Class Descriptions

FULL BODY ROLLOUT
We all have the innate ability to heal ourselves. This class lets the student utilize different sizes of “Roll Model” therapy balls to target and massage tissues that are overworked or under used.
- Self massage with the balls helps hunt out the body’s blind spots erasing pain, improving posture and our ability to breathe.
- Learn techniques and strategies to live better in your body
- Experience why Dr. Kelly Starrett says this class is a “medical cabinet for function oriented self treatment”
- Enhance any athletic or movement based art form.
- Based on Jill Miller’s Yoga Tune Up methods

YIN YOGA
The essence of Yin Yoga is to surrender and de-stress Yin is the perfect balance to the heat building “Yang” of Vinyasa- Ashtanga based Flow practice. Yin emphasizes longer holds of 3 to 10 minutes using gravity to assist in opening the body. Sustained holds broaden connective tissue which increases elasticity and flexibility. A yin yoga practice is essential for injury prevention, longevity and joint health Yin Yoga restores energy while calming the nervous system. Pure bliss=

DYNAMIC STRETCHING
This class utilizes a rattan pole to leverage and improve balance, strength, postural awareness, coordination and flexibility.
An innovative approach to fitness through isometric toning and dynamic stretching “Stick yoga blends elements of Yoga,Tai Chi,with Martial Arts principles Dynamic Stretching is designed to be safe, fun, easy to learn and practice while it tones the body

HATHA CLASSES
Hatha Yoga is a term used to define the “Postures” or physical aspect of yoga. The physical practice or “Asana” of hatha yoga was designed to open the energy channels of the body in pursuit of cleansing the body and focusing the mind.

VINYASA AND FLOW CLASSES
Vinyasa is the art of flowing from pose to pose linking your breath to movement. Sometimes called Power Yoga this dynamic practice builds upper body strength, flexibility and stamina. Classes may include inversions. This class can be rigorous. Attend the appropriate level.

Students new to this method are encouraged to attend Vinyasa Basics, Alignment flow, Yoga Tune Up or level 1-2 classes for a detailed foundation of proper alignment, breath and body mechanics.

VINYASA BASICS
Learn the fundamentals of a popular method that turns the static into a dynamic flow that fuses breath and movement. Emphasis includes bio-mechanics and the principle of Ujaii or “Conqueror’s” breath a technique of breathing that fuels this dynamic practice. Suitable for all levels

VINYASA LEVEL 2 -3
This class can be rigorous. Attend the appropriate level.

ALIGNMENT FLOW
Kent Bond has designed a vinyasa class to address the specifics of form and alignment while emphasizing the natural bio-mechanics of the human body. Each eclectic class is challenging while dedicated to addressing the needs of the individual student and the group as a collective. Some Yoga experience suggested.

CORE FLOW
This class is devoted to awakening and integrating the core abdominal element in all of us. Emphasis on toning and strengthening all 4 principle categories of the muscles which make up the abdominal core, rectus, transversus and the two obliques. Flow through a balanced posture sequence while improving your overall yoga practice. Core Flow will enhance the grace of any other movement-art based system. Great for Athletes. Some experience of Yoga suggested.

YOGA THERAPEUTICS: RESTORATIVE
Therapeutic Yoga is a carefully designed collection of restorative yoga, gentle yoga, breath work, guided meditation and hands-on healing techniques perfect for working with injury or illness. As the relaxation response is engaged, the condition of stress is replaced by the state of deep relaxation. The body rests. Energy is directed to the processes of repair and rejuvenation; natural healing takes place. Equilibrium is restored and the body regains lost energy. (Definition borrowed with Cheri Clampett’s permission).

YOGA THERAPEUTICS: BODY MECHANICS
Correcting asymmetries and muscle weakness to heal and strengthen is the focus of this class. Adapted yoga poses aim to improve structural alignment, flexibility and tone muscles. Breath work and Meditation are practiced to enhance health and well-being. Difficulty is adjusted to suit the individual needs and abilities of those attending. Join us to learn how to heal and strengthen yourself.

YOGA TUNE UP (R)
YTU© is an integrated system derived from classical yoga and physical therapy rehabilitation techniques. Yoga Tune Up(R) will expand your flexibility and improve your strength. Innovative sequencing regenerates and heals muscle tissues while toning and stretching. This class is challenging but accessible to all levels. Yoga Tune Up(R) complements and supports your stronger yoga practice as well as other athletic routines.

YOGA FOR ATHLETES (YFA)
YFA is a sequence of Yoga poses designed specifically for athletes and individuals whose flexibility is challenged. The student will increase flexibility and performance improve balance and reduce the risk of injury. This class will address the major muscle groups required for endurance sports. Quadriceps, hamstrings, hips and shoulders and the lower leg. Relearn how to use your breathing apparatus to effectively increase mental balance and competitive focus. Achieve your goals by incorporating yoga into your fitness regime. Great for beginners. (Not currently offered.)

Y12SR
One hour all recovery path 12 Step style meeting followed by a one hour all levels hatha based yoga class. Y12SR classes are open to people with all levels of yoga experience and at all stages of recovery (minimum 24 hours clean time required).

PRIVATE INSTRUCTION
One on one guidance can be helpful for a variety of reasons. This can tune up or refine an existing practice. It can jump start a new practice or any level of beginner. A private class can address physical limitations due to injuries or stress.

GENTLE YOGA
Gentle Yoga is perfect for new students who can easily move up and down off the floor as well as experienced students who enjoy a slower safer practice. Yoga props are often used to allow the body to fully achieve each position optimally and comfortably. Poses are generally held longer with breath and relaxation techniques to foster rejuvenating and healing the body. Loose comfortable clothes and a yoga mat are adequate for this practice.

SOMATIC YOGA
Somatic yoga is a therapeutic style of yoga. Focussing on breath and coordinated slow body movements this practice reconnects the mind and body to “blind spots” of our musculature; areas that have been over worked, deadened due to accident or trauma, parts of ourselves that need to be integrated in a more focussed manner. Helpful for people with chronic pain or back problems there is very little movement between standing and sitting; the majority of the class is done on the mat.

MEDICINE  YOGA
This class incorporates the therapeutic aspects of yoga plus medical Qi gong. Improves the bio-mechanics of functional movement while healing and balancing the body and mind. Appropriate for all levels.

Private instruction can take the form of mentoring and consultation for yoga teachers.

Contact Kent for more information or scheduling. Many of our instructors can also provide one on one instruction.

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