Restorative Yoga is an “inactive” style of yoga. Utilizing bolsters, blocks, blankets and eye-pillows, the mind takes a break from it’s normally hectic, busy schedule. Compares to the reset of a computer (which the brain actually is), the practice allows the student to “clear the mind” of unnecessary “files”.
Many of the Yin asanas are used in the Restorative style, the difference being that the student does not feel any physical strain or tension in the body. This allows for soothing relaxation, almost to the point of napping (which may naturally happen if the student needs sleep).
Slow down the pace even more with a Gentle Yoga practice. Suitable for all levels, including the beginner. Emphasis on mindfulness and breathing. Whether in need of a good stretch or mental and emotional R&R, Gentle Yoga sets sail on an inner yoga journey that leaves you fresh and restored.
Your yoga journey will turn inward by practicing mostly with the eyes closed, enabling you to “feel” instead of “see” your way into a pose. Great way to learn the asanas (poses), as all poses, from standing to seated, will be held for longer periods of time. May contain a short flow, but mainly will be a slow venture into the asanas.
Yin Yoga is the practice of holding poses for typically three to five minutes. The poses, or asanas, target the fascia (connective tissue) that attach muscles to the bone.. As a result, the asanas are more passive holds, with little muscular engagement. Research has found that athletes who practice this “stretching” type yoga are less prone to injury and when injured, the repair time is significantly reduced.
Slow Yoga Flow is more intense than Gentle & Slow Yoga with the addition of short flows. Some movements into and out of the asanas (poses), take place with the eyes closed, “feeling” instead of “seeing” the transitions. Great for active beginners and is a natural segue into Ashtanga & Vinyasa. Warm Room.
The Ashtanga Practice, also known as Power Yoga, is a fluid flow of asanas (postures), without pause, moving from one pose to another, taking deep breaths through the nose. The practice requires strength, speed and endurance. Great for those that want to take their practice to a new level and for those learning to teach yoga. Heated Room.
Vinyasa is a flowing version of Ashtanga Yoga set to upbeat, vibrant music. Aligning breath and movement, the student flows from one asana (posture), in a deliberate sequence. to another, igniting the Agni, the body’s incinerator, removing toxins from the body, mind & Spirit. Very Aerobic.
The practice is complimented with longer holding asanas (yin) before the student takes rest in savasana. Heated Room.
Village Yoga’s version of a Sanga ~ Community Yoga Class, with various teachers taking turns each week. The style of yoga is dependent upon the community of students that show up for class. A great way to end your week right! Suggested Donation: $10
Village Yoga wants everyone to heal. In Recovery Yoga, those who suffer from addiction and the people who love them come together to practice a challenging (usually vinyasa), yoga class directly followed by a 1/2 hour sharing circle. Students travel from all over the tri-county area to attend this regularly scheduled donation class. Inspired by Y12SR, Yoga for the 12 Steps of Recovery, this class is an adjunct to, not a replacement for, meetings, sponsors or any other type of recovery program. Recovery Yoga helps students ease anxiety, increase flexibility, and reduce pain & stress usually associated with the physical, mental and spiritual dis-ease of addiction.
Village Yoga wants everyone to enjoy the benefits of a yoga practice, yet cannot fit a class into their schedule. Others want a special time for themselves, alone, or with a partner. Great for Group Cohesion.
Private and Semi-Private Classes Available.
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