Class Descriptions & Details

Classes for Adults

 
Our classes can be tailored to all ages, levels of experience, physical ability, and special occasions.  Our most popular classes for adults are:

Mindfulness & Movement

Relieve stress, lubricate joints, stretch and release tension in muscles with yoga poses, often done in the form of kriyas (or flow), followed by guided relaxation and meditation to bring better focus, more energy, and reduce stress.  Each class includes Pranayama (breathing), warm up movements, Asanas (postures), guided relaxation and meditation to balance the body, mind, and tap into inner wisdom.  This class is suitable for all experience levels and a broad variety of physical abilities.

Gentle Yoga
Gentle Yoga is safe, not easy.   This class provides stress release and muscle strengthening through gentle stretching, alignment-based movement and weight-bearing poses incorporating simple breathing exercises, an emphasis on spinal warm-ups, flowing movements, deep relaxation, meditation and basic yoga poses designed lubricate joints, strengthen bones, and warm and align tendons and ligaments.  This class is appropriate for students new to yoga as well as those individuals with physical limitations, such as recent or recurring injuries.  This is also an ideal class for individuals wanting to explore stretches more deeply, practice quieting the mind, and to improve the synchronization of breath and body.

Meditative Posture

This class provides a balance of stretching and strengthening and is intended to have an internal focus.  A variety of breathing exercises (including Dirgha, Ujjayi, and Kapalabhati) and warm ups and kriyas are followed by postures.  Postures may be led with longer holding times and a focus on deeper breathing. This class is most appropriate for students who have learned the basic postures and are comfortable doing them with their eyes closed. 

Yoga Workout (Vinyasa)

This class is predominately athletic and can also be referred to as a Vinyasa flow (Suryanamaskar).  It begins with Pranayama (breathing) and quickly moves to Asanas (postures). Postures are held for three to seven breaths and there is little or no rest time between Asanas.  Postures are sequenced so that the student flows in and out of warm ups and postures, allowing steady work of the muscles throughout the body.  This class is designed for individuals who have previous yoga experience and are in good physical condition.

Yoga Nidra

Designed to create a deep state of relaxation, this restorative practice is usually done in a reclined, supported position in which the participant remains still for the duration of the class as the instructor guides a meditative experience to gradually release tension in the body, quiet thoughts and feelings, and connect participants with the healing powers of their inner selves.

Contact lisa@INAwellness.com to find the ideal class for you.

 

Classes for Youth & Family

 Uniquely designed for each developmental stage.

 Preschool (ages 3 to 5 years)

Children experience the magic of yoga through stories, music, games and movement.  They are encouraged to move and use their bodies in fun and imaginative ways, engaging in a variety of yoga poses that enable them to go from silly to calm, as they practice breath and body awareness.

Young Children (ages 6 to 10 years)

Through the use of stories, music, games and props, founded in theme-based teaching, children release restless energy while honing motor and language skills, boosting body and breathing awareness, and developing self-confidence. Relaxation and self-reflection is included in each session. Children participate in individual, partner and group yoga.

 PreTeens (Grades 5-8, ages 11-14)

Through poses, games and conversation, Yoga for Tweens is designed to help preteens navigate their journey from childhood to teenager.  This class gives preteens the tools they need to improve concentration, reduce stress, and explore their bodies and feelings in a fun and positive way. Preteens will challenge their bodies by practicing yoga postures for increased balance, flexibility and strength and connect to their bodies and quiet their minds through breathing exercises.  Preteens will also learn how to take their yoga practice off the mat and into their daily lives to help them find ease in the face of today’s challenges.

Teens (High School, ages 15-18)

Being a teenager is hard! The pressures of homework and tests, sports, music performances, and where to fit in the social hierarchy often leave teens feeling stressed, anxious and stripped of energy. This class will equip high school students with the tools to healthily manage their emotions and stress levels, while leaving them feeling empowered and self-confident. Students will learn breathing and centering exercises, yoga postures, relaxation and meditation techniques as well as how and when to use these techniques when facing challenges outside of class. Benefits of movement and meditation include lowered stress, greater relaxation and sleep, and improved concentration and mental clarity. 

FAMILY YOGA(ages 6-10)

In this class, children & their grown-ups (parents, grandparents, other caregivers) learn & practice basic yoga poses; and enjoy yoga stories, games, songs. Through yoga and community, we will create a fun, energetic and non-competitive environment that supports our efforts to build stronger social and emotional connections, boost physical fitness & self-expression, and let go of stress.

FAMILY YOGA with Lil’ KIDS (Ages 3-6)

We’ve combined our popular family yoga curriculum with our highly successful preschool yoga program to meet the specific developmental needs of young children and their families.  In this 45-minute class, youngsters explore self-awareness and self-regulation, build confidence and self-esteem, and enhance strength and body awareness while engaging in yoga stories, games, and poses along side their parents, grandparents, siblings, and other family members.   This class is an ideal opportunity for families with young children to come together to play, learn, grow, and have FUN as a family.

FAMILY YOGA with Littlest Ones (Ages 6 to 24 months)

A special time for adults to connect with the little ones in their lives.  This class is designed to strengthen bodies as well as social-emotional connections between adult caregivers and their babies and to promote joy in movement, physical exploration, self-expression, and self-confidence, through songs, movement, stretching, and massage in a relaxed, fun, positive environment.

 

Studio Schedule for

Youth & Family Classes

Studio Schedule for Adult Classes