OPEN HIPS, OPEN HEART YOGA is for experienced beginners with common limitations and feelings of stiffness? Have you ever wondered what props is right for you and what variation to use? Then OPEN HIPS, OPEN HEART YOGA is for you and it’s especially good for after-ski stretching. Postures are mostly on the floor and emphasis of the practice will be on the deep connective tissues of the chest and hips. At the end, we’ll do a guided mindfulness meditation and you’ll receive skilled touch to enhance your practice and relaxation. This ongoing class starts December 26, every Tuesday and Thursday at 4:30 – 5:45, Waterville Valley Town Square. WMAC program pass accepted.
MODERATE FLOW YOGA is for students who are steady and comfortable in the standing poses, but are new to the Iyengar method, and are healthy, fit and without injury. Great for beginners, experienced beginners and intermediate. This class refines the Yoga asanas and introduces deeper backbends. We end the class with a deep restorative flow and meditation. Moderate Flow class is every Sunday, WMAC, 9:00 – 10:15. WMAC program pass accepted.
MIND-BODY MOVEMENT – Explore the richness of the relationship between your mind and your body. This class, based on Somatic principals, uses simple, gentle exercises to help restore optimal resting length and function to muscles that have become painfully tight due to stress, trauma, repetitive motions and/or unconscious habits. The focus of this class will be to restore sensory motor awareness to the brain and muscular system. Gentle asanas will also be incorporated to further enhance flexibility, strength and balance for overall well-being. This class is gentle and suitable for all.
RESTORATIVE – A perfect opportunity to experience a deep state of relaxation where the body can release and heal. Experience prop supported postures with long holds that reduce stress and bring flexibility and balance to the mind and body. Simply let go and surrender. Give your body the natural gift of rejuvenation. This practice is recommended for every BODY.
Helen is a Waterville Valley resident and specializes in Therapeutic Thai Yoga but do teach Vinyasa gentle flow and Yin classes. She is yoga teacher certified and has additional specialized training. She studied under Tias Little, Prajna Yoga and other international eclectic renowned teachers. She studied yoga in the US and internationally in India, Guatemala, Mexico, and Canada. She has a Thai Yoga Essentials Certification through Lotus Palm School, Montreal, Quebec. She also has an Assessment-Based Certificate for Power Pilates Mat Teacher Training.
Any physical exercise done with breath awareness becomes yoga; anything done without the breath is just a physical practice.