Yoga sure sounds good after a hard day’s work…..until you hit the couch and can’t get yourself back out the door to go to class. Well, here’s a class just for you! Afternoon Unwind! This one hour class will stretch those tired muscles, quiet your busy mind and ease you into a peaceful evening.
Align Your Asana
This Functional Yoga class will emphasize alignment and functional movement to systematically override patterns of compensation and bad habits in movement and posture. It is sustainable, freeing, efficient, and intelligent. Learn how to move safely and effectively on and off the yoga mat. The LYT Method of Functional Yoga is grounded in the modern teachings of Physical Therapy and neuro-developmental movement.
All Levels Vinyasa
The word vinyasa means “with appropriate placement”. Move through yoga poses while mindfully integrating movement and
breathe with proper alignment. Vinyasa yoga teaches us to cultivate awareness with our actions. The sequences in this all levels class will progress with harmony and grace. The class will follow a skillful rhythm and artful approach to yoga vinyasa. Whether you are new to yoga or have practiced for years, this class will be just what you need!
Can’t get down on the floor? Well, you don’t need to! Chair Yoga adapts yoga poses to your body through creative use of a chair.
The chair replaces the yoga mat and becomes an extension of your body. The student is able to warm up their body safely and
practice yoga with more support and stability. Poses are done seated on the chair or the chair is used for support during standing poses and balancing. Chair Yoga is suitable for all ages, fitness levels and physical conditions and especially beneficial for people with physical limitations. This is a 1 hour class.
Ease into your day with this gentle flow class. Slowly open your body, mind and heart with pleasant and mellow poses that will leave you feeling bright and cheery!
Gentle Yoga offers nurturing, kindness, and compassion for the body, regardless of a student’s age, physical ability, health or injuries. The class will allow every student to move safely into each pose, with sufficient time to employ props and make adjustments. There is a patient pace to a Gentle Yoga class, not rushing through the poses. Find equilibrium and bliss in every pose.
This moderately paced class will focus on opening and energizing the body with an emphasis on balance and realignment. Holly will include her Healing/Energy/Alchemy/Reiki/Therapy into the yoga practice for participants to recalibrate to higher frequencies. All levels are welcome.
Kali Natha Yoga
Movement with Awareness. Welcome to the space where cultivating the art of awareness is practiced. Being present and focused on the breath will allow for a fluidity of movement that will clear the mind and open the body. This expansion brings one to the place of an open heart and a connection to the limitless power of the true self.
LYT Yoga Basics
This workshop style class is a slow and educative experience of the LYT Yoga Method. LYT Yoga is functional, sustainable, effective, efficient, and fun! Grounded in the modern teachings of physical therapy, this full body work-out retrains poor posture habits and patterns of compensation through the blending of yoga and functional movement. Revolutionize your movement practice and experience the difference in your body. This class will prepare you for the Align Your Asana classes.
Baby & Me Yoga (ages 0-3)
Please join certified, registered and insured yoga teacher Shellie Chiet as she guides Baby and Me through gentle poses to increase bonding, stretch and strengthen muscles. Classes are 45 minutes with music, light aromatherapy and lots of fun. Ages 0 to 3 years old only please. This is a weekly series of 4 classes and you must pre-register for the month.
Good morning sunshine! Enjoy this stretchy floor class as we wake up slow and warm up to the day. The benefits of gentle stretching includes increased flexibility, range of motion, improved sports performance, injury prevention, preventing muscle soreness, improving posture and stress relief. Treat yourself!
The No Stress Zone
Enjoy gentle yoga poses, yummy stretching, relaxing pranayama breathing techniques and aromatherapy in The No Stress Zone at Green Tara Yoga. The practices of yoga are some of the best ways to release stress and tension from the body, mind and nervous system. Give yourself time and permission to relax!
One Hour Yoga Flow
Get all the best of yoga and get on with your day! This one hour class will start with stretchy warm ups, move into flowy vinyasas and end with chill relaxation. You’ll be happy you fit this class into your weekly schedule!
Pilates Mat & Props
Pilates Mat & Props is a safe but challenging therapeutic exercise program for ALL AGES, ALL SIZES, ALL SHAPES! Explore the original 34 exercises from Joseph Pilates’ book, “Return to Life Through Contrology,” published in 1945, but with a contemporary twist! Create resistance AND assistance with the use of props, such as, balls, straps, Magic Circle, etc. Newbies and experienced practitioners are offered options to modify for safety or options to ramp up the challenge for the very fit. A Pilates session sharpens the mind-body connection for alignment, breath, stabilization, length, and movement technique. Practicing Pilates exercise enhances all other methods of movement from Hatha Yoga to dance to sports. But, most importantly, Pilates enhances how to simply move through the day with length, strength, and control.
The purpose of restorative yoga is to promote deep relaxation while holding the poses for longer periods of time, with the use of props, cushions, blankets and the wall. Restorative Yoga balances a fast lifestyle and has an enormous capacity to heal physical, emotional and mental issues that are stress related. The parasympathetic nervous system is stimulated when we relax into poses, which promotes a relaxation response and reduces stress in our bodies. Restorative Yoga is derived from a yoga style that was developed by B.K.S. Iyengar. He developed and adapted asanas using props and modifications so that a student could practice without pain or strain. Class is held in a
soothing atmosphere for an almost “spa-like” experience.
Rock and Roll Yoga
It will be loud. There may be offensive language. If this doesn’t sound fun to you, PLEASE DON’T COME! The flow of the class will depend on the flow of the music and will vary each week. High energy music, high energy class. Chill music, chill class. The music may include Classic Rock, Hard Rock, Metal, Acoustic, Punk, Reggae or Alternative. (Suggestions welcome!) This is a great way to start your weekend off with some serious fun! Music connects us and is an essential way we express ourselves.
“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything”. – Plato
Mindful, precise movement. Movement with breathe. This is what Slow Vinyasa is all about. Movement without breath is just exercise, not yoga. Find that connection between mind, body and spirit through your yoga practice. Practice at a pace that allows for exploration of each pose, each breathe. Slow down and take the time to find your Self again.
Wake Up & Stretch!
Start your day off right! This all levels class will focus on properly warming up all major muscles groups and increasing mobility in your joints. Wake Up & Stretch is perfect to prepare your body for your weekend activities. Going to the beach, golfing, tennis or another yoga class? Be ready to enjoy those activities to the fullest. Stretching gets your blood flowing, improves circulation and relieves muscular tension. This
moderately paced class moves methodically through each part of the body relieving muscular tension while releasing mental, emotional and psychological stress.
Yin Yoga is practiced at a slower pace. It gives the student a chance to unwind, to decompress to re-center. The class typically is a series of long held, passive floor poses incorporating pranayama and meditation techniques. Yin Yoga is a quiet and simple practice, but not necessarily an easy one. There are longer periods of quiet and time to contemplate as you practice. It nourishes your mind, body and spirit. Yin Yoga works deeply into your connective tissues, ligaments, joints, bones and fascia. It improves energy flow and enhances the flow of chi into the organs. Connective tissue responds best to a slow, steady load. If you gently stretch connective tissue by holding a yin pose for a long time, the body will respond by making them a little longer and stronger— which is exactly what you want.
This is an appropriate class for beginners or any student who would like to explore the fundamentals of asana, pranayama,
meditation and yogic philosophy. This foundational class will examine the principles of proper alignment, breathing techniques
and meditation styles. Various yogic philosophies and spiritual traditions will be discussed as a way to enhance the student’s
personal practice. Many styles of Hatha yoga, including Vinyasa, Gentle, Restorative or Yin will be included.