Enjoy a yoga practice infused with mindfulness.
Vinyasa yoga links postures together with breath. Asanas include sun salutations, standing poses, seated poses, balance poses, hip openers and many others. This class is open to all levels.
Suitable for all levels, yin yoga complements the dynamic and muscular (yang) styles of yoga that emphasize the lengthening and strengthening of muscles and their tendons. Yin yoga targets the connective tissues (fascia and ligaments) of the hips, pelvis, and lower spine.
Yin practice can be challenging due to the long duration of the poses. In order to stretch connective tissues, postures are typically held from three to five minutes. This class offers modifications to make all yin postures accessible. During the long holds of yin, pranayama, yogic meditation, and mindfulness are practiced.
Reduce stress, improve health, and increase wellbeing.
Tai Chi is a gentle exercise often described as meditation in motion. According to Harvard Health Publications: “There is growing evidence that this mind-body practice, which originated in China as a martial art, has value in treating or preventing many health problems. And you can get started even if you aren't in top shape or the best of health.”
In this class, students learn the Yang Tai Chi Long Form.
Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming has a DVD and book to support your home practice:
Yang Tai Chi for Beginners with Master Yang, Jwing-Ming
Tai Chi Chuan Classical Yang Style: the Complete Form and Qigong
Qigong is a system of postures and flowing movements similar to its successor Tai Chi. Both Qigong and Tai Chi are designed to reduce stress, improve health, and increase wellbeing. Qigong movements are shorter and much easier to master than the longer Tai Chi sequences. In this class, Qigong will be learned as the foundation for Tai Chi practice.
Tai Chi and Qigong build up and release an extraordinary flow of natural bio-electric energy (qi) within us. By releasing and moving qi, we can raise our body and mind to remarkable heights of health and well-being. When practiced regularly, Tai Chi and Qigong are proven techniques that can enhance one’s health and vitality.