Class Descriptions

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Five Week Beginner’s Yoga Series

This is an introduction to the practice of yoga. Each asana (posture) will be broken down and explained. We will look at individual alignment issues to make sure each student is practicing safely. This series also introduces new yoga students to yogic philosophy, pranayama, and meditation. Each class will have an asana (physical practice) and a short discussion session. Limited to 6 students this is the perfect class for those who are hesitant about practicing yoga or who are nervous about practicing in a gym setting. Please join Autumn’s beginner yoga class at Bend Community Healing on Wednesday afternoons from 11:30 am -12:45 pm.

Vinyasa 1-3 (1-1 ½ hrs)

A vigorous multilevel vinyasa class with a flowing sequence of pranayama, sun salutations, standing and balancing postures, backbends, forward bends, inversions, twists, and of course core work followed by a 5+ minute Savasana.

Hatha 1 (1-1 ½ hrs)

A beginning level Hatha class. This class is designed for people new to yoga and for those overcoming injuries/illness. Class begins with 20-30 minutes of Centering/Eye Exercises/Warm Ups/Sun Salutations followed by an asana practice that includes standing and balancing asanas, backbends, forward bends, gentle inversions and twists (these postures are held from 15 seconds to 2 minutes). The final 30 minutes of class includes yoga nidra (deep relaxation), pranayama, and a short meditation.

Vin-Yin/Yinyasa/Restorative Flow/Flow & Glow (1 ½ hrs)

An energizing and restorative practice to balance the body, mind, and spirit. Class begins with 20-30 minutes of flowing vinyasa, followed by 20 minutes of standing and balancing postures utilizing props to bring the posture to the student. Class then moves down to the floor for intelligently sequenced supported postures designed to relax, restore and rejuvenate the body and to prepare the body for yoga nidra.

Yin Yoga (1-1 ½ hrs)

A supported practice on the floor utilizing bolsters, blankets, belts, and sandbags to gently open the body by gently stretching muscles and strengthening connective tissue, large and small muscle groups.

Restorative Yoga (1-1 1/2 hrs)

Another supported practice on the floor utilizing bolsters, blankets, belts, and sandbags to gently open the body, reduce tension through, and create a calm, centered state of mind. This class is perfect for those with limitations or are seeking to better manage stress.

Restore Your Sol (1 hr)

This class combines restorative yoga with roll and release techniques to reduce tension and tightness, create more openness in the body, and a relaxed state of mind.