For Moms, Dads and other infant caretakers! This is a practice to enhance your sense of well-being, connect with your body, gain strength and flexibility and connect with your child. If children/babies are willing we will give them gentle massage and movement to facilitate their development. Babies and tots also enjoy seeing and playing with one another. Join the community of other growing families. Babies must be at least 8-weeks and not older than 3 years.
Soft and slow repetitive movements are executed to alleviate stiff joints and increase range of motion. Each action is combined with breath to maximize the release of tight and weak muscles. Sequences of postures are designed to build on and complement each other as a specific area of the body is emphasized and awakened through conscious attention and awareness. Restorative work (use of props for muscle release) may also be incorporated. This class is good for individuals with range of motion or mobility limitations or individual looking for a slower start to their yoga practice. This class is also suitable for the student looking for greater relaxation and stress reduction.
Every time you come to the mat, be a beginner with fresh eyes and an open mind. The experience of yoga is one of expanding awareness and exploring the relationship of mind, body, and spirit. This is a great class for those newer to yoga, as well as experienced students looking to refine or go deeper into the roots of his or her asana practice. Pranayama (breath-work), asana (postures), meditation and relaxation are all parts of this class. Students are guided specifically in entering, holding, and exiting postures with detailed directions. Participants will gain greater body awareness, reduce stress and tension, and find an enhanced sense of well-being.
Join a group of like-minded individuals for the practice of yoga.This mixed-level class supports the process of becoming fully alive human beings. Students will practice asanas (postures), pranayama (breath-work), meditation and relaxation to dive into their interior landscapes and get to know themselves from the inside out. Students will leave with a greater understanding of being more fully alive, energetic and balanced.
Each class begins with a roundtable where we take time for discussion and friendship. This is an opportunity for each mother-to-be to talk about how she is feeling and ask any questions. There is a special comraderie and closeness that comes during this time and most women find the support to be invaluable.
The discussion is followed by meditation to quiet the mind and bring focus to the body and the woman’s growing baby. Then we move in to breathwork, stretching, strength building, and balancing postures that help to prepare the body and mind for the process of giving birth. Each class is a unique experience tailored to all stages of pregnancy. We finish the yoga session with deep rest and relaxation.
Join Jacci for a seasonally oriented all-women’s yoga class designed to honor each woman wherever they are in their cycle of life. The class will provide shared wisdom and connection as we join in community to practice. We will practice yoga, breath-work, meditation and share our stories through conversation, art and journaling. We will work to build both inner and outer strength to create happiness and wholeness within ourselves and reclaim our power, our bodies and our personal space.