Weekly Class Descriptions
All Levels: Techniques are guided with several variations and attention to alignment, allowing the postures to feel accessible to practitioners from different backgrounds and experiences. Incorporates a variety of postures and breathing techniques, with an emphasis on the standing poses, hip openers, twists and forward bends.
Winter Practice: As the seasons change, our bodies and minds benefit from adapting our practices. This class session will explore the unique benefits of complimenting active yoga styles focused on mental and physical rejuvenation with Yin Yoga postures to support the transition through winter months. Practice will include breathing techniques and posture sequences to circulate prana, generate warmth and stability, regulate digestion and build the immune system. Yin Yoga postures will be utilized to stimulate the joints, emphasize the organs that can support health and provide inspiration for turning inward to rejuvenate as winter progresses. Practitioners should be comfortable in an all-levels class and interested in furthering their practice; modifications will be offered.
Discovering Balance: An exploration of balance in all it’s domains. This class will investigate the harmonizing of inhale & exhale, strength & flexibility, will & surrender to help us stimulate balance in our bodies and our lives. A great course to compliment the Fundamentals of Yoga or any Gentle/Beginner class.
Gentle Yoga: If you are new or returning to yoga after some time away, rehabilitating an injury or prefer a quiet and easeful practice pace, gentle yoga will serve you well. Postures are a blend of active and restorative and will be guided with particular attention to alignment and anatomy, keeping your body safe while your mind lets go. We’ll focus on building and maintaining balance, keeping the immune system strong and creating a foundation for further learning.
Morning Flow: A fun, inquisitive way to wake up to sensation in the body and set a tone of mind for the day. Class will be guided with attention to breath and alignment with a focus on fully inhabiting our bodies while observing thoughts and sensations. We’ll encourage circulation and wakefulness, build warmth and play with balance and adaptability. Knowledge of basic yoga poses is helpful but not required.
Yin Yoga & Meditation
Yin yoga is of particular benefit to the body’s joints and connective tissues. Because these structures don’t respond to repetitive movement the same way that muscles do, yin yoga practices utilize longer holds in postures that emphasize muscular relaxation, especially targeting the upper legs, hips and spine. Supportive relationships between Taoist martial arts practices, meridian theory and meditation enrich this slow, deep practice. $15 or class pass.
The insights of deep rest can align our bodies for healing and trend our minds toward simplicity. Well-supported postures that very gently traction the spine and encourage the body’s soft tissues to yield will release tension patterns and nourish the nervous system. As we move towards the colder and darker seasons of the year a restorative practice can be a rejuvenating way to nourish our minds & replenish our energy levels.
Winter Yoga Celebration
Sunday, 13 January 2019
A day of free community yoga classes
The day will include a morning All Levels and Meditation class (7:30-8:45am), an Introduction to Yoga (9:15-10:30am) for those who prefer a gentler practice or are new to yoga and a combined Yin & Restorative Yoga practice (4-5:30pm). Registration is not necessary for the morning classes, but is required for the Yin & Restorative class. Please contact Kara at 207-797-2756 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cherish Your Body
A day-long retreat with Margo Rosingana and Sarah Whitredge
Saturday, 5 January, 2019
for description and registration: http://www.margorosingana.com
To preregister for Fishmoon Yoga workshops: 207-798-2756, email@example.com
with Ann Flannery & Kara Douglas
March 9-16, 2019