A hybridized form of Pilates, Ballet and Aerobics centered around the use of the ballet barre for support and alignment. This is a fun, safe, reshaping exercise that will provide you with a low impact work out that allows you to see and feel the results. This will make you sweat, feel rejuvenated and energized.
Using a variety of movement and stretching techniques, this class is targeted to those wanting to improve their flexibility. This class will help you improve your overall mobility, avoid and recover injuries, reduce joint pain, and improve your posture and body awareness. The class is structured for all levels of flexibility and fitness, and is intended to be progressive in nature. This class is welcome to everyone. You will be supported to go at your own pace with a focus on body awareness. The motto always being to "start where you are". A great compliment to your Barre or Yoga regime!
Combining the strengthening work out of pilates and the lengthening postures of dancers, come to Flexilates to round out your yoga or barre routine! An excellent addition to any work out regime, Flexilates is a stepping stone to activating your core strength and lengthening out your muscles.
Express Yoga is a great 45 minute work out to round out your day. Focused on creating a well rounded, full spectrum yoga sequence, Express Yoga will have you feeling like you can take on the day! Students will feel re-invigorated as they get a full body stretch and build strength with strategic asana (postures).
Utilizes yoga in which movement is synchronized to the breath. Through the synchronizing of breath and movement, the student can achieve a meditative state. If all else fails, it's an awesome strength and endurance building yoga class. Vinyasa Flow can include the use of music and yogic philosophy, it is recommended for intermediate beginners or intermediate practitioners, as the movement can be vigorous.
All Levels Yoga
All Levels Yoga is a great class for beginners and any student who wishes to build strength and flexibility in an inclusive setting. This class uses a medley of asana (postures), pranayama (breath practice) and relaxation techniques. A well-rounded practice for all skill levels, you will experience many benefits such as increased mental focus, vitality and overall sense of well-being. You will have access to all the support you need! Instructors will give options for use of props such as blocks, straps and bolsters if needed, so that there is always an option available in a pose regardless of your level of experience, flexibility or fitness level.
Yoga for Core
Yoga for Core is a class to bring lasting strength, stability and enhanced mobility to areas of the body we commonly refer to as the "core": the abdominal muscles, back muscles, inner and outer hips and gluteus muscles. Asana will be explored mindfully to ensure safety for everyone as we engage our deep core. Well-suited to all-levels, but some yoga experience may bring more ease for you in this class. You can expect to build some heat as we challenge ourselves, and ultimately build confidence, vitality and stability.
Prepare to sweat! Using a strategic set of asana (postures), Power Yoga is designed to build strength and increased body awareness through the dynamic use of fluid and static movements, lengthening of posture holds and breath work. Power Yoga benefits balance, strength and mindfulness.
This is a great class for anyone, and is the perfect compliment to your fitness regime. It's not just about being strong and flexible here at Tola- it's about working to keep all the tissues healthy and revitalized- since we are all aging, after all. You will explore poses with the opportunity for great individual support from your instructor. Week to week, we will work with therapeutic balls to explore various poses and bring ease and increased blood flow to different parts of the body. A series of asana will allow us to better integrate the myofascial work we have done. Class will also include pranayama (breath practice) and relaxation techniques.
Yin Yoga targets the connective tissues such as the ligaments, bones, and even the joints of the body. Postures are held for typically 3-5 minutes, and students are encouraged to settle in and relax in the poses so the yang tissues (muscles) release and we get to the deep yin tissues of the body! Add some candlelight and you've got one lovely, juicy way to end the weekend! Yin Yoga is a great compliment to more active and fiery classes such as Flow Yoga, and is for students looking for a deep but active stretch. Perfect for beginners.
Restorative Yoga is extremely gentle. Props are used for each pose in order to best support your body. You will be encouraged to relax into each pose for several minutes, and as the physical body opens and relaxes, you will have the opportunity for the practice to be felt in the subtle energetic body and nervous system. The class sequence is adapted from supine or seated asana (postures) with the addition of blocks, bolsters, and blankets to eliminate unnecessary straining or pressure on the joints and ligaments.