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JUST PLAIN YOGA STUDIO CLASS GUIDE

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Yoga, from the Sanskrit root "yuj" which can, depending upon translation, mean "to add, to join, to unite or to attach". Practicing yoga is a way to unify the physical, mental, and spiritual parts of ourself, as well as finding self-awareness or enlightenment. There are six main branches of yoga:

  • Hatha – physical practice; techniques using body, breath, and mind
  • Karma – practice of selfless service
  • Bhakti – practice of love and/or devotion (often found in chanting)
  • Jnana – path of knowledge and wisdom; study of scripture and one's self
  • Raja - yoga of meditation
  • Tantra – cultivation of a reverential attitude encouraging a ritualistic approach to life

In the west, the focus is mainly Hatha yoga – referring to physical exercises designed to align bones and muscles, as well as allow energy to flow freely within the body. Hatha is translated as "ha" meaning "sun" and "tha" meaning "moon, and it also means "forceful yoga" because the basis for it is the gross body. This can be expressed as masculine/feminine, yin/yang, hot/cool or more simply, balancing and uniting opposites, working from the "gross" or "larger" body to the more subtle "mind" and "spirit". All styles and disciplines of yoga stem from Hatha, such as Iyengar, Ashtanga, Bikram, and many more. A discipline of Hatha Yoga is Vinyasa, which was inspired by Krishnamacharya - guru and teacher to Pattabhi Jois who founded Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. Vinyasa is derived from the Sanskrit word "nyasa" which means "to place" and the prefix "vi" which means "in a special way" or "with awareness". Vinyasa is the linking of the breath with movement in a flowing sequence of postures.

For purposes of simplicity, Just Plain Yoga divides the class offerings into two major classifications, each with subcategories based on pace, intensity, and focus:

Hatha Yoga classes include asana (postures), pranayama (breath control or breathing exercises), and some form of meditation and/or relaxation. Hatha classes range from gentle to moderate in intensity and from extremely slow to steady, moderate in pace. Hatha classes are generally calming and relaxing and all hatha classes are suitable for beginners.

Vinyasa Yoga classes include asana (postures) pranayama (breath control or breathing exercises), and some form of meditation and/or relaxation. Vinyasa classes provide a continuous flow of poses linked to the breath, and the intensity level of classes range from slow to moderate to vigorous, while the pace ranges from slow/steady to steady/moderate to dynamic/rapid. Within the flow of postures and often between postures, a "vinyasa" is taken – basically part of a Sun Salutation. Vinyasa classes are generally cleansing and detoxifying – be prepared to sweat.

 


HATHA YOGA CLASSES


     
EASY HATHA (BEGINNER)
BASIC HATHA (LEVEL 1) (LEVEL 1-2)
HATHA (LEVEL 2-3)

Pace:
Extremely slow or slow

Intensity:
Gentle, mellow, soothing

Focus:
Stretching/relaxing

Suitable For:
All levels, beginners, practitioners seeking to slow down and relax, and practitioners feeling out-of-shape and inflexible. Basic asana and pranayama; does not include inversions.


Pace:
Slow/Steady

Intensity:
Relaxing, balanced between easy and moderate

Focus:
Stretching/relaxing and strength building/ flexibility

Suitable For:
All levels, beginners, practitioners to seeking to relax, focus on learning postures, and starting to delve deeper. Balance of basic and introduction to more challenging asana, may include Sun Salutations, longer holds, and pranayama.



Pace:
Steady/moderate

Intensity:
Moderate, temperate

Focus:
Strength building/ flexibility

Suitable For:
All levels; progressing beginners; practitioners looking to intensify and deepen their practice within a hatha class. Basic and more challenging asana, longer holds, posture refinement, and pranayama. May include Sun Salutations.


