Gentle Yoga is a class that provides all of the transformative benefits of yoga in a slower pace with a focus on increasing flexibility, releasing tension and improving strength. Yoga props such as blankets, blocks, bolsters, and straps are often used for safe practice, which allows the body to fully achieve each pose comfortably. The movement is slow, each movement is linked with breath, and postures are entered gradually – moving in and out of the pose dynamically, and then finding a static position to hold which enhances bone strength. Dynamic gentle movements protect and nurture the joints, muscles and connective tissues. A gentle exploration of range of motion allows each person to determine their level of flexibility and proceed in the practice with an inward focus. Balancing postures are utilized as well as various movements to integrate the right and left side of the brain. The goal is to move away from the busy, fast pace of our lives into a practice that is gentler, mindful and conscious, while receiving the abundant benefits of yoga.
This class is appropriate for all levels, not just beginners