Complete Class Descriptions
INTRO TO YOGA for the True Beginner with Monika
Sunday July 21, August 11, September 8 @ 2:30
This is a safe, simple, slow-paced breakdown of basic asanas (poses) and pranayama (breath) that will provide you with a foundation and confidence for a healthy yoga practice. Community yoga meets right after this class, so you have the opportunity to stick around and make this a workshop day with the two classes back-to-back.
💜Locals💜 ~ Your first Intro to Yoga is FREE, our gift to you, we welcome you.
Yoga relaxes the nervous system, relieves anxiety, improves posture and flexibility, increases balance and strengthens the muscular and skeletal systems; it also improves digestion and elimination. Pranayama is a practice of breathing exercises that can calm and balance the mind, increase energy levels and mental clarity, reduces symptoms of allergies and asthma, and stimulates the lymphatic system.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to communicate with the teacher, Monika Bernstein, before your first class.
COMMUNITY YOGA Sundays @ 4pm All levels vinyasa flow class. Resident teachers rotate leading this class each Sunday of the month. $5 CASH ONLY.
INTRODUCTION TO ASHTANGA YOGA with Pat Sundays @ 8am A set sequence of asanas (postures) linked together with deep rhythmic breathing and focused attention. In this class we explore the primary series, a challenging and invigorating sequence of postures that strengthen, tone, and cleanse the muscles, joints, and internal organs. The practice brings the mind and body into harmony and focus. During the class students of all levels will be guided in unison through the series. Variations for postures that prove challenging will be provided as necessary. The practice is defined by individual needs- the student works to his or her limitations and progresses at his or her own pace. This is a highly individualized practice in a group setting.
OPEN STUDIO with Pat Thursdays @ 8am Students are invited to practice on their own within the nurturing environment of The Well and in the company of other liked-minded yogis. Students may sequence the postures as they prefer or follow the sequence specified by a yoga system of their choice. Whether the sequence chosen is based on Ashtanga, Iyengar, or another system, self- guided practice is the best way to learn the proper intensity and natural pace for your disposition. The memorization and repetition of a personal sequence helps bring the mind and body into harmony and creates a deep state of concentration. Open Studio runs from 8 am – 9 30 am. Please arrive no later than 8 30 am. Use as much or as little time as you need to complete your practice by or before 9:30am. This is a great opportunity for students taking Intro to Ashtanga to memorize the sequence and practice in the Mysore style. Although this session is not led, Pat will practice along-side the students and will be happy to answer questions and offer suggestions.
VINYASA YOGA with Monika Mondays @ 6pm, Wednesdays @ 6pm, Fridays @ noon A gradual and dynamic progression or a step-by-step approach that systematically and appropriately takes a student from one point and safely lands them at the next point, linking breath to movement. This class builds heat, endurance, flexibility, strength and concentration.
MEDITATION with Nick Tuesdays @ 6pm Two 20 minute sits with a 5-minute walking meditation between sits, finished with an open discussion and dharma talk. Meditation practice is seeing what our mind is doing, where it is going, and returning to the visceral experience of reality in the present moment. With consistency, meditation can help us see our lives more clearly and function with more ease and benefit in the world.
ALIGN & FLOW YOGA with Annemarie Fridays @ 9am This practice focuses on alignment and mindful awareness as one moves from the deep core of physical body to build strength, balance and flexibility. Time on the floor and detailed alignment is combined with a gentle vinyasa flow.
BIG SKY YOGA with Monika @El Cosmico Saturdays @10am All levels Vinyasa on the outdoor stage at El Cosmico. This class moves indoors to The Well when it is too chilly, windy or rainy, check our daily schedule HERE for location updates.