A mixed-levels class that focuses on the fundamentals of yoga through intelligent sequencing of asana (postures), proper physical alignment and pranayama (breath). This is a dynamic practice designed to balance the mind and body for students with some yoga experience. Variations are given to encourage students to practice at their own level. The class can vary depending on the individual teaching style of each instructor.
Benefit from the healing aspects of yoga in this gently paced and relaxing class.Emphasizing awareness of the breath, postures are practiced at a slower pace with attention to alignment and detail. This class is suitable for those with minor injuries, limited mobility, seniors, or anyone looking for serenity and rejuvenation of body and mind.
This class is for students of all levels and will benefit beginners as well as more advanced practitioners, while also suiting the needs of those with movement limitations. Each week a sequence of poses will be taught to therapeutically benefit the body: for example, sequences for lower back, hips, shoulders, etc. Whether you suffer from the specific condition or not, the sequences are beneficial to all, as they all work on bringing balance and health to the body, mind, and spirit. Therapeutic yoga may help relieve discomfort, increase range of motion, improve muscle balance, and intends to help bring students to a more harmonious state of being.
In a comfortable environment, this class will introduce the fundamentals of yoga, including: basic poses, healthy alignment, breathing techniques, and mindfulness practices. This class is also useful for those trying to work around injuries. New students are welcome to drop-in at any time. Every body is welcome.
Release and Restore
This class is based on gentle yoga, somatic movements, breathe awareness and guided imagery that will enhance your capacity to be healthy, relaxed and fully present. Small, slow and gentle movements are used to re-educate the brain so that it can relax and enable your physical body to move with more harmony. Somatic practices can help you develop an even greater awareness of specific parts of your body, find relief from pain, and nurture a deep sense of ease and well-being. This class is suitable for everyone and especially for those who wish to release mental, emotional and physical tension.
This class is based on a flowing sequence of asana (postures) coordinated with the movements of the breath. Combining meditation and a focus on alignment to help students deepen the connection between mind, body and breath. All levels of students are welcome to flow.
Intermediate/Advanced Practice (aka Asana Junkies)
This is an intermediate/advanced practice that is in a supportive group practice environment. Emily will lead the practice but will also be on her mat practicing so it is less formal than a class or workshop. Advanced asana practice is NOT a requirement. The only requirement is a love of the practice, a desire to expand your practice and a willingness to challenge and honor your limits in a skillful way. Most of these classes will be based on Christina Sell’s Asana Junkies courses. Asana Junkies is about advancing your practice from where it is now to the next reasonable stage through supportive actions, community and a sense of humor. Expect to laugh, sweat, and play as we practice together in community. Please refer to master calendar for class dates. Usually held once a month only. Cost is $20.
Balatone Fitness is a combination of balance, flexibility, strength and coordination to provide a full body workout. In this barefoot class, we will not only find balance on the floor, but balance for everyday life, in our practice as well. Using body weight resistance, and methodologies from yoga and pilates, you will leave this class feeling longer, leaner, and with a happy heart.