Springfield Wellness Yoga style descriptions

Active Flow Yoga/Vinyasa Yoga

The emphasis of a vinyasa classes is on moving from pose to pose in sync with the breath. These classes often include sun salutations and other movements, with the intention of toning and stretching the whole body.

We hope to bring the act of sustained awareness developed during practice into daily life during a vinyasa practice - because life is rarely static.

This class is open to those who have yoga experience or are currently physically active, and/or do not mind a challenge.

The 90 minute classes include a longer cool down with the use of props (if necessary,) to sustain the position for extended periods. 

Gentle Flow Yoga

The emphasis of a vinyasa classes is on moving from pose to pose in sync with the breath.   We hope to bring the act of sustained awareness developed during practice into daily life during a vinyasa practice - because life is rarely static.

This is an all levels flow class, be prepared to move and be gently so challenged while in this class.

Please listen to your own body's needs and accept modifications you may need.  

***While it is designed to be low impact, we do move from floor to standing in this practice so if you have mobility issues please call first to confirm the class will work for you.

Foundations Yoga, beginner and moderate levels

The focus of the foundations beginner class is standing and other foundational poses - this includes all types of poses, mostly from a standing position, so a standing twist, not a seated twist etc.  At the moderate level we move into deeper bends and the floor.  We start exploring inversions if appropriate.

Foundation classes are a great time to learn modifications that will allow those with injuries and other special considerations to adapt to the classical poses.  Foundations does not necessarily mean easier.

These classes offer a relaxed pace yet plenty of time for challenge should that appropriate.  This means we can also explore more advanced poses with a thorough approach regardless of level. We are more likely to use the props, wall ropes and slings in this class.

Restorative Yoga

During a restorative yoga session we bring our bodies into familiar poses with the help of yoga props including blocks, bolsters, belts and the wall.

The props support us in these positions so that our focus can be on allowing the body and mind to stay in the position for an extended period. This allows the body/mind to fully experience and integrate its "new" position.

The result is a deeply nourishing, satisfying yoga session

Chair Yoga

These classes began with seniors in mind bit are open to all - especially those who have difficulty putting weight on their hands/knees and who prefer a more gentle approach.

In this class we do get off the chair from time to time but our feet are the only body part to ever contact the floor.

Out of respect for other participants, silence is especially encouraged during this practice to allow and easier transition towards internalization.

Meditations

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