Originating in China, Qigong is a system of energy medicine and healing. It consists of gentle movements and meditations to cleanse, fortify, and circulate qi or life energy throughout the physical and energetic body. With committed practice, Qigong can help reduce stress, enhance strength and vitality, foster mental tranquility, and promises harmony with nature.
Tai Chi is an ancient form of exercise developed in China to improve mind, body and spirit. In Tai Chi mindful motion and breathing allow for the cultivation of concentration and calm.
Restorative Yoga uses blankets, bolsters, and pillows to fully support the body in foundational yoga postures, without muscular exertion. Restorative Yoga—which soothes the nervous system and helps boost the immune system—will enhance a vigorous practice, and is well suited for beginners as well as those with injuries.
Yoga comes naturally to kids! In this energetic, playful and safe environment, children will be guided through age appropriate yoga postures and meditation. Children will be encouraged to strengthen and cultivate awareness about their bodies and minds. These classes offer the many benefits of yoga—including improved focus, flexibility, balance, coordination, and self-calming strategies. Please note: This class is followed by an optional 15minute mindfulness activity appropriate for the age level. For parents, Childrens’ Yoga runs concurrent with 4:00 Heated Basic Vinyasa and 4:15 Happy Hour at our SK center.
Kundalini yoga combines traditional physical poses and breath with mudra, mantra, and deep relaxation. In each session students stretch, laugh, and relax resulting in increased strength and muscle tone, balance of both the nervous system and glandular systems, increased power of projection, and an open heart and deep sense of connection and trust.
As the epicenter of energy, movement, and stability, creating flexibility and strength in the hips is key to healthy living and optimum performance. This class is devoted to release tension in the hips by working deeply to open and strengthen the myriad muscle groups in and around the pelvis.
A Svaroopa style class, Restorative for the Spine is based on core release and spinal decompression using precise alignments to open the body from the tailbone to the top of the spine. With the support of blankets, students are encouraged to relax into poses designed to release deep tension along the spine. Often this release quiets the mind, reduces pain, helps accelerate injury recovery, and promotes better overall health. Restorative for the Spine is lead by a certified Svaroopa yoga instructor.
Help build bone density, increase overall strength, and improve balance, coordination and flexibility in this Yoga I class with weights. Class will be enhanced with the use of light weights and sand bags. It is never too early to ensure healthy bones for your future!
In Yin Yoga all poses are performed seated or lying down using props and slow transitional movements designed to target the connective tissues—promoting deep lubrication, and soothing the nervous system. Intentional stillness with steady compression signals a “rest and restore” mode for the central nervous system and promotes healing in digestion, muscle repair, organ detoxification and emotional processing.
Gentle body movements create space, length, and relaxation in this adaptive yoga class. Using a chair for support, this class focuses on gently improving balance, strength, and flexibility. This class is appropriate for all levels, and a great option for those with no yoga experience, limited range of motion, or difficulty getting up or down unassisted.
Our Yoga Pilates class combines the basics of Pilates with yoga postures and breathing exercises to build core strength in the torso, abdomen, and spine.
Learn key postures, breathing techniques, and receive guidance for adapting yoga for joint health. Special needs may be addressed, and just plain feeling good will be emphasized.
Community Yoga classes vary in style and are taught by visiting yoga teachers. Class is followed by an optional 15-minute guided mediation. All proceeds go to the All That Matters Scholarship Fund.