Classes

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General Guidelines

  • Arrive 10–15 minutes before class is scheduled to start.
  • If you arrive late,  enter quietly.
  • Remove your shoes before entering the studios
  • Only a light snack prior to class, avoid coming to class with a full stomach.

Yoga Basics

For beginner students and for those who prefer practice at a moderate pace. Class combines movement, meditation, and breathing to stimulate strength, flexibility, relaxation and self awareness. Instruction, physical assists and demonstrations are provided.

Introduction to Yoga

Class is designed for new students or those looking to refine their practice.  Students are guided through basic postures focusing on proper alignment and breathing, thus building a solid foundation for their yoga practice.   Verbal and physical assistance are provided, as well as demonstration.  Yoga philosophy, meditation and relaxation are offered.

Slow Flow Yoga

Simple movement from pose to pose using breath and awareness. Students will develop strength and flexibility while releasing stress and tension through breath and gentle asana (yoga poses). A great deal of verbal guidance provided,  as well as modeling and physical assistance. Great for new students or those looking for a gentle practice.

 

Deep Stretch Yoga

Practitioners will develop greater flexibility in areas that are commonly tight  from day to day activities such as the hamstrings, calves, hips, and back. Developing greater flexibility will improve performance as well as reduce the risk of injury. Both Yang (movement and strength building) and Yin (deep stretch) postures will be practiced with greater emphasis on lengthening the muscles and connective tissue. Various breathing techniques will be practiced, not only to improve and strengthen lung capacity, but also to maintain calmness and focus during activities.  Not recommended for new students.

 

Hot Vinyasa Yoga

For students who have completed at least one Yoga Basics class comfortably.  Hot yoga combines a few intermediate/advanced postures with the breath and movement of Vinyasa to stimulate strength, flexibility, and self-awareness. A deep savasana follows. Explicit verbal instruction, demonstrations, and physical assists are provided. Classroom is heated to 85 degrees

 Vinyasa Yoga

For students who have  comfortably completed at least one Yoga Basics class. Students move consistently from pose to pose with alignment, detailed awareness and breathing techniques. Class is athletic and physically challenging. Verbal and hands on guidance provided as needed.   Classroom is heated to 74 degrees.

 

 

Restorative Yoga with Sound Healing and Meditation

Restorative yoga is a restful practice that is all about slowing down through passive stretching. There is hardly any movement as we will only move through a few postures each class.

When the body enters a state of relaxation the mind can also consciously relax as tension is released from the body and mind.

This class will begin with a meditation followed by restorative postures. When we are in the restorative postures, sound healing will be given individually to each student using tuning forks. We will end in a meditation as well.

You will leave this class feeling very connected to self.

An understanding of the impact of trauma on physical, emotional, and mental health

Yoga for Backs

This is a very gentle class designed to stretch and  strengthen areas that affect the back.

Practitioners will increase overall flexibility in all areas of the back, shoulders and arms, as well as in the hips and legs. Various breathing techniques are taught to promote relaxation and better lung function. Aroma therapy, massage and restorative postures are offered.   No prior yoga experience is necessary.

Yin and Meditation

Yin Yoga is a slow paced style where we hold asanas (postures) for longer periods of time in a quiet, meditative state.
Yin is known as the feminine style of yoga. It is passive- non forcing and striving.

When we allow gravity to take over and find this sense of surrender in the various postures we get deeper into the connective tissues creating flexibility and strength.

Yin is a very quiet and meditative class that will leave you feeling balanced and grounded.

Benefits of yin:
Calms and balances the mind and body.
Reduces stress and anxiety.
Increases circulation.
Improves flexibility.
Releases fascia and improves joint mobility.
Balances the internal organs and improves the flow of chi or prana

This is a trauma certified class meaning there is an understanding of the impact of trauma on physical, emotional, and mental health

Buti

Primal movement, cardio dance + conditioning are seamlessly woven throughout balanced yoga sequencing to give you an ALL-IN-ONE workout that helps transform your BODY + SOUL. Buti Yoga incorporates spiral structure technique® used to activate our deep core muscles paired with intentional shaking & vibration to release trauma stored at the cellular level.

All Levels Flow

Join us for an all levels flow to reconnect with your body and breath. We will enjoy sun salutations, standing postures, balancing, heart and hip openers as well as backbends.

This class is trauma certified meaning An understanding of the impact of trauma on physical, emotional, and mental health

 

Tai Chi

Yang Style Tai Chi is a moving meditation that focuses on moving energy through one’s meridians using movement and breath. It’s about synchronizing breath and movement into a steady flow, like water. Tai Chi had been used to maintain a range of motion, flexibility, and strength into old age. It helps rejuvenate joints and the spine with low impact movements. While Tai Chi is accessible it’s adaptable to different skill levels. It creates a harmony of movement, breath and an inner spiritual connection.

In this class you will learn the movements, their transitions along with breath work and visualizations of spiritual energy. We will cover the Dan Tian’s, or energy centers, and how to work with them.

Kids Yoga

A class geared towards kids ages 6-10. Children will learn breathing techniques and have an opportunity to practice mindfulness and body awareness through the use of yoga poses, stories, and cooperative team work. This is a fun and engaging way to introduce your child to the many benefits of yoga.

Yoga Sculpt

Yoga Sculpt is upbeat yoga class with weights and cardio. It combines traditional yoga postures and adds an element of weight lifting within each exercise. Boost metabolism and build lean muscle mass as you move to breath. When muscle meets yoga, Sculpt is born. 

Private Classes are available. Please Contact Lauren . 330-906-2623 lauren@gvhealthandwellness.net

• Learn basic poses and breathing techniques at your own pace.

• Fine tune your technique.

• Plan a daily routine.

.Develop a deeper practice on and off your mat

.Classes that are designed just for you