Gentle Yoga Classes are presented at a more relaxed pace, suitable for those who are working through or recovering from illness, surgery, injury or physical disability. This class is also suitable for expecting mothers who are new to yoga or those who wish to take level I classes at a more gentle pace. Our classes introduce students to props in a gentle manner which offer additional support when needed.
Level One Yoga , Beginners Class. Learn the basic principles of hatha yoga with an introduction to asana (postures), focusing on structure and alignment through use of props when necessary, and working with breath. Focus is on basic standing postures, forward and beginner backward bends, twists and restorative poses. You will also start to build a foundation for meditation.
Level Two Intermediate Yoga class is for students who have completed the Level One course and wish to deepen their practice. Greater attention is given to alignment and structure as we build upon Level One asanas into deeper, more advanced levels of the postures as well as an introduction to inversions.
Family and Children’s Yoga at Mountain Yoga Studios. Children’s yoga is offered on the second Saturday of each month, 11:00-11:45am. $15 per parent and child. Recommended for ages 4-9. It is a more casually structured class where fun is the main focus. Games and stories as well as brief meditation exercises and relaxation practice may be offered.
Tai Chi is an internal martial art. Tai Chi teaches mental focus, while emphasizing coordination, balance, relaxation, and proper breathing. At all levels, Tai-Chi is said to regulate the central nervous system and helps prevent stress, high blood pressure, and heart problems. You may also see this written as Taijiquan or T’ai Chi Ch’uan, but they are spelling variations of the same thing. Beginners start with silk reeling exercises and learn the 18 step Essence Form. Class is taught by Shifu Billy Greer. Visit the Jing Ying Institute website, operated by Billy Greer.