Yoga Classes and Locations

Burrillville Parks and Recreation                         Thursday Evenings 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm

Yoga for EveryBody – This class is for everyone, including beginners. The teaching style is adapted for those in attendance. When beginners are present the detail of instruction is more pronounced, allowing new students to easily follow the class. Typically, this is a moderately paced class which emphasizes focused breathing and a mindful awareness of your body. This emphasis makes this class a joyful, meditative exploration of yourself in the present moment. Students find this class relaxing and revitalizing.

Location: Burrillville Community Recreation Center 50 Lodge Road in Pascoag, RI Sponsored by the Burrillville Parks and Recreation

 

Brown University – 2017 Summer Interim Session – Providence, RI

June to August at the Nelson Fitness Center – Studio 2

Open to members of the Brown Community – see Link at right, Brown University

Wednesday Yoga at 6:00 – 7:00 pm                                                                                                                                               Wednesday Yin Yoga and Yoga Nidra (Mediatation) 7:00-8:00pm                                                                                              Thursday Afternoon Yoga 11:00 – 11:45 am                                                                                                                               Friday Afternoon Yoga at 4:00 – 5:00 pm

A Touch of Light Massage and Yoga Therapy                                         197 Main Street, Pascoag, RI

Mixed Level Yoga Class – This class is easy to challenging and is adapted for those in attendance with modification and variations offered for any level of practice.

Monday 6:00 to 7:15 pm

Personal sessions of Yoga Therapy/Integrated Positional Therapy or iRest by appointment 401 578-4162

One Yoga Center                                                                                            142A Danielson Pike                                                                                         Foster, RI  (2nd floor)

Yoga Tuesday 7:00 – 8:15 pm  Yoga for Everybody

Personal sessions: Yoga Therapy/ Integrated Positional Therapy, iRest or to deepen your practice of Yoga by appointment 401 578-4162

 

Class Descriptions

Beginner: A slower paced class allowing the beginning student to reawaken the mind and body intelligence. We focus on the foundational poses (asana) of Yoga and breathing techniques (pranayama). You will be guided through the details and alignment of each pose. Gently expanding and challenging, giving you the tools needed to attend Yoga classes with knowledge, experience and confidence.

Gentle: A slow to moderately paced class for those who may live with chronic aches or injuries allowing you to define and explore the unique needs of your body. Deepen the exploration of alignment, breath and awareness feeling relaxed and in touch with the natural ease and joy of movement that is your unique self.

Gentle/Restorative: This class combines the elements of gentle Yoga with restorative poses, which utilizes props to promote passive muscular release and deep relaxation. This is a great class to help you unwind from your week and prepare for a relaxing, restorative weekend. The goal will be to relax you, mind and body allowing your stress to dissolve.

Mixed Level: This class is easy to challenging and is adapted for those in attendance with modification and variations offered for any level of practice.

Yoga for Everybody – These classes are for everyone including beginners. The teaching style is adapted for those in attendance. When beginners are present the detail of instruction is more pronounced, allowing new students to easily follow class. Typically, this is a moderately paced class which emphasizes focused breathing and a mindful awareness of your body. This emphasis makes these classes a joyful, meditative exploration of yourself in the present moment. Students find this class relaxing and revitalizing.

Hot Vinyasa: Vinyasa is a term that covers a broad range of Yoga classes. The word Vinyasa means “breath-synchronized movement”. Vinyasa Yoga emphasizes a continuous flow of movement using sun salutations, dynamic breathing and longer holds in poses. The heat encourages greater flexibility and detoxification as each part of the body is explored and worked, in a deep and mindful way as we build strength and tone the body. Vinyasa is a fun and creative practice requiring focus and dedication. This class moves at a quick pace, therefore, some Yoga experience is helpful prior to starting this class and a moderate level of fitness is recommended. This type of hot room Yoga is physically challenging and athletic. If you have any specific health issues or injuries, you should consult your physician and the teacher before engaging in these classes.

Integrative Restoration – iRest® Yoga Nidra: Per the teaching of Richard Miller   “We have an innate yearning to be seen, heard and to connect and belong. When these needs are ignored, judged and shamed our innocent exuberance can feel as if it has been slammed mid-pirouette. When we feel unwelcomed by the world around us, we contract, feel unseen, unheard and disconnected, unable to be as we truly are.”

