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2017 Ten Sleep/Worland Yoga Class Schedule

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2017 Ten Sleep/Worland Yoga Class Schedule

Ten Sleep Yoga Classes: Monday Evenings

Session 5: Oct. 30, Nov. 6, 13, 20, 27, Dec. 4, 11, 18

NOTE: Please bring your own yoga mat to yoga classes in Ten Sleep; no mats will be provided. Classes take place at the new Ten Sleep Fitness Center, where the after-school club used to be located (one block south of the school). Find class descriptions below.

Vinyasa Slow: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Vinyasa Flow Combined I & II: 5:45 to 6:45 p.m.

Drop-in fee is $8 per class; email me for details on multi-class pricing options.

Worland Yoga Classes: Wednesday Evenings

Session 5: Oct. 25, Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22, Dec. 6, 13, 20

Vinyasa Slow: 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Worland Health Club (WHC) studio.

Vinyasa Flow Combined I & II: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the WHC studio.

Stretch & Refresh: 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. at the WHC studio.

Drop-in fee is $8 per class at WHC; email me for details on multi-class pricing options. You do NOT need to be a member of Worland Health Club to attend a class there.

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Vinyasa Slow. Slow-Flow followed by gentle stretching. Slow-Flow involves a slow-paced flow of supine (lying down), seated, and kneeling postures, plus several standing flows and poses. These sequences aim to encourage gains in agility, coordination, strength and balance. After warming the muscles, the final portion of the class will provide gentle seated/supine stretches to improve range of motion and encourage greater flexibility. Suitable for almost any level of practitioner and almost any fitness level, so long as lying down, sitting/kneeling on the floor, and standing up from lying down/seated/kneeling do not present any issues.

Vinyasa Flow Level I. A moderately-paced, alignment-oriented Vinyasa flow class featuring an active warm-up, sun salutations, standing/balancing sequences, optional arm balances/inversions in some classes, backbends, forward bends, twists and hip openers, with attention to yogic breathing, staying present, cultivating steadiness and ease in each posture, and staying respectful of your body’s limits and edges throughout this mindful, flowing practice. Suitable for those with previous yoga experience and/or those with an established basic fitness level and a willingness/open mind toward trying something new.

Vinyasa Flow Level II. A faster-paced/more difficult alignment-oriented Vinyasa class featuring an active warm-up, sun salutations, standing/balancing sequences, optional arm balances/inversions in some classes, backbends, forward bends, twists and hip openers, with attention to yogic breathing, staying present, cultivating steadiness and ease in each posture, and staying respectful of your body’s limits and edges throughout this mindful, flowing practice. Suitable for those with previous yoga experience and/or those with an established solid fitness level and a willingness to “go with the flow” and be okay with not having as much visual guidance/demonstration of poses.

Stretch and Refresh. A slow-paced, hour-long practice featuring roughly half an hour of Yin poses followed by roughly half an hour of purely restorative poses. This class begins and concludes with a guided meditation/relaxation. Yin yoga works to gently and persistently strengthen, lengthen and nourish the body’s deeper, less elastic tissues – fascia, ligaments, joints and bones. Restorative yoga involves the use of passive poses (asanas) to help relieve stress and promote a greater sense of overall relaxation and wellbeing. Yin yoga and restorative yoga are suitable for almost anyone, so long as lying down on the ground does not pose health issues. This cooling class provides a great complement/counter-practice to the active Vinyasa flow class taking place just before it.

Having Trouble Motivating to Train Alone? Try This Tactic!

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The Happiness of a Hard Workout

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This indoor bouldering workout left me feeling pretty (okay, very) sore and tired, but it was so fun while it lasted. A couple days later, I still feel psyched about it and am looking forward to the next one (tomorrow?).

One of the best ways to make sure you’ll stay active and fit is to find a type of exercise that you will personally commit to over the long term. This might mean trying something (or some things!) new, signing up for a class, finding an exercise buddy, or hiring a personal trainer.

If you can find a form of physical exertion that you actually enjoy, so much the better. You’ll come to look forward to it, as I do — or at the very least, you’ll look forward to how awesome you feel post-exercise, even if your workout leaves you worked and sore.

For more on this, check out Why endorphins (and exercise) make you happy.