We will incorporate pranayama ( breathing exercises ) into all of our classes, and some time to sit in a seat of meditation, time to plant our seeds of intention.
Mixed levels Flow : Open to all levels from beginner to advanced, this practice builds a strong foundation for effective and safe alignment while offering deeper options for more experienced practitioners. Based on sun salutations and deep holds, postures are linked with the breath and a strong focus is made to bring awareness to the body-mind-spirit connection. Each person is invited to modify the shapes to fit their individual needs
Yoga Mix : We will ‘Mix’ it up with this class, incorporating different props to assist us in lengthening and strengthening, as well as opening and releasing. Props may include the foam roller, blocks, should stand assist, and/or the hammock. You can always pass on any of the props being offered- they are an optional assist to dive deeper into a pose.
Slow Flow and Restorative Yoga:
We will incorporate all that we would in our mixed levels, just moving at a slower pace. In this, we will explore the foundational principles of yoga, and just move slower than the Flow for All class. This class is a great place to start and become familiar with the practice. The basics are the roots of all that is possible! We will still incorporate strengthening poses, build a little heat, and then cool down in restorative poses. You do not need to be flexible to attend. Come as you are and begin there. At times we may incorporate foam rollers, massage balls, or chairs ( for assist) to work through issues within the body.
In this practice, we will focus on our breath and being gentle with ourselves. It is in the breath that we will find the release of tension; tension that resides not only in our hearts and mind, but that which also resides in our muscles and cells. We will move slowly and sweetly as we lengthen, extend, nurture and release all that no longer serves us.
Aerial Decompression/ Beginner Aerial class : we will move at a slower pace, less inversions ( inversions will be optional), and focus more on using the hammock as a prop for strengthening & balance. We will also take some time to immerse you into sensation of being completely held, being fully supported, and also flying a little bit 💜.
Aerial Mixed Levels Flow ; we will incorporate all of the foundational practices as we do in the Aerial for All classes, as well as incorporate more intensive core practices and inversions. 💜 🙃🙃🙃
The Benefits of Aerial Fitness:
- Deepens stretches.
- Relieves joint pressure and spinal compression that regular floor yoga can aggravate.
- Releases tension.
- Increases balance and proprioception (bodily awareness)
- Enhances core strength.
- Improves breath awareness.
- Easier access to inverted postures.
- Releases endorphins.
And it’s a lot of FUN!
Aerial yoga must be approached with care.
Key Contraindications for Aerial Yoga Include;
- heart disease
- propensity to vertigo
- very high or low blood pressure
- recent concussion
- head injury
- herniated discs
- recent experience of a stroke or epilepsy.
Shamanic Journeying and Drumming Circle: In this practice, I will teach you how to travel into other realms, meet your power animals, spirit guides, and receive teachings. I encourage you to spend some time outside in nature prior to coming to class. Find a place in nature that you connect with, that you feel connected to, a place that welcomes you. Look for a hole in a tree, or the earth.. take a mental picture of this ‘place’, and store this for the journey work that we will do together. Bring a journal, snack and water bottle. We will end this event with circle time and an opportunity to drum together. I have a couple of extra drums and a couple of rattles. Bring a drum, rattle or whatever you are being called to bring for this time.
Yoga Mindfulness Practice with Horses:
This is an opportunity to learn about, connect, and to “be” with horses. The horse, is said to be a mirror of our own reflection… what do you need to learn ? Work on ? Is there a fear you would like to release ? Do you need a moment – or hour – to slow down,.. connect with your breath. Have you heard the expression that you need to be more “grounded”. Walk with a horse, they have 4 feet on the ground.
This practice can develop into your yoga practice on our horses.
Check our schedule for more information.