Level 1-2 Mixed Level classes are geared to students in normal health who are still working to learn fundamental postures as well as those who have more experience and are seeking to expand, refine and develop their yoga practice at more subtle levels. Sun Salutations and series of flowing poses are incorporated at this level. All classes end with deep relaxation.
Yoga Flow 3-4
Shaali recommends that students have prior yoga experience and expect a faster-paced and physically challenging class with advanced poses (handstands, headstand, transitioning, deeper back bends and arm balances). Modifications are always provided.
Gentle Level is ideal for seniors, pregnant women, and students recovering from illness, injury or surgery. Gentle classes are also great for anyone who needs a little rest and quiet from the busy pace of life. Gentle Yoga has a slower pace and the teachers give more instruction on how to use props such as chairs, the wall, blocks, blankets, bolsters for support. Gentle Yoga introduces fundamental Hatha Yoga postures while ensuring that students have time to understand the instructions, and get the props needed to practice the pose to their capacity. This class may include accupressure yoga, chakra yoga visualizations, pranayama and mudras. Class ends in deep relaxation. Although this class is suited to students needing assistance, students with pronounced physical limitations are requested to phone us first about their restrictions before coming to class. Phone Laura Spaulding at the main office during business hours at 502-585-9642. Leave a message if she is out and she will return your call.
Core Strength Yoga 2
Building strength is important for yoga and the activities of daily life. As we get older, it becomes even more important to maintain muscle and bone mass. This class practices yoga postures that strengthen the core muscles of the abdomen, back and pelvis and increase upper body strength. Postures include Downward Dog, Plank, Handstands at the wall, arm balances, Boat Pose, leg raises. This is a challenging class, but many modifications are given for new students. Students at all levels will see immediate gains in strength and confidence.
$10 Gentle Yoga
Gentle Yoga introduces fundamental Hatha Yoga postures while ensuring that students have time to understand the instructions, and get the props needed to practice the pose to their capacity with correct breathing and alignment. Gentle Yoga has a slower pace and the teachers give more instruction on how to use props such as chairs, the wall, blocks, blankets, and bolsters for support. Class ends with deep relaxation. Although this class is suited to students needing assistance, students with pronounced physical limitations are requested to phone us first about their restrictions before coming to class. Phone Laura Spaulding at the main office during business hours at 502-585-9642. Leave a message if she is out and she will return your call. $10 classes are included in all membership options and help make yoga available to more people in the Greater Louisville community.
Sivananda Yoga 1-2
The Sivananda practice is a well-rounded sequence of carefully selected classical Hatha yoga postures that promote physical, mental and spiritual well-being. The postures are ideally done slowly and with control to stretch and strengthen the body as well as open the chakras and stimulate the vagus nerve. A typical class begins with savasana and pranayama exercises. After warming up with sun salutations, the focus is on 12 basic postures. Savasana is inserted between several postures along the way and closes the class. As students become proficient in the 12 basic postures variations and additional postures are introduced. All postures can be modified as needed. Props are traditionally not used but they can be here at Yoga East!
Hatha Yoga 1
These classes are challenging and rewarding! This class focuses on fundamental standing poses, seated poses, easy inversions, and relaxation poses. Teachers will give instructions on how to modify postures for your practice. The postures learned at this level are a necessary foundation for all of our other classes. All yoga classes end in deep relaxation. Students who have never done yoga or who have little yoga experience will feel at home in this class. Level 1 Hatha Yoga is the perfect choice for students new to Yoga East yoga, out of practice, or students looking to build a stronger foundation in their practice.
$10 Beginning Yoga
This Level 1 Hatha Yoga class provides an introduction to fundamental yoga postures with correct alignment and breathing. Class ends with deep relaxation. No yoga experience is necessary. Students ages 11 and up are welcome.Students with medical restrictions or serious physical challenges are welcome to attend, but please call ahead to our main office at 502-585-9642 to speak to a supervising instructor so we can accommodate your needs. Our reduced rate classes help make yoga available to more people in the Greater Louisville community. $10 classes are included in all membership options.
$10 Bountiful Body Yoga
If your size has kept you from trying yoga, this class is for you! Bountiful Body Yoga is designed to bring yoga to those who feel the traditional class setting does not provide the support and encouragement needed to feel successful in yoga. We emphasizes health and happiness for all as you learn the basics, as well as modifications to begin or customize your yoga practice. You will be able to take what you learn in this class to other classes on our schedule if you wish.
