This is our most challenging class. You should be comfortable going to the full expression of the pose in general yoga classes before considering this one. Once you are comfortable in the full expression of the pose and you want to add a little spice to your practice give this one a chance. This is a small group class. Preregistration is highly suggested as is a couple of months of yoga experience.
In a back-care yoga class, we focus on creating space in the low back, strengthening the core, opening the hips, and releasing the shoulders. Some classes may focus on one of these areas. However, all classes with have a mixture of these actions.
The gentle class is created for students that do not want to get on the floor. We focus on opening the joints, building balance and moving in ways that make your body stronger. This is a great class to start with.
This class is appropriate for beginners as well as advanced yogi's. The instructors typically gives different options to make the poses more or less difficult.
Gentle movements and a mind body connection make this class a student favorite. You will only have to get up from the floor once in this class.
Restorative Yoga helps you rest, relax & renew. We use props to fully support the body. This allows you to release into the pose for a longer hold and greater relaxation. We hold poses anywhere from 5 - 30 minutes.
Tai chi is a transformative and healing practice that works with energies of the body. It is a pillar of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), its movements are designed to energize and balance the body’s chi (energy). Balancing the yin and yang, tai chi integrates our body, mind and spirit and is known as an inner practice.
In Yin we hold the poses longer to release tension in the connective tissue. Most yin postures are done seated or laying down. We hold the poses from 1 - 10 minutes with the muscles fully relaxed. You only need to get up from the floor once in this class since there are no standing positions.
In yoga we say to always come to the mat with a beginners mind. This is the class you come to as a beginner or with your beginners mind. You will learn or relearn the common poses in the way Yovana Yoga teaches them. Yoga has evolved a lot and we have evolved with it.
25% of Men and 55% of women over 50 have bone density issues. Yoga helps strengthen bones. We have seen several of our students that committed to a regular yoga practice be downgraded from Osteoporosis to Osteopenia. So, if you already have bone density issues this class is for you. If you don't have bone density issues this class is still for you. We will do Dr. Fishman's sequence to strengthen bones every week. Sarah is certified in Yoga for Osteoporosis by Dr. Fishman.