Class Descriptions

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All Levels Yoga FlowSliding Fee Class

In this all-level flow class, participants will focus on mindful breath awareness–both in movement and in stillness. Postures are linked together with the breath and sequences include multiple variations of each posture, allowing practitioners to find the challenge level that works best for them (including the option to rest at any point). Classes incorporate strength-building, stretching, balance, and meditation to bring body, mind, and energy into harmony. Prior yoga experience is helpful but not necessary.
Sliding Fee Options: $5/$10/$12/$15 or use of class card.

Gentle to Moderate Yoga

This class is for students both new to yoga and ongoing students who would like to focus on learning and refining, both active and restorative, yogic postures with the use of props. This practice will build strength, increase flexibility, center the mind, and enhance energy flow. Each student will be given personalized instruction and variations for injuries when needed, as we work towards body alignment and awareness in movement.

Moderate Yoga Flow

This class is for continuing yoga students who wish to challenge their stamina, strength, and flexibility. This practice will generally flow from posture to posture, following various intelligent sequences, and focusing on maintaining breath awareness and using props as needed. Multiple variations of each posture, as well as precise alignment cues, coax the student to mindfully move into more challenging postures–including inversions and back bends, with an emphasis on personal choice and safety.

Yoga for All Bodies-Sliding Fee Class

Every body can practice yoga when it is taught in a manner that respects and celebrates differences and encourages building strength, flexibility, and self-acceptance. This safe, fun, and body-positive class is for students of all shapes, sizes, and ability levels. Note: You do not have to be a specific size to attend, but this class will pay special attention to a practice that feels good and is safe for individuals with larger bodies. This is an All Levels Class: No Prior Yoga experience necessary.
Sliding Fee Options: $5/$10/$12/$15 or use of class card.

Embodied Flow Yoga- Sliding Fee Class

An All-Levels, All-Bodies class offering that empowers each student’s intuition and centers each student’s choice as modalities for connection through intuitive and guided movement and Pranayama (breath work).
Sliding Fee Options: $5/$10/$12/$15 or use of class card.

Restorative Yoga –Sliding Fee Class

Our restorative practices are an invitation to take time for yourself ~ for deep relaxation and rejuvenation. A variety of props will be used to fully support the body in heart openers, twists, forward bends, hip openers and inversions with a focus on ease, and breath awareness. This is an opportunity to draw senses and attention inward to replenish your well with presence. This is an all levels practice open to students brand new to yoga as well as ongoing practitioners.
Sliding Fee Options: $5/$10/$12/$15 or use of class card.

Qigong/Tai Chi for Better Balance

This all-levels class will draw on the ancient practices of the healing art of Qigong and the martial art of Tai Chi. The practice will emphasize strengthening the foundational muscles necessary for a strong, stable base, which naturally helps us to become more efficient and balanced. Through an exploration of mechanics and energy, we will work towards more efficient and effortless movement. Participants will use gentle strengthening exercises and stretches that can be modified to build more balanced muscle tone and to improve  overall posture. Qigong and Tai Chi are also a beneficial addition to western forms of fitness, because of its emphasis on balancing the energies of body, mind, and spirit. In addition to functional gains, the practice of Qigong and Tai Chi can profoundly impact one’s feelings of wellbeing and can improve sleep quality. No Prior Experience Necessary.

Interoceptive Yoga

Interoception is often defined as the ability to sense how one feels inside. Trauma Center Research has shown that Yoga Practice can help to increase the neuropathways in the brain involved in interoception! These pathways may sometimes be less active perhaps for various reasons including but not limited to experiences with trauma. In this trauma-informed Yoga practice, class will be led with an empowerment approach where participants are encouraged to choose posture options and mindfulness practices that suit their own experiences. Participants will have an opportunity to focus on noticing sensations in the body to strengthen interoceptive awareness or the ability to notice sensations in the body. However, other more exteroceptive mindfulness practices (awareness of what is outside the body/in the surroundings) will be offered as well to allow participants to develop these mindfulness skills at their own pace. This is a slower-paced All Levels Yoga practice, no prior Yoga experience necessary. There will be no physical assists in this class. Registration for the full series is encouraged, but not required. Participants may sign up for one class at a time or the for the full series. Contact Mindy Miller Muse at 207-805-0182 with questions.

Trauma Sensitive Yoga

The class will focus on noticing present moment experiences and choice making. No Hands on assists are offered.  Note: Participants are required to complete a brief phone screening and sign a practice agreement waiver prior to attending their first class. Advanced sign up is required.  Registration for the full series is encouraged, but not required. Participants may sign up for one class at a time or the for the full series after completing the phone screening and waiver.  Limited partial scholarships/sliding scale options are available upon request. Contact Mindy Miller Muse at 207-805-0182 with questions or to complete/schedule your phone screening.

Yamuna Body Rolling® Workshops

Yamuna Body Rolling® is a unique self-care body work which uses patented balls of various sizes and densities to knead out body tension and tightness. The balls provide direct bone density stimulation, elongation and alignment of muscles, immediate feedback of where we are stuck, and a feeling of spaciousness in our joints. Yamuna Body Rolling® routines are helpful to release tension, break up fascial adhesions, lengthen and tone muscles and energize the whole body. No prior experience needed. *Please Note: The specialty pay-per-session rate of $25 applies to all YBR® workshops, and advanced sign up is encouraged. Minimum sign up is required for this workshop to run and space is limited.

Yin YogaSliding Fee Class

Yin Yoga is a slower paced practice that focuses on the more “yin” parts of the body such as the connective tissues (bones/ligaments/tendons and fascia) and flexibility in the lower body (hips/back/legs). Postures are all practiced on the floor (sitting and lying down) and are held for longer periods of time (typically 1-5 minutes). Yin yoga is a nice compliment to more active (yang) yoga practices that often focus on the muscles. Mindfulness practices are incorporated throughout this class.This class is suitable for all levels including people new to yoga, although some prior yoga experience is helpful.
Sliding Fee Options: $5/$10/$12/$15 or use of class card.

Yoga Nidra-Sliding Fee Class

Experience deeper levels of inner peace and health and give yourself permission to rest, balance, and restore. This inspired meditation practice will awaken your whole being, allowing you to enjoy life fully. Be supported, held, and nourished as you discover profound peace and vibrant health.What is Yoga Nidra?
Yoga Nidra is a guided meditation that systematically guides and relaxes you at every level of your being, including the physical, energetic, mental, emotional, and spiritual layers (called the five koshas). Through the use of breath awareness, body scanning, music and nature imagery, Yoga Nidra invites you to become aware of each layer of being without needing to change or fix anything. This contemporary practice is based on ancient yogic wisdom and meditation and is a powerful tool for modern-day life.
Sliding Fee Options: $5/$10/$12/$15 or use of class card.