During today's Restorative Yoga I nearly fell asleep! My conscious mind was hanging on by a thread!
|Mondays||4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Yin (2-minute holds)|
|Tuesdays||no drop-ins this day
|Wednesdays||6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Hatha|
|Thursdays||5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Intermediate Vinyasa
|Fridays||5:00 - 6:20 p.m. "Super-Yin" (3-minute holds)|
|Saturdays||9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Vinyasa|
|Sundays||10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Vinyasa
5:00 - 6:15 p.m. Hatha/Restorative Self-Setup
Please note; the studio offers seven drop-in yoga classes per week. The Beginning Yoga classes on Saturdays are designed as a 6-week session, (not a drop-in) and by reservation only. Restorative yoga and Nap Room Experience is also by reservation only (not a drop-in). You may not use monthly or annual memberships for these classes.
A session (Beginning Yoga Series I, II, and Beyond the Pose) is a 6-week commitment to a class held once per week (Saturday afternoons). If you miss a class, it can be made up in another class during the session six-week time frame.
The next 6-week session : January 4th – February 8th, 2020, 2:00 – 3:15 p.m.
In this session of 6 classes, offered only twice per year, we begin with our “beginner’s mind” experiencing Hatha-style during the first two Saturdays, then move into Yin-style the second two Saturdays, and finish with Vinyasa-flow-style for the final 2 Saturdays. Each class has handouts for you to take home. Contact Melanie at 402.707.9642 to register. Cost: $108 for all 6 Saturdays. Registration is online.
The next 6-week session: October 26th – December 7th, 2019, 2:00 – 3:15 p.m.
In this class, offered twice per year, we continue through the classical pose series, and explore the 4th – 8th limbs of Raja Yoga; breathwork, concentration, sense-withdrawal, and meditation. **please note: you do not need to have taken Beginning Level I to take this class**
Beyond the Pose, Series III
The next 6-week session: Summer, 2020
This final series, offered once per year during the summer, takes us on three field trips and three in-studio lectures with guest speakers. This year, we will learn about the doshas of Ayurveda, what an ashram experience is like, what having a guru means, take a flotation therapy session and visit the Hindu Temple of Omaha and the Healing Arts Center in the Old Market.
Drop-in Classes are taught by Melanie and staff teachers. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before scheduled class time. We lock the door on the hour).
**Pertaining to Restorative Yoga classes: we absolutely will not permit entry past the hour, even though you have prepaid. This is in consideration of the other participants; so, please do not be late.**
(MOVE!) A series of yoga poses linked with the breath. Intense movement challenges your balance, increases strength and promotes stamina. This style of yoga sculpts the body and tunes the breath. A minimum of 2 sequences are practiced during each class. Please give yourself a few classes to learn and be comfortable with the sequencing. We are not here to struggle!
(STOP/START!) Hatha yoga means “sun and moon.” It literally refers to the postures/poses practiced in any style yoga class. In this class, we focus on a sequence of postures (asanas) that balance all areas of the body, with each pose held for up to one minute. Standing poses and seated/prone/supine poses on the floor are incorporated. An eclectic mix of 60% floor practice, 40% standing poses, there are two Hatha classes offered per week: Wednesdays, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.; Sundays, 5:00 – 6:15 p.m.
(DON’T MOVE!) Forward bends, supine holds and seated postures are held for longer periods of time, allowing even the connective tissues around the joints to soften and stretch. Soothing and calming , this sequence of poses particularly focuses on the hips and hamstrings. Upper arm strength is involved in most of the poses; we are also “working out” our feet! A mentally challenging class……a meditation. Pose holds are three minutes in length. Can you be still? Bonus: you will be taller when you leave! This class is offered Mondays at 4:30 p.m. ( 2 minute holds ) and Fridays at 5:00 p.m. ( 3 minute holds ).
Hatha/Self-Setup Restorative Yoga
This class is offered on Sundays from 5:00 – 6:15 p.m. We offer up a plate of 45 minutes of Hatha Yoga, followed by 30 minutes of self set-up Restorative.
Offered every Saturday from 2:00 – 3:15 p.m. for six weeks, these classes are designed for those who are brand new to yoga. We explore the three main styles of yoga: Hatha, Yin and Vinyasa. The first two weeks we practice a slow-paced Hatha; the third and fourth week, a slow-paced Yin; and the fifth and sixth week a slow-paced Vinyasa. After learning each style for 6 weeks, you are ready to drop-in to any class that fits your schedule. (Melanie McLeod, instructor) **Next session begins Saturday, January 4th, 2020.**
Beginning Yoga Series II:
Offered every Saturday from 2:00 – 3:15 p.m. for six weeks, this class is designed for those just “getting back into” their yoga practice. We refresh your mind and body beginning with the classical postures of Hatha yoga, integrating later in the session with the styles of Yin, Vinyasa, and Restorative practices. The 4th – 8th limbs of Raja Yoga will be presented and practiced. (Melanie McLeod, instructor). **Next session begins Saturday, October 26th, 2019.**
Developed by Judith Lasater and based on the Iyengar prop system, Restorative Yoga is a deep healing and releasing type of Hatha Yoga. We practice approximately six different poses using bolsters, blankets, eye pillows and sandbags, resting in each pose for a minimum of 5 minutes to a maximum of 20 minutes. Breath awareness and observing your thoughts is the focus of this Restorative Yoga practice. Once the body lets go and becomes still, the breath and the mind become calm. Through this meditative approach, we bring ourselves into a state of deep relaxation, and the innate intelligence of the body returns and reintegrates the system to its natural state of balance and peace. You will be pampered and leave this class feeling completely refreshed. We offer this class two Sundays per month from 2:00 – 3:45 p.m. and we limit the attendance to 6 people. A reservation is required by phoning the studio at 402-707-9642. The price is $30 at the time of our confirmation of your reservation. You do not need your yoga mat for this class. Also, this class fills up quickly; therefore, make your reservation as early in the week as possible. During the fall and winter months, please wear socks. (Melanie McLeod, instructor with student trainee)