Have you ever wanted to try yoga but felt like your body might not cooperate? Or maybe you practiced yoga in your younger days and fear that you won’t be able to do it anymore. Gentle Yoga is a great way to get started or re-started. It is safe for those with limitations in mobility, strength, or balance due to injuries, aging, or simply being out of shape. This class focuses on mobility of the spine, strengthening the core muscles, and developing ease of movement in the joints with the intention of promoting greater balance and resiliency. All levels are welcome and no prior experience is needed. Chairs, props, and cushions are optional to ensure a safe and confident experience.
With a sincere passion and deep belief that yoga is accessible and beneficial to anyone, this class goes with the flow in a playful and open style. We practice traditional yoga postures along with some that we make up on the fly. It’s a class for exploration, laughter, and encouragement as we support one another in this journey we call life. Class is open to students of any level of ability including individuals with special areas of need. We ensure that each student is able to participate in their own unique way.
Heat-It-Up Flow Yoga
This class is based in the tradition of Kunga Yoga. Kunga is an African word that means “to help” or “to serve.” By participating in this all-levels, flow-style class, you are also engaging in an act of service. Five percent of the proceeds of every class will be donated to three different nonprofits serving abroad, nationally, and regionally: Homes of Hope orphanages in India, Farm Sanctuary, and Yoga Village. An additional 5 percent of the proceeds will be donated to a different local nonprofit every month. This hour-long class, led by Haley Leopold, RYT-200, will build transformative heat, offer options for all levels – from total beginners to the experienced practitioner -, and end with restorative postures and meditation.
This weekly class offers a safe, inclusive space for individuals who identify as LGBTQ2+ to connect with themselves and each other through the practice of yoga. Postures will both nurture and strengthen the body, providing a well-rounded experience that grounds us, fans our inner flame, and lifts our spirit.
No prior yoga experience is required. All bodies, ages, and identities are welcome. This class is offered on a sliding scale of $3-$13, and no one will be turned away due to lack of funds.
Haley, RYT-200, has taught yoga to teens and adults for the past 3 years in Floyd County. She sees yoga as an opportunity both to practice the art of listening to the body speak and to care for it in a way that enhances the quality of life. Haley identifies as a queer woman, and her passion for supporting and advocating for the LGBTQ2+ community lies at the heart of this offering.
**The term “queer” has been reclaimed by the LGBTQ2+ community as an empowering and uniting title, which is how it is used here.
Pilates is for everyone! The current trend of women dominating the world of Pilates has led to a common misconception that Pilates is a female only activity. The fact is that Joseph Pilates, born in Germany in 1880 was a cigar smoking circus acrobat, gymnast and boxer who developed his system for men while in an internment camp during WWI on the Isle of Man using minimal equipment. In 1925 Pilates moved to NYC and took over a boxing gym on 8th Ave alongside several dance studios where he befriended and trained many dancers and choreographers in his method.
The six principles that form the Pilates method are control, center, concentration, precision, flow and breath. Regular application of these principles throughout the Mat exercises will result in improved posture, coordination, confidence and physique.
Private Yoga Instruction & Yoga Therapy
If you have concerns about attending a group class, you may consider an individual session to help get you started. Click here for more info.
# Classes & Cost
1 = $15
2 = $30
3 = $45
4 = $55
5 = 5th Class is FREE!
6 = $70
7 = $85
8 = $95
9 = $105
Unlimited = $110
*Please note: Classes do not carry over to the next month. All classes must be used within the month of purchase.
We are conveniently located on Route 221 - less then 10 miles from downtown Floyd, VA
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