Registration Still Open for future Winter II Series
Winter I Back Care Series Currently in Progress
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Back Care Series  

with Patricia Videgain    
 
 
Mondays:  12:00-1:30pm

Winter II Monday Series:  February 17 - March 16             12:00-1:30pm

Winter II Tuesday Night Series:  February 18 - March 16   7:15 - 8:45pm (Cancelled)

 

Give yourself the gift of knowledge and self care for your back!

For all those new to Iyengar yoga and the practice of back care, as well as those that are seasoned practitioners and want to learn and practice with a focus on the back. This class moves a bit slower than your regular yoga or fitness class, emphasis is the step-by-step guidance for setting up the poses and working with the back. 

We will work with principles of alignment, lengthening the spine, creating joint space, using the breath and breathing awareness, experiential anatomy and yogic principles of practice. For all types of structural problems, including pain and postural problems, including scoliosis, knees, hips, neck and shoulder issues. All new students must take the Intro Workshop before attending the Back Care Series.

“I highly recommend the Back Care series with Patricia Videgain to anyone with any type of back or neck issue. After hurting my back several months ago, I was afraid that I would not be able to return to yoga or regular exercise. Through Patricia's instruction I am now nearly pain free. I have learned how to modify my yoga practice and work through the inevitable occasional flare-up as I continue to gain strength, flexibility, and balance.” – Vera M.


Winter II Monday Series: $175   Click HERE to Register      Feb 17 - March 16
Winter II Tuesday Night Series:    Feb 18 - March 17  (This series has been cancelled)

(Any missed sessions are not refunded or prorated.  Space is limited to 4 students. 3-student minimum to hold the series.)

 

 

 

 

Evening Pilates Classes

Nights in February with Pilates Classes

 

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Mondays

6:00pm with Bonnie

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Pilates Tower

 

Mondays

6:00pm with Debi

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Pilates Reformer

January Only (NOW thru FEBRUARY!!)

Wednesdays

6:00pm with Beth

What Pilates Mat? Pilates Mat Classes incorporate the fundamentals of Pilates, and follows the classical mat order. Much of the class is performed in a prone or supine position with slow movements. Every Pilates move depends on the principles of control, concentration, fluidity, breath and balance. Although Pilates equipment is not utilized during mat classes, small exercise props such as Magic Circles, weights, bands and balls are often utilized to engage specific muscle groups and assist with body positioning.   What is Pilates Tower? Combining essential Pilates Mat work with the  benefits of the Pilates Tower equipment, this class is ideal for students of all levels*. Through a system of springs and bars, the equipment supports the body to ensure proper stabilization and positioning, while providing added resistance for strengthening, toning, and lengthening muscles.   What is Pilates Reformer? These classes are phenomenal for working out your body's "powerhouse", which consists of abs, lower back, hips, and glutes and are designed to either target one specific area, or be a whole-body muscular exercise.  This apparatus is demands focus on alignment and accurate muscle engagement, which leads to improved posture and more stability, especially when in motion.
What Level is Pilates Mat? Beginner/Intermediate. While intermediate exercises may be introduced, modifications are always provided.   What Level is Pilates Tower? Intermediate. While intermediate, modifications are always provided.   What Level is this Pilates Reformer Class? Intermediate. While intermediate, modifications are always provided.
Is Pilates Mat for you?  Our Pilates Mat classes are appropriate for all students of ALL LEVELS of Pilates experience.   Is Pilates Tower for you?  Students new to Pilates Tower are required to complete the
Into to Tower Package (3 Private Sessions)
  Is Pilates Reformer for you?  Students new to Pilates Reformer are required to complete the
Into to Pilates Package (3 Private Sessions)
         
Pilates Mat: $20/class
4-Class Feb Mat Pkg*: $65 (Reg $80)
* Feb Mat Package classes must be used in February. 
  Pilates Tower: $30/class
10-Class Tower Pkg*:
$275
(Previous Pilates Tower experience required.)
 

Evening Pilates Reformer: $35/class
(Previous Pilates Tower experience required.)

To join us for an Evening Pilates Class, sign Up HERE!




Sold Out!!  But look for another Mini Retreat in March!
Perfect Valentine's Gift for You or Someone You ❤️

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Living with Love

A Sol Path Yoga Mini Retreat

 

 

 
Sunday, February 23
1:00 - 4:00pm

"Love is a state of being."

This special Sol Path Yoga retreat will provide a welcoming and supportive environment to nurture body, mind and spirit. It’s the perfect opportunity to cultivate health, commune with your heart, and deepen your relationship with self.

Enjoy three luxurious hours of time, space, care and guidance devoted to YOU and YOUR WELLBEING. This one-of-a-kind experience will consist of a nourishing two-hour Sol Path Yoga session, which will include an inspired centering, total body care, a full pranayama/breathwork series, guided meditation and deep relaxation. All elements will be lovingly woven together with words of inspiration. Following your Sol Path Yoga and break, you will be guided through several heart-centered journaling reflections to support your next level of authentic evolution. You will leave feeling refreshed, restored and rejuvenated, with a sense of excitement regarding your next level of Living with Love! What a wonderful gift to give yourself or a loved one.

