Beginner- An introductory class for those with little or no yoga experience. Designed to make you feel completely comfortable in the yoga studio and introduce you to yoga postures and connection to your breath.
Vinyasa- Vinyasa means “movement synchronized with breath”. Vinyasa yoga is a series of poses linked through sun salutations that will move you through the power of inhaling and exhaling creating a dynamic flow and moving meditation.
Hatha Open- Hatha is often translated as "ha" meaning sun and "tha" meaning moon. Hatha yoga is a path toward creating balance and uniting the opposites within ourselves. Hatha is a general term that includes all yoga styles. It is a system that includes the practice of asanas (yoga postures) and pranayama (breathing exercises), which help bring peace to the mind and body, preparing the body for deeper spiritual practices such as meditation. There is a strong focus on alignment often working towards a peak pose, practiced more slowly and with more static posture holds than perhaps a Vinyasa flow or Ashtanga class to create strength and flexibility. This class is open to students of all levels.
Yin/Restorative- A deeply relaxing practice of supported poses, guided relaxation, yogic breathing, and an extended savasana (final resting pose). Extended holds of grounded postures creates deep restorative work that improves range of motion, joint mobility and reduces pain. This meditative practice cultivates a necessary balance between body and mind while dissolving physical and mental tension. For any level student seeking to reduce the effects of stress.
Athletic Stretch- This class is geared towards cyclists, runners and anyone who needs extra time spent opening up the hips, hamstrings, quads and low back. The class will address some of the specific imbalances that often arise in the body when we engage in intense repetitive movements that occur in sports. We will also use yoga therapy balls for myofascial release to help eliminate pain, improve range of motion and assist in downregulation/recovery.
Ashtanga- A set and progressive sequence of standing and seated postures to bring strength, flexibility and endurance to the body. The practice is designed to purify the body through the breath and movement to help quiet the mind.
Open Heart, Open Hips- At the center of our body and the chakra system lies the heart. Opening the heart space helps counteract the many daily activities that cause us to lean forward. As we energetically open the heart, we give freedom to our light and love within. Opening the hips can help reduce back pain and also serve as a detox, allowing us to unlock and let go of pent up emotions.
VinYin- This class will improve your strength and flexibility with a mix of vinyasa flow, alignment-based asana practice, and yin postures. Extra focus will be placed on core strength for stability, balance, and injury prevention. This class is open to all levels of students.
Rise, Shine & Flow- Start your day with a morning flow to connect with the breath, energize the body and to open areas of the body that tend to be tight in the morning.
Senior Yoga- The class will use chairs and other props to ensure that the benefits of yoga are accessible to folks of varying degrees of strength, balance and flexibility. We will practice basic yoga poses while exploring the openness that comes with combining breath with movement. This class is funded through the City of Wildwood and occurs every other Fri. 11:00-11:45am. Please sign up through the city's website https://wildwoodmo.recdesk.com/Community/Program
Family Yoga-This class is for the family. We will playfully move through poses to build strength, confidence and to learn to relax together. Practicing as a family provides an opportunity for connection and togetherness. Ages 4yrs + Held on the 4th Sun of each month. Please sign up through the workshops/events page.
Kundalini- Kundalini Yoga consists of physical exercise, pranayama (breath work), mantra (chanting), mudra (hand positions), and mental focus or visualization, that make up a Kriya. A Kriya is a specific set of exercises that generate energy, organize that energy, and deliver you to a specific energetic state – particularly one of greater awareness. We will practice a Kriya that is appropriate for all, whether you are a beginner or very experienced. You cannot stay the same when you practice Kundalini yoga. Held Wed. 5:30-6:45pm and on the 3rd Sunday of the month. For weekly class sign up on Schedule page. For Sunday class sign up through the workshops/events page.
**THURSDAY NIGHT 7:00pm ROTATING CLASS:
REIKI + YOGA: Yoga and Reiki practiced together can be a powerful tool to transformation. Students will be guided through mindful movement and breath work to facilitate the release of physical and energetic layers that the body is holding. The teacher will offer the hands on healing method of Reiki at the end of class to each student to promote stress reduction, relaxation and access to deep healing. 12/6, 1/3, 2/7 Led by Jill Dunlap
ESSENTIAL OILS 101: This is a unique class pairing up the power of yoga with the power of plants to support you and your body. Join us for an evening of movement and hands on learning where you will: 12/13, 1/10 Led by Mary Shackelford & Jill Dunlap
-Experience a 20 minute uplifting yoga class
-Learn the basics of essential oils and the ways to effectively and safely use them in your daily life
-Simple ways to use essential oils in your daily routine to boost your immune system
-Create your own “make and take” rollerball bottle gift made with our featured essential oil.
-Have the opportunity to consult with Jill and Mary to learning more about how essential oils can support you in your personal health and wellness goals
MEDITATION: Meditation is a practice where an individual uses a technique to train awareness, and achieve a mentally clear and emotionally calm state. There are hundreds of different techniques, and in each class we prepare the body with gentle movements and explore several techniques to experience expanded states of consciousness and healing. No experience necessary. 12/27, 1/17, 2/21 Led by Jill Dunlap
ROLL AND RELEASE: A healing practice for all levels, ages, conditions & body types. Using Yoga Therapy Balls and other props to uncover and target areas of tension, decreasing aches & pains while increasing flexibility, range of motion and well being. 1/31, 2/28 Led by Mary Kampf