Yoga may be practiced by anyone, regardless of level of perceived physical ability.
New to Yoga?
Intro to Yoga A pdf orientation will be available for you to download in August 2015.
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.
2014 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.
Senior Fitness Medley
with Cheryl Van Demark PT:
Challenge yourself in all the right ways to age gracefully: strength, flexibility, balance, agility & memory. Challenge your coordination and have fun with lots of variety that is good for your body and your brains! End 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.
SHRED is an acronym for: Synergistic High Intensity Resistance Endurance Dynamics Jillian Michaels BODYSHRED™ IS Intelligent Training.’ A high intensity and endurance based 30 minute workout, utilizing Jillian’s 3-2-1 interval approach: 3 minutes of strength / 2 minutes of cardio/1 minute of abs
You will shed fat, define muscle, transform the look of your entire physique, and dramatically enhance your overall health and athletic performance.
BODYSHRED™ is NOT for: Individuals with any type of known injuries, a chronic history of back or joint problems or any orthopedic and/or structural limitations, regardless of fitness level.
Individuals who have a known history of any lifestyle disorder (Type 2 Diabetes, Hypertension, Metabolic Syndrome, CHD, High Cholesterol, etc.) SHOULD OBTAIN PHYSICIAN APPROVAL before participating in a BODYSHRED™ class. [However, high intensity, metabolic training has been scientifically proven to decrease symptoms of lifestyle diseases when participated in at least 3-4 times per week.]
Check out this video from the program The Couch about JILLIAN MICHAELS BODYSHRED™ :http://youtu.be/pqsRh9CdDHI
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 !