Whatchu talking about, Willis? : YOGA SOL’s Classes Defined

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So much goodness!  So many options!  So much awesomeness!  It can get a little confusing.  Never fear, class descriptions are here!  Pick and choose, mix and match, get it all at Yoga Sol!

Class Description

Wave Flow classes
Wave Flow is a unique and inspiring blend of Hatha yoga and Vinyasa Flow incorporating pranayama, asana, mudra, bandha, and meditation.

Level 1 – Gentle stretching and balancing asanas combined with simple sequencing, this class is perfect for all students: beginners, those with physical limitations, as well as advanced students who desire a slower, lighter practice.

Level 2 – Designed for intermediate students, this class involves moderate flows and inversions designed to build stamina, strength and endurance.

Level 3 – A more intense practice, this class involves advanced flows, inversions, and arm balances for experienced yogis.

Long Hold – Still your mind while building strength in your body in this quiet class where asanas are held for extended periods.

Therapeutic – A slow , gentle yet stimulating class for seniors, beginners, or anyone recovering from an injury. Perfect for men too!

Power Flow Yoga
Power Flow Yoga is a dynamic, energetic, and soulful style of yoga that mixes vinyasa flow and power yoga. Many modifications will be provided, so all participants feel welcomed, yet challenged.

Dancer’s Body
Combining George Balanchine’s balletic principles of alignment and carriage with the philosophy, breath and pace of a yoga class, this hour-long class is designed to lift, lengthen and reshape muscles into those of a dancer

Kundalini
Flowing Kundalini is a vinyasa-style flowing class in which the classic yogic asanas are deepened and released rhythmically with the breath, providing a gentle, gradual warming of the muscles and joints.

Big Heart
This deeply satisfying yoga is available to practitioners of every size and shape. Rediscover the wisdom of your body, tune into it’s subtle voice, and let this gentle and supported yoga practice remind you of your body’s inherent beauty.

Iyengar
Tuesday 9:30-11:00
This 90 minute all-level class emphasizes women’s health. Each class begins with two resting/ recuperative poses. Stretching poses follow to lengthen the hamstrings and open the pelvis for optimizing circulation to the reproductive organs. Rigorous, but supported standing poses ensue, and then seated forward extensions, twists, backbends, or recuperatives/pranayama according to the 4-week cycle of progressive curriculum designed by Dr. Lois Steinberg.

Wednesday 5:15-6:15
A glimpse into Iyengar Yoga This 60 minute all-level class covers the basic principles and foundation postures of Iyengar Yoga. Classes will differ according to the capacity of the participants. Expect an emphasis on standing poses the first week, forward bends the second, backbends the third, and every fourth week of the course, a restorative class with pranayama (breathing exercises) instruction. This four-week cycle repeats itself.

Thursday 9:30-11:00
Iyengar Yoga for 50+ Postures in this slower paced class are taught with more modifications to accommodate older students and/or those with mild chronic health conditions. Emphasis is given to supported poses that increase mobility and strength of the neck, shoulders, spine, legs, and opening the chest for optimal circulation and breathing. The class is designed and conducted to be comfortable for women and men 50 years and older. However, this is not a firm limit; other ages are invited to inquire about the course format and accommodations.

Prenatal
Whole Birth Yoga teaches us to listen deeply to and trust in our bodies and in birth.
Yoga poses are taught with an emphasis on mindfulness for increasing breath and body awareness, learning pain management, prenatal bonding, deep relaxation and working with one’s edges.
Many of the common discomforts experienced during pregnancy are relieved through the practice of Whole Birth® Yoga. Low back and sciatic pain, insomnia, and swelling have responded well to regular practice. In the Whole Birth® Yoga class, ample time is given for support and the sharing of what’s joyful and what’s difficult about being pregnant. Discussion’s are rich, genuine and informative.
Whole Birth® Yoga was developed by Robin Sale, Director of Whole Birth® Resources

Atma-Jayam
Developed in 1991, by D. H. Parsons, Atma-Jayam (self-victory) Yoga utilizes very basic and beneficial poses and breathing to achieve maximum cleansing and health benefit. Although Atma-Jayam is not exclusively a “seniors” Yoga, and not technically a “chair” Yoga, the postures are taught at most basic level, in a slow and gentle fashion, and many poses can be adapted further to be done while seated. Excellent for beginners, and those who want to get back in touch with their “beginner mind.”

Zumba
Zumba® Fitness is the Latin-inspired dance-fitness program that blends red-hot international music, created by Grammy Award-winning producers, and contagious steps to form a “fitness-party.”

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