Class Prices – $12
With the use of Yoga Tune-Up® and Roll Model® Therapy balls, we locate trigger/tender points and restrictions, and then use self-massage techniques to release fascia and other connective tissues to relieve pain, increase range of motion, and improve mobility. This fun and invigorating class will show you how to incorporate self-massage into your toolbox of self-care techniques. Us this class in between visits to your favorite professional massage therapist.
Yin is a floor based practice that gently stimulates, strengthens, and restores the fascia and dense connective tissues in and around the joints and muscles.
If you have a relatively inactive lifestyle, Yin is a great way to reintroduce your body to movement, improve flexibility, hydrate deep tissues, and promote and improve joint health as well as body and breath awareness. There is no experience necessary to do yin, and you don’t even have to be flexible to participate.
Yin also has a mindfulness component, challenging us to find peace in what may be slightly uncomfortable positions as we allow time and gravity to let the emphasis of the stress activate change at the deepest level.
Guest Instructor, Kristin Heyrman, PT, DPT, RYT-200 says, “A healthy pelvic floor is the foundation of body movement and stability. When the pelvic floor is strong and balanced, it helps to keep the abdominal and pelvic organs healthy. However, pelvic floor dysfunction is incredibly common with a wide range of symptoms from incontinence to feelings of instability and weakness, to pain in the pelvis, low back, and hips.”
This class is for anyone experiencing these symptoms, or for anyone who wants to gain a greater understanding and awareness of their pelvic floor. Our focus will be on strengthening, stabilizing, stretching, and softening the pelvic floor, along with postures to open the hips and strengthen the core. We’ll learn how to integrate the pelvic floor into standing and balance poses to strengthen your foundation for your yoga practice and also your daily life.
Your lymphatic system is responsible for circulating lymph, the leftover fluids from nutrient delivery, back into the body. It maintains the fluid level in the body, absorbs fat from the digestive tract, removes germs and bacteria, and protects your body from foreign invaders. But the lymphatic system does not have its own pump; it requires muscle contraction to circulate the lymph. Closely tied to the immune system by the lymph nodes, it is important that these systems are working together, and this practice is perfect to restore balance between the two.
Guest Instructor, Amy Giesen, PT, offers this practice as a way to stimulate lymphatic flow with lots of twisting and deep breathing as a way to provide a general detoxification of the lymphatic system, stuff we all can use!!
Wrap up the busy week with this luxurious practice. This deeply relaxing practice will leave you feeling light and rejuvenated. We engage the “rest & digest” nervous system, let go of the day or week, and soothe ourselves with our most available inner resource, our breath! Yes, its that simple. No experience necessary to reap the immense benefits from this practice.