MIXED LEVEL VINYASA FLOW
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.
This 1 hour class is perfect for those students new to yoga, students wanting a slower paced practice than a typical vinyasa flow class and students with injuries wanting to learn variations that support their healing process. Poses are held slightly longer and with great attention to alignment. Under the careful guidance of Karin, who brings with her many years of training and teaching experience in yoga and corrective exercise, students will receive clear and precise verbal instruction, gentle and appropriate adjustments and education on the use of props and variations to suit their needs. This class will help students of any level develop good practice habits; learn how to cultivate a personal practice and how to move safely within a more challenging class environment.
SATURDAY HIP AND SHOULDER OPENING CLASS
All levels welcome! This class is designed to move at a much slower pace. Many of the poses are propped and held for a few minutes so that we can really "sink" into areas of tension and holding. There are very few standing poses, no standing or arm balances and inversions are cooling and most often propped. Classes include pranayama and a longer savasana.
This class is a perfect counter balance to a stronger more dynamic practice but offers more poses than a restorative class or yin class. It is the perfect way to wind down from the week and to start the weekend off relaxed and refreshed!