Summer is in full swing and so is the heat! Soaring temperatures, humidity, and not to mention children being out of school might make us a little moody. Looking to beat the heat so you don’t lose your cool? Yoga might be the answer. This week’s featured classes will be sure to help keep you calm, cool, restored and refreshed this summer.
- Unwind & Let Go of the Day’s Tension with Jo Tastula: This restorative class is perfect for the end of a hard work day or work week as a way to unwind and let go of pent up tension. For a real restorative treat have ready a bolster, blanket and 2 blocks. Starting with slow spinal rolls we gently work our way up from the base of the spine and the hips, into supported back bends and easy spinal twist. We finish in reclined cobblers pose (supta baddha konasana). Please note that there is no savasana in this class.
- Restore, Relax & Rejuvenate with Felicia Tomasko: This restorative practice begins with a sequence of circular movements of the joints to release pent-up vata dosha and then segues into a hip opening and leg releasing sequence using a strap. Bridge with a block and supported backbend over a bolster provide deep rest and rejuvenation for the nervous system and the entire body to allow us to experience a sense of the sattva guna, the quality of equanimity and luminosity. Through a balancing practice, we discover the jewel in the body’s internal lotus.
- You Deserve to Rejuvenate with Amy Ippoliti: Give yourself the gift of renewal through a set of tranquil restorative poses including shoulder and upper back openers, hip openers, twists and more…set to relaxing music. Turn your yoga mat into an insta-spa with two blankets, a strap, two blocks and a bolster.
- Resting & Soothing the Brain with Harshada Wagner: A simple meditation to help balance the energies of the brain and allow the nervous system to rest, restore and rejuventate. A great meditation for depression, exhaustion, and overwhelm.
- Restore & Heal Your Mind, Body and Spirit with Stephanie Snyder: This is a very very very mellow class that will restore and heal your body mind and spirit. Based on the work of Thomas Hanna this movement takes place on the floor either on a blanket or carpet without a mat. We will spend the entire time on our backs. This is phenomenally beneficial work for all levels of practitioners and is accessible to most everyone.
- Elements of Flow: Cooling Down with Seane Corn: This is the sixth class in the vinyasa series and will focus on cooling down the body to regulate the central nervous and hormonal systems with a long, deep supine and forward bend routine that includes janu sirsasana, cobblers pose, and double pigeon. Props: 1-2 blankets, strap