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 (Hosted 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.
All Level Flow (Hosted by Becky)
This class is a great place to renew or continue your yoga journey. 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. While this class is open to all, previous experience and the desire to break a little sweat is helpful.
*Gentle Hatha (Hosted 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 (Hosted 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.
*Intro to Yoga Basics (Hosted 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.
Mat / Standing Pilates (Hosted by Patty)
This is an innovative, creative and fun Mat Pilates class with an added element of Standing Pilates. In the class we focus on the Pilates Foundation, breath, form and building a strong core, while incorporation some ballet principles to improve balance, flow and a strong mind/body connection.
Midweek Stretch & Restore (Hosted by Becky)
This class is designed to be a resting/recharging spot in the middle of your busy week. This after-workday 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.
Prana Vini Yoga (Hosted by Maureen)
This class develops inner and outer strength with fluidity of movement. Developing skill and intuition, focus and activating vital energy (chakras) with a relaxed inner being.
This movement of breath is achieved by a balanced and creative sequence to transform old patterns (deep neurological conditioning) of the body, while discovering power within oneself and creativity. Approaching this class will help to develop a ritual, a breath inspired journey to offer (ha-tha) rhythms from meditative and rejuvenating to the challenging and empowering.
Focus of full breath is encouraged, while taking mandatory rest periods (shavasana) to allow the body to rest between sequences. With this approach the body receives the energy to build and strengthen from a relaxed, balanced state.
All levels welcomed.....adjustments by the teachers will help guide the students to reach their maximum potential.
* Relax, Renew, & Restore (Hosted 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.
*Strength, Agility & Balance (Hosted by Tracy)
This all-levels class with Tracy is designed to support your journey towards activity for life by providing a comfortable space to explore while increasing strength, flexibility, balance and overall whole body awareness.
Evolved from yoga, each class begins with breath work and down regulation of the nervous system. Then novel movements coupled with active stretching and elements of play, dexterity, balance, and hand-eye coordination build strength and stability. Restful Savasana closes each class.
Each week a new focus keeps the experience fresh and reduces the risk of repetitive stress injuries. Whether you're an experienced yogi, or new to the mat, you'll benefit from this class!
Yoga Strength, Stretch & Serenity (Hosted by Leeann)
A balanced yoga practice is a combination of strength, flexibility and steadiness of body, mind, and emotions. Each class is different and focuses on gentle movements linked with your breath to warm-up, classic yoga poses that build strength and stability, and restorative yoga poses to promote flexibility and foster peace of mind. You'll learn how to strategically use yoga props to meet your unique needs. The class finishes with a 10-minute relaxation to renew your body/mind/spirit connection so you can meet the rest of your day with a steadiness throughout.
*Yoga Therapeutics (Hosted 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
All of our classes are taught by wonderfully engaging, encouraging, experienced, educated teachers (see the Bio tab for more info). Classes are held in a non heated space, with soft floors and non-intrusive lighting. All supplies (mats, blocks, blankets, straps, pillows, bolsters and more) are provided during practice. Class runs 60-75 minutes. Arrive early or stay after class to enjoy some tea in our garden, or a book in our reading room.
- Single Class $15
- 3-pack of classes $40, expires in 6 weeks
- 6-pack of classes $75, expires in 8 weeks
- 12-pack of classes $145, expires in 4 months
- Unlimited 30 days $111, expires 30 days after 1st class
- Unlimited 90 days $300, expires 90 days after 1st class