Aerial Conditioning

 

Aerial Dance

 

Aerial Yoga

 

Align and Flow

 

Beginning Yoga

 

Deep Stretch

 

Gentle Yoga

 

Inner Body Yoga

 

Kids Yoga

 

Power Yoga andPower Hour

 

Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga

 

Slow Flow

 

Stretch &

Restore...

Restorative Yoga

 

Tai Chi-Qigong

 

Vinyasa Flow

 

Yin-Yang Flow

 

Yin-Yang Yoga

 

Yoga Foundations & Continuing Foundations

 

Yoga Over 50

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aerial Conditioning (only at our studio), sculpts all the muscles, works the core, and challenges balance. You can expect to stretch and strengthen your body in new ways, satisfy your playful spirit, and experience a practice that is unlike any other. 

 

Aerial Dance (a session class) gracefully moves you in the air, suspended on fabric, free from the confines of gravity. You will build strength,  flexibility, and release compression from the body. This class will teach you the fundamental techniques of aerial fabric including climbing, foot locks, wrist locks, and sling work. You will find this class a safe and positive introduction to moving in the air. No experience is necessary, just an open mind, and a desire to get off the ground. After completing the Level 1 session one can sign-up and enjoy the Level 2 training. Drop-ins are not permitted. Classes fill up quickly, so pre-registration is required.

Aerial Yoga is a uniquely developed practice for beginners thru all levels of experience that combines traditional Yoga postures with the basic training of an Aerialist. With the weight of the body supported, students learn how to achieve proper postural alignment through relaxation rather than effort, enhancing a relaxed and peaceful state of mind as well. Challenging traditional Yoga postures such as inversions and deep back bends can be achieved without effort or strain with the use of the Aerial Yoga fabric. Deep muscle releases achieved in the air allow students to explore much deeper stretches in their traditional Yoga postures on the floor. Common Yoga-related injuries caused by over stretching the shoulders and compression in the lower back are addressed through exercises that strengthen shoulders without compromising flexibility, and by strengthening core abdominal muscles without compression of the spine. Aerial Yoga is the perfect solution for those students yearning for something different to explore in their practice. You can also find Aerial Yoga on the Mat and Aerial Barre classes and workshops offered at Triangle Yoga.

Align & Flow emphasizes slowing down, moving mindfully through each pose, and linking movement and breath to expand our sense of awareness while building stability. From that steadiness we can find more ease or openness in a pose and find the balance between effort and ease. The majority of yoga injuries happen when we transition too quickly between poses or without optimal alignment, so allowing the time to tune into our sensations and feel through what is “right” for our body, from moment to moment, will leave you with a feeling of overall completeness.

Beginning Yoga focuses on the foundational alignment concepts, classic postures, and basic breathing techniques of Hatha Yoga.

Students gradually build strength, flexibility, and confidence in their yoga practice while decreasing stress, cultivating focus, and becoming more mindful of how the mind, body, breath, and spirit are interconnected. Each class will have a stand-alone theme, so don't worry if you miss a class.

 

Deep Stretch is different from most traditional classes in that we don't explore any standing postures. Remaining close to the floor allows you to penetrate deep beneath the surface of your body. Through twisting and stretching you can unlock and release enormous amounts of tension. Relaxing into the realm of your hips and shoulders, you can immerse your attention and heighten your level of awareness. Appropriate for all levels.

Gentle Yoga is open to all levels of practice and abilities. A great class for beginners or those searching for the therapeutic benefits of yoga. The class is practiced with a focus on the basics of alignment with emphasis on the connection of breath and movement, relaxation, balance, strength and stretch. This class is designed to accommodate each student in his/her pose through modification or the use of props.

Inner Body Yoga is based on the teachings of Angela Farmer, and is about undoing rather than doing. It is a feminine style aimed at learning to listen to your inner body -- your true teacher. Instead of striving to achieve a pose (approaching a pose as something to do perfectly), we will be using the poses as an opportunity to see what is extra that we can let go of. Learn how to turn off the thinking mind that wants to control the body  and turn on the listening heart for a more organic, intuitive experience. Participants will come away with an understanding of how they might feel a deeper ease and openness as a result of honoring the feminine. Prerequisite: an imagination! All levels are welcome.

Kids Yoga is a series of classes intended for young yogis ages 5-9 to help build confidence, body and breath awareness, coping skills, friendship, and fun primarily through the practice of yoga asana (poses), breathing exercises, mindfulness, basic concepts of yoga philosophy (e.g., kindness and cooperation), and simple meditation techniques. Students should wear comfortable clothes in breathable fabrics and may bring a bottle of water if desired.

Power Yoga is a dynamic and energetic form of Vinyasa Yoga. This class will physically and mentally challenge the practitioner to connect to their inner power, empowering their presence of mind and body. Power Yoga helps heal, detoxify and rouse the body and mind through balance and intention, strength and spirituality. Power Hour is a one hour version of this class.