200 Hr - Foundations of a Mature Yoga Practice with Susan Reid
Next held on Sat, Sep 17, 2016 at 9:45 am - 11:00 am. This enrollment runs from Sat Sep 10, 2016 - Sat Dec 10, 2016. This series of 16 classes is required for Yoga East certification and counts for 20 hours in the subject of Techniques. The series of classes is intended to improve your yoga practice. We will methodically work on the most important yoga postures and pranayama exercises. A yoga teacher should have a strong practice with good alignment and form. We will help you improve your technique in important postures and help you bump your practice up to the next level. You will learn correct alignment, breathing, pronunciation of the names, and tips for good practice and teaching. Fee: 16 class series, $400 or $25 per class. Open to all students. Register with Susan Reid.
200 Hr - Yoga Anatomy: How Yoga Works with Laura Spaulding
Next held on Sat, Sep 17, 2016 at 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm. This enrollment runs from Sat Aug 6, 2016 - Sat Dec 10, 2016. This series of 16 classes is required for Yoga East Certification and counts for 20 hours in the subject of Anatomy and Physiology. Learn human anatomy as it pertains to the practice of yoga and pranayama. Learn why postures are difficult, how stretching works, why yoga builds strength, and how some yoga postures can be dangerous and even deadly if done incorrectly. Understanding the anatomy of a posture can make it easier and better. Each class works with particular groups of postures like forward bends, backbends, twists and inversions. Each class covers anatomy and physiology; injuries and physical limitations commonly encountered in the posture and ways of working with those challenges; the anatomy of the subtle body including the chakra system, nadis (channels of the subtle body) and koshas (subtle sheaths). The class is open to all levels of students who are interested in improving their practice. No particular experience or ability is required. Text: Anatomy Coloring Book, Kapit & Elson, 4th ed. (Available at the studio, $22.50, members get your discount.) You will need a variety of highlighters, watercolor markers, or colored pencils. Fee: 16 class series, $400 or $25 per class. Open to all students. Register with Laura Spaulding.
200 Hr - Art of Teaching Yoga with Yoga East Staff
Next held on Sat, Sep 17, 2016 at 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm. This enrollment runs from Sat Aug 6, 2016 - Sat Dec 3, 2016. This 8 class series is required for Yoga East Certification and counts for 20 hours in the subject of Teaching Methodology. This is a series of 8 classes in which you will find your own teaching voice, learn creative teaching, learn how to maintain commitment and develop as a teacher and practitioner. Find inspiration in your own heart, life experiences and personal practice. Each class includes a discussion of a theme and how it relates to our life, practice and teaching. Our asana "engineering" clinic breaks down the asanas into important alignment elements, practice and teaching points using props, and showing how to modify postures without props for all levels of students. Each class provides practical teaching experience with helpful critique and discussion. This class is for teacher trainees enrolled on our teacher training course, or for students with at least two years of yoga experience. Fee: 8 class series, $400 or $50 per class. Register with Laura Spaulding.
Yoga Sutras - Chapters 1-2 with Laura Spaulding
Next held on Thu, Sep 22, 2016 at 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm. This enrollment runs from Thu Sep 8, 2016 - Thu Dec 29, 2016. Yoga Sutras of Patanjali were composed approximately 2400 years ago and brilliantly and succinctly summarize the yoga system in a text of 196 aphorisms (sutras). Patanjali's work has been the subject of numerous scholarly commentaries. Although it fell into obscurity for several centuries it was resurrected by Western Sanskrit scholars in the 19th century. Today it is widely studied as one of the earliest and most authoritative texts of yoga. Study of the Yoga Sutras is recommended in both the Ashtanga and Iyengar systems. This class will chant, read and discuss the meaning of the Sutras and how they are relevant and helpful for one's own yoga practice. No previous knowledge of the Yoga Sutras is needed for the class. Enrollment is free and open to all Yoga East students. Series of 16 classes: 20 YA 300/500 YPLE Hours.
200 Hr - Yoga History and Myth, Part 1 with Laura Spaulding
Next held on Fri, Sep 23, 2016 at 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm. This enrollment runs from Fri Aug 5, 2016 - Sat Sep 24, 2016. This series of 8 classes is required for Yoga East certification and counts for 10 hours in the subject of Philosophy. The origins of yoga have been shrouded in myth and mystery, but current yoga scholars are penetrating the veil and researching yoga's history. Hear the amazing stories of the siddhas (perfected ones), the rishis, the wizards, the magicians, the wild goddesses, the yogins and yoginis who were so powerful they were seen as divine beings. Learn to separate myth from history and analyze yoga critically and intelligently. Great yoga practitioners and teachers need to be well-informed on the history of yoga. Introduction to the philosophy of yoga includes study and discussion of the modern history of yoga. How did yoga originate? Who are the important historical and mythological figures in yoga, and what is the source of their knowledge? Equally important - how do the ancient myths and texts of yoga have relevance for our life and yoga practice today? These important questions will be discussed in class. Fee: 8 class series, $80; $10 per class. Open to all students - you need not be in teacher training to register.
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