Good Karma Mat Yoga (Classes & Descriptions are subject to change before we can update this website, Please click on the class title within MindBody for an accurate description of current classes. thank you :)
Yoga is for everyone! All classes will have modifications for our welcomed beginners but please don't feel intimidated, Everyone starts somewhere! It's not always about what the posture "should" look like, focus instead on how the pose FEELS to you and your body. Everybody is different & what's right for one person's body may not be right for another. Honor your body and its limitations. Keep in mind that yoga is a practice, a personal practice, that is constantly evolving & expanding if you allow it to. Remember this motto: "Much practice brings progress" Hari Aum Tat Sat
Beginner Yoga: Beginner Yoga will give you a strong introduction to Yoga; including basic breathing exercises, foundational poses with inner awareness and alignment, and deep relaxation. This class moves at a very moderate pace, allowing for questions and concerns throughout, so as to find what is right for your body.
Yoga Flow-Beginner + We are all beginners! This class is suitable for both beginners and for those with some experience and will include basic breathing exercises (pranayama), foundational poses, sun salutations, and deep relaxation.It will deepen our understanding of the breath, or pranayama; and how its connection to our practice can create your own personal meditation in motion. A gentle workout for body, mind and spirit synchronizing breath with movement through a flowing series of basic asanas and sequences. The flow is designed to develop balance, build strength and increase flexibility, leaving students with reduced stress, inner calm, and heightened awareness.
Gentle Yoga: Gentle Yoga is a class that focuses on relaxation, meditation and yoga for healing the body. Whether your body is recovering from injury or from being inactive for too long or you just want a gentle introduction to yoga, this class is perfect for you. You will learn how to listen to your body, how to move mindfully and avoid injury while doing yoga.The class starts with a brief meditation and is followed by breathing techniques, warm-ups and postures specifically chosen based on what it is you are feeling in your body that day. So much of our pain is caused by simply ignoring our bodies. Take care of your body, treat yourself to a gentle yoga class and learn what your body needs.
Forrest Yoga: What is Forrest Yoga? Who is Ana Forrest? Ana Forrest is an internationally recognized pioneer in yoga & emotional healing! "She is to Yoga Journal as Angelina Jolie is to Us magazine: a mainstay." "Say "Forrest Yoga" to a yogi, and the first word that comes to mind is "intense." It is known for its long holding of positions, emphasis on abdominal core work and standing series that can go on for 20 poses on each side. Ms. Forrest, 53, based in Orcas Island, Wash., devised her rigorous style with no less a goal than curing the ails of the modern world, including computer roadkill bodies (lower back tightness, shoulder pains and neck aches) and spiritual malaises that lead to destructive behaviors like addictions. The classes attract N.F.L. players, recovering addicts, dancers and cancer patients." ~ NY Times by Mary Billard full article click here
Join Camille, the ONLY Forrest Yoga teacher in the Capital District, as she brings you into an introduction of what is Forrest Yoga! An interiorized Vinyasa Practice focused on the four pillars of Forrest yoga: BREATH, STRENGTH, INTEGRITY, and SPIRIT. It is a dynamic practice with deep emphasis on the core through abdominal sequences and long held postures. Long holds in the pose sequence helps you flush, oxygenate, and rejuvenate every cell. As you advance in Forrest yoga you learn how to intelligently ride your breath into the trilling advance poses.
Vinyasa Power Flow: Vinyasa power flow is a dynamic and invigorating practice that unites breath and movement. Vinyasa derives from Ashtanga yoga and means to "place in a special way," inviting us to move with awareness and intention. The teacher will offer a creative, intelligent and challenging sequence that will build to one or many peaks, and culminate with a relaxing final rest in savasana. Prepare to sweat, flow and transform from the inside out.
Sculpting Yoga: Intermediate-Advanced Sculpting Yoga is a unique vinyasa flow that incorporates small handheld weights. This class allows you to get deeper into your stretches, builds strength while sculpting long lean muscles & increases the mind body connection!
Warm Vinyasa Power Flow Uniting breathe and movement, this class will move through a vigorous vinyasa flow into strong holds and standing poses, encouraging students to work right up to their edge. Hot yoga is both a mental and physical challenge, and will use the heat to gain a cleansing and full body workout.Room will be about 90 degrees. Classes are appropriate for all level students however we will be in a constant dance like flow that will keep you moving and work up a sweat. Vinyasa flow will increase endurance, flexibility, balance and strength. Room will be about 90 degrees.