A variety of classes are offered. Each of which are appropriate for all levels of practitioners (beginners and beyond). It is important, for a variety of reasons, to find balance in your practice between Yin and Yang forms of yoga. However, if your lifestyle is naturally more active, it is recommended that you begin with Yin, to offer balance. Likewise, if your lifestyle is more sedentary in nature, it would be suggested to begin with Slow Flow.
Private Individual & Group: Tailored to your specific needs. This 60 minute session allows you to work privately with Michelle, in the comfort of your own home or space of choice, to create a practice that makes sense for your body and your level of experience. While all yoga supports you physically, emotionally, and spiritually, private yoga lets you work on what makes sense for you, at your own pace. There are several reasons why you should add private sessions to your weekly practice. They're helpful if:
- You're a beginner and you want to get started in yoga without being overwhelmed or intimidated
- You want to go to the next level in your practice or work more in-depth
- You have injuries or health concerns
- You want to work toward a specific physical goal such as increased flexibility, balance, or strength; target problem areas like tight hips or hamstrings or weak knees, or increase your mental focus in a particular sport or activity.
- You want to add yoga to your weight-loss or strength-training program.
- You want to learn more about yourself-gaining awareness without judgment.
Yin Yoga is a quiet, meditative practice with an emphasis on hips and spine. Through mindful muscle relaxation, yin yoga promotes the healthy flow of chi (energy) in the body through the connective tissue. Postures held for longer periods give practitioners the opportunity to observe and bring awareness to the breath and sensations in the body as well as cultivate a deeper contemplative practice. The yin practice is a wonderful compliment to a more vigorous yoga practice, running, cycling or other more active pursuits. See What is Yin Yoga? for more information.
Slow Flow Vinyasa presents yoga poses in a flowing manner at a comfortable pace. Poses are connected with each other and coordinated with the breath to increase strength, endurance, balance, and inner calm. The practice prepares participants to take on the rest of their day with more energy and awareness.
MFR Yoga Both MFR and Yoga have a whole-body approach when assessing and treating the individual. Yoga complements Myofascial Release because both are helping stretch and lengthen areas of tightness and restrictions both in the physical body and in the mind. These areas of tightness are caused from repetitive movements, posture, habitual bracing patterns or trauma. Stretching, breathing and practicing the ability to turn our focus inward as we do with both MFR and Yoga, helps increase the mind-body connection and we learn to feel and sense deeper. As we move into deeper levels of awareness, we connect with our true nature. It is here that real change and healing can occur.