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 (conscious sleep) – This class is accessible to anyone, regardless of physical conditions. Yoga Nidra is a guided, restorative and rejuvenating practice that takes place in savasana, lying down. The class invites you to take the time to release deep tension and stress in the layers of the body (koshas), while remaining aware and awake. As you practice deep relaxation, staying focused on the here and now, you give your body the opportunity to heal and function at optimal levels. The many benefits of yoga nidra can also include better problem solving, improved memory, relief of pain, and increased creativity.
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.
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.
ALL LEVELS KUNDALINI YOGA:
“The Yoga of Awareness”
Kundalini refers to the infinite life force energy that is the substance of all things.
Kundalini yoga is a dynamic practice designed to give you an experience of your soul and given specifically for householders who have to cope with the daily stresses of balancing work, family and the fast paced nature of today’s Age. It precisely combines breath, mudra (hand position), eye focus (drishti), mantra (sound), body locks and physical postures to balance the glandular system, strengthen the nervous system, expand lung capacity, and purify the blood to bring balance to
body, mind and soul.
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.
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.