Class Descriptions

FALL 2020

 

ALIGN & FLOW - A bit of alignment and a bit of flow.  We move and breathe, taking time to pause and feel, observe and adjust.   Class is designed around the alignment principles of a specific pose or groups of poses that are meant to educate the body and mind in a meaningful way.   Appropriate for advanced beginners.   Modifications and variations are offered to make it accessible.  

 

FLOW & RESTORE  - Ground yourself in movement, connect with your breath, and surrender it on the mat. Slow mindful flow and deep relaxation come together to bring you balance and ease.  

 

ROLL & RESTORE - The ultimate act of self-care; find calm in the chaos with this delicious and effective practice that melts away tension.  Class will incorporate breath work, slow gentle stretches, self massage, and restorative yoga for a delicious way to end the day.   Using yoga therapy balls, students will be guided through myofascial rolling techniques to ease and eliminate pain, increase flexibility, and calm the central nervous system. This method of deep tissue work leaves you feeling relaxed and ready for restorative poses and deep breathing.  This is the antidote for our fast-paced society. Experience the amazing ability to relax…it has become a learned skill.   Therapy balls and props required.   Can be borrowed or purchased at the studio.  

 

YOGA SCULPT FUSION- Yoga Sculpt combines traditional yoga flows with strength moves and cardio training for a full-body workout as a perfect way to spice up your yoga routine. We will use hand weights and body weight to increase strength, flexibility and endurance. You’ll get the heart pumping and blood flowing followed by a yoga cool down and well deserved final relaxation. This high energy, calorie burning class is challenging yet accessible- a complete workout for your mind, body and soul. Modifications and variations will be provided throughout class to accommodate all levels.

 

HATHA YOGA - In this class, postures are practiced to align, strengthen and promote flexibility in the body. Breathing techniques and meditation are also integrated. You can expect an emphasis on simplicity, repetition, and ease of movement. Full-body relaxation and balance are the goals, as we make a full circuit of the body’s range of motion with standing postures, twists, backbends, forward folds, and hip openers.  This class is appropriate for beginners and those looking for a gentler class.  

 

TRX YOGA - Gain strength and mobility using the TRX Suspension system.  Boost core strength and access more difficult poses with the support and leverage of the suspension trainer.  Guided into optimal alignment, we use the straps as a prop to deepen our practice, open up the body, and receive feedback.  This practice will offer you different challenges and different assistance at the same time.  YOGA OR FITNESS GLOVES ARE REQUIRED TO TAKE THIS CLASS.  

 

FLOW - This class combines a bit of alignment with a bit of flow to unite the body, mind, and soul.  We relieve tension in the body and the busyness of the mind by linking movement with breath, taking time to pause and feel, observe and adjust.  We explore the boundaries between effort and ease, and leave the class feeling refreshed and relaxed.  

 

YIN/YANG - This class blends two styles of yoga into one practice - bringing together the benefits of passively holding yoga poses (YIN) with active poses (YANG).  YIN is a slow-pace style of yoga where we soften and release the muscles.  The postures are typically seated or reclined, held for a period of time ranging between 2-5 minutes.  Time and gravity apply a gentle to moderate pressure on the joints and tissues; increasing flexibility, mobility, and overall well-being.  The YANG portion of the class refers to a more active practice targeting the muscles, stabilizing the bones, and protecting the joints.  

 

MAT PILATES - Mat based Pilates class focuses on strength, stability, posture, proper breath control and flexibility. Each class will work to balance all muscle groups' strength and flexibility, with an emphasis on challenging the core muscles with each movement. Classes will be taught using slow, controlled movements.

435 Route 34  Matawan, NJ 07747

Email: info@alignyogaandstrength.com

Phone:732-290-5174

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