The fall schedule is designed to help students sustain "steady effort" in their yoga practice and created with my current students in mind. Some are interested in yoga for fitness, some are interested in mindful yoga, and some, like me, enjoy practicing both!
"The very heart of yoga practice is 'abyhasa' steady effort
in the direction you want to go."
~ Sally Kempton
Students maintain "steady effort" by taking at least two classes per week.
The schedule offers pairs of practices (Eastern time):
Progressive Vinyasa: Thursdays, 6:45-7:45 pm and Sundays 8:00-9:00 am
Progressive Vinyasa Yoga is an energetic form of yoga where students fluidly move from one pose to the next while connecting their breathing to their movements. It incorporates strength, flexibility, balance, cardio, and physical and mental stamina in one session. Progressive Vinyasa yoga includes regular sequences that become familiar to students but incorporate variations to modify, intensify, or challenge the body by altering the pace or duration of poses and the frequency they are repeated.
Yoga for Flexibility and Stress Reduction can be paired with Mindful Yoga.
Flexibility and Stress Reduction: Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30 pm
This class is designed to reduce chronic pain, and stress carried in the hips, spine, and shoulders and will focus on developing flexibility in these areas while integrating restorative practices to reduce stress. Building on yoga poses that reduce fatigue, soothe the adrenals, and adjust the cortisol hormone, students will practice simple inversions and backbends for beginners. Students will experience increased flexibility over time and learn mindfulness techniques to reduce stress.
Mindful Yoga: Fridays, 8:00-9:00 am
Mindful yoga incorporates mindful movement, breathing practices, and meditation. Students will calm the nervous system, improve the mind-body connection, and increase resilience through this practice. You will need blankets or cushions for sitting in meditation.
Progressive Vinyasa + Abs: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7:30-8:30 am
Progressive Vinyasa Yoga is an energetic form of yoga where students fluidly move from one pose to the next while connecting their breathing to their movements. It incorporates strength, flexibility, balance, cardio, and physical and mental stamina in one session. In these sessions, students also complete three sets of exercises that focus on the abdominal muscles.
"Do your practice, and all is coming."
~ K. Pattabhi Jois
Private sessions are also designed to help students create a personalized practice that focuses on steady effort toward personalized goals.
Classes are still offered online in the spirit of maintaining consistency as gyms and studios move back and forth with mask mandates. Also, because my students attend the various practices from Vermont, Connecticut, Prince Edward Island, and California, it makes sense to continue online through Zoom.
Also, there are so many benefits to maintaining a studio at home.
"Yoga is not an ancient myth buried in oblivion. It is the most valuable
Inheritance of the present. It is the essential need of today
and the culture of tomorrow."
~ Satyananda Saraswati
Oh, and couples are two for one with the purchase of Class Cards, and Private Session students are invited to bring a guest for half price!
"Yoga is a light, which once lit will never dim.
The better your practice, the brighter your flame."
~ B.K.S. Iyengar
Julie Sawyer, Ed.D.
E-RYT200, RYT500, YACEP