Classes

Troy-Yoga currently offers one weekly class:

All-Levels Vinyasa Yoga

Monday • 6pm – 7:15pm • with Raeanne

Vinyasa yoga is a synchronization of breath and movement, and students will flow into and out of postures helping to warm the body, oxygenate the blood, and build strength and focus. This particular class is suitable for all levels – beginners and experienced practitioners alike – due to its slow-flow approach and incorporation of pranayama (breathing) and restorative techniques.

Postures are often held for 5 or more breaths, allowing for a deeper experience of the subtleties in each pose; Transitions are slow and mindful, encouraging a thoughtful dialogue between body and mind.

Modifications are offered throughout so that each student can customize the class to his/her individual needs.


Starts January 15th! Yoga for Strength

1st & 3rd Thursdays • 6:30pm – 7:45pm • with Jessica
An all-levels class focusing on building strength in a gentle way, employing a technique called Reciprocal Inhibition*.

Using modified yoga poses we’ll work deeper into the muscles to activate the often less-used smaller muscle fibers that support the larger muscle fibers, using a block to close the gap of active and passive range of motion.

I am a firm believer in finding modifications for postures should they be needed.

*Reciprocal inhibition describes the process of muscles on one side of a joint relaxing to accommodate contraction on the other side of that joint. Joints are controlled by two opposing sets of muscles, extensors and flexors, which must work in synchrony for smooth movement.


Starts January 8th! Yoga for Balance

2nd & 4th Thursdays • 6:30pm – 7:45pm • with Jessica

An all-levels class focusing on building balance with Hatha style poses. Holding each pose anywhere from 15 to 60 seconds, we’ll start with a basic pose and work towards advancing the pose over the course of the hold time.

I am a firm believer in finding modifications for postures should they be needed.

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