introduced
each week. Beginner Pilates students
are also welcome.
Combining multiple traditions, this class
will work your abs and back through
movement and stabilization exercises for
the ultimate in posture, powerhouse
toning and core strength in a quick
format. The majority of the class will be
flexibility exercises for the whole body
from various practices including focus on
postural muscles, functional fitness,
stress and pain relief.
This class further develops abdominal
and back muscles in a quick and
challenging format. The flexibility portion
takes deeper stretches with static hold,
active isolated stretching, PNF stretching
and more to expand upon both active
and passive range of motion, to support
sports and an active lifestyle and to
optimize motor performance.
Rooted in Chinese tradition, Qigong is a series of gentle movements synchronized with breathing that promotes energy movement through the body. It is the foundation for Tai Chi and provides gentle movements that improve health and well-being.
A beautiful and graceful Chinese health
exercise that opens the body's energy
flow. This complete program of
empowered self-care blends ancient
Chinese and Tibetan techniques that
address specific health issues unique
to women, while honoring her
For women who have completed Women's Qigong 1: we will enhance and heighten the form. In particular, by blending our individual voices during Tibetan Sound Healing. New material will be shared for deepening and refining energy.
Provides the knowledge and skills
to enable students to establish an
authentic and sustainable meditation
practice capable not only of producing
the well-known benefits of meditation
but also of transforming your life.
This class is a sequel to the
Foundations of Meditation Course
for students interested in more
complete immersion in Zen and
meditation practice. The class is also
a preparation for students wishing
to become members of the White
Plum Zen Community. Pre-requisite:
Completion of the Foundations of
Ongoing Zen practice for advancing
students who have completed both
the Foundations of Meditation Course
& Fundamentals of Zen Class (or its
equivalent). This is a whole-hearted
gathering of experienced students
dedicated to practices of awakening
who wish to continue in community
with others as formal students of this
Zen Practice Community.
Foundations of Meditation and instructor permission.
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