Class Descriptions

New to Yoga?

Intro to Yoga  A pdf orientation is available to you to download.

Beginning Yoga Class Series: A gentle journey into the art of yoga practice. Practices will introduce  the 8 limbs of Yoga.  Questions? Cheryl Van Demark is happy to speak with you. Contact her at 636-2007

Feeling Scattered?  Get it Together with Yoga!

Yoga Class Descriptions

Ongoing 90 minute practices exploring the 8 limbs of yoga with physical therapist and yoga therapist  Cheryl Van Demark, E-RYT 500.

Mixed Level Yoga:  Begin with a jewel of philosophy, learn to tune inward, find breath and move through postures on the flow of breath. Develop tools to sense your body’s energy flow, expand your life force and cultivate power. Instruction in the asana (postures) is presented with options for practice along a continuum of challenge.  End with a deep relaxation in preparation for learning to meditate.
NOTE: Beginners are welcome. Participants should have at least a moderate fitness level, be able to bear weight through the wrists and hands and be able to easily move onto and off of the floor.

Flow: ( Not currently on class schedule) Postures are sequenced to flow together with controlled transition from one posture into another on the current of the breath. This practice is warming, moderately cardiovascular and challenging to balance. For individuals with a moderate fitness level.  Familiarity with yoga postures is helpful.

Body-wise Senior Yoga:
  Enjoy a gentle but effective practice adapted for chronic health challenges, motion limitations and joint replacement surgery and back pain. This is a chair assisted class – not a seated yoga class. Classes are kept small to provide a high level of personal attention. Transitions to the floor are optional.  Props are frequently incorporated to assist the practice.

Yin Yang Yoga : Yin yoga practices ask for long held postures on the floor ( 3-5 minutes) to access a deep stretch to the joints and connective tissues with a focus on the hips and the spine. A steady and gentle  flow of breath into tight body areas is encouraged, along with an intention for open reflection to recognize long standing  patterns mind-body tension.  Yang postures will follow the Yin  postures to gently raise and balance your energy to enjoy your weekend.

Monthly Yoga Challenge Practices:

Offered by a variety of wonderful and talented guest teachers, this practice is intended to build your confidence in asana and delve more deeply into breath and meditation practices. This class is for students with a moderate fitness level who practice yoga regularly and are interested in practicing the full scope of the yoga tradition.

Private Yoga Instruction &  Yoga Therapy

by appointment with Cheryl Van Demark, PT. See Therapy Services Page.

Group Fitness

Classes with, Kara Gandy:

COMBO – The Combo class is a class working the entire body each
week. The workout class will change every week from things like
Bootcamp, Circuit Training, Stretch & Strength, *R.I.P.P.E.D, *Barre,
Core Training.

R.I.P.P.E.D. – Ripped is a high impact workout, a challenging class
utilizing resistance, free weights & body weight for all levels of
fitness. R.I.P.P.E.D. stands for: Resistance, Intervals, Power,
Plyometrics, Endurance and Diet.

BARRE – Barre is a lower impact workout using a lot of body weight
and some light weight. It focuses mainly on the lower part of the
body using a ballet barre.

Classes with Maria Reinhold

Stretch Class- Stretching is an important part of fitness. It can improve your range of motion, increase circulation, and calm your mind-which may help fend off injuries and illness, as well as bring on a better night’s sleep. Stretching gives your muscles the ability to lengthen, to expand and to restore after a stressful week. Plus, it feels so good!

The Matrix – every class is something different, a combination of HIIT ( high intensity interval training), body sculpting, and a little bit of everything you decide you need and enjoy!

Still Going Strong- Strength Training after 50   A fitness class where we blend strength, flexibility, balance, and aliveness for the body. The workout is done standing and sitting. No floor work. The exercises are done using hand and leg weights, weighted bars and elastic bands, each exercise has been properly modified for seniors. It is an overall workout that will leave you feeling great!

Shake It Off! Cardio Fitness Shake It Off
Low-High Impact cardio class with variety of formats, including walking, step, dance and kickboxing to get the heart rate going.
It is not a choreographed routine, every week is a different combination. It is a great class for beginners. However, you can make the class as easy or as hard as you like

Classes with Mary Byrne

Who says you have to jump, grunt, strain, and punish your body to get amazing results from your workout? Not with PiYo…PiYo combines the muscle-sculpting, core-firming benefits of Pilates with the strength and flexibility advantages of yoga. And, we crank up the speed to deliver a true fat-burning, low-impact workout that leaves your body looking long, lean, and incredibly defined.

 

Dance Inspired Fitness!

    BeMovedLOGO200X47with Mary Heller

BeMoved®  is a dance fitness experience for people of all movement abilities. During a one-hour BeMoved® dance fitness class participants experience a wellbeing transformation. The Warm-Up infuses breath and movement through choreographed, artistic sequences that activate core strength and balance while improving flexibility and coordination. The Genre section of class uses continuous, engaging dance combinations to inspire anyone from first-time dancers to professionals. Finally, the Cool Down brings your workout full circle, leaving you balanced in mind, body and soul – feeling rejuvenated.

Healing Arts: Tao Kung   snip

with Elyse April
Tao Kung is a modern Indonesian health practice based on ancient Chinese Chi Gung movements. It evolved out of Silot, a martial form of street-fighting. This health series was developed by JinJin in Indonesia and Elyse April has studied 13 years with his French student, Pali Finger-Penfornis.

Tao Kung’s symbol is the white crane due to the bird’s power and grace. The health series is to benefit circulation, respiration, toning and mindfulness.Tao Kung is a modern Indonesian health practice based on ancient Chinese Chi Gung movements. It evolved out of Silot, a martial form of street-fighting. 

 

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