Group Yoga, Belly Dance & Tai Chi Classes 

Level 1 (Gentle) provides a supportive environment in which beginning students can learn the foundation of a yoga practice, while the more experienced practitioner will be able to fine tune the fundamentals of their practice.  If you have limitations in your body, level 1 classes provide modifications and guidance to keep you safe and comfortable throughout your practice.

All Northern Life Yoga, level 1 classes are pre-natal friendly - please inform your instructor in advance so modifications can be provided for each phase of your pregnancy.

Mixed Level 1-2 (Beginner and intermediate options) offer options for all levels with some yoga experience:  modifications for beginners and more active options for those who want an energetic experience involving creativity to explore more challenging poses at an active tempo.

Level 2 (Intermediate) – Classes designed for dedicated yoga practitioners who enjoy a continual challenge in their practice to emphasize strength and tone.

Level 3 (Vigorous) – classes not offered at Northern Life Yoga.

Gentle Classes

Candlelight Yoga + Yin with Allie Brawley

A slower-paced, gentle flowing yoga class set to soothing music to relax your body and calm your mind in a warm, candlelit atmosphere. Great introductory yoga class for beginners to learn the fundamentals of yoga.  Yin poses are designed to relax the muscles through calming poses supported with props to benefit the connective tissues and joints.   Level 1 - ideal for beginners!

Candlelight Yoga is offered every Wednesday at 7:15pm.

 

Gentle Yoga with Nancy Larsen

Gentle yoga class is appropriate for anyone interested in yoga who might be concerned about the level of fitness required.  If you are getting into shape, tight and stiff, or just prefer a gentler yoga practice, this is the class for you!  Poses are sequenced to ease your body into a more active state. Emphasis placed on breath awareness and proper alignment.  Gentle yoga provides numerous health benefits, including stress reduction, improved circulation, lower blood pressure, increased balance and flexibility, a calmer mind, and improved sleep. All levels and abilities are welcome.  Level 1 - Ideal for beginners!

Gentle Yoga is offered every Monday at 11:00AM & Wednesday at 4:00PM. 

 

Gentle Beginner Slow Flow - NEW!

Want a workout without the rapid pace of our Yoga Flow classes?  Sequences progress slowly and allow longer holds to strengthen and tone the entire body, while providing the foundations of a vinyasa style (yoga flow) class.  Focus on breath and alignment allows students to explore feeling postures, rather than simply seeing poses, and benefit from the calming effect of uniting body and mind.  Level 1 - ideal for beginners!

Slow Flow is offered every Monday at 5:45PM.

 

Active Classes

Yoga Flow with Allie Brawley & Jennifer Villarreal

An active, energizing vinyasa-style sequence of yoga postures, linking breath to movement to enhance, flexibility, strength, range of motion and concentration. Sequencing flows with fun, upbeat music at a more rapid pace to build heat, strengthen and tone throughout the body. Focus varies each week on different therapeutic areas of the body.  Modifications provided to accommodate all levels, though some yoga experience is recommended.  

Mixed Level 1-2:  Yoga experience recommended, but modifications provided to suit students who are newer to yoga.

Yoga flow is offered every Monday at 4:00PM, Wednesday at 5:30PM, FRiday at 9am, Saturday at 9am.

On Fridays & Saturdays, the studio is heated to 70-75 degrees to support the sequence and warm the muscles and connective tissues in preparation for different poses.  The warmth and humidity allows for deep release into poses while protecting the joints against injury. Focusing on the pose itself, each posture is given considerable time to explore and hold. Each student can practice at his/her level of ability, yet all receive the same benefits of the practice.  

Kripalu Vinyasa Yoga Flow with Allie Brawley

A uniquely designed class that includes a theme, skillfully flowing sequence, meditation and relaxation.  The intention of a Kripalu vinyasa class is to cultivate an inward experience while stretching and recharging the body in a safe, effective way to provide both a work out and deep restoration. 

Kripalu Vinyasa is offered every Wednesday at 5:30PM & Friday at 9:00AM.

 

Core Strength Vinyasa with Barb Rogers

Strength and balance to develop deep core strength, this vinyasa based flow will create long, strong, lean muscles. This dynamic flow class will allow you to find your center and begin to move and support yourself using deep inner core muscles. Connecting movements to breath with a special emphasis on developing deep core strength. This class involves many standing and balancing poses. You’ll connect to the earth and build each pose from the ground up. Be prepared to sweat as you connect with your inner fire! 

Mixed Level 1-2:  Yoga experience recommended, but modifications provided to suit students who are newer to yoga.

Core Strength is offered every Tuesday at 5:30PM.

 

Dance

Belly Dance with Lola Kennedy

Stretch and tone your body while you learn this beautiful and ancient art!  The movements of belly dance will sculpt and firm your body, while increasing stamina and grace.   Class includes warm up, basic moves and techniques, plus relaxation.  No choreography to memorize – you’ll be guided to allow the music to mesmerize you while you enjoy this fun and empowering movement! No experience necessary – a wonderful upbeat class and fun way to enjoy exercising with friends!

Belly Dance is on Mondays at 7:15PM until October 30.

 

Tai Chi & Qigong

Tai Chi with Richard Askwith

Qigong is a Chinese word for Energy Work. We will do several qigong sets for a half-hour. The sets are short, fun and easy to learn.  There are many forms of tai chi.  Following the half hour qigong portion, we will offer a one hour per week, ten-week introductory class that can either form a basis for learning a more traditional tai chi form later on, or it can be practiced on its own.  Both the qigong and tai chi sets are very gentle and require no prior experience nor athletic ability. 

TAI CHI CLasses are currently on hold while richard heals injuries from an accident at home.

Note:  Tai Chi is a community class with a recommended fee of $10 per class or $40 for 5 classes.  However, do not let payment prohibit you from attending - pay what you can and come enjoy all the benefits of tai chi.