 

Your Sol Path Yoga Retreat Includes:

·  Sacred time for self-care that honors body, mind and spirit

·  A gentle and luxurious two-hour Sol Path Yoga session

·  Techniques for deep connection with your heart and   
authentic truth

·   A calming mind bath of supportive messages and contemplations

·   Reflective journaling that will help reveal your next steps

·   Compassionate guidance for living with greater awareness, peace, joy and love

All levels are welcome.

Register NOW OPEN for Sol Path Yoga

Investment: $75

2-Student min registered by 2/21 to hold the series.
Refund Policy: 5 Days notice: Full Refund (-15% admin fee for credit cards); 3 Days: 50%; >2 Days/ No notice: No refund.

 

 

 

 

Registration now open! 
Leap Year Day Treat!

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Sound Healing Meditation

 
with Katina Alamo  
 
February 29, 2020
11:30 - 12:30pm  Please Arrive by 11:15  (15 Minutes early)  to Set Up

Find balance and stillness through this magical workshop. Use the time to stop and listen, to harmonize our energy and to reassess out life’s purpose. Here are other benefits from Tibetan Sound Healing Sessions:

Reduce stress and anxiety significantly
Lower anger and blood pressure
Improve circulation
Increase blood flow

Deep relaxation and pain relief
Chakra balancing
Increase mental and emotional clarity
Promote stillness, happiness and wellbeing

Katina will guide you through a journey of using the tools of breath, mantra, sound and visualization to enter an inner space of serenity. To facilitate this process you will be nurtured by the deeply soothing sounds and vibration of the Tibetan Singing Bowls and chimes.

It'll be time to exhale after the Holidays, so treat yourself to this relaxing, restorative, replenishing event.   You deserve it. You really do.

 

Registration Open for this Session!
Sign up HERE

Cost: $35
($30 if booked by 2/21)

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Fabulous New Class Added to Regular Schedule!
Perfect combination for body and soul!

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Hatha & Harmonium

 

 

Wednesdays   9:00 - 10:15am

This is not your usual vinyasa flow class.
We begin the class by getting grounded...in the breath...and tuning into our bodies with the help of the sounds of the harmonium.

Then we move into an asana practice that is slow...and intentional...breaking down each pose to ensure proper alignment.

We close each class with deep relaxation (savasana)...and some elementary chanting...to experience the joy of bhakti...the yoga of love and devotion.

Join us...as we use this class to return to the roots...of yoga.

 

Register HERE for class

Cost: $20

 

 

 

 

Current Series now ends February 22 (Due to 1/18 Snow Day)

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Quiet Yoga

 

 

5-Session Series
Saturdays:  3:00-4:30pm
Winter I Series:  January 11 - February 8 22 (Series extended 1 week due to Snow Day on 1/18)

(1/11, 1/18,  1/25, 2/1, 2/8,  2/15 skip, & 2/22)

The Indian practice of Mauna means silence

When the awareness of the body moves beyond the musculo-skeletal realm, there’s a call for integration of all the layers of being. Restorative yoga is the art of long held, supported asana. Iyengar Yoga has a long tradition of restorative practices. In this practice we work with quietude, breath, body systems and organs in a much deeper way than in regular asana class.

The Indian practice of Mauna means silence, silence of the mind, as in the attitude of silence. In this series, we apply the idea of silence and quietude to continue our observation of the organic layer of the being, the pranamaya kosa. We combine the restorative practices with the practice and experiencing of silence as a pure state of being.

Each week of this series will be dedicated to one of those special sequences to foster and create quiet, rest the nervous system, and fill up the natural energy reserves of the body. Building upon the Women Class Series, each week will concentrate on a special sequence to restore our connection to the body, mind and soul.

Week 1: The Woman’s Restorative Sequence
Week 2: Supporting Your Immune System
Week 3: Calming the Mind
Week 4: Working with Insomnia
Week 5: Working with Fatigue

 

Register NOW OPEN for Winter I Series of Quiet Yoga.

Cost: $175 
(Any missed sessions are not refunded or prorated.  Space is limited to 10 students. 3-student minimum to hold the series.)




C'mon, jump on in!
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Pilates Reformer Jumpboard Class


with Debi

Mondays  10:00 - 10:55am

 

Why you should take this class:

Burn Calories Like a Pyromaniac!!

The added cardio element equals a mega-calorie burn and helps to increase stamina and reduce fatigue. It can sometimes prove exhausting for the first few times, but if you stay consistent, your energy levels are bound to increase.

Get a Kick Out of Finding Your Floating Form

The spring tension is less than the pull of gravity, giving you a longer hang time so you can really concentrate on your form in the air to bring your abs in, lengthen your tailbone on the mat, melt your shoulders away from your ears, keep the ribs buttoned and engage your thighs.

