Yoga Core Basics
Slow Flow Restorative Yoga
Yoga for Strength
Single Yoga Class $12
Class Card—5 sessions $55 (good for 60 days from date of issue)
1st Saturday of every month – Restorative Yoga 10am – 11:30am
Get One-on-One Attention in a Private Yoga Session Tailored just for You!
To deepen your practice and gain confidence it helps to receive guidance from an expert teacher who can design a program just for you and your needs, goals and desires. Private, personal instruction is an invaluable tool for students of all levels of experience and it can be the best way to address your goals and work on areas of individual interest.
Personal Yoga allows for teachers and students to build working relationships while identifying specific needs and co-creating a practice that addresses individual goals.
Like personal fitness training, private yoga is tailored to your specific needs. Private instruction lets you work on your needs, at your own pace and at a time that is convenient for you.
Just a few of the great reasons for starting a private yoga practice:
- As a beginner you want to learn the basics of yoga & develop confidence to practice in group settings
- Exploring yogic philosophy or unfamiliar styles of yoga
- You want to take your practice deeper and focus, in-depth, on specific asanas
- You want to develop a yoga or meditation practice that you can do within the comfort of your own home
- You recovering from injuries (back, shoulder, knee) or have health concerns (stress, arthritis, insomnia, pregnancy)
- You are interested in working towards a specific physical goal, such as increased flexibility, balance or strength.
One-on-One Reiki Session
Reiki is a spiritual healing art with its roots in Japanese origin. Reiki like yoga is not affiliated with any particular religion or religious practice. It’s not massage; it’s not based on any particular belief or suggestion. It is a subtle and effective form of energy work.
Reiki is the life energy that flows through all living things. Reiki Practitioners understand that everyone has the ability to connect with their own healing energy and use it to strengthen the energy within them.
A Reiki session can help ease tension and stress and builds an environment within the body that can assist and facilitate healing on all levels – physical, mental, and emotional. A session is pleasant and relaxing and is often utilized for one’s personal wellness. While Reiki is not a cure for a disease or illness it may assist the body in creating an environment to facilitate healing. Reiki is a great tool to use as a complement to traditional medicine and is practiced in many hospitals and medical care settings.
A session is usually 45 – 60 minutes long, we take time before and after the Reiki session to discuss the session and to answer any questions you may have. For the actual session, you will lay comfortably on a massage table on with your shoes remove but still fully clothed. Loose, comfortable clothing is suggested.
To explore the benefits of Reiki for yourself contact me, I have a few session times available throughout the week.
Seek Healing with Yoga Therapy Customized to Reach Your Goals!
Like Personal Yoga, Yoga Therapy is a one-on-one practice but addresses long-standing, deeper health concerns. With a more targeted therapeutic approach, yoga can help yoga progress and heal faster across many levels. Yoga Therapy works with those who have specific health challenges or injuries, those who are going through life changes or those recovering from illness. Since the healing journey is unique to each individual Yoga Therapy adapts and modifies the practice for each individual based on their needs and challenges.
Whether it’s Personal Yoga Practice or a more Therapeutic practice Cheryl teaches common sense, easy-to-understand and easy-to-do yoga. She uses classic yoga poses, breathing practices, deep relaxation techniques, and various forms of meditation tailored to you. She believes strongly in teaching the person not poses.
Different Types of Yoga:
Hatha Yoga – An ancient and basic form of yoga that is the foundation of most modern yoga styles and it has become very popular in the west as source of exercise and stress management. Hatha Yoga uses postures (asanas) in combination with the breath to develop strength, flexibility and relaxation. There are many styles of Hatha Yoga. The word “hatha” can be translated two ways: as “willful” or “forceful,” or the yoga of activity, and as “sun” (ha) and “moon” (tha), the yoga of balance. Hatha practices are designed to align and calm your body, mind, and spirit in preparation for meditation.
Vinyasa Yoga – A practice that emphasizes a continuous flow of movement using sun salutations and dynamic breathing. When poses are linked together through movements and breath, it becomes a dynamic practice that builds strength, flexibility and detoxifies. Vinyasa is a fun and creative practice requiring focus and mindfulness. This type can move at a quick pace or can be a gentle practice.
Power Yoga is a powerful vinyasa style practice that usually follows a set series of poses and movements called Sun Salutations. It’s an interpretation of ashtanga yoga, a discipline that combines stretching, strength training, and meditative breathing. Power yoga takes basic calisthenics such as push-ups and planks, head stands and strong balance poses and blends them together in a fast paced, sweat-producing, muscle building practice. With each pose flowing into the next it can be an intense aerobic workout. It is often done in a heated room.
Gentle Yoga – A slower paced vinyasa class that focuses on softer, slower movements along with breathing and gentle stretching, it is a great class for those new to yoga, or recovering from illness or injury but it is also a wonderful practice for anyone wanting to relax.
Yin Yoga is a slow paced practice that targets the connective tissues such as the ligaments, fascia, and joints. A main characteristic of this style of yoga are the long held postures that sometimes uses props. While this style of yoga may seem boring or passive, it can actually be quite challenging due to the long duration of the postures, which can last from five to twenty minutes.
Restorative Yoga – While all yoga can be healing and restorative a Restorative practice looks very different from a Vinyasa practice. In a restorative yoga class you’ll spend long periods of time in one pose using blocks, blankets and yoga bolsters to passively allow muscles to relax. The poses can be held for 5 minutes or more, and can include twists, seated forward folds, and gentle backbends. Most restorative practices are based on the teachings of B.K.S. Iyengar.
Yoga Nidra – This is a quiet and introspective style of meditation. Yoga Nidra means Yogic Sleep. It is a state of conscious deep dleep. In this guided Meditation, you remain in the waking state of consciousness, and gently focus the mind to relieve stress and increase healing in the body. Yoga Nidra encourages the body and mind to tap into the parasympathetic nervous system to help with deep relaxation.
Common Yoga Words:
Asana – a physical posture or pose
Chakra – Chakras are the psycho-energetic centers of the subtle body
Drishti – A single point of focus, such as at the tip of the nose or the place between the eyebrows or and external focus such as a spot on the wall or floor, especially useful in balance poses
Mantra – a sacred sound or phrase, such as om, hum, or om namah shivaya, that has a transformative effect on the mind of the individual reciting it.
Mudra – a seal or lock, a hand gesture or whole-body gesture. Mudras are positions of the hands, fingers or body that have some kind of influence on your energies.
Namaste – It is a greeting, a ‘hello’ a ‘goodbye’, but in yoga, it is has a deeper reverence and respect.
Om – the original mantra symbolizing the ultimate Reality, it is often recited at the beginning and/or end of a practice. Om represents everything; it is the sound of the universe. It is the symbol of the universe.
Prana – the life force sustaining the body, mind and spirit.
Shanti – Peace (often chanted three times in a row)