YOGA “Positively invigorating, assuredly life-affirming!”
A WAY OF LIFE.
‘Slow-Flow-Vinyasa’ YOGA Level 1 -2 (L 1-2) The ORIGINAL Heartsong YOGA class – begins in Savasana. “Let the breath be your guide & it will teach you how to practice each time to come to the mat….” An incredibly pleasing and life-sustaining adventure! YOGA – attainable to all – integrates the use of props, breath control, deep stretching, relaxation and meditation -flowing in & out of poses to warm up the body before holding and deepening-enjoyably safe! (Options & modifications offered in all classes) A Hatha approach with Slow-Flow-Vinyasa or dynamic breath-sequenced movements linking connections between the asanas (postures). Flow-YOGA brings together a variety of YOGA traditions emphasizing attention to physical detail, mental focus, mindfulness and meditation. Basic YOGA poses strengthen the body while breathing and relaxation practices encourage peace-of-mind and inner balance. Participants are guided to work within their own levels. A restorative & refreshing approach designed to rejuvenate, increase flexibility, refresh & relax.
‘Empowering-Vinyasa’ YOGA Level 2 (L 2): Begins in SUKHASANA- then up to Standing, explores Sun Salutations and many creative vinyasa sequences. This is a heat-generating, energetic, breath-sequenced, vigorous Vinyasa YOGA class that will warm you up and boost your energy, release toxins, and will stimulate,detoxify and relax all your body’s systems. This class is offered mostly on Friday mornings at 9:45- 11 am; and on occasion, on Thursdays at 6-7:15 pm. (Previous YOGA experience is advised)
YIN YOGA (L 1-2): A meditative experience designed to stretch and heal the Connective Tissues of the body. ‘YIN’ Poses are held for longer periods of time. The body responds to the breath, and to the gentle tug of gravity to enjoy deep fascial release. The mind is guided by the breath to find a place of deep calm within. Most refreshing! Use of blankets and cushions to settle in for a while. A great way to slow down, to cultivate a willingness to be still and to foster deep relaxation……
Prenatal YOGA: Designed especially for the expectant Mom. Prenatal Yoga classes offered on a ‘session’ basis, not all year round. (*Four Hour Prenatal Workshop offered occasionally)
Post-Natal YOGA for Moms & Babies (pre-crawlers): Enjoy mixing with other Moms and their infants and enjoy this time to stretch, relax and bond with baby! (Offered on a ‘session’ basis)
YOGA for Youth (Ages 10-16): Offered in Six-Week Sessions –one each season. It’s great to find YOGA when you are young! Learn the physiology of breathing. Create healthy habits to recognize & reduce anxiety. Learn postures to promote flexibility & strength. Have fun with others your age!
MEDITATION: All about finding your Calm & tuning into your True Nature….offered from time to time as a class or workshop; although Meditation is indeed a component of every YOGA class here at Heartsong!
DISCIPLINE = HEALTH BENEFITS = WELL-BEING = HAPPINESS
PILATES CORE Conditioning: ‘Flatten your belly, strengthen your back, trim your waistline, and energize!”
Pilates: Level 1 Matwork: An introduction to Pilates – a great place to start! Designed for the Beginner and/or the more mature participant. Focus on learning the fundamental principles of Pilates, the pre-pilates ‘warm-up’ exercises, and some exercises from the more challenging Matwork series
Pilates: Level 1 – 2 Matwork Classes:
For the slightly more intermediate participant who has been practicing for a while and who has an understanding of the Breath and Movement Guidelines and the Fundamental Principles of Pilates.
More of the challenging exercises, but with options and modifications offered as always.
(Both classes- Sometimes with use of the Pilates ‘Mini-Ball’ and hand-weights)
Pilates On The BALL: Level 2 Stability/Body Ball Pilates CORE Conditioning:
Fun yet transforming; Vigorous yet safe- a method addressing spine, muscle tone, waistline, flexibility & relaxation-
You’ll have a BALL! (PARTICIPATION LIMITED)
- Options & modifications are given in each and every class so don’t let the ‘Levels 1 or 2’ stop you from coming IF the time is right for you!
- You are encouraged to go at your own pace-take a break whenever you please!
Heartsong Studio is happy to offer both individual and group classes in Pilates.
As Pilates was originally designed as a one-to-one training, and because there is much to be personally revealed in regards to the neuromuscular and mind-body connection –1 personal/individual training is recommended, BUT not required. Subsequent group classes may then ‘make more sense’ and allow for increased benefits.
Classes instructed by ‘Heartsong’ Certified Instructors:
Elizabeth Hagan, Stephanie Dinan, Lillian Dunbar, Annie Gervais, Pat Hawkins, Holly O’Neill, Judith Gilchrist,
Dorothy Garlough, Ro Nwosu, & Certified ‘Guest’ Instructors