Yoga Essentials (Capitol Hill Yoga)
Yoga Essentials is for students early in their yoga path and for those wishing to enhance their basic knowledge of foundational yoga postures, key actions and principles of alignment. Each class begins with a centering followed by a warm up designed to link breath and movements and open up the major parts of the body. The class proceeds into guiding students into basic yoga postures that invigorate the body through increased strength, flexibility, and range of motion. Special attention is paid to easing into postures and finding proper alignment. Each class ends with a cool down followed by a final, deep relaxation. We encourage students who are brand new to yoga to find comfort and a slower pace of introduction in the Yoga Basics series. Once basic postures and principles are learned, students are encouraged to move into the Open Yoga (All Levels) classes.
Yoga I (Willow Street Yoga)
Yoga I introduces beginning and continuing students to the Anusara principles of alignment and breathwork, primary poses and yoga basics, including use of props. Emphasis on standing poses and opening the shoulders.
Yoga I/II (Willow Street Yoga
For continuing students who have completed Yoga I. Emphasis on building endurance and introducing Yoga II standing poses. Suitable for students who have studied other styles of Yoga, but NOT suitable for those who have never studied Yoga before.
Yoga II (Willow Street Yoga)
For continuing students who have completed Yoga I/II. Introduces strengthening preparations for inversions (handstand, forearm balance, headstand and shoulderstand). Focuses on refining the revolved standing poses.
Yoga for Runners & Athletes (Willow Street Yoga)
Uses a variety of yoga postures and pranayama breathwork to help athletes learn to ease various imbalances – e.g. joint pain, shin splints, and tight hamstrings – while increasing flexibility, agility, endurance, lung capacity and strength. Suitable for all levels.
Vinyasa Flow Yoga I/II (Willow Street Yoga)
Is a continuous flow of postures linked together by the breath, emphasizing Sun Salutations and other creative flows. Students should be familiar with principles of alignment, in good health, and free of major injuries. Follows Yoga I/II curriculum.
Restorative Yoga (Capitol Hill Yoga)
Restorative yoga is suitable for any level student wishing to release tension, beginners, and students with special conditions or injuries. This class opens with gentle, mindful yoga postures and breathing techniques and moves into receptive restorative postures. Restorative yoga involves the use of props to allow us to release, relax, and gently bring ourselves into alignment with our true nature.
What Your Knees Need (Willow Street Yoga)
A well-aligned body is the secret to happy knees! This series will cover the basic anatomy of the knee joint and teach you key actions to practice on your yoga mat that can eliminate pain and will build strength and stability in your knees. This is a perfect series for anyone recovering from a knee injury, anyone who experiences knee pain when practicing yoga, or anyone trying to prevent knee injury and pain. The poses we will practice in this series are on the Yoga I syllabus so all levels are welcome.