Tuesday: 5:30 PM - Easy Hatha with Tina

Wednesday:
6:45 PM - Yoga for Any Body with Sherra

Thursday
: 5:30 PM - Easy Hatha  with Brenda

Friday:
9:15 AM - Yin Yoga with Erika

Saturday:
8:00 AM - Gentle Kripalu - Paul

Saturday: 11:30 AM - Kid's Yoga - Erika

Friday:
6:30 PM - Yoga Nidra - once a month with Paul


Monday:
5:30 PM - Basic Hatha Yoga with Carrie

Tuesday: 9:00 AM - Hatha 1-2 with Brenda

Wednesday:
9:15 AM - Basic Hatha Yoga with Ellen

Wednesday:
5:30 PM - Basic Hatha Yoga with Carrie

Thursday:
4:30 PM - Kripalu level 1 with Joe

Sunday:
4:30 PM - Be Still and Yin Yoga - once a month with Sherra


Monday:
9:15 AM - Hatha Yoga 2-3 with Amanda

Monday:
4:30 PM - Kripalu level 2 with Joe

Monday:
5:30 PM - Hatha 2-3 with Amanda

Wednesday: 9:15 AM Hatha Yoga 2-3 with  Erica

Saturday: 9:15 AM Hatha Yoga 2-3 with  Amanda

Sunday:
9:15 AM Hatha Yoga 2-3 with Erica


VINYASA YOGA CLASSES


     
SLOW VINYASA FLOW
BASIC VINYASA FLOW
VINYASA FLOW

Pace:
Slow / steady

Intensity:
Easy to moderate

Focus:
Stretching, relaxing, building strength, stamina, and flexibility

Suitable For:
All levels, beginners. Slower paced class with some vinyasa and more cueing; focus on grounding in the breath, continuing to build awareness, strength, and skill in vinyasa, and learning a meditative flow.

Pace:
Steady/moderate

Intensity:
Moderate to challenging

Focus:
Building strength, stamina, and flexibility

Suitable For:
Physically fit progressing beginners and practitioners seeking a steady paced vinyasa practice with moderate asana and may include some challenging postures. Note: Pilates is all levels. Flow may sometimes be interrupted to focus on alignment. Practitioners should have a basic awareness of yoga postures (excluding Pilates), their own bodies, and limitations.


Pace:
Dynamic/rapid

Intensity:
Challenging

Focus:
Building strength, stamina, and flexibility

Suitable For:
Physically fit practitioners with yoga experience, practitioners seeking an intense and dynamic practice. Challenging asana flows and demanding sequencing requiring strength and endurance are explored. Working knowledge of Sun Salutations, postures, and inversions recommended. Focus on fluidity in the flow, moving with awareness and the breath.


Thursday:
9:15 AM - Slow Flow Vinyasa with Tina

Friday: 5:45 PM - Easy Friday Flow with Heather

Monday: 9:15 AM - Basic Vinyasa: Lunar Flow - Yasmin


Tuesday:
6:45 PM - Basic Vinyasa Flow with Tina

Wednesday:
6:00 AM Sunrise Flow with Keri

Wednesday: 5:30 PM - Pilates Flow with Kristin

Thursday:
6:30 PM Basic Vinyasa Flow with Carolyn

Monday: 6:30 PM - Vinyasa Flow with Amanda

Tuesday:
9:15 AM - Vinyasa Flow with Yasmin

Tuesday:
5:30 PM Vinyasa Flow with  Suzi
 
Wednesday: 6:30 PM Vinyasa Flow Tina

Thursday:
5:45 PM Vinyasa Flow with Tina

Friday:
9:15 AM Vinyasa Flow with  Anne

Saturday:
9:15 AM Vinyasa Flow with Tina

Sunday:
9:15 AM Vinyasa Flow with Carolyn


 


CANCELLATION POLICY FOR SEMINARS/WORKSHOPS: CANCELLATIONS PRIOR TO 20 DAYS BEFORE THE EVENT WILL RECEIVE A FULL REFUND. CANCELLATIONS WITHIN 20 DAYS OF THE EVENT WILL RECEIVE A 50% REFUND. THERE WILL BE NO REFUNDS FOR CANCELLATIONS THE DAY OF AN EVENT.

 

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