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Class descriptions

 

At Loveland Yoga, the room is heated in a climate-controlled environment. This way the body can detoxify, heal & become exhilarated with mind & spirit. Here at Loveland Yoga we are ready to support students in their yoga practice and instruct students who are ready to take the next step in their journey to get to the "core" of their being. Your yoga practice is a unique practice based on intuition, rather than tradition, connecting the body to the mind & spirit. Through modification our yoga  classes can be made accessible to all people, all ages, all who are ready to roll out their mat and draw in the benefits of yoga to their mind, body and spirit.

Strength Yoga w/weights: Strength Yoga is a  progressive  and an incomparable approach to a vinyasa flow. Strength Yoga implements the use of dumbbells to take your practice to new heights while listening to upbeat music to add a deeper layer of connection with the mind and body. This creative and integrative approach helps you focus on your unique alignment to open up to the body guiding you to the asana to conform to you; that will restore peace of mind and revitalize spirit for new growth.. The alignment cues in Strength yoga are unique and simple to understand to develop strength, improve posture, get out of pain and improve flexibility of not only the body but your mind as well. As true to form with Christi she will be emphasizing the use of the glutes for maximal stability while connecting with our true selves. In the process finding the balance between mediation and athleticism.

Strength Yoga: Strength Yoga without weights is just as progressive and incompatible approach to the vinyasa flow. Christi helps you find the balance between meditation and athleticism. As true to form with Christi she will be emphasizing the use of the glutes for maximal stability while connecting with our true selves. This creative and integrative approach helps you focus on your unique alignment to open up to the body guiding you to the asana to conform to you; that will restore peace of mind and revitalize spirit for new growth.. The alignment cues in Strength yoga are unique and simple to understand to develop strength, improve posture, get out of pain and improve flexibility of not only the body but your mind as well.

Vinyasa Yoga:In a Vinyasa flow there is an emphasis on alignment & breath flow in basic Sun Salutations, balancing postures, hip openers, upper body& core strengthening. The pace is deliberate & through modification the class can be made accessible to all; so the body can detoxify, heal & become exhilarated with mind & spirit.

Gentle Yoga
This class will help get rid of stiff, creaky joints & start moving more efficiently by 
developing a more supple & resilient body. Restriction & tension throughout the body can be released by holding postures from 1-3 minutes with the use of mindful breathing. Strengthening postures for the stomach & back will be repeated & held for a shorter duration of time. Props such as blocks, blankets & straps can be used as an aid in class. Gentle Yoga is a great starting yoga class, but also beneficial for the advanced practitioner for deepening their postures and looking inward.

Beginner Yoga:  This class is for brand new beginners.  We will not "flow" or move through sun salutations very often.  We will spend lots of time on alignment of the postures and really understanding how the breath works through the postures.  A great place to start or a great place to revisit no matter how advanced your practice is.

 

​Barre for the Booty: We are offering another style of class that has benefits for the body and mind. Barre is a low-impact ballet fitness based class yet a challenging total body workout with amazing benefits for your body and mind.When you start a consistent practice of even as little as 1-2 classes per week you will begin to results. You will be amazed how fast you will begin to see results with a consistent weekly practice. 

  • You will strengthen your core, tone and define your physique with a consistent practice

  • You will increase your endurance strength, flexibility and mobility with a consistent practice

  • You will improve your balance and posture with a consistent practice

  • You will improve your mind-body connection and de-stress with a consistent practice

  • You will also begin to gain confidence and improve self-esteem with a consistent practice

Yoga & Nidra

Yoga and Nidra is a powerful ancient mediation and self inquiry technique. Yoga NIdra literally means Yogic sleep but is also referred to as dynamic sleep. Although you are seemingly passive, important spiritual work can be accomplished. The mind is in a state between sleep and wakefulness and its receptivity is many times more than its receptivity in a wakeful state.

Since Yoga Nidra is a state of mind between wakefulness and dream the practitioner can train themselves to attain a state of profound mental calmness, beyond the normal ups and downs of life.

During Yoga Nidra, the body and mind are completely relaxed and the subconscious and unconscious mind rise to the foreground, while the conscious mind takes a backseat. So, although the content of Yoga Nidra is very similar to that of a guided meditation it is really the state of relaxed awareness of the practitioner that makes the practice what it is.

The practice of Yoga Nidra also has many health-related benefits including relief of stress (physically, mentally, and emotionally), stress related disorder, hypertension, depression, insomnia, trauma, and anxiety.

When sincerely practicing Yoga Nidra you are fully present and able to leave the chatter of your everyday mind behind. This can help you to learn to embrace life exactly as it is. Yoga Nidra helps us to understand and learn to embrace every experience and emotion that arises in your life, without trying to push anything away.