Prenatal Yoga classes focus on postures that are appropriate for pregnant women with an emphasis on breathing, relaxation, and muscle toning. Classes aim for the best possible pregnancy and delivery by learning to stretch and strengthen the body, focus and relax the mind, control breathing and develop awareness. Both prenatal and Postnatal Yoga is a wonderful way to bond with your baby while he/she is in the womb as well as in the world. Classes can also help you to deal with all the changes happening to your body, and practicing yoga will help you recover more quickly after the birth. Prenatal Yoga class are a great way to bond with other moms, relax, daydream and honor the life growing within you and yourself. Drop-ins always welcome

Postnatal Yoga helps new mothers and babies stay centered, strong and aware during their first months together. Bring your little one, from infant through crawling to this nurturing class.  Common postpartum and baby handling/carrying issues are addressed with toning, core strength, and stretching.  An infant massage and developmental neuromuscular movement routine will be shared to deepen the bonding between you and your baby. Drop-ins always welcome.

Slow Flow is a mindful and internally compelling practice that emphasizes strengthening the body and increasing awareness. With detailed attention on the transitions between the poses, we incorporate breath work, innovative use of props and creative sequencing. This system helps address asymmetries and injuries, promoting freedom and space on physical, mental, and energetic levels. Class will provide a thoughtful asana (postures) sequence with special attention on the link between breath and movement, the art of transitioning from one movement to the next, and mindful alignment within each posture. While slower-moving, this class is not necessarily easy. Holding postures builds muscular strength, and transitioning mindfully builds focus and awareness while attention to alignment keeps our practice safe. When we take time, our nervous systems relax, our minds slow down, our muscles become supple, our breath deepens – our inner chemistry shifts towards a biological balance, which one experiences as peace, tranquility, relaxation, and emerging bliss. Slower is stronger, gentle is the new advanced!

Stretch & Restore is designed to help heal the effects of chronic stress due to our fast pace and busy lives. Classes will focus on a series of gentle floor stretches followed by restorative poses using bolsters, straps, and blankets. Special attention will be placed on alignment, and relaxation, through proper use of the breath. Restorative Yoga is used to trigger the parasympathetic nervous system, which is responsible for balancing the body. By stimulating this system, you experience a lower heart rate and blood pressure.This also helps stimulate your immune and endocrine systems in healthy way. When you experience stress or feel overwhelmed, it is the parasympathetic nervous system that restores balance. The deep relaxation response elicited by restorative yoga also results in benefit to the internal organs

Tai Chi-Qigong: This ancient Chinese exercise strengthens ligaments, tendons, muscles and bones and is an excellent anti-aging practice for men and women. The form, called Yijinjing, features "extended" or isometric movements that focus on turning and flexing the spine while invigorating the limbs and internal organs. Yijinjing combines softness with strength to calm the mind and promote the flow of vital energy or Qi. YijinjIng exercises were a key element in the physical conditioning of Shaolin monks who were (and still are) experts in martial arts. Benefits of Tai Chi include improved posture and balance, stress reduction, better breathing, regulation of blood pressure, and a sense of well-being. Come learn this ancient art of self-healing. Cultivate your own Qi and share the “ener-Qi” of the group.

Vinyasa Flow syncs movement and breath, building endurance and stamina through sequencing the poses similar to the traditional Sun Salutation. The progression of poses are designed to warm up the body and take you from basic postures to more intermediate or advanced movements as your muscles become more malleable.

Yoga Foundations is a course that starts off new and returning students on the right foot, demystifying notions about yoga while acquainting them with life-enhancing yoga principles and practices that withstand the test of time. Students will experience why yoga thrives as the most appreciated ancient healing system in modern times.

Continuing Foundations (an extension of Yoga Foundations) is a series of classes designed for the student with some yoga experience desiring to refine their practice. It's also appropriate for yogis returning to their practice after an absence or seeking to refresh their knowledge. Students will learn more intricate alignment principles, practice variations on the basic postures, discuss the relationship between breath and movement, and deepen our understanding of basic yoga philosophy.

Yin-Yang Flow combines Yin Yoga with a gentle flow practice. The Yin portion of this class is a passive, quiet, and meditative practice that teaches us to relax and accept ourselves just as we are. All poses are done on the floor so that the muscles can relax and allow the deep connective tissues surrounding the hips, thighs, and lower back to be gently stretched. Through mindful stretching, Yin Yoga maintains the health of the connective tissue and encourages free flow of qi (energy) in the body. Poses are held for longer periods of time (generally 3-5 minutes) and awareness is brought to sensations in the body. Intertwining the Yang portion of this class allows us to integrate this new found openness and awareness into a sense of steadiness and alignment through a gentle vinyasa flow. Suitable for all levels.

Yin-Yang Yoga balances active (Yang) poses with passive (Yin) poses leaving plenty of time to relax deeply at the end of class. The active (Yang) poses help to wake us up and to feel more alive; engaging and stretching muscles, as well as purifying our system with the assistance of conscious breath. The passive (Yin) poses initiate a slower pace, guiding us inward with a focused mind and breath and creating a potential for a deeper emotional release. There are many therapeutic benefits to the joints, ligaments and tendons through the practice of Yin Yoga. All levels of experience are welcome, and modifications of poses will be suggested for those who are new to Yoga, or facing physical challenges. Plan to leave feeling energized, relaxed, and renewed.

Yoga Over 50 (ageless yoga for baby boomers) meets the needs of the emotionally apprehensive newcomer, the student physically limited by age, or someone simply wanting to move a bit slower. All ages are welcome. Students will practice learning the fundamentals of the postures with an emphasis on alignment, breathing techniques, and relaxation.