Class Schedule

Monday

5:15-6:15pm- Yin Yoga

6:30-7:45pm- Vinyasa Yoga

Tuesday

2:00-2:45pm- Qigong

5:30-6:45pm- Vinyasa Yoga

Wednesday

5:30-6:30pm-Tai Chi

7:00-8:30pm- Meditation*

Hosted by Menlha Kadampa Buddhist Center

*$12 Drop-In Class does not count toward class pack

Friday

9:30am-10:45am- Vinyasa Yoga

Class Descriptions

Yin Yoga

This yoga class focuses on slow movements and deep breathing where you allow the connective tissue, tendons, ligaments, and bones to open through each yoga pose. These passively long- held poses give you time to breathe into this deep tissue bringing the energy the tissue needs to heal. This gentle class specializes in yoga for beginners and those that have movement limitations or are not as flexible, but also helps those very familiar with yoga practice to deepen their understanding and connection to their bodies. Feel free to bring your own yoga mat, but we also provide them.

Vinyasa Yoga

This class provides a smooth meditative flow that harmonizes mind, body and breath. It is a rhythmically styled class that strengthens the muscles, tendons and joints while releasing excess tensions and calming the mind. Vinyasa refers to a specific sequence of yoga exercises starting standing (mountain pose) and ending holding your body up with your arms and legs on the mat (downward dog). By integrating the subtle & physical systems of the mind & body, this practice promotes overall well-being & produces a heightened state of spiritual awareness, including improving digestion, lowering back pain, and lowering stress. Feel free to bring your own yoga mat, but we also provide them.

Tai Chi

Tai Chi is a martial art of movement that utilizes the ancient philosophy of Yin-Yang and the Five Element theories for its foundation. Practicing can reduce muscle tension, lower blood pressure, and alleviate stress. It is a form (almost like a dance), like other martial arts (kung – fu and karate). This class helps connect to the energy in the body, promoting natural healing and great for those diagnosed with nerve related diseases, new to movement, or looking to deepen their Tai Chi practice.

Qigong

Qigong is a healing practice of movement, considered the father of Tai Chi. Move from your center with the breath using mental imagery while creating space in the joints and experience the flow of chi. The exercises are simple, from a standing position. Improve balance, reduce stress, lower blood pressure, clear the mind and have more energy with the practice of this ancient form of movement. This class is great for all ages and those wishing to improve their overall health & well-being.