BEGINNING GENTLE YOGA
Instructor: Gwenn Jones ~ Beginning Yoga is an ongoing class designed to meet the needs of those new to yoga as well as those in post-recuperating mode seeking to increase mobility, flexibility, and balance. Class is very slow-paced and focused on developing clear and safe postural alignment in foundational poses. Emphasis is placed on student understanding, safety, and stability within each pose. You will learn to integrate this with the breath and movement of your body. If you have never tried yoga this class is perfect for you. You might later move on to a another level or stay forever and enjoy the enrichment of your new body and mind awareness! [70 minutes, Wednesdays In-studio]
Instructor: Susan Hayes ~ This class consists of Restorative yoga postures to relax the body deeply, which in turn enables the body to heal itself. Restorative yoga postures are also done on the floor using yoga props such as bolsters and blankets to enhance your comfort level. This allows for a longer-held, deeper stretch as the body relaxes on the props, helping us remain in the postures longer as stress drains away. The class ends with a restorative deep relaxation followed by a brief meditation. LEVEL: Appropriate for all; modification-friendly, slow-paced. [90 min. Thursdays, Fridays]
In-studio Thursdays; Zooming on Fridays – call Susan at 530.878-7065 to reserve a spot.
Instructor: Gwenn ~ In-Studio ~ For active individuals. A lively and supportive environment awaits you for this upbeat session. Moderately paced postures (asanas) are practiced which enhance strong, lean physiques, develop focus, improve balance, muscle strength, and stamina.
Postures are held for several breath cycles. This builds body heat, activates major muscles and increases caloric-burn. Your breath, your concentration, and your center fire up. You will be inspired to release tension and explore your full potential in this session. You might just discover a joyful new normal! LEVEL 2 and 2+ [70 min. Wednesdays, not for beginners.] Modification-friendly.
Instructor: Susan ~ Yoga for Seniors is a fun and gentle yoga class that emphasizes bone strengthening, balance, and gentle stretching to make the joints more flexible, and reduce stress. Using hand weights as well as weight-bearing yoga postures, strengthens the bones. This in turn prevents bone-density loss. Using the wall and chairs for assistance allows us to practice balancing postures in a safe manner. With deep breathing exercises and deep relaxation, we allow our body to come back into balance, healing itself. Everyone is invited to try this unique class — from absolute beginners to aspiring yogis! LEVEL: Excellent for all levels. [75 min. Tuesdays, re-starting April 7, 2021, 11:00AM, in-studio]
ON THE BALL
Instructor: Susan ~ A perfect complement to your yoga discipline, core strength, and body conditioning regimen, this session adapts yoga asanas with a stability ball practice. The ball provides extra support to increase range of motion while you stabilize your body, build endurance, boost bone density, and improve technique. A great mid-week session and breath of fresh air! LEVEL: Excellent for all levels. Pace: Slow. [60 min. Wed.] PAUSED DURING COVID
SOFT YOGA & STRETCH (Mild)
Instructor: Gwenn ~ Yoga postures and transitions encompass this 50/50 format (for high-beginners and above). This slow practice consistently encourages work “from our foundation, outward.” This helps reduce stress, pain, respiration rate, and blood pressure as we increase concentration, flexibility, muscle tone and stability. Proper technique is cultured. We modify and use props to address back and joint issues or other limitations to make your practice comfortable. Generous stretch time completes the body and mind work as we focus on deep breathing with stretches that facilitate mobility and comfort. Prepare to leave class with joy and self-acceptance! LEVEL 1, 1+. Appropriate for high-beginner-to-intermediate, and/or low mobility, a gentle practice. Pace: Slow [70 min. Mondays, in-studio]
Instructor: Gwenn ~ Our popular and fresh stretch class is everyone’s favorite! Always diverse, this session restores your mind and body to calm while rekindling muscle pliability. Stretches are prolonged for complete release to elongate muscles and relax tight zones. Your level is your decision. Whether intense or modest, the results feel fabulous. Wrap up your week with this Friday dessert where you leave wanting more. Modification-friendly. LEVEL: Suitable for all. Pace: Slow [70 min. Fridays in-studio]
PRIVATE YOGA or FITNESS CLASSES
Private classes are available by appointment. Please call for a free consultation.
For Yoga or Fitness sessions with Gwenn: call (530) 401-6096;
For Yoga or Foot Reflexology with Susan: call (530) 878-7065.