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This is a 12-week series starting in November and progressing throughout January 2018. Classes will be beginner friendly and cover the foundations of yoga and why your practice is important. As 12 weeks progress students will learn more advanced movements and end with the confidence to walk-in to any yoga class.
 
Walk-ins are always welcome!
 
 

Hatha Yoga = Yoga of Balance
“sun” (ha) and “moon” (tha)

Most forms of Western yoga are Hatha yoga, which refers to physical yoga poses (therefore, Ashtanga, vinyasa, hot yoga, etc. are all hatha yoga). Hatha practices are designed to align and calm your body, mind, and spirit in preparation for meditation.

Replenish Hatha classes feature gentle, basic yoga poses combined with pranayama breathing exercises, followed by seated meditation.

What to expect: A great intro to yoga, Hatha teaches gentle stretching, relaxation techniques and beginner poses.

Doesn’t sound right for you? Check out our vinyasa classes here.

Looking for more about Hatha?

http://everydayayurveda.org/8-promises-benefits-of-hatha-yoga/

https://www.doyouyoga.com/hatha-yoga/

 

A precise physical area (the abdomen), as well as an energetic space, the core is literally the center of our balance and strength. As our physical center, the core is also linked to emotional and spiritual elements of life. A strong core supports us physically in our yoga practices by preventing common injuries, and can also enhance our lives spiritually beyond the mat. A strong core makes us more resilient to life’s ups and downs.

What to expect: Core yoga class explores the muscles and healthy function of our body's full anatomical core. You’ll learn how to connect to your core with breath and asana in order to develop stability, flexibility and strength. In terms of asana practice, core abdominal strength improves nearly every pose, offering a sense of balance and ease. When you step off of the mat, there are other benefits of a strong core, perhaps most obviously to support the lower back.

 

Vinyasa yoga features movements synchronized to breathing, in which poses run together – or flow – to become dancelike. The breath acts as an anchor to the movement as you to move from one pose to the next in time with inhale and exhale. If you appreciate having things a little loose and unpredictable and like to keep moving, this style is definitely worth a try.

 

What to Expect: This style allows for a lot of variety, but will almost always include sun salutations. Expect movement, not just stretching. Vinyasa’s strength is in its diversity. There is no single philosophy, rulebook, or sequence that teachers must follow, so there is a lot of room for individual personalities and quirks to come through. Whether the class is fast or slow, includes inversions, or is very alignment-oriented will depend on the individual teacher and the particular style in which he or she is trained. Some classes include warm up stretches at the beginning, while others launch straight into standing poses. Some very popular yoga styles, including Ashtanga, Power Yoga, Jivamukti, and CorePower make use of the vinyasa method.

Looking for a slower, gentler yoga? Check out our Hatha classes.

More about Vinyasa Yoga:

Vinyasa is translated as “arranging something in a special way” 

Common Vinyasa Poses

 

Restorative yoga offers relief from anxiety and stress by clearing the mind of our endless to-do lists and opening the mind to calm and stillness. Breathing exercises encourage the body to fully release tension (exhaling of the negative), while welcoming (inhaling of the positive) feelings of renewal.

 

What to expect: We focus on a handful of restorative postures that allow major joints to fully release, easing tension and pain. Each pose is fully supported with a variety of props to create a completely relaxing posture. Each pose is taught so that you can take the technique home and practice for ultimate relief of aches and pains, tension and stress. We will begin each class in a circle talking through and appreciating the baggage we are bringing in, and ultimately releasing. We encourage each student to bring a notebook for journaling as we practice clearing the mind prior to the physical practice. We will meditate, breathe and release.

For more about Restorative Yoga:

Restorative Yoga Poses

Benefits of Restorative Yoga

 


Come join us at The Workshop, every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month (starting Sept. 21st) for a Meditation class with Christa Heibel from Replenish Yoga & Wellness.
Allow an expert to guide you, on how to quiet your mind with simple practices and tips, that you can take with you into your everyday life. 'The best meditation is the kind that works for you, at this stage in your life '... come check it out! Look forward to seeing you!

The Workshop

323 3rd Street

56649 International Falls, Minnesota

 

 

Our muscles can become tight or restricted due to development reasons, poor posture, emotional stress, injuries or trauma. Somatics yoga offers an incredibly subtle but effective way of working with the body, focusing on the use of small, slow and gentle movements to re-educate the brain, enabling us to relax and move these muscles more functionally. Taught by Bill Johnson Recommended for both beginners and experienced students.

YOGA ENHANCES YOUR LIFE

Yoga means “union.” More specifically, yoga refers to the relationship between body and mind… and anyone who’s been to a yoga class knows how much emphasis is put onto clearing the mind and focusing on the present moment. Essentially, yoga is a form of meditation that allows us to relax and combat stress and anxiety by letting go of worries.

  • Balance 65%
  • Breathing 90%
  • Flexibility 80%
  • Strength 50%