Get strong and feel great with this blend of Pilates and Yoga. Focus on core muscles and precise movements while completing multiple series of posture groupings. The Moon Salutation will be taught this way, building to the full sequence. Time for stretching and deep relaxation included.
*Vinyasa Flow Yoga (Sarah S-M)
Mondays 6:30-8:00pm, ongoing
Link movement and breath in this energizing practice. Complete sun salutations and various standing and seated postures. Try some inversions and enjoy deep relaxation. Appropriate for those in good physical health. Fast paced to get your body warm and stretched out. Feel the flow and feel great.
Little Lotus: Yoga for Young Children
Thursdays 9:30-10:30am, Sept 24-Nov 12
Full session, $75 for one; $50 for 2nd child
Drop-in: $12 for one; $8 for 2nd child. Call first, class limit 10
Kids and grown-ups alike will enjoy yoga poses, dancing, stories, relaxation and a craft. Warm up, stretch out, build strength and balance, have fun.
Yoga sculpt aka "corepower" yoga is a total-body workout that combines targeted muscle-toning asanas (with the optional use of light hand weights or wrist weights) with a full yoga practice having all the elements of hatha yoga (pranayama pratapana, meditation in motion, centering, integration, and final relaxation). Feel strong, toned, relaxed and renewed!
Designed for men and women in mid-life who are in reasonably good health. Flowing sequence to stretch and exercise the whole body. Flexibility not required for great benefit. Beginners welcome.
*Hatha Yoga (Ellie)
Enjoy a complete body-mind workout before lunch. Each class begins with a meditative warm-up, continues with an energetic sequence of classic yoga postures, and closes with a guided relaxation to bring deep stress relief. Safely build strength, endurance, balance & flexibility. FEEL GREAT!! Beginners welcome.
*Very Gentle Yoga (Ellie)
A complete yoga practice designed for people with mild to moderate physical limitations due to arthritis, bad knees, obesity, advanced age, etc. Some postures done in chairs, some in standing, and a few on the floor. Must be able to climb one flight of stairs to the upstairs yoga studio. Beginners welcome.
*Hatha Yoga Morning Workout
Fridays 8:30-9:30am, Sept 11-Nov 6
Centering, warm-ups, preparatory poses, classic yoga postures and resting poses are described and demonstrated in detail. Students will be guided and assisted in postures leading to greater awareness, stability, strength and flexibility. This class is appropriate for both beginning and experienced students desiring to focus on a personal yoga practice. NOTE: All proceeds from this class will benefit the Yoga Loft directly as the instructor is generously donating her time.
Nina Salaam Rivera
Intermediate Belly Dance
Sundays 12:30-1:30pm, ongoing
4wks/$40, 8wks/$75. Drop-in $15; call before coming
Belly Dance is a beautiful, colorful, expressive creative art form. This dance exercises and tones the body; rhythms capture the heart and uplift the spirit, making this a healthy, enjoyable experience for body, mind and spirit. Finger cymbals, veil work and costuming.
* Multi-Class Card
Valid for any combo of * classes
6-class card/$66, 12-class card/$108. Drop-in $15
student pricing $60/$100/$12
pricing for classes which do not use class cards
is listed with each class description
Every Saturday 9:00-10:00am
Drop-in only. Special price $5/class
No need to register in advance
A basic Hatha Yoga class for all levels of ability. No experience necessary. Taught alternately by several of the wonderful Yoga Loft teachers. For information contact 315-605-8637 firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesdays 10:00-11:00am, starts Oct 13
Use class card or $15 drop-in
Qigong is a synergy of postures, breathing techniques, gentle movement and visualization to gather, cleanse and circulate the body's energy or "Qi". In Qigong the body is taught to use minimum effort to relax both the nervous and muscular systems while exerting force. Benefits include improved health, ability to deal with stress and anxiety, improved sleep, more energy and vitality. Effects of the practice are powerful but the exercises themselves are very gentle. Suitable for all levels of experience with special attention toward the brand new beginner.
*Moving with Intention:
A movement class for integrating body, mind and spirit
Tuesdays 5:30-6:30pm, Sept 8 thru Oct 27
We explore different movement qualities and how they can be used to bring more harmony into life. Beginners welcome; no dance or movement experience necessary!
More details at www.kathymontan.abmp.com under "Moving with Intention Class"
FITNESS KNOCKOUT: Cardio Boxing
Wednesdays 7:00-8:00pm, $5 drop-in
Boxing fitness instructor, Dan Pinto will lead though a fun, energetic, cardio workout with upbeat, modern tunes and EASY to follow moves! Come try something new and have FUN while burning calories, toning your muscles, relieving stress and getting a FULL BODY workout!
Thursdays 11:00-12noon, Sept 10-Dec 3
Energetic Asana Practice followed by Yoga Nidra
Maximize your effectiveness this afternoon! Re-align, engage, energize, and de-stress your physical body while clearing your mind and enlivening your spirit. A perfect mid-day pick-me-up and cure-all stress reliever. Feel the benefits all day long: sit up straighter, breathe more deeply, and conquer any task with a cool head, clear thoughts, and an open mind. Each class begins with an energetic yoga flow followed by Yoga Nidra or "yogic sleep", a deep guided relaxation, done in shavasana (corpse pose). Yoga Nidra is used to help individuals set and attain goals, remediate negative habits and thought patterns, improve memory and learning, and regulate sleep.
*Partner Yoga (Erica)
Sundays 4:00-5:00pm, Sept 27-Nov 1
Explore the power of human touch, teamwork and togetherness in this fun and playful yoga class, intended to build trust in others, and offer a uniquely interactive yoga experience. Bring a partner or come as you are! All levels are welcome.
Meets at UU Church in Canton
$5 drop-in. No need to register in advance
This class is designed for those who don't want to "get down on the floor" to do yoga. It offers all of the benefits of yoga without the inconvenience of postures which may be difficult for some of us to do. It's done with a deep breath, a warm, smiling face, an open heart and a sense of humor. Beginners welcome.
Ongoing participants, $8.50/class
One-time drop-in $10, call ahead for space availability
Pilates is a fitness class that stresses the importance of the core muscles of the abdomen, back and buttocks, and works to strengthen the center, lengthen the spine, improve balance and posture, and improve flexibility and body-awareness. In this class, students will perform a number of exercises interspersed with stretching and balancing, so that muscles do not become overly tense. Exercising using the Pilates method is an intense experience, but postures can be modified for both beginner and more experienced exercisers.