Based off of a dancers work out, Barre Fusion is a combination of yoga and barre. Class will begin with breathing techniques and gentle warm-ups. An endurance building series interweaving yoga and barre will be the foundation of the class. Exercises are aimed at lengthening, strengthening and toning muscle. Class ends with a cool down and relaxation. All-levels welcome.
Beginner Basics Yoga
Whether you are a beginner or simply need to begin again, you will learn basic yogic postures in a comfortable and relaxed environment, designed to set the foundation of your yoga practice. Come learn to link movement with breath, as you are guided through standing and seated postures, inversions, twists, balancing poses and gentle back bends. Gain self-confidence and a deeper understanding of the benefits and joys of yoga.
No yoga experience required. Every Wednesday at Noon, Upper Studio. Give what you can; $5-$15 cash donation is encouraged. 100% of proceeds go direct to FROM THE HEART, a Tolland-based outreach program, helping your local neighbors in need. Recipients include children in the foster care system who may need some extras such as a pillow or an Easter basket, Senior Citizens, Soldiers and those quietly needing extra help during a difficult time.
Come practice yoga together as a family! Learn breathing and meditation techniques to help with focus and self-regulation. Come play! For Adults and kids (ages 5-10); Parents, Grandparents and Caregivers bring your kids ages 5-10. Stretch, balance, breathe and flow…together! No experience required. Come have fun! Sundays at 3 pm, 2X per month. Class is on hiatus until Fall.
You will be guided through a variety of yoga asanas (poses), designed to reduce stress, gently open the body, and enhance well-being. This class builds awareness of body and breath through movement, stretching, and restorative poses. It is perfect for beginners or experienced students seeking a slower pace.
Hot Hatha Sculpt
In this class, yoga meets resistance training. This 60- minute vinyasa yoga-based experience adds hand weights to the flow to build long, lean muscles, deepen flexibility and increase your metabolic capacity. This class is set to an upbeat play-list, is conducted in a heated environment, and is suitable for all levels of yogis. Most of all: it’s guaranteed to make you sweat!
LivFree For All Yoga – heated – Invigorating flow
An all-levels vinyasa flow class in a heated room that will get your body moving while your mind does its thing. Modifications and variations are offered to satisfy both beginner and advanced Yogis so let’s turn up the music, create some joy and build our community. Your pace…your practice…your YOGA.
LivFree Foundations Yoga – heated
A vinyasa flow class that pays special attention to alignment and yoga principles, LivFree Foundations has the spirit and energy of power yoga with the pace and support for yogis who are still learning about their practice. No experience is necessary, simply the willingness to grow your yoga practice!
LivFreePowerUP! Yoga – heated
Vinyasa yoga with heart and soul. The room is heated, the music is fun and the energy is infectious! It’s an energetic flow that is absolutely accessible to all levels. Come prepared to be challenged and you will leave feeling alive. Come practice with Cathy and find your yoga… your mat… your practice… your YOU!
Lunchtime CORE Yoga
Why work your core? Your core is made up of your abdominal muscles, back muscles and muscles around the pelvis. Benefits of a strong and stable core include a healthy back, better balance and stability, increased athletic endurance, good posture and greater ease in doing everyday activities. Join Angie for this yoga class designed to develop optimal health. All levels welcome.
Come stretch, strengthen, balance and breathe! End your week and start your weekend taking care of YOU. All skill levels welcome.
There will be enough detail for the beginner, as well as room for challenge for the experienced yogi. The class will focus on alignment and breath and guide us through movement and flow of the practice. Come enjoy stretching and strengthening, as well as the balance between effort and ease.
POP Pilates is not your average mat Pilates class! Classic Pilates movements are choreographed to pop music to make this a fun and effective workout for all levels, beginner to advanced. This total body, equipment-free workout will sculpt a rock solid core and a lean dancer’s body like nothing else can. Come sweat to your favorite songs and leave class feeling energized!
Power Yoga (heated)
This dynamic, energetic, playful flowing class has a strong emphasis on breath and allows beginners, intermediate and advanced students to be challenged in the same class. The room is heated to help cleanse the body and warm the muscles.
This gentler class is about stretching and relaxing into the practice that prepares the students for the week ahead. Let your Sunday evening be one of unwinding and gentle renewal. The practice utilizes a combination of gentle asana flows, yin holdings and restorative poses with wonderful props to bring the student a deep stretch in a very relaxed meditative state. Give yourself this 75 minutes to start the week with an inner calm.
Rise & Shine! Yoga
All levels yoga offers a variety of asanas (postures) with modifications offered for all skill levels. Beginners through experienced students will feel welcome and challenged while enjoying the benefits of yoga, which include: increased strength, flexibility, balance, circulation and mental focus.
Come get your sweat on! Begin your weekend with Robyn as she guides you through a dynamic vinyasa flow that includes long holds, core work and building your own internal heat. Connect to your breath, challenge your body and clear your mind as you get ready for your weekend! Class is held in a heated room. All levels welcome.
Stretch & Strengthen Yoga
Are you ready to take your yoga practice to the next level? Susan will offer a variety of traditional yoga postures and safely guide you as you grow in your practice. Class will include meditation, breath work, static and dynamic postures, balance poses and inversions, all to stretch your muscles, increase your joint range of motion and strengthen your core. Modifications and variations will be offered to meet your needs.
This all-levels class is perfect for early risers who love to warm and strengthen their muscles before the sun is up! Join Megan as she guides you to gently wake the body, transitions to a faster flow and completes the class with a cool down, leaving you energized and ready for your day.
In this 75-minute class, you will be guided to link each movement to your breath, creating a fluid sequence that will leave you feeling energized and centered. Your breath will act as an anchor to your movement, as you transition from one pose to the next. Expect variety; warm-up stretches, some sun salutations, balancing, standing poses and perhaps an inversion. You can be certain of flow between poses as well as long, static holds. You will leave with a deeper connection to your mind, body and spirit. Modifications will be provided. All levels welcome. Wednesday evening class and Friday morning class is in a heated room, all other Vinyasa Flow classes will be at room temperature.
Yin Yoga – Deep Stretching
Yin yoga is a mindful, meditative practice that uses long-held (2-5 min), passive stretching to address our deeper tissues. As Yin is not an active practice, the goal is to move away from muscular stretching to nourish and strengthen the connective tissues, fascia, joints, ligaments and bones. Yin poses allow yogis to turn their attention inward and find meditative moments throughout the practice. It is a wonderful complement to an active (Yang) practice and a fantastic tool for anyone who is looking to unwind a tight body or mind. Yin is suitable for all levels, including beginners.