Get Abtastic!

On top of burning mega calories, using the Jumpboard is a great abdominal workout that challenges balance, coordination, and the core in a different setting strengthening your muscles.

Enjoy Low Impact Benefits

Since the reformer has taken gravity out of the equation, these jumps are low impact. (Even lower impact than on a trampoline.) Why is that good? Because it is joint-friendly while getting the same benefits of a high-impact workout!   Low-impact exercises actually help promote healing and recovery by keeping the joint mobile and increasing strength. Also, Pilates Jumpboard classes help to increase metabolism and helps in the conversion of ingested nutrients into the energy you need to function. It also helps to reduce stress and depression because when you exercise, your body emits endorphins, which are believed to be natural painkillers.

Get Your Heart Rate Up While Lying Down

During a Pilates Jumpboard routine, the heart moves at a quickened pace and the heart rate stays up for some minutes, burning calories. The movements make the muscles stronger and helps to shape the muscles, including the heart.
Lying down helps you keep your spine in optimal alignment for the movement. This is one training session you can take lying down!

Jumboard Class Fee: $35   Register Online Here   (Previous experience required.)

 

 

Now at Lotus!!

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Sol Path Yoga

 

 

 
Saturdays:  9:00-10:15am

What is Sol Path Yoga?

Sol Path Yoga is a unique, heart-centered practice based on twelve empowering principles. Each principle teaches you a valuable skill, and supports you in being your best self and creating your best life. In Sol Path Yoga, the practice off the mat is as important as the practice on the mat.

We focus on one principle for a whole month so you can experience it in different ways and have time for deeper understanding and integration. You then have the opportunity to practice it in your daily life to cultivate more balance, peace, joy and magic!

Every nurturing class is choreographed around the monthly principle and includes a centering, warm- up stretches, Yoga poses, breath work, meditation and deep relaxation.

These elements are lovingly woven together and infused with inspiration to support your authentic journey of illumination, transformation and celebration.

Classes are welcoming, non-competitive and guided at a slower pace. This allows you to experience each moment fully and move through the practice with integrity and safety. In general, classes are guided at a gentle-moderate level.

Sol Path Yoga Will Help:

Support physical and emotional healing.
Relieve pain due to misalignment.
Decrease stress, tension and anxiety.
Increase strength and flexibility.
Calm and clear the mind.
Optimize posture and all bodily systems.
Balance hormones and metabolism.
Foster youthfulness and graceful aging.
Rejuvenate and restore energy.
Cultivate mindfulness and inspired living skills.
Nourish body, mind and spirit through self-care.
Connect with the heart’s purpose, wisdom and guidance.
Develop or strengthen a personal relationship with Spirit.
Promote positive transformation in body, mind, spirit and life.

Who Can do Sol Path Yoga?   Anyone! No experience necessary!
Group Classes, Private/Semi-Private Sessions and Retreats are available.
For more information, please visit:   www.Chara.tv

Register NOW OPEN for Sol Path Yoga

Cost: $20/class

 

 

 

Next Series Starts February 6!

Beginner Pilates Reformer Series

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Winter II Series:   Thursdays, February 6 - 27  (2/6, 2/13, 2/20, & 2/27)  

 

10:00am - 10:55am

12:00pm - 12:55pm

Why Pilates Reformer?

  • Reformer = More Exercise Combinations
  • Great form of strength, postural, flexibility, balance and endurance training
  • Designed to target one specific area, or as a whole-body muscular exercise
  • Phenomenal workout for your body’s “powerhouse” (abs, lower back, hips, & glutes)
  • Heavily focused on alignment and accurate muscle engagement, which leads to improved posture and more stability, especially when in motion

4-Session Winter II Series in January: $140
Any missed sessions are not refunded or prorated. (2-Student Minimum registered by 2/3 in each time slot needed to hold that series.)
Sign up HERE!      Space is limited to 3 participants.



Beth immersed herself in Classical Pilates training in New York City l;land then received her Mat and All-Apparatus Comprehensive Power Pilates

What a fabulous workshop!!!
Amazing Workshop February 9th!
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Clear & Present Yoga

Be More You in 2020

 

 
 
Experience:  Who You Are Behind Thoughts
 

What to Expect:

  • Yogic Philosophy
  • One Hour of Slow Flow Vinyasa
  • Pranayama - Breathwork to Direct Prana Within
  • Meditation - Instruction and Guided Journey
  • Practices to Bring Home
 
Sunday, February 9, 2020
9:00 - 10:45am
 
Cost: $40
Register
HERE
 
 
 
 
Look for More Pop-Up JumpBoard Classes!!!
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JumpBoard Classes!!


 

 

 

Stay Tuned for Saturday Morning Pop-Up Sessions:

  10:00 - 10:55am 

Join Kathleen for this invigorating, fun, fast, and comprehensive cardio class!

Cost:  $35  
(Previous Pilates Reformer Jump Board experience required.)