LBY offers yoga by highly trained, practiced & dedicated instructors with diverse traditional influences
including Anusara, Ashtanga, Yin Yoga, Iyenger, Vinyasa Flow & Restorative yoga
RESTORATIVE / CANDLELIGHT RESTORATIVE YOGA:
This practice promotes profound relaxation with supported poses, breathing practices, and meditation. A healing balm for an anxious, weary world, restorative yoga reduces the effects of chronic stress and helps students overcome insomnia, fear, anger, anxiety, and depression. Release tension from your body and mind and restore energy and joy. No yoga experience needed for this deeply relaxing practice.
YIN (DEEP STRETCH):
Yin yoga targets the deep, dense connective tissues of the hips, pelvis and lower spine, and the web of fascia that runs throughout the entire body. Most yin postures are floor-based and held for a long period of time. Do not confuse yin yoga with restorative: this class is challenging, mentally and physically. For all levels of students.
Deep Healing Relaxation Method / Yoga Nidra A guided restorative session that provides a way to free oneself from the stress of our busy world. This class will allow you to take the time to let all the cells of your physical body, joints and organs de-stress and find balance. This result occurs on an unconscious level as your bodily systems become healthy, balanced and refreshed. You will then be ready to sit quietly for the final 15 minutes in the practice of contemplative meditation, to bring your awareness even further within and guide you toward the Real Self deep in your heart. From this place, it will be easy for you to acknowledge and identify with the sameness of all. You will slowly realize “all is within” and “we are all one”. Each session includes at least 30 minutes of Yoga Nidra and different special practices are offered before and/or after. A perfect way to recharge after a long day at work and receive guidance to the truth that is within your heart. Guided from the lineage of Dharma Yoga and passed on from Guru, Sri Dharma Mittra, to student..
This class is conducted with the students using props for support to focus on opening the body from head to toe. The instructor will emphasis safe alignment, stretching, breathing techniques, and basic standing poses (using the chairs for support) to enhance balance and core strengthening. Gentle yoga is ideal for elderly, minor injuries or physical limitations. Everyone is Welcome!!! Individuals with MS, CP or cancer survivors are also encouraged to join us. Our studio is HANDICAPPED ACCESSIBLE.
YOGA FOR BEGINNERS:
Highly recommended for students who are either new to yoga or have limitations in their physical capacity due to age, injury or manageable conditions. These classes offer the on going exploration into the art and science of yoga. Instructors will provide a high attentive and supportive environment. Teaching basic postures, alignment, and building core strength along with balancing practices. Instructors for our basic classes will invite students to stretch not just their bodies but their hearts, with the hopes to bring more flexibility into your life off your mat.
LIFE FORCE FLOW®:
LifeForce® practices are designed to support a sense of balance, acceptance, and flow in our lives. When we practice self-inquiry, along with self-compassion, we are resourced to brave the complexities of the human experience. The fundamental belief of these teachings is that we are already the wholeness that we seek. Using evidenced-based practices, students are invited to return to the sense that all we desire is already within us. These techniques are rooted in the classical hatha practices of pranayama, gentle asana, mantra and imagery.
YOGA FOR VETERANS:
Yoga for veterans is designed specifically with veterans in mind. Learn a collection of simple yet effective practices specifically adapted for military service members and veterans recovering from PTSD and stress associated with civilian readjustment. Practice mindfulness techniques and meditation tools along with physical yoga poses designed to help enhance the health of the body and mind regardless of physical limitations or psychological distress. The main goal of this class is to improve focus and concentration, combat insomnia and have an overall greater ability to enjoy life, experiencing more serenity and inner peace.
Each class will have a them or intention. Class will consist of a combination of postures (asana) and breathing practices that will explore that intention. This will be followed by a short period of meditation using different meditation techniques including mantras to elicit responses desired. The goal is to balance the body, mind, and spirit in each class. Class is for all levels. Based on the work of T. Krishnamacharya and TKV Desikachar.
Everyone is welcome!! These classes are designed to meet every students needs with a supportive environment that encourages all levels of practitioners. Poses are held longer with a focus on opening your whole body with the use of props to support alignment and safety. Beginners will receive clear instruction and support with modifications, while experienced students will be offered more challenging variations. The instructors for all levels classes are trained to cater to the level of students present that day for class. All level classes are appropriate for beginners and ongoing students.
RISE & SHINE:
Roll out of bed and onto your yoga mat with an invigorating, fun, yoga flow practice that will wake you up from the inside out. This “Rise and Shine” class will begin with slow stretches to open up the body and then move into a series of foundational postures that will challenge and increase your flexibility and focus. This class typically includes sun salutations, standing postures, twists, balancing, back bending and some inverted postures linked with Ujjayi breath to awaken the body, heart, and soul. Expect good music, playful postures, and a practice specifically designed to build and develop the power necessary to take your yoga practice and your day to the next level.
This class is suitable for everyone as variations will be offered to make the class more or less challenging as desired. When you start the day with awareness, you notice the difference! Set your intention and the pace for your day. This class is appropriate for ambitious beginners and long-time practitioners.
This light, fun-filled and challenging practice links conscious breath and dynamic movement with a strong focus on bringing your intention alive on the mat. Everyone is welcome. Some yoga experience suggested.
Tuesday Night Targets: TNT is a dynamic and energetic class, that is sure to raise your vibes. Each week the instructor will feature a “target pose”. By opening the body properly, working through specific strengthening exercises, step-by-step instruction AND commitment to our practice, we can attain those more challenging poses. Get ready to spice up your practice! Get in touch with your playful side while working out all the kinks of your day. Light heartedness and a sense of humor is highly recommended. This is an all-levels class.
SLOW & STRONG YOGA:
This class is ideal for yogi’s wanting to elevate their practice. As we allow ourselves to take our time in a slower-paced yoga practice, we find that our muscles become more supple, our breath deepens, enlivens, and invigorates, and our entire being shifts towards a state of greater balance.
Emphasis is placed on core strength and accessing powerful poses through precise alignment. Through this practice, you will learn how to become more sustainable and find a greater sense of peace within a strong practice.
Intermediate intensity with some yoga experience recommended.