Class Descriptions

Below are descriptions of our regular classes. Yoga classes listed below are all available to drop in at your convenience! 

If you are concerned about where to begin, Gentle Classes are always a great place to start! Let your instructor know if it is your first time at yoga. For a more tender approach, start with Extra Gentle.

For Body Sculpting, see the description below!

Extra Gentle Yoga

Extra Gentle Chair YogaThis light-hearted practice is for everyone, even those with physical limitations or who struggle getting up and down from the floor in other classes. We practice from a chair or standing while using the chair to relax, warm up and safely move into and out of a flow. Along with learning the postures, this class teaches basic yoga breathing techniques, short forms of meditation and offers a compassionate practice without strain. Enjoy a practice deeply supported by blankets, blocks & other props to snuggle into a greater sense of ease.  Check the schedule for dates.

Gentle

Gentle YogaThis is a class accessible to most of us for stretching, breathing deeper and offering ourselves relaxation. Following the instructor and the guidance of your own inner 'teacher', more time is spent in the slow warming of the body. A conscious use of props for ease and alignment allows you to enjoy the fullness of the experience and may help you continue a practice while healing an injury or simply walking into another season of life. A longer cool down brings us mindfully back to the mat and helps us find find that place of calm held deep inside. Sometimes a Gentle class can be "just the thing" as an antidote for a very busy day! Check the schedule for dates.

Moderate

Moderate YogaHere we move, breathe and try on a series of poses (asanas) for a complete experience on the mat. By mindfully warming the spine, finding standing poses and opportunities for balance along with simple inversions, we build strength and harmony in the body. Available as a practice to those who have tried yoga before or who wish to learn more, Moderate is a great class for many. We will find some invigoration and strength on the mat, but maintain a safe and mindful approach to the whole practice. This level is about keeping the body healthy and nourished through movement with some strengthening always included for the core to support our spines. Check the schedule for dates.

Yoga Nidra

Yoga NidraFeeling stressed? Gift yourself with an hour of calm. Anyone can do this form of meditation with ease. Yoga Nidra is a simple, ancient form of meditation that systematically guides you through the "koshas" or layers of the body where we give ourselves permission to release, balance, and restore energy centers. Called the "Divine Sleep," Yoga Nidra is done in savasana (resting pose) while hearing a voice that guides you through your inner journey. Proven to be healing to our physical, emotional and spiritual health, Yoga Nidra offers the rest one might find in 2 - 3 hours of deep, REM sleep - while remaining awake and alert the entire hour. No prior meditation experience is necessary. This practice is a wonderful way to promote harmony, wholeness, and renewed energy.  Check the schedule for dates.

Body Sculpting

You must register and prepay ($120) for the 6 week series of Body Sculpting Classes. Held on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays 1:30-2:30 pm and on Wednesdays at 7:30-8:30 am - this series is limited to no more than 6 people at one time, so that the certified trainer can help you with proper form for great results. Using light weights, resistance bands and your own body weight - you work through a whole body experience, calling on multiple muscle groups for overall toning, strengthening and focus on the core. Expect fun music and well planned instruction using a circuit of stations that change frequently.  Your entire body will move through a rapid pace of exercise. Its loads of smiles, with encouragement from the group and you leave with more stamina!  As Teri often says, it takes yoga, weight training and cardio to support overall health for us to enter each season of life. Many find they want two classes per week to maintain the great results for a discounted rate of $200 for both classes in a series. Email livingroomyogaemmaus@gmail.com for openings in the class of your choice!

Tai Chi

This is an 8-week progressive session-1 week builds on the next!  If you are looking for another way to reduce stress, consider Tai Chi.  Originally developed for self-defense, Tai Chi has evolved into a graceful form of exercise that is now used for stress reduction and a variety of other health conditions.  Once described as meditation in motion, Tai Chi promotes serenity through gentle, flowing movements performed in a slow, focused manner which is accompanied by deep breathing.  Each posture flows into the next without pause, ensuring that your body is in constant motion.  Tai Chi is low impact and puts minimal stress on muscles and joints, making it generally safe for all ages and fitness levels.

Cardio Pilates

This class is designed for those who are ready to challenge themselves with an invigorating fusion of Pilates movements and cardio bursts.  This class will build longer, leaner muscles and rev up your metabolism!  With two instructors per class, you'll be appropriately coached on proper form, pace and accommodations.  When you combine core strengthening Pilates and dynamic cardio movement you get a fun, spirited and effective workout.

Parent and Child Yoga

Ages 2-8.  Children and their parents experience the magic of yoga through stories, music, games and movement.  This class encourages children to move and use their bodies in fun and imaginative ways.  Using picture books and themes, children will learn a variety of yoga poses that enable them to go from silly to calm, as they practice breath and body awareness.  We will explore classic yoga postures, breath work, fun partner poses, cooperative games and relaxation through caring, supportive and age appropriate activities.  Come and join in the fun!