Yoga Instructors: Allie Sneed Peyton & Kelsie Leigh
Classes: Monday & Wed. 6:30pm, Sundays 4pm
These classes are designed to develop core strength, tone muscles, increase flexibility and reduce stress.
VINYASA YOGA: Flow in and out of sun salutations utilizing dynamic breathing, long-holding postures while working every part of your body. This class will build strength, tone and detoxify the body.
RESTORATIVE YOGA: We’ll slow it down to deepen our practice, sink into our postures (and really feel that stretch!); this class is what yoga’s all about. We’ll release tension in our bodies and quiet our minds so we can rest in the present moment, finding peace within. Your body will thank you and you can feel good knowing yoga has been shown to alleviate symptoms of depression and fatigue, as well as lower cortisol levels associated with weight gain, high blood pressure and heart disease.
YOGALATIES: A form of strength and flexibility training that can be done by someone at any level of fitness. The exercises can also be adapted for people who have limited movement or who use wheel chairs. It is an engaging exercise program that people want to do. It promotes a feeling of physical and mental well-being and also develops inner physical awareness. Since this method strengthens and lengthens the muscles without creating bulk, it is particularly beneficial for dancers, models and actors. Yogalaties is also helpful in preventing and rehabilitating from injuries, improving posture, and increasing flexibility, circulation, and balance. Pregnant women who do these exercises can develop body alignment, improve concentration, and develop body shape and tone after pregnancy. According to Joseph Pilates, (the creator of Pilates), “You will feel better in 10 sessions, look better in 20 sessions and have a completely new body in 30 sessions.”With infectious energy & honest encouragement, we will keep you motivated. Full-body conditioning with Yoga & Pilates movements. You are sure to become addicted to this fat-burning, barefoot movement!
Pilates and yoga share eight key principles:
- whole-body movement
- balanced muscle development
“People may be drawn to Pilates for its [reputed ability] to create a dancer’s body. Others may be drawn to yoga for its reputation for relaxation and think it’s a gentle workout.” However do not be fooled by the “gentle” part, as Yoga is indeed a Workout!