Class Descriptions

Classes are grouped into 3 categories to simplify. See the detailed class descriptions below.

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Suitable for those who are brand new to the  practice, for when you want a more relaxing  approach, or if you are recovering from injury.

  • Monday Morning Mindfulness
  • FUN-da-mentals Yoga
  • Gentle Yoga 
  • Restorative Yoga
  • Alexander Technique
  • Continuum Somanautiko
  • Yoga Foundations and Beyond
  • Morning Yoga with Lindel Hart
  • Qigong~Energetic Movement Healing Circle 
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Great for those with a bit of experience who aren't  dealing with any major injuries. These classes will  help you build a solid yoga foundation.

  • Vinyasa Flow Yoga
  • Form & Flow Yoga
  • Hatha Yoga Lab
  • Evening Yoga with Nick
  • Intermediate Yoga
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Great for those looking to take their practice and  study of yoga to the next level. Expect some more  challenging postures as well as exploration of more advanced philosophy and concepts.

  • Asana Lab Playshops with Molly

If you're not sure about which class to choose, we're happy to advise you.

Please contact us with any questions.

 

Register for a class or pay for your class card online.

 

Detailed Class Descriptions

Best for Beginners Classes:

  • Monday Morning Mindfulness (Lance) - Each of us yearns for greater ease and clarity in our lives, the Presence of kindness, compassion and a sense of purpose. Begin the week by taking time for yourself and the cultivation of your Spiritual Practice. You can devote a few moments-- or enjoy a Mini Retreat of up to three hours every Monday morning week at Community Yoga.

    There are two parts to the session:

    7:15-8:45 a.m. - Early Bird Meditation - In many religious traditions, temples and churches offer an open sanctuary for those wishing to engage in their silent spiritual practice.  Whether you wish to meditate, pray, read, journalize, do yoga or other silent practices, you are welcome to join us to begin your week in Silent Practice.  You may arrive (and leave) at any time.  Lance will be available to time alternating periods of sitting and walking meditation if requested. 

    9:00-10:30 a.m. - Introduction to Meditation, Mindfulness and Mission! - Each of us has access to an Awakened Heart, a quality of consciousness and action that is clear, kind, compassionate, and peaceful.   Sometimes called Mindfulness or Zen Mind in the Buddhist tradition, this Way of Being is common to all the mystical traditions of the world's religions.  In my experience, it brings with it a deep connection to unbridled energy and a sense of purpose and meaning -- but it takes Commitment. This class will provide instruction on a number of meditation techniques, explore the nature of spiritual commitment, and provide ample time to Practice sitting and walking meditation.  For Information: Lance at thishazymoon@gmail.com or (847) 502 6204. Lance's class is free and open to all; donations appreciated but not required.

  • Yoga Foundations and Beyond (Jocelyn and Molly):  Designed for beginner students and for those students who are looking to solidify their yoga practice, this class will have a slower pacing with clear explanations of all yoga poses (asana) in plain terms. Teachers will gradually introduce breath work (pranayama) and yoga philosophy to complement your growing knowledge of yoga. Focused on building a strong foundation, this class will prepare you for future faster-paced yoga classes. 

  • FUN-da-mentals Yoga (Lisa):  In this class, we breakdown the practice of yoga to its simplest form. We go slowly, and take time to build on the basics, so the poses make sense in your body. You'll learn pranayama (breath work), basic yoga poses, sun salutations, and balance poses. All with a focus on alignment and ease in your body. Come practice yoga that honors your body and your needs. 

  • Gentle Yoga : (EmmaThis class emphasizes slow, easy movement supported by breath to help increase your flexibility, calm your body and mind and bring you home to yourself. Just right for beginners and anyone looking for a relaxing experience.  

  • Alexander Technique (Lisa):  Back by popular demand, this class provides an introduction to and deeper practice in Alexander Technique. Focused on helping you move in a more relaxed and comfortable way... the way nature intended. Learn how to identify and lose the harmful habits you have built up over a lifetime of stress and learn to move more freely.

  • Qigong ~ Energetic Movement Healing Circle (Faith):  Come join us to create an intentional circle using Qi-gong -Qi (life force) Gong (to cultivate)-  for Personal, Community, and Global Healing.  With so much turmoil and fear in the world let us gather together in the name of LOVE to access our collective inner healer and transform the FEAR that many are experiencing during these transformative times.  Let us gather together to cultivate healing from within outward like the rays of the sun to all communities, races, countries ,nd especially to our beloved mother earth. Be the change you want to experience in the world!

