Hatha Yoga

Brian Hennigan

Taught by Brian Hennigan and Nancy Willman

Hatha yoga is an ancient discipline dating back at least 5,000 years. Asanas (postures), breathing techniques (pranayama) and meditation are all integral parts of the practice. Benefits include: an increase in flexibility and strength, reduces stress and balances your mind and body through the breath. One of the greatest health benefits of hatha yoga is an increase in one's awareness. The practice of hatha yoga help's to identify and release deeper sources of stress and imbalance, resulting in a heightened sense of well being.

Nancy's class is ideal for artist, creative individuals and working men and women with busy schedules. She teaches a gentle "creative flow" of poses that seek to open participants creative energy. This is a perfect class for both beginners and those who want to deepen their practice. It is designed to help students relax, open up through gentle stretching, and attain a more clear, focused awareness, through simple breathing techniques. There is no pain or competition in this class - the yoga you do is "perfect" for you.

Brian's class, which is taught on wednesday evenings, is designed to the needs of advanced beginners and intermediate yoga students who want to deepen their yoga experience through their participation in a 90 minute practice.

Focus and Flow Yoga

Brian Hennigan

Taught by Randy Evans

With a focus on mindfulness and remaining present through the breath, Randy's classes bring a peaceful sense of balance to your life. His teaching is geared towards students looking to move beyond the physical asanas and explore all eight limbs of yoga, and ultimately those interested in gaining a deeper sense of how to integrate the practice fully into their life.

Coming to my mat and sharing my practice with others helps me to express my devotion for the inner divine sense that dwells within each of us. I feel so deeply in love with the practice, and want to share it with others in the hopes of them cultivating their own love for it.

Randy has been actively practicing yoga for over 3 years and completed his RYT 200-hour training through The Yoga Bar's Bija Yoga School, with a focus on Ashtanga and Vinyasa Flow yoga.

Slow Vinyasa Flow

Suzie Nagy

Taught by Suzie Nagy

Slow Vinyasa Flow is a series of sequential movements linked to the breath that takes you longer, deeper and more slowly into a pose.

This class is ideal for beginners and intermediate level students. Beginner students will find the pace accessible, while more advanced students will appreciate the time to explore a deeper opening into the asana (pose). Modifications will be offered to provide more or less of a challenge. The slower pace also allows for more emphasis on alignment. All classes will begin and end with relaxation & breathwork.

Strength Building

Nicole Rogowski

Taught by Nicole Rogowski

This "Strength-Building" Hatha class encourages students to safely work outside of their comfort zone in order to awaken their internal untapped power source.

Nicole focuses on strengthening the places in your body where you are weak.  as a result, you learn to heal existing injuries and have more energy for your day-to-day activities.  regardless of your age, when you are stronger you become more open and more resilient.It's a really exciting thing to experience! Her classes consist of modified versions of traditional poses and intelligent class sequencing to create a physically invigorating practice for students of  all-levels to go inside and connect to their bodies.

Come experience lasting transformation!

Yoga for Scoliosis / Alignment

Shelly Albers

Taught by Nancy Willman

By combining yoga postures with breathing awareness & hands-on techniques, one can develop a more symmetrical, structural alignment. This is accomplished by stretching muscles that have tightened and strengthening muscles that have become weak from this asymmetrical imbalance. Therefore, the body will create a more effortless posture using the bone structure, rather than over working the muscles to hold itself up. Through yoga, one can find that balance point that allows the scoliosis curve to coexist with gravity and activates the body's natural plumb line. The result for most people with scoliosis is better posture and less pain. Choosing to do yoga for scoliosis requires commitment and inner awareness.

The approach to yoga for scoliosis & back issues:

  • Breathe. In yoga it is important to focus on breathing through your nose and to learn how to breathe into the area of discomfort or side of the lungs and ribs where the breath does not flow easily. Learning pranayama
    Breathing helps you to concentrate and also slows down the nervous system.
  • For those who wish to decrease the lateral curve. First, it is important to elongate or lengthen the spine to bring it back to center. Then it is important to strengthen the legs, abdominal muscles, and muscles that run along the spine to prevent the lateral curve from increasing.
  • For those who wish to decrease the posterior rotation. In all poses especially twists, it is possible to de-rotate the rotation of the scoliosis and thereby gain more alignment and balance.

Nancy is well suited for this style of yoga because of her own scoliosis. Her knowledge of the spine and sacrum and her hands-on technique benefits each student individually. She enjoys witnessing others' passion for yoga and she loves to hear about the effects that it has had on their lives. Join her for an calming, enlightening experience!

Call 513-703-4175 to register for class

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