Worland Yoga Classes (Wednesday Evenings, July 22, 29; Next 2-month class series: August 5, 12, 19, 26; Sept. 2, 9, 16, 23)
Senior VinYin: 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Gottsche Wellness Center, next to the DMV and Gottsche Rehab Center in Worland (class description below). Pricing according to current Gottsche rates.
Vinyasa Flow: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the School of Holistic Living, located at 7th & Grace in Worland. (class description below).
Stretch & Refresh: 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. at the School of Holistic Living, located at 7th & Grace in Worland. (class description below).
Drop-in fee is $8 per class at SoHL; email me for details on multi-class pricing options.
Vin-Yin. Slow-Flow followed by gentle Yin stretching. Slow-Flow involves a slow-paced flow of supine (lying down), seated, and kneeling postures, plus several standing poses, at times using the wall for support. These sequences aim to encourage gains in agility, coordination, strength and balance. After warming the muscles, the final portion of the class will provide gentle seated/supine stretches to improve range of motion and encourage greater flexibility. Suitable for almost any level of practitioner and almost any fitness level, so long as lying down and standing up from lying down do not present any issues.
Vinyasa Flow. An alignment-oriented Vinyasa class featuring an active warm-up, sun salutations, standing/balancing sequences, optional arm balances/inversions in some classes, backbends, forward bends, twists and hip openers, with attention to yogic breathing, staying present, cultivating steadiness and ease in each posture, and staying respectful of your body’s limits and edges throughout this mindful, flowing practice. Suitable for those with previous yoga experience and/or those with an established basic fitness level and a willingness/open mind toward trying something new.
Stretch and Refresh. A slow-paced, hour-long practice featuring roughly half an hour of Yin poses followed by roughly half an hour of purely restorative poses. Yin yoga works to gently and persistently strengthen and nourish the body’s deeper, less elastic tissues – fascia, ligaments, joints and bones. Restorative yoga involves the use of passive poses (asanas) to help relieve stress and promote a greater sense of overall relaxation and wellbeing. Yin yoga and restorative yoga are suitable for almost anyone, so long as lying down on the ground does not pose health issues. This cooling class provides a great complement/counter-practice to the active Vinyasa flow class taking place just before it. Limited to 10 students.
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Eight-Week Series at SoHL: Introduction to Yin and Restorative Yoga
Class Time: Every Thursday at 7 p.m., June 12 through July 31.
Discover the cooler side of practicing yoga by expanding your current yoga practice or beginning your yoga practice with Yin and restorative yoga. Vinyasa flow yoga builds heat, aiming to strengthen and lengthen our muscles. Yin yoga works to gently and persistently strengthen and nourish the body’s deeper, less elastic tissues – fascia, ligaments, joints and bones. A quiet, meditative, but still often challenging practice, Yin yoga encourages opening in these less-worked areas by carefully stressing them with long, passive holds.
Restorative yoga involves the use of passive poses (asanas) to help relieve stress and promote a greater sense of overall relaxation and wellbeing. Cushions, pillows, bolsters, blocks, rolled towels and blankets provide support and padding for the body in each pose, cradling it and encouraging full relaxation and restoration. A complete restorative yoga practice gently moves the spine in every direction and includes at least one pose to counter gravity’s daily pull on our bodies, as we move about in upright and seated postures for most of our waking hours.
Adding a Yin and restorative yoga practice offers a respite of stillness and mindful relaxation in the midst of the often chaotic hubbub of daily life as you consciously breathe and stay present while holding each pose for several minutes at a time. In this slow-paced, hour-long practice featuring half an hour of Yin poses followed by half an hour of purely restorative poses, you will have the opportunity to just be in your body without actively doing, honoring the value of making time for quiet nourishment and restoration during our waking hours.
Yin yoga and restorative yoga are suitable for almost anyone, so long as lying down on the ground does not pose health issues. If you’re currently enrolled in Alli’s alignment series, this class provides a great complement/counter-practice to the active Vinyasa flow class taking place just before it. Please don’t hesitate to email Alli (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more details. Preregistration ($40/person) is highly recommended as this class series will be limited to 10 students.