  • Restorative Yoga (Barbara and Dede):  Come pamper yourself with Restorative Yoga. This is an “active relaxation” practice that uses simple props like yoga blocks, bolsters, and blankets to fully support your body in a series of gentle back bends, forward bends, twists, and inverted postures. Restorative yoga cultivates profound rest – physically, emotionally, and mentally.

    The class is accessible to yoga students of all levels and meets once per month on Friday evenings.  Class is limited to 16 students.

  • Morning Yoga with Lindel Hart (Lindel):  Come together for a weekly class with Lindel Hart! This gentle-to-moderate class incorporates breath awareness exercises and a few moments of quiet reflection to help you set the tone of your practice. Initial gentle stretching opens the way to a practice of yoga poses to build strength, flexibility and awareness. Lindel has studied mostly with Iyengar teachers, so his teaching focuses on anatomical alignment and postural integrity while honoring an individual’s needs in each pose. Modifications and/or alternate poses will be offered as required. Individuals who desire a more demanding practice are encouraged to increase the intensity of their experience as appropriate. 

    Lindel encourages students to commit to the entire block of 12 classes to ensure that the class is viable and sustainable. A thriving class encourages a thriving practice! That said, drop-ins will be welcomed. To email LIndel, click here.  Click here to pay for Lindel's class  

  • Continuum Somanautiko (Megan):  Continuum is an extraordinary awakening into the fullness of what it means to be alive and within the human experience. Continuum is an exploration into the fluid dance of life as it unfolds through our being and the world around us where movement is the teacher. In Continuum we take the time to slow down and tune into our internal rhythms. We explore a variety of breaths and vocalized sounds that stimulate fluid movements in our tissues. We open our awareness to the sensations below our habitual level of attention – to life’s own fluid matrix – and enter a world of pure potential where new perspectives inform and enrich our personal lives and relationships, whether physical, psychological, artistic, or spiritual. Continuum is beneficial for people of all ages and physical abilities. Continuum supports and enhances any other practice people may enjoy, especially yoga and meditation.

    “Continuum is at the same time a philosophical, scientific, artistic, musical, poetic, and spiritual concept, a cosmology, and an advanced state of consciousness. When applied to our affairs, Continuum leads us naturally to a saner and happier world. In other words, Continuum as an experience is a direct involvement in the harmony and congruence of our inner and outer realities. It enables us to live the real lives of our bodies.” - James Oschman, Energy Medicine: The Scientific Basis.

 

Some Experience Recommended Classes: 

  • Vinyasa Flow Yoga (Jacoby):  A flow class to move tension, provide grounding, and turn inward.  Clear alignment cues, hands-on adjustments, and relevant philosophical themes bring students deeper in a safe and mindful way. Modifications and variations are offered to tailor the practice to different levels. 

  • Form & Flow Yoga (Molly):  This alignment-based yoga class is open to all levels but targets the serious student who wants to be challenged.  With an emphasis on sun salutations and flowing through a wide range of postures, students will leave class feeling balanced and ready for the day.  Students are welcomed and encouraged to modify postures to suit the body's needs. 

  • Hatha Yoga Lab (Molly):  In this mixed levels asana class, we'll explore the yoga practice using both clear physical alignment and synergy of breath with movement. In this way, creative flow sequences will utilize the intelligence of form to encourage safety and sustainable advancement of your practice. Molly offers options and alternatives to make the class accessible to all levels of students, emphasizing personal empowerment and choice. Expect a healthy dose of challenge, fun, and inner connection.

  • Evening Yoga (Nick):  Whether you are looking for an introduction to Yoga or seeking to re-establish a practice, this class is geared towards increasing flexibility, strength, balance, and ease in one's body, mind and spirit.

  • Intermediate Yoga (Gary):  This is a yoga class for people who have participated in the past or present in yoga and are looking to advance their practice or return to yoga with a greater grounding in focused body mechanics that support ease, safety, and proper alignment. The Iyengar tradition supplies the basic fundamentals of yoga through highly specific detailed instruction through which students grow and transform in body, mind and spirit. Gary is known for his precise pedagogy, insightful assists, and his facilitation of classical yogic philosophy to support students in their own unique transformative journey.

 

Solid Yoga Experience Recommended Classes:

  • Asana Lab Playshops (Molly):  This series of 3 hour asana-based workshops are an opportunity to deepen your practice, gain postural knowledge, and build community. They are meant for engaged yoga practitioners looking to expand their asana practice in a supportive group setting.  Come ready to work hard, build your endurance, have a ton of fun, and most importantly, engage at the level that's right for you. In this way you'll expand your capacity without injury or exhaustion. These workshops are designed for those with a solid understanding of yoga practice and a sincere desire to learn more, and are not meant for those working with major injuries.  Learn more and sign up here.