Vinyasa/Hatha Flow Yoga
Ebbing and flowing with the tides of breath our movements become fluid, graceful and effortless. A class of moderate challenge integrating strength, balance, and flexibility, this invigorating class will improve your overall muscle tone. Flowing movements lengthen and strengthen the body contributing to a lean resiliency. You will be encouraged to honour your body and modifications are instructed for safe practice. All levels welcome, however this class is not suitable for those with serious injuries. Come prepared to move and get warm!
Yogiliates-Series class by Pre-registration only!
Yogilates is a creative fusion class integrating movements from Pilates and Yoga for a mindful approach to a workout that both deepens one’s understanding of and strengthens the core.
A combination class of body/mind myofascial therapy and traditional Yin Yoga where poses are held for time. You will experience simple meditation, breath awareness, yoga postures and stretches, as well as the use of foam rollers, therapy balls and bolsters to open, release, relax and invigorate the body. With consideration for the individual needs of each class participant, you will receive individual, hands on assistance and be able to use these ideas at home. Everyone is welcome.
Hatha yoga refers to a set of physical exercises (known as asanas or postures), and sequences of asanas, designed to align your connective tissue, muscles, and bones. The postures are also designed to open the many channels of the body—especially the main channel, the spine—so that energy can flow freely.
It is at the root of the tree of Yoga, where many other styles have emerged from.
Self Myofascial Release (SMR)
Using the foam roller, therapy balls, and other props (including the Back Mitra) to loosen tension in muscles and connective tissue. This type of self-care provides an excellent means of obtaining fascial release and has been used by therapists, athletes, and the general public alike to increase range of motion (ROM) and alleviate pain in trigger points. You will learn techniques, movements, and stretches that you can do at home to eliminate tension-associated aches and pains, prevent injury before it occurs, boost recovery time, and regulate circulation to body tissue. Studies show that SMR (slef-myofascial release) will increase ROM if performed before static stretching! Not sure if this class is right for you? drop-in and check it out or ask Sarah ([email protected]ngwellbodyworks.ca)
Yoga-Massage -Series class by Pre-registration only!
This class is a combination of self-massage, self myofascial release, and therapeutic movement combined with the philosophy of yoga creating a holistic and meditative practice! Blending the use of the foam roller, the massage therapy balls, the back mitras, and more, we self massage our way into greater ease, more comfort, reduced stress and less aches and pains. I will be drawing on my experience of massage, Bowen Therapy and Yoga to help you find fluidity in your movements, hands-on and hands-off adjustments will be offered and individual eyes-on attention will be given to each of you! This is a pre-reg class so that I can get to know my participants. If you have been attending my Therapeutic Stretch Class or Myofascial Release Class, you will want to sign up for this series.
All above classes may not be running on the current schedule…if you see something that interests you, we may be able to set up a time for a private one-on-one or group session. Just contact me with inquiries!