STUDIO SERIES CLASSES
YOUR BODY IS CAPABLE OF EVEN MORE!
THE INTEGRATION YOU CREATE NOW WILL REVEAL ITSELF AS
LONGEVITY + FREEDOM IN THE YEARS TO COME!
I'M LOOKING FOR MOTIVATED BODIES, REGARDLESS OF YOGA EXPERIENCE OR FLEXIBILITY, READY TO DISCOVER GREATER MOVEMENT POTENTIAL AND INNER HARMONY.
NOW ENROLLING FOR FALL 2021
STUDIO SERIES CLASSES
No matter the series you select, in a short round of classes I can teach you ways to :
Grow to love a simple, therapeutic-feeling yoga practice totally customized with you in mind.
Turn up awareness + connection to your body.
Turn down physical + mental disharmony.
Learn more about your blind spots + strengthen them.
Redistribute even tension throughout your body.
Create new movement scenarios that build confidence in your nervous system.
Improve hydration, quality, resilience and efficiency to your fascia, the fabric system holding your entire body together and helping it to move.
Fine tune musculature performance required for efficient postural support and spinal integrity.
Relax | Release | Renew
I recommend my signature studio series Yoga with Joy for anyone brand new to yoga or returning to their practice after some time away. Beginner's will fit right in without feeling lost, embarrassed or lacking in any way! All will be challenged!
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YOGA WITH JOY
10 Classes | 60 min each | 10 Week Commitment | Dates Below
5 Classes | 5 Week Commitment | 2 Sessions to Choose From:
Sept. 15, 22, 29, Oct. 6, 13 | Oct. 20, 27, Nov. 3, 10 17
Select a Time with Registration Required Wed. 10 am; 5 pm; 6:30 pm
In my signature series, you'll experience the best of my teaching from across all of the disciples of yoga I love to teach from. Each 60 min class will take you through reclined - seated - kneeling - standing - and belly down positions targeting the body’s most common areas of tension, stiffness, weakness and imbalance and help you connect to a deeper sense of mindfulness, inner-awareness, relaxation and calm. The poses and movements are simple, happen carefully, are easy to follow along to and explained with purpose.
This is a series, not defined by years of yoga experience or knowledge of poses, so beginner's fit right in! Your commitment, curiosity and innate desire to feel more relaxed, connected and balanced is ultimately what will determine your outcomes for this series, not your perceived skill or flexibility level.
This class will positively enhance your life in the short-term. Some props will be required by the participants.
LIFELONG ATHLETIC BALANCE
10 Classes | 60 min each | 10 Week Commitment | Registration Required
Friday's @ 5:30 pm
Sept. 17, 24 Oct. 1, 8, 15, 29 Nov. 5, 12, + 19
A mindful movement experience designed to accommodate athletes of all ages and levels (13 and up), athletically-driven people, recreational weekend warriors or more active folks who consistently feel tight and tired. This dynamic yet relaxed-pace class features simple yoga poses combined with creative movements that test and strengthen your ranges of motion outside of the box of your habitual, repetitive movements. You can expect to challenge your awareness of your body in space, your balance on one and two feet, and your ability to create more stability, symmetry and ease in the body. The purpose of this series will be guide your body back in a state of balance in all directions, helping under-trained areas grow stronger and over-trained areas relax; improve the balance of your body in space, helping you feel more integrated, stable, powerful and fluid as you move; and provide you a sense of balance between intense athletic pursuits and rest, including techniques to clear head space, reset focus and recommit to striving for efficient performance in your athletic lifestyle.
5 Classes | 75 min each | 5 Week Commitment
Select a Time with Registration Required for Each Round
ROUND 1: Sunday's @ 4 pm Sept. 12, 19, 26 Oct. 3 + 10
ROUND 2: Sunday's @ 4 pm Oct. 17, 24, 31 Nov. 7 + 14
Be guided in each 75 minute floor-based session to drop fully into awareness of yourself, experiencing the gradual release of heavy tension and stress from the physical and emotional body. Using props like bolsters, blankets, blocks and bands, your body will be positioned and supported in a number of deeply relaxing positions that target tension and stiffness in the upper back, middle and lower back, around the hips and along the side-body, and within the abdominal organs and the nervous system.
While each class is supported by a number of short guided meditations to help keep your mind relaxed and focused on your inner-experience, this series also includes longer Yoga Nidra inspired experiences. You’ll practice being in a meditative state where the mind becomes fully absorbed in the present moment, withdrawing you from the desire for action or reaction. Yoga Nidra is a scientifically proven practice that helps to increase the amount and circulation of dopamine in the brain - a neurotransmitter in the brain that plays a rile in how we experience pleasure. This Restorative Yoga series will give you a glimpse into the complementary but separate practice of Yoga Nidra and an opportunity to sample it’s short and long term benefits.
No yoga experience, certain level of fitness or flexibility required. This class will positively enhance your life in the short-term. Some props will be required by the participants.
YOGA FOR OLDER BEGINNERS
8 Classes | 60 min each | 8 Week Commitment | Registration Required
Friday's @ 2 pm
While this series will be geared toward adults with limitations in accessing the floor, participants will experience movement in a way that extends beyond Chair Yoga. This series will be empowering for anyone dealing with inflammation and soft tissues changes, osteoarthritis and joint replacement, osteopenia and osteoporosis, vascular and heart conditions, respiratory, diabetes and cancer and currently managing their symptoms in coordination with their health care provider. Participants who can move simply without vocalizing pain are best suited for participation in this small group class.
These 8, hour-long classes in this older beginner-focused series are designed to teach those new or newer to yoga simple, effective ways to:
Feel confident with reasonable and functional flexibility and maintain mobility for your everyday activities ;
Self-soothe by learning coping techniques aimed to reduce levels of stress, anxiety, worry and agitation, and mental turbulence, and improve inner awareness, self-control, focus, quality of sleep, and calm;
Improve balance, coordination of and connection to your whole body as it moves you through your life;
Release tension around your most commonly held postures by unwinding muscular habits that influence your spine and help dissolve tension in the chest and front of the shoulders;
Counter thoracic kyphosis and scoliosis of the spine and improve your core awareness and strength;
Improve blood and lymphatic flow, increase the hydration of your muscular and visceral fascial matrix and maintain joint lubrication;
Improve the structural balance around the joints from all sides;
Positively influence your energy and mood;
I will take care to avoid both rapid changes of direction + positions that place unaccustomed weight directly on weakend bones. I’ll demonstrate ways to modify movements to accommodate for physical limitations, giving you plenty of encouragement to both explore what feels best for you and to ask questions as you move.