THERAPEUTIC YIN YOGA
Ideal for those with physical limitations from illness or injury like back and/or hip problems, arthritis, sedentary lifestyles etc... These classes delve into the musculo-skeletal system, teaching you how to care for your physical body so that you can enjoy living the life you imagined! Class is slow paced with great attention given to the function and understanding of the spine and body. Restorative postures, pranayama (breathing), and meditation will all be explored to calm the nervous system and free the mind. Gentle enough for all persons. All of these poses are held from 5-20 minutes on bolsters. Very restorative and healing.
Prenatal Yoga is a safe and gentle class for women to attend throughout their pregnancy. Women will learn specific yoga poses, breathing exercises, and relaxation techniques designed to relieve the physical and emotional discomforts that occur during pregnancy, and to prepare them, body, mind, and spirit, to give birth. Prenatal Yoga will benefit you through all stages of your pregnancy. If you currently have a regular yoga practice, you can feel free to continue that practice until your second trimester.
A good personalized Yoga session depends on uninhibited communication between the student and teacher. You will find that I frequently ask what you are experiencing throughout the class. These questions serve a dual purpose. Not only will the answers help to determine what should come next, but they serve to remind you to always be listening to and obeying your body's needs. Yoga can be hard work both physically and mentally. Therefore, patience and sensitivity set the pace for progress.
Hatha is the most widely practiced form of yoga in the world. Hatha Yoga uses postures (asana) and conscious breathing (Pranayama) in combination with mental focus to develop awareness, strength and flexibility, and relaxation. Through proper alignment and mindful actions of the body, Hatha Yoga brings balance, strength, and a sense of well-being to the practitioner. Builds strength, Increases flexibility and muscle tone, Brings focus to the mind, Encourages physical and mental balance, Develops proper body alignment, Reduces stress, Encourages a sense of calm and peace, Increases lung capacity for better breathing These poses are held for longer period of time than in a vinyasa class.
Her classes are designed to focus the student inward with attention to alignment and breath, while being fun, non-competitive, challenging and meditative . Allie incorporates the healing powers of music, aromatherapy, meditations and laughter. She loves to share her experiences and continuing education with other practitioners of all levels.
Vinyasa (also called Flow) classes maintain awareness and focus on the breath while moving through a series of postures. This style of yoga builds heat, flexibility and strength, while maintaining focus on good alignment and sound structure. Postures may be held for longer periods of time, and will flow together to unite the body to the breath and mind. Classes range from beginner to intermediate.
Allie's Yoga embraces the original format of teaching Yoga with personalized one-on-one instruction. A private Yoga practice ensure that you are gently guided in the right direction for your particular needs, that you work toward goals that suit your body and your temperament, and that you maximize your own personal growth.
Gentle Yoga is a great place for those who just want to take it slower. Classes focus on releasing tension, connecting with the breath and working with the joints. Gentle yoga brings balance to a hectic schedule, and classes are appropriate for students with limitations.
Students of all ages will learn basic yoga poses. Children who do yoga develop their bodies gracefully, learn to find peace within themselves, increase their focus and sleep more soundly!
With any Yoga style you love
Ask Allie about starting a group at your home or at Family Life center in a private room
Incorporates Vinyasa and Yin Yoga. Begin by heating the body through a flow of Sun Salutations. We will then transition to a deliciously deep and mindful practice. Yin Yoga is known as the "Fountain of Youth Practice” in which floor-based postures are held for 3-5 minutes, this allows the body to slowly unwind and goes deep into the connective tissue. You might find yourself feeling ‘lifted’ and ‘light’ after a Yin Yoga class.
Yoga was originally designed to strengthen the bodies of monks so they could sit for long periods in meditation. Yoga’s true promise is to “quiet the mind.” The incredible benefits of a meditation practice, including reduced stress, better concentration, a strengthened immune system, and inner peace. Meditation types offered are led meditation, grief meditation, chakra meditation and spirit guide meditation.
Suitable for almost all levels of students, Yin Yoga is a perfect complement to the dynamic and muscular (yang) styles of yoga that emphasize internal heat, and the lengthening and contracting of our muscles. Yin Yoga generally targets the connective tissues of the hips, pelvis, and lower spine. This therapeutic practice that incorporates the principles of Chinese medicine and meridian theory. This class is all about long holds ( 5 minutes ) and deep stretching.
Slower paced and with a range of modifications to make the poses progressively more accessible. Yoga can help reduce stress, improve circulation, build community connections and address challenges that result from chronic health conditions such as arthritis, heart disease, osteoporosis and fibromyalgia.
Who can benefit? Everyone can benefit from Yoga. People who are beginners, intermediates, people working with injuries or ailments, who are over booked and busy, wanting to deepen their practice, learn a challenging pose, have undivided attention or you just want to do something really special and helpful to their overall well being. Whatever the reason - a Private class is for you. You don't need a reason beyond the simple desire to practice Yoga as it was originally practiced: as a personal and unique experience for your mind and body.
Restorative yoga provides healing for your body and mind. The poses help us learn to relax and rest deeply and completely. Props are used to support your body so you can hold poses for a longer period of time, allowing your body to open through passive stretching. This class includes:
* practice of awareness (meditation)
* restorative yoga poses
* yoga nidra & foot massage
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Each private lesson includes:
* Essential Oils during the session
* Yoga style of your choice
Sessions can be shared by groups of up to 3 people
But how do you know when you should seek out private instruction?
Ask yourself - are you…
* so busy, you cannot find time to attend a scheduled class at a gym or Yoga center?
* easily distracted or do you feel competitive in a group class?
* at a plateau in your Yoga practice, and feeling the need for individual attention to progress?
* recovering from an injury or illness?
* new to Yoga, and you need help to get started?
Gift Certificates are available!