Group Yoga & Tai Chi Classes 

Level 1 (Beginner) 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 (Advanced) – classes not offered at Northern Life Yoga.

 

Candlelight Yoga + Yin

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.  Wednesday's class includes yin poses designed to relax the muscles through relaxed poses supported with props to benefit the connective tissues and joints.   Level 1 - ideal for beginners!

Candlelight Yoga is offered ON Wednesdays at 7:15pm.

Core Strength Vinyasa  

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 on Tuesdays at 5:30PM.

Gentle Yoga

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 class for beginners!

Gentle Yoga is offered on Mondays at 11:00AM & Wednesdays at 4:00PM.

Yoga Fit - Warm 80-85 degree studio

A hybrid of conditioning poses for the legs, core and upper body mixed with yoga stretches to provide a fun and energetic start to your weekend. If you're new to yoga, think of it as conditioning with a deep stretch plus a well deserved relaxation.

The studio is heated to 80-85 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.  Think of it like a retreat to a hot summer UP day!  

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

Yoga Fit is offered on fridays at 8:30am (summer only) and Saturdays at 9am.

Yoga Flow 

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.  Gentle and active practice options 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 on Mondays at 4:15PM and Wednesdays at 5:30PM, plus Fridays at 8:30AM in the summer.

 

Kundalini Yoga for Beginners (Level 1)

Kundalini yoga harnesses the mental, physical, and nervous energies of the body and puts them under the domain of the will, which is the instrument of the soul. This unique style of yoga precisely and consciously combines breath, mudra, eye-focus, mantra, body locks, and postures to balance the glandular system, strengthen the nervous system, expand lung capacity, and purify the blood. It brings balance to the body, mind, and soul.

Kundalini Yoga will return when Alicia visits the UP again!

 

Tai Chi & Qigong 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 and Qigong are offered on tuesdays at 10:15AM.

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.