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TriYoga Class Descriptions

TriYoga Class Descriptions

Therapeutic Yoga Classes

Therapeutic classes are appropriate for those have chronic pain, are recovering from illness or injury, movement disorders including MS and Parkinson’s, those will limited mobility, and those who wish to learn how to safely modify in other yoga classes.

Free the Spine

According to the NIH, 8 out of 10 people have back pain at some point during their lives, and at any given time 30% of the population is suffering from back pain. Research has shown yoga is effective for managing and curing back pain. This class is appropriate for those suffering with back pain. You must be cleared by your doctor to participate.  Guidance on modifications for different conditions is provided. Yoga for back pain includes stretching and strengthening, including a focus on core strengthening. Yoga practices increase alignment awareness. Optimal alignment is critical to maintaining overall health and alleviating back pain.

Woman performing yoga exercises in a chair

Yoga for Arthritis and Chronic Pain

The Yoga for Arthritis program, based on research funded by the Arthritis Foundation, was designed to be safe and effective for arthritic joints. Whether you are new to yoga or experienced, anyone with arthritis or chronic pain can benefit.

Yoga for Balance for those Living with Parkinson’s. This is a six week series for those living with Parkinson’s. There is an opportunity to participate in a research study with Simmon’s College. You do not have to participate to attend.  Learn more.

 

Gentle Flow (Basics)

Three woman in a basic gentle flow yoga classBasics classes are suitable for those new to yoga, those who want a gentle, slow-paced class, or those coming to yoga while healing. These classes include relaxing and rejuvenating posture sequences. Focus is placed on moving with the breath, freeing the spine, opening the hips, and strengthening upper body and core.

 

Earth (Level 1)

Emphasis is alignment and creating a solid foundation for steady comfortable asanas, transforming the body into a vessel for the flow of subtle energy. Level 1 classes are suitable for those who have taken yoga before or those looking for a more strenuous class than a gentle and healing Basics class.

 

Water (Level 2)

This is an intermediate class. Emphasis is on the flow – flowing in and out of asanas in effortless alignment, synchronizing movement with breath, and the flow of subtle energy.  Suitable for those with yoga experience looking for more a more challenging practice.

 

Fire (Level 3)

This is an advanced class, requiring strength, flexibility, and endurance. It is suitable for those who have knowledge of alignment how to substitute asanas and transitions to maintain a safe practice.  Includes more advanced postures and strengthening transitions.

Within each level there is a wide variety of flow sequences offered.  Each TriYoga class has four flow sequences: Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter. Each class is a complete practice, including the 7 posture groups. Each posture Group corresponds to a Chakra. TriYoga flow sequences are sequenced to move energy through the subtle body. The origin of the TriYoga flows is Kaliji’s experiences with Kriyavati.

 

Kinstretch

Kinstretch is a movement enhancement system that develops maximum body control, flexibility and useable ranges of motion. Kinstretch provides a framework for self-care as well as self-evaluation for musculoskeletal impairments or injuries, which allows it to be customized exactly to each student’s needs. The practice will help you gain flexibility and range of motion.

 

Yoga Nidra

Release stress!  Heal and renew.

This class begins with some gentle flows to release tension in the body. The rest of the class is a guided meditation practice.

In this meditation practice, there is nothing required but to lie down and listen while you relax, heal and transform within every level of being. “Yogic sleep” is a state of consciousness between waking and sleeping in which the body is completely relaxed. The guided journey will bring your awareness to all levels of your being – the physical body, the energetic body, the mind and emotions, your inner knowledge, all the way to the core of your being – the bliss body.

Offered the first (or second) Sunday of the month. No additional charge with class pass. Drop in $18. Click here to see the schedule.

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