One of our biggest assets at GGIW Yoga is truly our wonderful group of certified, professional teachers offering intention based yoga and meditation classes. Just find a session that peaks your interest and take that leap of faith! Our thoughtful, kind and respectful teachers will work with you with verbal suggestions as well as demonstrating modifications to embrace, inspire, further your level of practice.
* great place for beginners
*All Level Hatha (Taught by Maureen)
A balanced combination of sustained poses with attention to basic alignment and therapeutic principals. Mindfulness; observing breath and body (triputi) are an integral part of class. Some poses will be linked together allowing for some flow during the class. This style of yoga provides a great stretch and strengthens the body.
* Beginning/Intro Slow Flow (Taught by Stefanosis)
This beginning/intro class is a great place to start, return to, or continue on your yoga journey, no matter age, gender or experience. Students will be encouraged to explore with a sense of curiosity as they are guided through a balanced yoga practice starting with breath exercises. We will then warm up with physical postures, creative sequencing (combining a handful of poses), cultivating a slower paced Vinyasa style flow suitable for any level of yoga experience.
*Gentle Hatha (Taught by Jenni)
This class incorporates stretches, poses (asana), breath work (pranayama), meditation, and relaxation with an emphasis on finding balance. Options are offered, and the use of props is taught and encouraged. Gain increased flexibility, greater strength, a quieter mind, and improved overall well-being. All levels welcome.
*Gentle Yin & Sound Yoga (Taught by Stafanosis)
A slow, deep stretch class to wind down the evening. The first portion of the class includes Yin yoga style postures to gently release tension in muscles, joints and fascia-tissue. Once the body is in a more relaxed state of being, large Tibetan singing bowls are gonged on/around various parts of the body. Some classes will include ancient, healing mantras in Sanskrit as well. The result is greater flexibility, stress reduction and release. Class concludes with a Gong bath (an auditory experience) using the studio's wind gong, sealing in the deep relaxation of the evening.
Heart & Body Hatha Yoga (Taught by Linda)
Searching for an amazing Saturday morning all levels Yoga class? Look no further! Rediscover your Complete and Radiant Self with this Energetic and Awareness based Hatha practice that that will open and expand both Heart and Body with gentle yet challenging sequences and postures, exploring breath in stillness and energetic movement. We start each class with a few moments of guided meditation to become aware of what is here right now, and to align and balance the energy centers of the body. We end in gratitude, expansion and lightness. See you on the mat!
Hoga Hemp Oil Yoga (Taught by Maria)
Experience yoga on a deeper level. Combining yoga with the incredible benefits of non pshycho-active CBD hemp oil, allows for a more blissful, intuitive and harmonious experience. Bring your mind, body and soul in balance as you explore this amazing combination.
*Intro to Yoga Basics (Taught by Stefanosis)
This Intro to Yoga Basics is the perfect place to start your yoga experience or revisit yoga if it's been a while, or maybe you just haven't found 'the' yoga style for you. You'll learn proper posture and form for basic beginning poses such as warrior, down dog and child's pose as well as breathing techniques creating a foundation to build upon. This highly interactive class is a great place to ask questions, meet other 'newbies' and find that confidence on the mat! Absolutely no experience required, just easy to move in clothing, an open mind/heart and a smile! Bring a friend and find your place in the ever expanding practice of yoga.
Kundalini Yoga (Taught by Cindy)
Kundalini Yoga is a 5,000-year-old system of yogic exercises and meditation that is designed to give you a “hands on” experience of your highest consciousness. Kundalini yoga is based on kriyas, or specially formulated sets of exercises that strengthen the nervous system and balance the glandular system for optimum physical and emotional health. It is very precise. It also deeply incorporates breathing techniques (pranayama) which help in processing emotions and feelings, relieving stress, toxins, and developing concentration. Finally, mantra (sound, or Naad Yoga) and meditation techniques are also integrated which work to direct and discipline the mind. The practice of this yoga offers powerful tools for developing one’s own higher consciousness and increasing wellbeing, vitality, and connectedness to life.
Midweek Stretch & Restore (Taught by Becky)
This class is designed to be a resting/recharging spot in the middle of your busy week. This Wednesday evening class provides a safe place to just stop, breathe, relax, and stretch out bodies that may have been sitting or standing all day. Mostly done on the floor, we'll stretch in all directions while matching our movement with our breath, ultimately calming our minds and returning to our center. You may want to wear your pajamas to this class so you can crawl right into bed afterwards.
Move-Ex Yoga with Props (Taught by Tracy)
The secret to vitality and longevity is movement. Movement Exploration, or MoveEx, is a practice designed to challenge your body and brain with creative and dynamic motion. The yoga based practice implements diverse elements, props, textures and challenges in a playful, community setting. Benefits include increased mobility, strength, stability, dexterity, balance and overall whole-body awareness.
Move across boundaries to witness a new insight and relationship with your body and your unlimited potential and capacity for strength and deep healing.
* Prime of Life Yoga™ (Hosted by Lorrie)
This class incorporates an overall lifestyle approach to yoga based on the Prime of Life Yoga™ program developed by Larry Payne Ph.D. Modern medicine integrated with ancient Yoga postures brings a truly “East meets West” experience on the mat. Each posture is adapted to meet the individual needs of the student. Stress is reduced with emphasis on breathing practices and meditation. This is a multi-level yoga class designed to help students with their life off the mat as well; every day movement, the challenges of common aches and pains, stress relief and cultivating overall peace of mind.
Benefits of a Prime of Life Yoga™ class include:
- Stress Relief
- Increased Circulation
- Better Body Alignment
- Cardio Vascular Conditioning
- Increased Strength
- Pain Relief
* Relax, Renew, & Restore (Taught by Becky)
Becky's class is for people who want to gently stretch their body and reset their mind before continuing on with their day. Come give yourself a break and, through breath work and easy movement, transition back to your center. Leave feeling relaxed, renewed, and ready for the evening.
Whole Body Yoga (Taught by Tracy)
A whole body approach to a balanced and sustainable yoga practice with attention to stability, mobility and strength that life requires off the mat. A mindful and playful approach to yoga geared to expand our bodies and minds to greater capacity for movement options and variations to explore the world around you. A diverse and active practice to develop body awareness, increase strength, improve movement and have fun. A practice designed to help prevent injuries and wear and tear on the body.
*Yoga Therapeutics (Taught by Maureen)
This class is a healing, physically slower approach to yoga. The starting point is what is comfortably possible for the practitioner. Postures are modified as necessary and tailored to individual needs and physical capabilities. Great place for beginners to jump in, or regular yogis to continue
This class is designed for those who are interested in taking a more therapeutic approach to their practice. Yoga in it's essence is therapeutic, but in this class foundational poses are practiced most often. This is a great place for someone to start yoga, or if you are coming back from an injury or looking to add yoga as an integrated healing practice. **if you have any injuries or diagnosed medical issue, please contact the studio to possibly set up an assessment with Maureen, IAYT Certified Yoga Therapist prior to attending class. An assessment will provides insight to the root nature of your condition, suggested poses and modifications to suite your healing needs.
* Great Place for Beginners