Yoga Classes

Yoga for Life

Be guided in a yoga practice that equally emphasizes self-care of the physical body, mind and spirit. Yoga for Life classes bring about a greater sense of vitality and well-being while calming the mind with clarity and whole-hearted compassion toward oneself.

This class is for anyone wanting to nurture spinal health, increase flexibility, reduce stress, foster strength, and realize better balance – on the mat and in day-to-day life. A combination of rhythmic movements and postures in stillness are connected to breath, inviting a peaceful practice to coax the body open at its own pace.

Yoga for Life classes are appropriate for beginners as well as seasoned practitioners.

Kripalu Yoga

Kripalu Yoga unites the body and mind through conscious breath, allowing the body to flow, while increasing strength, improving flexibility, enhancing balance and calming the mind. Experience a “Meditation in Motion” in a compassionate, non-judgmental practice that allows you to choose the level of physical intensity that is right for your body.

Rhythmic Yoga

Rhythmic Yoga explores yoga through a combination of rhythmic dance-like movements within yoga postures, classical postures while in stillness and meditative Eastern martial arts inspired movements as a meditation in motion. Experience a merging of fluidity and form to nurture spinal health, enhance balance, build strength, create calm and clarity for the mind, while allowing the practice to honor the heart, as gently or vibrantly as best meets your energy level. No prior experience is necessary.

Hot Yoga

Hot Yoga is a slow steady deep practice in a studio that is heated to about 104 degrees. It is a series of slow moving postures that includes breathing exercises (pranayama), sun salutations, balance postures, forward bends, back bends and twists. The heat allows for a deep muscle release, provides detoxification of the body, and fosters a focused mind.


Dance & Creative Movement Classes

Shake Your Soul: YogaDance

Through world dance, yoga and ecstatic movement unleash your joy, freedom, passion, power and grace. Shake Your Soul enters the flow of your yoga experience with this liberating joyful dance exploring inner power, creativity, fluidity of the spine, and natural movement. Shake Your Soul encourages spontaneous, free-form movement, cultivating heat, strength, flexibility, and balance In the words of the dancing mystic, Hafiz, “Now sweet one, be wise. Cast all your votes for dancing.”

ZUMBA!

ZUMBA is a fusion of Latin and International music & dance themes that create a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system – AND IT’S FUN!! The routines feature aerobic/fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body. It is a mixture of easy to follow dance steps with body sculpting movements.


Cardio & Core Strength

TaeBox

TaeBox combines Tae Kwon Do, Kickboxing and Cardio-Core all set to get-you-movin’ music for TOTAL BODY CONDITIONING!Using your own free-standing bag to build strength, endurance and feel your personal power! .


Workshops & Events

Please email Abby for upcoming dates, or to schedule a private/semi-private workshop:

Couple’s Yoga

Couple’s Yoga creates an opportunity to connect in a fun atmosphere while uniting in touch, offering and receiving support, exploring balance and strength, trust and communication. Interactive poses and guided yummy massage techniques are explored to facilitate relaxation and muscle release. Come and feel good with each other!

Partner Yoga

Double your fun for this light-hearted evening exploring yoga postures done with a partner. This class is for partners, be they couples, family, friends, or someone else. Poses are done back-to-back, side-by-side, and facing each other; while you mirror, support, and balance each other, and co-create your postures. Communication, expression, and fun are key to this class so don't be afraid to talk, laugh, and even fall over! Suitable for all levels of yoga experience. Simple massage, assisting and relaxation techniques will be introduced.

Arm Balance Workshop

Come experience a playful practice using the body’s breath, power and spirit to lift you up in new ways – literally! We will be exploring a variety of arm balances and inversions. Bring a sense of humor and spirit of adventure.

Restorative Yoga Workshop

The Restorative Yoga Workshop offers a deeply nourishing environment to promote “active relaxation” and stress reduction. Restorative Yoga is a very gentle introspective practice, which combines gentle yoga poses with restorative postures to deeply relax the body and release tension. The restorative postures are held with the support of various props. The props allow the body a sense of surrender. One gains mental relief from daily stress and is nurtured through the mind/body connection. No previous yoga experience is required.

Yoga Book Club

The Yoga Book Club is an opportunity to come together in thought and discussion in a relaxed atmosphere with books related to the practice of yoga. It meets occasionally at the Yoga for Life Studio, hosted by Abby Schwab. Pre-registration is required, there is no cost to attend. Check in with Abby to see when the next book club will be offered.