|7:15 -||8:15 PM||WholeBodyYin (Katrin)|
|10:00 -||11:15 AM||WholeBodyYin (Katrin)|
|7:00 -||8:00 PM||Moving into Meditation (Rena)|
|6:00 -||7:00 PM||WholeBody Yin (Katrin)|
|7:30 -||8:30 PM||K-shtanga Plus (Katrin)|
|12:00 -||12:45 PM||Lunch Time Yoga (Katrin)|
|6:30 -||7:30 PM||Standing Balancing Poses, April 9, 16, 23 (pre-register!)|
|10:00 -||11:15 AM||Gentle Hatha Yoga (Rena)|
|10:30 -||11:45 AM||Yin & Vinyasa (Katrin)|
|9:30 -||10:45 AM||WholeBodyYin (Katrin)|
|11:15 -||12:15 PM||K-shtanga (Katrin) - no class: 4/19|
Yoga as practiced in the West is almost exclusively Yang (active) or muscular in nature. The Yin style of Yoga which holds poses (asanas) for a longer period of time with the muscles relaxed stretches and stresses the more hidden connective tissue (such as ligaments, tendons, fascia, bones, etc.). Using the breath in the pose is important to calm the mind and to relax more into the posture. Yin Yoga is perfect for students who look for a deeper spiritual dimension of Yoga through a more passive, and gentle approach. WholeBodyYin is Katrin's signature class. In this class she will work the body (plus the mind) in all directions. The Yin sequence is designed as a flow, each posture is connected, sometimes through a Yang pose (as a transition).
This class it a blend of two yoga styles: Yin Yoga & Vinyasa. Yin Yoga (read above) is a more passive style of yoga. Vinyasa is focused on a sequential, creative movement that interlinks breath and postures (asanas) to form a continuous flow. This style is an active (yang) approach in Yoga, and therefore the opposite of Yin Yoga. The breath in Vinyasa functions as a connection between two poses and dictates the movement and the length in the posture. The purpose of this more yang style in Yoga is to create heat in the body, which leads to purification through increased circulation and sweating. Combining both styles in class brings balance to the body and mind.
This evening class is a combination of 30 minute gentle asana (yoga poses) followed by a 30 minute guided meditation.
This class is designed to get a good stretch without sweating during your lunch hour. After working the body, the focus will be on the mind. When you leave the class you will feel centered. Please have your lunch afterwards!
Hatha Yoga is using inner focus, meditation, standard yoga poses, breath work, development of the quiet mind, and relaxation. This form of yoga brings body, mind, and spirit into a state of harmony and balance, by emphasizing the flow of prana, compassionate self-observation, noticing the activity of the mind without judgement, and taking what is learned on the mat into daily life. This class has a gentle approach and is perfect for beginner's, seniors, pregnant women and students who do not want to work so vigorous.
This class is not pretending to be a traditional Ashtanga Yoga class, though it will work on the Ashtanga Primary Series. Each time, Surya Namaskara (Sun Salutation) A & B, also called Vinyasa, will be practiced in the beginning of the class to help the body to cleanse from the inside. More static poses in standing, seated on the floor and inverted poses will follow. The focus in this practice is placed on the breath or in the more dynamic part of the practice (Sun Salutations/Vinyasa) on one breath - one movement. Props such as blocks, eggs, blankets and straps are allowed and integrated in the class (if needed) to help the student to get safely into the practiced pose. The main idea of this class is to meet each student on their level of practice. The student will learn not to push over his or her edge in a yoga pose that might lead to injuries. Not recommended for beginner's.
K-sh/tanga plus a 10 - 15 minute relaxation at the end of class.
Working on and with the yoga wall (through the usage of ropes/straps, pelvic slings, etc.) helps the student experience the various yoga poses more profoundly. It creates optimal body alignment in yoga poses. Using the wall equipment helps opening areas in the body that are for some students difficult to reach. The training on the wall is available for small groups (max. of 3 students) or for private sessions for all kind of student levels.