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Yoga is an ideal basis for a holistic fitness practice since it uses physical movement, controlled breathing and meditation to improve mental and emotional health.  While many come to it primarily for physical reasons, those who deepen their practice find new doors opening to the mental and spiritual aspects as well. 

Sunrise Yoga

Start the day with awareness and well-being. In this Hatha Flow style class, invigorate and awaken your body through breathing techniques and a sequence of flowing postures. This Class uses postures (asanas), sun salutations, and stretches in combination with the breath to develop flexibility and relaxation. There are many styles of Hatha Yoga. In this class we will use a specific series of postures and a flow of movements to encourage proper alignment of the body and bring balance, strength, and calmness to the student. Each part of the body (inside and out) is explored and worked in a deep and mindful way. This practice builds strength, tones and detoxifies giving you a energizing and grounding start to your day!

All fitness levels welcome. No yoga experience required. Just come ready to start your day with a smile!

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes.

Dress Code: Comfortable workout clothes and bare feet.

Jesalyn White
Aerial Yoga

A class for all ages and skill levels, Aerial Yoga focuses on combining the grounding principles of yoga while we take flight in an Aerial Hammock! Learning to fly has never been easier, safer, or more fun than through using the comfortable fabric sling under the instruction of fully certified instructor.

Using gravity to aid in spinal and joint decompression, this class is perfect for any student dealing with back, neck or joint pain as well as those recovering from injury.  In addition to the basics of balance and breath work through yoga, each class will cover proper body alignment while learning how to work with gravity to heal and strengthen the mind-body connection. Experience the effect of weightlessness while balancing on an aerial sling allowing all areas of the spine and joints to decompress throughout the body. Ahhhhhhhh...

All are welcome!

No prior yoga or aerial experience necessary--this class is an excellent way to start building your strength and gaining body awareness for a healthier, happier, well functioning YOU! Pros and yogis are encouraged to join us! This is not an Aerial Silks Dance class; however, students who plan to pursue aerial dance or who are already pursuing aerial would benefit from the healing and strengthening qualities of Aerial Yoga.

 

Duration:  1 Hour

Dress Code: Please wear snug-fitting workout wear. Long sleeve shirts that may be tucked in or leotards and leggings are a good option.

Absolutely no zippers, studs or jewels that may snag or tear the fabric.

No jewelry please. Bare Feet or Toe Sox with grip!

Therapeutic Yoga

This gentle holistic class focuses on releasing tight muscles, reducing pain from injuries, and relieving stress from the body and mind. Yoga techniques such as asana, (postures) breathing, and guided relaxation will be used to bring about harmony and balance within the mind-body connection. Asana promotes stretching and strengthening of the muscles to create stability in the body.

Breath work contributes to the movement of prana (life force) to promote vitality and energy. Guided relaxation allows stress to melt away creating tranquility and peace. The combination of all three parts in a yoga practice is a powerful foundation for health and wellbeing, treating the body as a whole.

Experience: All fitness levels welcome. No yoga experience necessary. Bring your stress and body pain and watch it melt away by the end of class!

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

Dress Code: Comfortable work-out wear and bare feet.

Private Sessions are also available: Please contact us at verticalfitness@me.com for more information and to schedule your session.

Yin Yoga

Yin Yoga targets the deep, dense, rarely touched connective tissues- the tendons, ligaments and cartilage. The areas of the body generally targeted are between the navel and knees; the lower body. Yin postures are done primarily on the floor and held with little to no muscular effort for 2 to 5 minutes each. Connective tissues require long-holds and reasonable amounts of traction to be stimulated properly. The essence of Yin is yielding- learning how to not struggle and how to allow things to unfold naturally.

Since Yin Yoga postures gently stretch and rehabilitate the connective tissues that form our joints, it is the perfect compliment to Yang activity (vigorous yoga, running, weight training, etc.). You may enhance your yang practice dramatically with this technique. Active people probably need Yin Yoga more than anyone else! This may prove to be one of the your best yoga experiences yet as you develop new levels of awareness in each posture and alignment corrections.

All fitness levels welcome. No yoga experience required. Just come ready to unwind and let go!

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes.

Dress Code: Comfortable workout clothes and bare feet.

Jesalyn White
Vinyasa Flow

Vinyasa Flow Yoga is a dynamic blend of Asana (Postures) that are coordinated with each breath. This style of yoga builds strength and flexibility in the physical body and can create a sense of peace and well-being in the mind. When the breath is blended with movement this flow allows for a fluid feeling of ease in the body. This class will aslo focus on mindfulness practice, which teaches the student to be completley present in the moment, to focus the mind on just one task at a time, and to create a higher sense of mind-body awarenes.

Experience: All Levels of practice are welcome in this class. The instructor will demonstrate both beginning and advanced versions of each Asana.

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

Dress Code: Comfortable Yoga clothes and bare feet.

Marla Richardson
Restorative Yoga

This therapeutic style of yoga focuses on counteracting the effects of stress from busy and active life styles that can bring the physical body, nervous system, energetic body, and mind out of balance. In this class we will ulitize props to make it easier for the body to get into certain poses, thus allowing the body and mind to surrendering into the pose through passive stretching. Practicing poses using props provides a completely supportive environment for total relaxation, creating a state of renewal and nourishment. Postures will be held 5 to 10 minutes while focusing on the breath to transform tension, stiffness, and stress into balance, clarity, and ease.

This class is open to everyone! All fitness levels welcome!

Duration: 1 hour

Dress Code: Comfortable workout wear and bare feet.

Deborah Scarborough
Yoga Nidra

Are you stressed, overworked, feeling tension and pain and needing a yoga practice to nourish and rejuvenate your body, mind, emotions, and spirit? Yoga Nidra is a powerful practice that promotes well-being, inner peace, tranquility, and personal transformation. It’s an ancient tantric practice that taps into your body’s natural healing state by activating the relaxation response. There has been lots of research conducted at well recognized universities and medical centers including Stanford University, Medical College of Ohio and others that show a regular practice of Yoga Nidra offers a viable means of prevention and reversal of numerous ailments and diseases, including cardiovascular, stress related illness, and chronic pain.

Start out your week with this beautiful healing practice that will incorporate gentle yoga postures and breathing techniques that prepare the body and mind for Yoga Nidra. All you have to do during Yoga Nidra is to get comfortable on the floor, close your eyes, and listen to a guided meditation to transform tension into clarity and ease, stabilize your mind and emotions, and revitalize and restore your energy.

 

Deborah Scarborough
Sexy Stretch

Treat your body to some relaxation and stress release... In this class we'll dim the lights, soften the music and guide you through a series of sensual stretches and strengthening floor moves. Adding a sexy spin to more traditional yoga and Pilates exercises this class is about letting yourself reconnect with your feminine side. This is a great foundation class for those of you interested in Pole Fitness, but not quite ready to try a class.

Experience: All fitness levels welcome. No experience necessary.

Duration: 50 minutes

Dress Code: Yoga or Pilates wear is perfect. Or go a bit more dancy with a tank top, bootie shorts, and leg warmers. Bare feet are fine!

 

Cindy Coverdale
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