Class Styles

Core on the Wall

Integrating the yoga wall and pilates springs is terrific for integrating the limbs into the body, challenging the core and building strength in the hips and shoulder girdle. The variety of exercises is limitless.

Pilates exercises develop a strong “core,” or center of the body. The core consists of more than 20 muscles and includes the deep abdominal muscles along with the muscles closest to the spine. Control of the core is achieved by integrating the trunk, hips and shoulders so you move with ease and power.

The wall work integrates;

  • Strong Core, each limb works independently with the springs, creating a challenge for stability hence working the core muscles.
  • The springs have a variety of  placements,  this creates easy adjusting for individual body size and creating a variety of challenges.
  • A lot of the work is “open-chain” and less stable, this creates a more challenging environment and will make you work harder to stabilize and balance which will make you stronger.
  • Gain long, lean muscles and flexibility. Pilates elongates and strengthens, improving muscle elasticity and joint mobility. The result is a body with balanced strength and flexibility that is less likely to be injured.
  • Learn optimal patterns of movement. Pilates exercises train several muscle groups at once through smooth, continuous movements. By developing proper technique, you can actually re-train your body to move in safer, more efficient patterns of motion, enhancing injury recovery, sports performance, good posture and optimal health.

Restorative Wall Yoga

The Rope Wall is one of yoga’s most therapeutic props. It is excellent for Yoga students of all levels seeking to align, strengthen and restore the body. Those that suffer stiffness and those that have a difficult time moving into complex poses will find the rope wall particularly therapeutic. This practice yields to a relaxing and lengthening effect on the body and nervous system.

The system of wall ropes used in this practice, was inspired by the original design of B.K.S. Iyengar and is known as Yoga Kurunta.

Kurunta means puppet in Sanskrit. In asana (a yoga pose), using the wall ropes to manipulate their limbs and suspend their bodies, students become much like marionettes. Except, in this case, the puppet and the puppeteer are one and the same. Using ropes, students become more aware of their own asymmetries and can more easily attain proper alignment. The effects are truly therapeutic and can really assist in creating stronger neuropaths to help in creating better range of motion and ease of movement.

 

Light on Kundalini

Kundalini Yoga is a science that works on the chakras, meridians or energy systems. It works directly on the total energy, either you sway with it or it sways you. Learn how to ride this wave of energy, to attain a balance. Using Classic Yoga poses with a deep focus on breathing, sound and meditation to raise energy from dormant areas of the body and put the energy to more useful uses, like raising your own vibration, which simply means giving you more energy to put to good use! This class is a relaxing meditative class to restore your amazing self and renew your nervous system. That said, it is a class for everybody and will challenge your core muscles! The greatest thing about this class is it demands you to work at your own pace, it is the only way to create the high energy response and create the new neural pathways that will defeat lethargy, low energy, lack of motivation and confusion around your true potential.