Some of the beliefs that we hold onto and identify with, may be embedded deep within our unconscious defense system located within our central nervous system. When new life’s events unfold they may then be inadvertently paired with perceived external judgments and internalized self-judgements looping back into old negative patterns as embedded thoughts and emotions arise.

During iRest® we learn to observe and welcome the sensations, emotions, beliefs, and memories that naturally arise within these loops, and allow them into our conscious awareness, surfing the emotions and sensations that arise. Coming back to the awareness that we do have a safe, secure Inner Resource to explore within aiding in releasing negative emotions and calming the nervous system. During iRest® you will be guided through various layers to disengage the negative embedded patterns, learning how to trust yourself and life once again.

Research has shown that iRest® Yoga Nidra reduces: PTSD                      Chronic Pain Insomnia                Depression Anxiety Link Research Insomnia: Link Research PTSD: Link Research Stress College Age Students: NOTE : THIS SECTION IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION ANY POINTLESS LOOPS/RAMBLES/BAD GRAMMAR  ARE MY OWN MISTAKES TO CLEAR UP AS I GO        🙂

Adaptive Yoga for Multiple Sclerosis: No mater what your range of motion or your present abilities the Yoga postures offered can be approached with the use of props to gently achieve a pose. Because each persons experience with MS is different, some students may be able to participate in a regular on the floor mat class and others may need individual instruction with adapting traditional Yoga poses using props and modification. You will learn a variety of Yoga poses that will aid in relieving stress, combat fatigue, reduce spasticity and increase range of motion. Please contact me to discuss your needs.

Adaptive Yoga for Cardiac and Cancer – Yoga of the Heart®: A special 6 to 8 week program. The Yoga poses and breath exercises used are very gentle and induce deep relaxation, reducing stress and promoting healing. Each part of the body is, in turn, related to “mind set” or emotion. By gently moving the body, we can release deep held thoughts and emotions allowing the mind to move to a state of centeredness. We will also work with the breath, when in the pain we often hold or repress the breath, rhythmical breathing and awareness increases oxygen flow allowing us to attain deep complete relaxation (also called progressive relaxation). Yoga, breath and balance….gently increasing muscle strength and resiliency. Regain knowledge of your body, and find ease and acceptance of who we are at this time and place. Permission to attend this class from your medical provider/Physician must be received before beginning class. Contact me for forms and to discuss your needs.

Kripalu YogaDance®: YogaDance is a unique approach to movement that combines Kripalu Yoga with easy to follow dance moves blending guided and solo improvisational dance/movements together. We begin with gentle warm ups, progress upwards with more energetic and lively movements and will finish by winding down to peaceful full body relaxation. You will develop breath awareness, strength and tone in your body, increase stamina, flexibility and most of all have FUN. Join us and relax your mind and body, feel your stress dissolve effortlessly. This unique and balanced workout is for everyone and everybody. No previous experience of Yoga or dance required. Discover the unique dancer you already are, we were born as dancers, we simply forgot.

For Those New to Yoga

It is essential to the mission of Healing Heart Yoga that new students feel welcome and comfortable. This is a time to explore our growing edges with compassion and intelligence, encouraging self awareness.

  1. Please arrive 15 minutes before class start time, kindly turn off cell phones and beepers.
  2. It is recommended that you not eat 1.5 – 2 hours before the beginning of class, a light snack is fine.
  3. If you are new to Yoga, mats are available free of charge. For continuing students, it is highly recommended that you have your own mat for hygiene reasons and so you can practice at home.
  4. Adjust the pose to fit your body, don’t force yourself into the pose. Your teacher will aid you with modifications and props. Be sure to ask for clarity if needed.
  5. If you have any injuries, health issues or concerns let your teacher know.
  6. Please be prepared to begin class at the scheduled time. If you arrive late, quietly join the group. Every effort is made to start and end classes on time.
  7. Please wear comfortable yet fitted clothes. Pants or shorts with an elastic waist are ideal; no big buttons or belts. Dress in layers if needed for comfort.
  8. Remember, the practice of Yoga is enjoyed much more when we listen to our bodies. Don’t push past your limits, maintain a good attitude, keep an open mind and breathe.