The Healing Power of the Breath
Saturday April 11, 1-4pm
Workshop costs $30 or use 2 boxes on a class card
Based on the teachings of Richard Brown MD, and Patricia Gerbarg, MD, learn simple yet effective breathing techniques which can: increase your stress resilience, renew your energy, increase lung capacity, improve cardio-respiratory health, and improve relationships and empathic abilities. Breathing exercises will be interspersed with stretching and movement.
Saturdays 9:00-10:00am, ongoing
Drop-in only. Special price $5/class
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 email@example.com
Each week, we will focus on a series of asanas (postures) to strengthen, stretch, and open a particular area of our bodies, with special emphasis on those areas that tend to become “trouble areas” due to sedentary lifestyles/sitting for long periods of time/overall bad posture, etc. Come and learn muscle-group/joint specific hatha yoga postures, focused breathing, prop use, variations and modifications to adapt our unique bodies to challenging poses, easy exercises to do during 5’ office breaks on your desk/chairs, and other simple tips to implement in daily life that will keep us flexible and youthful!
Chair Yoga & Meditation
Wednesdays 12noon-1pm, starts April 8
$5 drop-in. No need to register in advance
Practicing Chair Yoga can improve energy level, mood, general health, stress level, strength, flexibility, concentration, and balance. Suitable for any fitness or experience level.
Wednesdays 10:30am-12noon. Time changes to 10:00am on April 8.
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 (Yoga Before Lunch)
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
*Vinyasa Flow Yoga
All Levels: Mondays 6:30-8:00pm, ongoing
Level 1: Wednesdays 5:15-6:30pm, 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
Apr 16-Jun 4
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.
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
Yoga and Ayurveda: The Indian Approach to Health
with special guest Sharada Pranav
Saturday Apr 25, 1-4pm
$40 advanced registration; $50 at the door
This workshop begins with a gentle Hatha Yoga practice. Sharada will then introduce the principles of Ayurveda, followed by an interactive Indian Vegetarian Cooking demonstration featuring Ayurvedic dishes for spring. To top it off, we eat the delicious food!
To register email firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message at (315)605-8637
Tuesdays 12noon-1:30pm, March 3 - May 5
(12–1 Energetic Asana Practice; 1-1:30 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. Join us for asana practice, for our “siesta”, or both. Drop-ins, late arrivals and early exits are welcome during this lunch-hour yoga practice.
Fridays Jan 30-Mar 27, 6:00-7:00pm
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.
*Hatha Yoga Morning Workout
Fridays 8:30-9:30am, thru May
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.
*Gentle Yoga Flow
This slow, deep practice focuses on building strength and flexibility with emphasis on building body awareness and finding alignment in your own body. Thoughtful sequencing, uniting breath with movement, gently promotes ease in transitioning through a variety of postures. Personal exploration though posture options is encouraged to make the practice safe and your own. Calming breathing techniques, meditation, and Savasana (deep relaxation) are integral components. .
Tuesdays 8:30-9:45am, ongoing
Jump start your day with this mindful yoga practice designed to energize your body and focus your mind. Unify breath with movement in a practice including meditation, sun salutations, and asanas (postures). Props and posture options are provided, making this class accessible to varying ability levels and body types.
Thursdays 5:15-6:30pm, ongoing
Link body and breath during this moving meditation. We'll use postures, breath work, and meditation to work towards inquiry, acceptance and healing. All levels welcome.
Tuesdays: 7:00-8:00pm, ongoing
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.
Thurs 7:00-8:00pm, starts June 4
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.