YIN & RESTORATIVE Yoga Class
Teacher: Diana Osberg
Enjoy deep relaxation and renewed energy in a gentle practice of Yin and Restorative yoga that uses props to facilitate passive floor poses. Yin yoga poses are held for 3-5 minutes to mindfully elongate and lubricate the deep connective tissues and fascia around the muscles, bones, ligaments, and joints, increase circulation and flexibility, and regulate the flow of vital lifeforce energy (Prana). Yin yoga helps the practitioner connect body, heart, mind, and spirit by finding stillness at the edge of discomfort, learning to rest with what is, and becoming open to and accepting of any sensations that may surface. The focus of Restorative yoga is deep relaxation. The long-held, supported poses allow the body and mind to rest and restore vitality. All levels are welcome.
GENTLE Yoga Class
Teacher: Susan Raglin
Tuesdays & Thursdays 12:00PM-1:15PM
A slower-paced and safe class. This class is great for anyone, especially for those with physical limitations or injuries, and beginners. Focuses on therapeutic alignment for joint and body health and adapting poses for each individual’s needs. Emphasizes breath to reduce stress and tension. A great preparation for Meditation.
TAI CHI Class
Teacher: Andy Blackcrane
Andy Blackcrane’s Tai Chi class at Bindupoint is for all levels. Here you will learn both Yang and Chen style meditational movement including it’s health benefits and historical significance. Absorb techniques to energize yourself through deep relaxation. Find your route at the center of your own personal psychology. Get your day and life moving in a powerful direction. Tai Chi is an ultimate expression of self love and you will grow in this awareness.
QIGONG YOGA Fusion Class
Teacher: April Day
This class is a unique blend of breathing exercises, stretches, strengthening postures and flowing movements combining the ancient practices of Qigong and Yoga with the intention to energize the body, awaken the heart and calm the mind. Rooting the mind into the body and gaining awareness through movement provides one access to being grounded, centered and a sense of being “in the flow”. This class is suitable for all levels.
Teacher: April Day
Qigong is a wonderful mind/body exercise form originating in China over 5,000 years ago. Practiced by millions of people around the world, qigong is considered the ultimate energy workout. By combining gentle stretches, strengthening postures, and flowing movements, qigong opens the body’s energy system in a therapeutic way. The word “qi” ( pronounced chi ) means life force and “gong” means to work skillfully with. Qigong practice teaches one how to work with energy in six different ways; cultivating, circulating, clearing old energy, exchanging, transforming, and storing in the center. Qigong movements mirror the movements of nature, especially the fluidity of water. Combined with breathing techniques, qigong releases stress, boosts the immune system, respiratory and cardiovascular systems, and increases the body’s innate healing potential. It’s a great choice for anyone looking to increase overall wellness and find more energy and joy in life.