Need a fitness plan as the days get cooler? Leah has you covered! Join her for Zumba (Monday and Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.) and for Zumba STRONG (Tuesday and Thursday at 7:00 p.m.).
Are you new to STRONG? Here’s a description:
“ STRONG by Zumba® combines body weight, muscle conditioning, cardioand plyometric training moves synced to original music that has been specifically designed to match every single move. Every squat, every lunge, every burpee is driven by the music, helping you make it to that last rep, and maybe even five more. In each class you’ll burn calories while toning arms, legs, abs and glutes. Plyometric or explosive moves like high knees, burpees,and jumping jacks are interchanged with isometric moves like lunges, squats, and kickboxing. STRONG by Zumba® instructors change up the music and moves frequently to make sure you’re always challenged to the max.”
Welcome to a FREE introductory class in a form of Indian dance called the Adavu, the basic “building blocks” of Bharanatyam, or Indian classical dance. This is a class designed for adult beginners. Taught by Raji Soundararajan, you will get a feel for the rhythm and joy of this dance style. Kristine is pleased to be hosting this introductory class at the studio. Please join us!
Are you a yoga teacher in need of your continuing education hours? Are you interested in becoming a certified yoga instructor? Aloft School of Yoga offers a supportive environment in which you can meet your educational goals. Our Yoga Alliance certified 200 hour yoga teacher training is modular-based, allowing you some freedom and choice in the pace of your training. We train in a supportive community environment of teachers in training and current teachers, learning together as we go.
Our next training dates are Sept. 21-22 and Oct. 12-13, from 9:00-2:00, with 1/2 hour off for lunch. They will also include some reading and homework. The Sept. training will focus on yoga as a tool to address stress and trauma, including the anatomy of stress. The October training will focus on taking a more in depth look at ayurveda. These trainings are required for the 200 hour teacher training, and available for continuing education credit. For further information, please contact Kristine via the website “contact” button.
Friday Mornings (beg. 9/20), 9:45 All Levels with a special welcome to Beginners!
So…have you’ve been told or have you read that you should be doing yoga? However, the idea of walking into a studio seems like the last place you want to go. What if you could enter a room and be welcomed regardless of age, gender, your size or even fitness level? What if you didn’t even have to be flexible or wear fancy yoga pants? What if there was a studio and a class that welcomed you just as you are? You’ve probably heard that yoga is good for you and indeed it is! The benefits physically and mentally are numerous. So, why not take that leap and join the Aloft Community on Friday mornings with Erin where EveryBODY is welcome to breathe, stretch, move, increase strength, calm down and maybe even laugh! If you are already a part of the Aloft crew, come check out this new class regardless of where you are on your yoga journey. Hope to see you there!
Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. An all levels class focused on relaxing the mind and restoring the body. Erin will lead the class by beginning with either a slow flow or a series of gentle asanas to warm the body and center the mind. The second half of class focuses on a group a restorative postures that utilize props to support your body and mind in a safe and restful way.
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.