Yoga 101: Virtual Beginner / Foundational Series
Learn the basics of traditional yoga postures (asana) including how to make them work for your body, breathing (prana), and yoga philosophy while strengthening your body and mind. Appropriate for beginners and experienced practitioners.
20 min discussion (beginning or end of class)
5-7 min breathing/centering
30-35 min movement & yoga pose basics
15-20 min slower stretches and relax
Class is virtual live Tuesdays in February from 6:30-7:45pm, but will be available for viewing for one week for your convenience. Space is limited.
This class is for you if:
1. You’ve ever wondered what yoga was or wanted to try it
2. You have ever felt intimidated by a group yoga class and would feel comfortable starting at home
3. You have done yoga but want to learn more about it’s origins and history
4. You’ve want more healthy movement in your life, but not to the level of the crazy “yoga” contortionists online (that’s not what yoga is about, btw).
5. You want to learn how to make yoga movement work for your body.
Feb 2, 9, 16, 23
(+ Recording available for one week)
GENTLE classes are slower with longer periods spent on working into poses; great for those new to yoga, healing from an injury, or looking for a calming practice. Chair options provided.
Focus on releasing tension, connecting with the breath and gaining strength and flexibility. Gentle Yoga is a combination of postures coordinated with the breath, performed at a gentle pace which allows time to be present in each pose. This class provides the opportunity to explore your practice, to find the play between strength and flexibility, stability and ease, and to gain a greater understanding of physical alignment and balance.
Yoga for Seniors
Build strength and endurance, increase flexibility, and improve posture and balance. Students are encouraged to use props, modify poses, transition carefully, and find their appropriate balance between ease and effort. Seated chair poses, standing poses, and floor work (alternatives provided as needed).
Slow Flow for Seniors
Designed for mid-life and older adults who may enjoy or benefit from more movement in a flow pattern. Seated chair poses, standing poses, and floor work (alternatives provided as needed).
Yin - class coming soon!
Yin yoga consists of a series of long-held, passive floor poses that mainly work the lower part of the body – the hips, pelvis, inner thighs, lower spine - and using the breath to ease the body further into the pose. Poses are held for longer periods of time (up to 5 minutes) to target deep tissue relaxation. Postures are frequently supported by props to allow you to release and relax. Yin is very meditative and can be a perfect complement to a more active lifestyle. For an article about all the benefits of Yin Yoga, go HERE.
ACTIVE classes combine strengthening movement and yoga fundamentals into gentle flows. Classes end with deeper stretching and relaxation. Appropriate for beginners, but participants should feel comfortable getting on and off floor without difficulty and being on hands and knees.
Combine strengthening movement, joint mobility work, balance, and yoga fundamentals into gentle flows. Classes end with deeper stretching and relaxation. Options to challenge participants at their individual level are offered.
Level 2 Active Yoga
Level 2 includes optional work toward more difficult poses including arm balances. Students should be familiar with yoga asana.
Be prepared to challenge yourself with balance, strength, and movement. You might even break a sweat. Participants should feel very comfortable getting on and off the floor without assistance, lunging, and putting some weight on hands/wrists.
Get ready to move and groove to music as we work to gradually loosen tight muscles and joints. Balance and strength will also be challenged with this faster-paced class. Movement will be connected to a breath in the Vinyasa yoga style.
Warm up the body with carefully sequenced poses to prepare the body for more challenging postures throughout the one hour class. Be prepared to move, open, strengthen, and stretch with a fun flow and a few challenges.
"I have a fairly rigorous walking routine and do some strength training with weights. Tanaya’s classes provide the other fitness components I’m looking for - flexibility, mobility and balance with a hearty helping of strength work and centering/focusing." -Marion D.