Yoga may be practiced by anyone, regardless of level of perceived physical ability.
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 and expand your life force. End with deep relaxation in preparation for learn to meditate. Instruction in the asana (postures) is presented with options for practice along a continuum of challenge. For individuals with a moderate fitness level.
Flow: 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.
Relax and Release Yoga : A 3 part practice, performed entirely on the floor. Begin with somatic movements that gently stretch the whole body. Yin postures are each held for a few minutes with silent introspection to deepen range of motion, focusing on the hips and pelvis and spine. The last phase of this deeply nurturing practice features restorative postures using props to support the body during guided relaxation.
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 the full scope of the yoga tradition.
Private Yoga Instruction & Yoga Therapy
by appointment with Cheryl Van Demark, PT. See Therapy Services Page.
Functional Fitness Class Descriptions:
CORE Body Sculpt
with Cheryl Van Demark PT:
This class features full body toning primarily using stability/GYM balls, resistance bands, Pilates wheels, foam rollers and light weights. End with yummy strap assisted stretches.
Core strengthening provides great cross training for dance yoga and all athletic endeavors! It is also one of the best ways to support your spinal health.
with Cheryl Van Demark PT:
Missing the time when you used to be fit? Feeling it is really hard to get started again? Having trouble finding an exercise class that is not too aggressive? Challenge yourself in all the right ways : strength, flexibility, balance, coordination, agility & memory. Be playful with a variety of movement experiences that are good for your body and your brain! End class with a useful health tip and a relaxation experience.
with certified instructor,Maria Castaneda
Every R.I.P.P.E.D. Class is a fun and exciting fitness experience that will leave you wanting more! R.I.P.P.E.D.— Resistance, Intervals, Power, Plyometrics and Endurance as the workout portion, along with Diet suggestions to help you attain and maintain your physique in ways that are fun, safe, doable and extremely effective.
It is Plateau Proof, because each component of the workout provides a uniquely different emphasis or system response, so your body never gets accustomed to the constantly changing format. Achieve undeniable, ultimate results in minimal time, boasting 750-1000 calories burned in just 50 minutes.
This total body, high intensity style program, utilizing free weights, resistance and body weight. It is also a modifiable workout, available for all types of experience levels, changing the focus and activities every 6 to 9 minutes. Participants jam through R.I.P.P.E.D. with smiles, determination and strength.
Dance Inspired Fitness!
with 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.
Line Dancin It Fit, with Dawn Wilson
The title says it all. Come and have fun making dancing friends !