Usher in the weekend with an all levels class focused on relaxing the mind and restoring the body. Erin Wittman will lead you through some flow yoga to begin, and then a journey into unwinding and releasing the tension from the week, ending with guided relaxation. What a wonderful way to head into the weekend!
Thursday mornings, 6:30-7:30am
Awaken the body and mind with this all level, floor-based class. The class will include breath work, some meditation, foundational yoga poses during the warm-up and cool-down, gentle flow, and one “focal pose,” which will be taught at different levels. Students are encouraged to take the poses as deep or as gently as they like to honor how their bodies are feeling each day as we move through the class.
This class is taught in a Hatha yoga style, which is a balance between warming up and cooling down the body. This practice will help students stretch out the body and awaken and re-focus the mind after sleep. The intent is for students to leave the class feeling ready and energized for their day.
All levels of students are welcome and encouraged to join Lauren on Thursday mornings when Lauren is in town – please double check the weekly calendar to be sure Lauren is teaching. She also maintains a texting group to let yogis know when the class is happening, when it is cancelled. Leave a message on the Aloft website if you would like to be on Lauren’s “Early Rising Yogis” text message group.
Informational meeting about training coming at the end of July – please leave a reply on this site and Kristine will send you more information and put you on the “interested students” email list.
Anyone up for yoga teacher training? Aloft School of Yoga will once again be offering a 200-hour yoga teacher certification training program at the studio. Some of the modules in this training will also be offered as workshops available to the yoga student interested in deepening his/her practice, as well as to yoga teachers who are pursuing CEUs.
Aloft School of Yoga is a certified Yoga Teacher Training School, registered with Yoga Alliance. This training guides you through yoga asana, philosophy, pranayama (breath work), anatomy, meditation, pedagogy, teaching to particular needs and populations, an exploration of many facets of becoming a yoga teacher. Successful completion of the training will enable the student to register with Yoga Alliance as a yoga teacher at the 200 hour level. for more information about the training, please contact Kristine through the contact button on the website, via email at email@example.com, or via text or phone (509) 336-1442.
The training is very focused on giving the teachers in training a sustained mentoring approach toward learning to teach yoga. We address specific interests of the trainees in teaching yoga to specific populations with specific concerns, as well as teaching multi-level yoga in a class setting.
We will be having an informational gathering about preparing for the training, costs, and timing of the training, so please let me know if you are interested in attending and I can send you more details or answer questions.
Zumba Gold is a gentler version of Zumba. As described on the Zumba website, Zumba Gold is a good choice for “Active older adults who are looking for a modified Zumba® class that recreates the original moves you love at a lower-intensity.” In the studio, we also find it good for anyone looking for a lower impact, less hip intensive experience of Zumba.
Again, from the website: “How It Works” and “Benefits”
“The design of the class introduces easy-to-follow Zumba® choreography that focuses on balance, range of motion and coordination. Come ready to sweat, and prepare to leave empowered and feeling strong. Class focuses on all elements of fitness: cardiovascular, muscular conditioning, flexibility and balance!”
Come join JeeHee twice a month on Thursday mornings at 8:30 to experience Zumba Gold (Zumba Gold and Nia alternate on Thursdays at Aloft).
Want more Zumba Gold? Let Kristine know! JeeHee is open to scheduling a weekly Zumba Gold class if there is a core group that would like this class!
Unwind from the work week with this gentle, candlelit class. You will stretch, move, and breath in a safe space, leaving you relaxed and detoxified. Using a combination of gentle vinyasa and yin postures, you will center your mind, strengthen your body, and stretch your tight muscles. Taught by Lara, Kristine, Aramati, and the teachers of Aloft. All levels are welcome. The class is taught as a floor-based class, but you are welcome to come and modify using a chair . . . Priority is simply to come, relax, and BE !
August 13, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (This retreat can be taken by itself, or in conjunction with the Labor Day Weekend Retreat, which will build upon the ideas introduced today)
Yoga is much more than a series of body postures. In its fullest expression yoga is a discipline, a path, and ultimately a way of life. This retreat is an introduction to some of the components of yoga as a “lifestyle.” The retreat will include yoga asana, an introduction to yogic philosophy (with an opportunity for discussion and questions), breath-work or “pranayama,” and a fuller conversation about what it means to adapt yoga as an approach toward healthy living. This is the first in a series of mini-retreats that will be offered on this topic at Aloft Studios. COST: $70.00
Schedule for the Day
9:00 – 9:30 Welcome/Intro to the Day
9:30 – 10:30 Meditation, gentle yoga, get body comfortable
10:30- 11:30 What do we mean by a “Yogic Lifestyle?”
11:30 – 12:30 Break
12:30 – 3:30 Some Traditional Components of a Yogic Lifestylle, including Asana, Pranayama, Meditation, Yogic Philosophy, Ayurveda . . . .My yogic lifestyle?
3:30 – 4:00 Closing practice
August 14 (Sunday)
The day will consist of alternating periods of sitting and walking meditation with instruction. The day be held in Noble Silence which means that participants should not engage in conversation or socializing and that cell phones should be turned off and put away. There will be opportunities for questions and answers after talks and instructions. Participants should bring a lunch. COST: $70
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM: Introduction and Guided Meditation
10:00 AM – 10:30 AM: Walking Meditation
10:30 AM – 11:15 AM: Instruction and Meditation
11:15 AM – 11:45: Walking Meditation
11:45 AM – 12:15 PM: Meditation
12:15 PM – 12:45 PM: Mindful lunch
12:45 PM – 1:15 PM: Break or Walking Meditation
1:15 PM – 2:15 PM: Metta Instruction and Meditation
2:15 PM – 2:45 PM: Walking Meditation
2:45 PM – 3:45 PM: Dharma talk
3:45 PM – 4:00 PM: Q & A, Closing
August 5 – 7 This introductory workshop will focus on basic anatomy and introduce the “subtle energy” systems of yoga (the nadis and chakras). Designed for yoga students, the workshop will explore the ways yoga asana, meditation, and pranayama effect the systems of the body. COST: $225.00
August 5 (Friday)
4:00 – 5:30 PM: Yoga Class — Anatomy Focus
5:30 — 7:30 PM: Anatomy and Asana
August 6 (Saturday)
8:00 – 9:00 AM: Yoga Class (anatomy focus)
9:00 – 10:00 AM: Introduction to Subtle Energy, Nadis, and Chakras
10:00 – 11:30 AM: Yoga As It Is — Nadi/Chakra Focus
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM: Break
1:00 – 4:00 PM: Anatomy: Learning the basics
4:00 – 5:30 PM: Yoga Class – Anatomy/Energy focus
August 7 (Sunday)
9:00 – 10:00 AM: Meditation
10:15 – 11:15 AM: Yoga Class ( Anatomy Focus)
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM: Anatomy: Learning the basics
12:30 – 1:30 PM: Break
1:30 – 4:00 PM: Anatomy: Learning the basics
AUGUST 3 Take a day to deepen your knowledge of yoga asana. This workshop will focus on exploring selected poses in depth. Five total hours of asana practice, with a break for lunch. COST: $70.00.
SCHEDULE FOR THE DAY
August 3 (Wednesday)
10:00 – 11:30 AM: Yoga as It Is
11:30 – 12:30 Break
12:30 – 4:00 PM: Asana Practice