"Yoga is the cessation of the fluctuations of the mind." Yoga Sutra 1.2
Yoga Yoga is a practice that uses postures, breathing, and focused attention to achieve a state of equanimity. In all classes, we use the principle of vinyasa (linking breath and movement) to focus our attention. For example: (inhale) raise arms over head, (exhale) fold forward, (inhale) come back to standing, (exhale) lower arms to the side. Classes will include sun salutations to warm the body, standing postures to build strength, balance, and flexibility, and seated/floor work to integrate and calm the nervous system. Most postures can be modified to either decrease or increase the intensity of the practice. Yoga is an individual practice, the goal of which is to bring awareness to the body, mind, and emotions. It is not a competition, and there is no perfect pose. Everybody is unique -- each breath and each practice is an opportunity to inquire, to explore, and to open.
Chair Yoga with Dustin Huff Chair Yoga invites you to explore stretching and modified yoga postures using a chair. This is a calm, yet energizing one-hour class that evokes your breath, body, and mind to come together and create a balanced practice. This class is helpful for elders, differently-abled bodies, complete beginners, and seasoned Yogis alike! As the body ages, muscles and joints begin to tighten which can cause discomfort and anxiety about one’s physical well-being. When mobility decreases, many people find they start moving less and some even fall into depression. Yoga can reverse these feelings by simply giving you a bit of physical progress each and every day. Let’s have fun together! Open Practice Open practice is a quiet open space where one can work on his/her own individual yoga practice. There is no guided instruction. Rather, this is an opportunity to cultivate a personal practice, explore poses in more depth and allow for the internal teacher to guide you. Please join us in this informal community yoga practice!