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: A gentle journey into the art of yoga practice. Practices will be introduced to support the 8 limbs of Yoga. Basic asana will be presented with options for modification. Questions? Cheryl is happy to speak with you.
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 leading into guided meditation. Instruction in the asana (postures) portion of practice will be presented in a format that allows each student options for practice along a continuum of challenge. For individuals with a moderate fitness level.
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 : A 2 part practice. Begin with Yin to achieve deep range of motion gains from the deep connective tissues of the body, with an emphasis on the hips and pelvis.. The Yin yoga style invites us to employ loving introspection while in long held postures on the floor with the support of props. The second part of practice will use the new found range in simple grounding asanas/postures.
Guest Teacher Workshops:
Monthly Challenge Practices: This is a strong class that introduces deeper poses to challenge your practice to build your confidence in inversions, arm balances, and backbends. This class is for students who have been practicing regularly for at least six months, and are ready to work hard and aspire to new challenges.
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 !