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 !