MIXED LEVEL VINYASA CLASS
The pace of the mixed level Vinyasa class is steady, allowing students enough time to find proper alignment in a pose, while still being challenging enough to cultivate greater strength, balance and co-ordination.
The classes includes all standing poses as well as standing balances to cultivate functional strength in the legs and to the open hips, thus making the other family of poses, namely backbends, arm balances and inversion more accessible.
With clear and precise verbal instruction, gentle adjustments and the use of props I teach students how to master variations and suitable progressions so that they can take ownership of their personal practice within a group environment.
I believe this allows the individual to adapt the practice to their changing physical and mental/emotional needs on the day. This approach supports personal responsibility, the awakening of insight and evolution of the practice towards the realization of one’s own potential, on the mat and in daily life.
SATURDAY HIP AND SHOULDER OPENING CLASS
This class is designed to move at a much slower pace. Many of the poses are propped, and held for a longer duration so that we can really "sink" into these areas of tension and holding. There are very few standing poses, no standing or arm balances and inversions are cooling and most often propped.
This class offers a nice counter balance to a stronger more dynamic practice but offers more poses than a restorative class.