Teacher Training Vinyasa Class
Get ready to go with the flow! These classes will be varied and offer not only detailed instruction but an array of modifications and variations to suit each individual’s practice at that moment. Questions are encouraged. These classes will run between 60-75 minutes each week, and the floor will be shared with Ananda’s teacher trainees for the 2018-2019 program.
Yoga for Stiffer Bodies
This class is specifically designed for those who currently have tighter muscles. You will learn how to safely move into poses despite any tightness you may have. This is a slower paced class with more instruction on modifications and variations for each posture to best suit your body.
Flow and Restore
An all levels class, flow emphasizes the practice of fluidly connecting breath and motion. This is a challenging practice with modifications and variations offered to either focus on the fundamentals or to take your practice a little deeper. We will slow and cool down with deep hip and/or shoulder openers at end.
Yin Yoga and Meditation
Suitable for all levels, a slow practice to improve joint health, increase muscular flexibility, and aid in injury prevention. With the help of time, gravity, and props students will remain in postures on their mat for 3-5 minutes or longer, and explore the relationship between effort and ease to mindfully and appropriately target connective tissues. While yin is a relatively simple practice, it is not easy. Students will work at the threshold of sustainable sensation to move through deeper and deeper layers. The practice is not about achieving a shape, it is about turning your attention inward and responding to the present reality of your body.
Suitable for all levels, this gentle class uses comfortable, prop-supported postures to restore your mind’s and body’s ability to relax and release. Purposefully very slow, you will usually only be in 3-5 postures to prepare for Savasana, a place of potentially infinite inner peace. Guided breath work and meditation will encourage you to draw your attention inward to heighten your self-awareness and to let go of external distractions. With consistent practice you will learn to nurture presence, acceptance, and stillness inside yourself.
Yin and Restorative Yoga
A combination of yin and restorative postures to open you up and calm you down. A deep subtle exploration and practice of physical sensations, breath, and mental focus.
Astanga synchronizes the breath with a progressive series of asana. It is a challenging practice for the body and the mind, and produces intense internal heat meant to purify the body by clearing energetic pathways in preparation for meditation. All are welcome, but some experience with flow-style classes is suggested. If you are a dedicated Astanga practitioner, please understand that this class will be slightly different from a traditional primary series/intermediate series progression.
Vinyasa Flow (Level 2)
Come enjoy moving your body in alignment with your breath. Each class contains creative renditions of Surya Namaskar A and B, and typically works towards a peak posture. This is a level 2 class, so some experience with yoga postures is recommended.
Donation-based. A 30-minute seated practice of silent meditation in a group setting. Sometimes the teacher will share their own contemplations, or the contemplations of other meditators or meditation teachers to incite inspiration for practice. Everyone is welcome, even if you have never meditated, done yoga, or once stepped in a studio.
Start your weekend right with a level 1 flow class. The teacher will guide students through movement synchronized with breath, and offer plenty of modifications and variations to ensure each posture and transition is what's best for the student's body.
DEEP is restorative movement sequence that utilizes the Spiral Structure Technique® to connect mind to muscle and catalyze vibrational change on a cellular level. DEEP is low-impact and focuses on micro-movements with physical touch to connect the brain to innervated muscle and restructure the deep core. DEEP is designed to prevent injury, restore innervation and assist in the recovery of bladder/ uterine prolapse and diastasis recti. The class structure also includes self-massage and pressure point activation to release muscles during deep restorative asanas.
Kundalini is a class focused on stimulating and effecting your energetic state. Donation-based, and done each week with Annie Reber.
Updates to this class' schedule will be on Facebook or posted on Ananda's door.
Pilates for Cross-Training
Learn mat Pilates exercises to increase strength in the core and build the mind muscle connection between your brain and belly. This will help you engage your stabilizing muscles and lengthen your limb muscles simultaneously, giving you more versatility in daily movement and athletic endeavors. This class is meant to be rigorous and elevate your heart rate. Prior experience with mat Pilates is suggested.
Includes a Wisdom Workout, Wisdom Yoga and Wisdom Pilates class each week. Intended for the older beginner, each class is catered to your body as it changes with age. We will focus on common age-related ailments and movement concerns, and focus heavily on proper (read: appropriate) and strengthening alignment for the reality of your body in each moment.