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: 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.
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.
Classes with, Kara Gandy:
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.
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,
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!
Classes with Mary Byrne
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.
Healing Arts: Tao Kung
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.
Martial Arts Training
15 mins: Warm- Up Drills
30 mins: Skills Training
15 mins: High Rep Striking (super fun)
15 mins: Guided Good Energy Meditation
Perfect for regular people, you don’t need to be in great shape, just ready to enjoy the classes and we are respectful of your time and money. A great alternative or addition to regular fitness programs.Wear regular workout clothes and shoes.
“I can directly relate my increased self-esteem and improved physical wellness to his training.” L.B.