I’m really enjoying my annual seasonal transition into working on strength and power. I love having problems like this in my life to work on. The best kinds of problems are the ones you can almost solve, but have to come back to later. They push your mind, body and patience. This lifelong process never gets old for me, even as I grow older every year. Sheer fun, this ever-present challenge of seeking workable solutions to difficult puzzles.
“We are all playing our edge. We are all approaching the unexplored where real growth occurs. The object is simply to become more aware, to have more life to live in each moment, to be fully alive.” (from Guided Meditations, Explorations and Healings, by Stephen Levine)
Ten Sleep Yoga Classes: Monday Evenings
Session 5: October 24, 31, November 7, 14, 21, 28, December 5, 12
NOTE: Please bring your own yoga mat to yoga classes in Ten Sleep; no mats will be provided. Classes take place in 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: October 19, 26, November 2, 9, 16, 30, December 7, 14
Vinyasa Slow: 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Gottsche Wellness Center, next to the DMV and Gottsche Rehab Center in Worland. Priced according to current Gottsche rates.
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.
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.