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Worland/Ten Sleep Yoga Class Schedule October-December 2016

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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.

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.

2016 Yoga Class Schedule, Ten Sleep & Worland, WY

Photo courtesy of Louis Arevalo

Photo courtesy of Louis Arevalo

Relax and Rejuvenate Yoga Retreat: September 9-12 at Red Reflet Ranch in Ten Sleep, Wyoming. Sign up now!

Summer Outdoor Yoga Class: Wednesday Mornings, 8 to 9 a.m.

This Vinyasa Slow yoga class takes place at Red Reflet Ranch, located south of Ten Sleep via WY 434. Dress for outdoor practice overlooking beautiful red sandstone cliffs. However, if the weather is bad, we will practice inside. Bring your yoga mat!

Session 2: August 10, 17, 24, 31, September 7, 14 (6-week session)

Ten Sleep Yoga Classes: Monday Evenings

Session 4: August 8, 15, 22, 29, September 12, 19, 26, October 3
Session 5:
October 24, 31, November 7, 14, 21, 28, December 5, 12

NOTE: You must bring your own yoga mat to yoga classes in Ten Sleep; no mats will be provided. Classes take place in a classroom at the school via the northwest door. 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 4: August 10, 17, 24, 31, September 7, 14, 21, 28
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 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 concludes with a guided meditation. 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. Guided relaxation meditation is often included. 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.

Continuing Your Yoga Practice During the Holiday Season

Photo courtesy of Louis Arevalo

Photo courtesy of Louis Arevalo

As I take some time away from teaching yoga to foster my own growth as a yoga practitioner and teacher over the next few weeks, I urge and encourage my students — and all who practice yoga — to continue your practice through this holiday season. Whether this means that you set aside a few minutes a day to do a single restorative pose or you manage to make it to yoga classes every week, keeping your practice going will be one of the most important things you can do to help yourself stay healthy and happy throughout this exciting but often stressful time of the year. To aid you in your efforts, I have compiled the following list of resources for you.

To my students: Thank you so much for your presence in classes throughout this past year. May your holiday season be filled with wonder, joy, laughter, yoga and love, and I look forward to seeing you again in yoga classes in the New Year. Namaste.

10 Suggestions for Maintaining a Yoga Practice Without Regular Classes

1. Schedule at least 5 or 10 minutes of yoga daily (or every other day, or however often you can!) on your calendar, and treat this appointment just as you would an important business meeting with a client.
2. During your yoga practice, turn off your phone.
3. Create or find a quiet space where you can practice without interruptions or distractions.
4. Start by grounding yourself in a comfortable seated pose, lying down, or in child’s pose. Breathe deeply and focus on being present exactly where you are for several minutes. Even if this comprises your entire yoga practice for the day, it “counts.”
5. If you have time for more yoga and you don’t want to make up your own practice, one of the videos listed below can provide guidance.
6. If you don’t have time for a video or prefer not to use a video, see if you can recall some of the warm-up poses/sequences and other poses and sequences from yoga classes.
7. Include poses and sequences that you like in your daily personal practice.
8. Consider exploring a pose or sequence that you don’t like as much ever so often, and see if you can move toward a more comfortable relationship with it.
9. Don’t force yourself to do anything that doesn’t feel good in your body. Honor yourself where you are on any given day.
10. Transition out of your practice with Savasana (corpse pose/final relaxation), giving yourself the time to absorb your practice quietly rather than jumping up and rushing off immediately to the next activity on the calendar.

10 Free Yoga Practice Videos Available Online

  1. Yoga for Seniors: The Whole Body with Michelle Rubin
  2. Full Length Gentle Yoga Class for Beginners and Seniors
  3. Vinyasa Flow Yoga Class for Beginners
  4. Intermediate Vinyasa Flow with Lesley Fightmaster
  5. Vinyasa Yoga 45 min Class with Lesley Fightmaster
  6. Intermediate Total Body Vinyasa Flow Yoga – 60 Minutes
  7. 30 Minute Candlelight Yin & Meditation Yoga for Relaxation
  8. Mindful Yin Yoga
  9. 30 Minute Restorative Yoga and Meditation
  10. Oceanside Restorative Yoga with Melissa McLeod

10 Yoga Books to Help You Expand and Refine Your Practice

1. Bringing Yoga to Life: The Everyday Practice of Enlightened Living
2. The Yamas & Niyamas: Exploring Yoga’s Ethical Practice
3. The Path of the Yoga Sutras: A Practical Guide to the Core of Yoga
4. Mudras for Healing and Transformation
5. Living Your Yoga: Finding the Spiritual in Everyday Life
6. Yoga Beyond Belief: Insights to Awaken and Deepen Your Practice
7. The Heart of Yoga: Developing a Personal Practice
8. The Great Work of Your Life: A Guide for the Journey to Your True Calling
9. The Complete Guide to Yin Yoga: The Philosophy and Practice of Yin Yoga
10. Relax and Renew: Restful Yoga for Stressful Times