For your safety and security, and to prevent class disruptions, teachers lock the front door when class begins. Don't be late. Turn off your cell phone. Remove shoes on entering the studio. Leave your shoes on the shoe rack or in the cubbies in the dressing rooms. Some of our students have a sensitivity or allergy to perfumes and we ask students not to wear scents to class.
Wear exercise clothing such as T-shirts, shorts and stretchy pants that allow freedom of movement. Do not wear jeans, street clothes, bulky clothes, revealing or see-thru clothes. Yoga is practiced in bare feet - no panty hose, and remember to remove your socks.
Bring a yoga mat or rent one at the studio for $1. Do not bring other kinds of exercise mats because they will not work for yoga. We sell all kinds of mats starting at $21.98. You can also buy yoga mats at many large department stores or sporting goods stores.
teach Hatha Yoga forms and movements with correct alignment, breathing and safeguards for common injuries and conditions. Most classes include students at mixed levels and are appropriate for students with little or no yoga experience. All classes end in deep relaxation. Students with pronounced physical limitations are requested to phone us first about their restrictions before coming to class. Phone Laura Spaulding at the main office during business hours at 502-585-9642. Leave a message if she is out and she will return your call.
Gentle classes are Hatha classes for seniors, pregnant women, and students recovering from illness, injury or surgery, or for anyone who prefers a slower-paced class. Teachers give more instruction on how to use props, chairs and the wall for adaptations.
For students in normal health who are new to yoga as well as those who have more experience and are seeking to expand, refine and develop their yoga practice at more subtle levels. Sun Salutations and series of flowing poses are incorporated at this level. All classes end with deep relaxation.
This class is engaging for newer students and those who have been practicing longer. As students' skills and understanding of yoga deepens, the asanas will as well. The class will focus particularly on sun salutations, their purpose and the union of each movement with the breath. Class ends with deep relaxation
Ashtanga Yoga is a series of postures in vinyasa style. This class begins with 10-15 minutes of sun salutations and continues with the first half of Primary Series - 24 important postures that build skill, strength and flexibility. This sequence can challenge experienced students and still be accessible for new students. The teachers show you how to use props and modify difficult postures. This class is not suited for students with wrist or knee issues.
Children ages 6-12 may attend G or Level 1 or 1-2 classes with a parent or legal guardian.
Teens 13-17 are usually mature enough to attend on their own but must be registered by a parent or legal guardian.