Sometimes the hardest part is starting. This slower-paced class introduces you to foundational yoga postures, teaches you how to breath and helps you feel more comfortable in the yoga practice. No yoga experience necessary. You don't need to be able to touch your toes, you just need to be willing to try.
Gentle movement tied to the breath allows the body to open slowly, regain flexibility, and increase balance. No yoga experience necessary.
Go a little deeper. Work a little harder. In this class, you will develop more understanding of pose alignment, cultivate the strength and strength and stability to move work deeper, and learn more about your own body as you move toward a peak pose.
This Postnatal yoga class is geared to help women regain strength and energy that may have been lost during pregnancy. We specifically focus on rebuilding strength in the abdomen, back and pelvic muscles, through slower, targeted movement. We also provide a safe place to address the emotional and spiritual aspect that comes with becoming a mother. Babies under one are welcome to join and mother’s are encouraged to arrive early to nurse babies if needed.
In restorative yoga, props are used extensively to support the body so that you can rest in poses for longer periods of time. Postures are usually adapted from supine or seated yoga poses with the addition of blocks, bolsters, and blankets to eliminate unnecessary straining. This class is relaxing and renewing. No yoga experience necessary.
Strengthen to Lengthen
A mixed level class to balance strength and flexibility, effort and surrender. Modifications throughout the practice will meet you wherever you are.
Welcome to Yoga Inspired
A few things you should know to enhance your learning and practice of yoga. We’re glad you’re here. Thanks!
Come early to class. If you do arrive late, enter quietly.
Remove shoes at the door; we practice in our bare feet. (Unless we have talked ankle/feet issues.)
Place your “stuff” in the back office.
Please turn off your cell phone or leave it in the car.
You’ll feel better if you practice on a near empty stomach.
You are welcome to keep a water bottle beside your mat.
Wear comfortable exercise clothes. Loose t-shirts can be distracting when you turn upside down.
We are on a concrete floor. Feel free to use exercise pads underneath your mat. You are welcome to bring your own mat.
If you use a chair, please make sure at least two legs are on the mat unless the teacher specifically instructs you to keep them on the floor for movement.
Ask questions about anything that is not clear to you. You may ask during class when appropriate or after class.
Refrain from wearing perfume, cologne, or strong essential oils.
If you have a health issue (injury, illness, or medical condition), please notify your instructor before class.
Let go of the competitive mind set. Yoga is not competitive. It is not just a workout, it is not just techniques for relaxation, and it is not just cross-training. It is a spiritual practice that makes the body stronger, more flexible, and generally much healthier. The purpose is to calm the mind, open the heart, and poise ourselves to hear God’s ever-present voice.
No experience or flexibility is required to practice yoga. Yoga is for everyone.
Stay for the entire class. If you need to leave early, tell the teacher beforehand and exit before final relaxation.
In some classes you may hear the teacher begin class with three “ohms.” The word means one. As a Christian you may experience this word as being one with Christ or as bringing all aspects of your being into order/oneness in God’s presence.
Most classes finish with a bow forward and either an “amen” or the word “namaste.” As Christians we interpret this word to mean “the Holy Spirit in me honors the Holy Spirit in you.”
Please park behind the wall in the Village on 13th parking lot or across the street in the Dinglewood Park lot. During work hours, the lot in front of our building is for the BGP architecture firm.