What is Intentional Movement?
Movement is vital to life! Learn to move in YOUR body to enhance YOUR life. Habitual movements throughout the day and while sleeping can create imbalances in your body. Intentional movement brings balance back and may reduce the risk of injury. Using intentional movement improves interoception, how the brain and the body communicate. This is important for homeostasis, or balance of the body’s systems. Studies show this to improve overall health, while reducing stress and inflammatory responses.
This class is designed to teach you the fundamentals of movement in a yoga flow sequence. We will slow things down, discuss anatomy and hold postures to get you to truly experience the sensations of asanas. This class is appropriate for ALL ages, genders, levels of yoga experience, and mobility.
This class is designed to safely teach you the fundamentals of stability, strength and conditioning. We will learn how to breathe correctly, connect with the core and pelvic floor, stabilize the spine appropriately, and move functionally, with or without weights. We may utilize various equipment such as barbells, kettlebells, rings, bands, boxes, etc. We also discuss how these movements relate to and can be applied to our daily lives and activities. This class is appropriate for ALL ages, genders, and levels of strength and conditioning experience.
Did you know that Sara studied Ashtanga yoga in India?
Ashtanga yoga is a system of yoga that has been transmitted to the world by the Jois family in Mysore, India. This method of yoga involves synchronizing the breath with a set series of postures that a practitioner memorizes and performs regularly. Ashtanga is an extremely well-rounded practice as it offers strength, flexibility, stamina and breath focus. The set sequence of postures has many benefits! Because the series is memorized it is easily done as a home practice or during times of travel, without the need for an electronic device or teacher to instruct. Progress in flexibility, strength, and focus can be seen more easily as each posture is performed every time a student practices. Teachers also have an opportunity to work with students more one-on-one because they do not need to lead a full class of students but rather walk around the room and assist each student where they are in the sequence.
Combining this style of yoga with Sara’s incredible knowledge of anatomy and functional movement makes this a perfect opportunity for you to learn and grow in your yoga practice. Go in deep with this one!
PRIVATE YOGA LESSONS
Looking for a more specific to you style? Schedule a private session with Sara, Susan or Roberta. Our specialty is MOVEMENT. We can teach you to live and move in YOUR body with intention and balance. We will create a series of movements designed just for you to practice in the studio and on your own, if that’s your jam.