Breathing in I calm my body. Breathing out I smile. Dwelling in the present moment, I know this is a wonderful moment.
Thich Nhat Hanh
This class is formatted so that at least half of the class is conducted with suspended swings near the floor so that the body is grounded while allowing the gentle stretching effect of suspended support. Swings are raised later in the class to allow focused stretching of shoulders, legs and hips, and opportunity for inversions (full- or partially- supported). Like an on-the-mat Restorative or Yin Yoga class, postures are often held for multiple minutes, often using additional props for comfort and alignment, and there is a relaxing ambiance of poetry, music, and letting go. Class sizes are limited to 6 participants so pre-registration is recommended.
This class has similarities to a traditional on-the-mat slow flow yoga class, except swings are used to provide support and allow further exploration of traditional yoga poses. Suspended swings are used to provide support for traditional postures, most often with feet on-the-ground, as well as to provide support for inversions, full-body stretches, and relaxed lying-down positions. Classes are limited to 6 students. Class sizes are limited to 6 participants so pre-registration is recommended.
A full-body, strength-building and body-stretching class combining yoga mindfulness principles, standing yoga postures, and aerial suspension training. Classes include breath work, meditation, and use of hammock-like swings in a one-hour guided format. This class also adds the use of suspended multi-height grips to allow bodyweight strength training and other supported options.Class sizes are limited to 6 participants so pre-registration is recommended.
Classes combine the benefits of yoga practice with the principles of functional strength training. Class sizes are limited to 6 participants so pre-registration is recommended.
Focus on foundations of yoga practice, alignment, body mechanics and breath wth emphasis on step-by-step instruction. For beginners and beyond.
Slow Flow Yoga is a lovely class integrating flow with seated and standing poses. As always, attention will be paid to alignment, breath and cultivating present moment awareness. Restorative poses may be introduced at the beginning and end of class. Open to all levels.
Class incorporates sun salutations, moon salutations, standing poses, seated poses, alignment and focused breathing techniques. A range of postures are offered making this class appropriate for experienced practitioners and accessible to less experienced and beginners.
Practice powerful posture sequences while focusing on alignment and mindfulness. Classes focus on heart opening poses, hip opening poses, twists, inversions and overall increased flexibility balance, strength, and compassion. This practice is especially appropriate for athletes and those wishing to increase fitness levels. Classes enhance conditioning, improve cardiovascular health, and may even reduce the likelihood of injury. Some yoga experience is recommended, as we will explore some challenging poses, however modifications will be offered for the less experienced. Room is heated to 80 degrees, so you can break a sweat. Come hydrated!
Ease your body through a series of standing, seated, reclining, and restorative poses designed to gently build strength, calm the mind and nourish the spirit. Cultivate relaxation, develop flexibility, improve balance, and dissolve stress and tension. Open to all levels, no experience necessary. Live music on most Thursdays.
LYB Graduates: You are eligible to attend Gentle Restorative classes taught by Jo Kirsch: 10:30-11:30am on Thursdays.
Yin Yoga uses gentle long held postures practiced with an attitude of compassionate acceptance to awaken the more Yin parts of our physical, emotional and spiritual selves.
“Yin is a magical doorway to come deep inside my own body, to enjoy my life that I was born to receive. Practicing Yin has allowed me to harness a great energy, physically,
spiritually and mentally. It heals my soul and that I never expected.” – HOTV Yoga practitioner.
This practice is intended for men who have physically-active work days, often sore from being on their feet or lifting objects, and want to feel and move better. It is also intended for those who might sit in chairs much of the day, often feeling stiff from lack of movement or bad posture. It is appropriate for men who’d like to learn basic yoga postures modified for men’s bodies, or out-of-shape bodies. The practice focuses on movements to benefit the spine, neck and shoulders, as well as basic standing and lying-down postures that develop leg, hip, and core strength. Open to all levels, no experience necessary.
The BEST of Yoga and Mat Pilates in one class. An amazing flexibility, stretch, Yoga and Pilates class rolled into one. The dynamic blend of movement increases strength, balance, and agility, while relaxing and focusing your mind. This workout is very easy on your joints, yet delivers a great strength, balance, agility and flexibility workout.
Our Seva Flow Yoga is a free class taught weekly by Heart of the Village Yoga 200 Hour Advanced Studies and Teacher Training program graduates. Linking breath with movement this class incorporates sun salutations, standing and seated poses, alignment and focused breathing techniques. A range of postures will be offered making this class appropriate for experienced practitioners and accessible to less experienced and beginners.
Seva, which means Selfless Service in Sanskrit, is a service which is performed without any expectation of result or award for performing it. Such services can be performed to benefit other human beings or society. Each class will be taught and assisted by two 200 Hour HOTV Yoga Teacher Training graduates. Be sure to reserve your spot now!
This donation-based relapse prevention program is open to the community and anyone is welcome to attend. One does not need to currently be attending a 12-step program, or currently practice yoga, to participate.
Chair yoga is one of the gentlest forms of yoga available. It is a unique yoga style that adapts yoga positions and poses through creative use of a chair. Poses are done seated on the chair or the chair is used for support during standing and balance poses. This is perfect for people who have difficulty getting up from and down to the floor from a standing position. It is also suitable for people in wheel chairs. The class is held in a wheelchair accessible studio. There is an elevator from the ground floor, and the first floor, to take you up to the second floor where our chair yoga class is held. No prior yoga experience is required to attend this class.