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Class Descriptions 
If you are a first time student at YHE, you may want to consult with our staff to help find your best placement.
Essential Yoga Poses 

This class is designed for students at all levels of yoga, from complete newbie to longtime practitioner.  We will take an in-depth look at many of yoga's most basic foundational poses and their variations with specific attention to proper alignment and breath techniques.

Chair Yoga

A gentle class especially suited for those who prefer not to work on the floor.  All yoga postures will be done seated or standing using a chair for support and balance.  A well-rounded variety of yoga poses for strength and flexibility are taught, along with breath work and relaxation. 

Gentle Yoga

For people who desire a slower pace; those recovering from illness, surgery or injury; or anyone who simply wants a relaxing, mindful class. You will learn basics of foundation and how to apply yoga principles in your life as you move gingerly in the poses. Gentle breath techniques and meditation are part of the experience.  Poses will be modified for all abilities. 

Move, Breathe, and Meditate

For people who desire a slower pace; those recovering from illness, surgery or injury; or anyone who simply wants a relaxing, mindful class. You will learn basics of foundation and how to apply yoga principles in your life as you move gingerly in the poses. Gentle breath techniques and meditation are part of the experience.  Poses will be modified for all abilities. 

Yin Yoga
A quiet, meditative practice that brings balance to the muscular body by passively working & rehabilitating connective tissue & ligaments with gentle traction and breath.  An excellent class for gaining flexibility in joints and in the mind. Well suited for overactive minds & bodies; arthritis, including fibromyalgia, neuromuscular issues; healing old injuries, and much more. Great before a high energy activity
Yin-Yang Yoga
A combination class that starts with yin style/passive poses and moves into a traditional active/yang practice. The class is especially designed for participants in good health, with no significant physical limitations, and who want to experience the benefits of two wonderful styles of yoga.
Beginning Yoga
Learn yoga from the beginning with a taste of history, philosophy, and the foundation poses. Learn the process of yoga and how to apply yoga in your daily life. Emphasis is on utilizing the breath in movements. You will learn a daily routine and how to ground and center your energy.
Beginning & Beyond
Refresh your understanding of yoga from the beginning.  This class is designed to teach and re-teach the basics of foundation, grounding, movement, breathing & relaxation.  Class focus is on proper alignment and adapting yoga to your physical & mental needs.  A great class for active people starting yoga for the first time, students returning to yoga after a time away, or for experienced students wishing to strengthen the foundation of their practice.  
Kundalini Fire Series
A yoga technology based on the teachings of Yogi Bhajan, synchronizing the breath with movement that literally opens tense areas of the body, clears the head, and gives an incredible overall body feeling of flexibility and resiliency. Great for boosting the immune system, working the endocrine system and soothing the entire nervous system. It is a cardio intensive practice that detoxifies the body. Suggested Prerequisite:  Beginning Yoga.
Continuing Yoga
The next level after Beginning & Beyond, builds strength and provides motivation for your own personal practice.  You’ll be guided in ways of breaking the cycle of stress and balancing the body’s energy flow with holding poses and vinyasa, understanding mudras & sounds in practice and utilizing breath techniques for specific concerns.  Continuing Plus is a two hour “Continuing & Beyond” class with a rigorous practice, flowing or dynamic, that builds inner fire while developing inner strength, flexibility and endurance.  We’ll warm the body with sun/moon salutations, inversions and more advanced asana.  Pranayama, meditation and deeper studies are a part of all intermediate classes.  Teaching is progressive.  Prerequisite: Strong foundation of yoga fundamentals & physically fit.
Yoga Flows

Connecting poses in a flowing sequence is called vinyasa.  Learning the basics of foundation in Beginning or Beginning & Beyond classes is best before doing flow yoga, which requires good health and strength. Flow increases flexibility and stamina. Sunrise Flow is demanding, involving numerous weight bearing positions for hands & arms.  Continuing classes will typically include vinyasa sequences. Continuing classes will typically include vinyasa sequences.

Yoga for the Male Body
Why should men take a yoga class? Most men are very tight in their bodies, especially shoulders, hips & hamstring muscles. This class will significantly improve Flexibility & Mobility and enhance total Body Awareness. Participants will develop Strength, Stamina & Balance while reducing Stress & Anxiety. Open to all males thirteen and older who are in good physical condition. No previous yoga experience required.
Yoga for Teens 13-16
Is there a more challenging period of growth than adolescence? Yoga addresses the issues of life as a teenager and this class is specifically designed to bring hormones into balance; clarity & sharpness to the mind; strength, coordination & flexibility to the body; appreciation and respect for one's body & mind. This class is designed for youths in good health who want to have fun and be challenged in a non-competitive setting.
Yoga for Back Issues 1
Regardless of age, activity level, medical history, and current back condition, this therapeutic class will bring relief to your situation. Most importantly, you’ll learn basic yoga movements that you can practice at home to ease, and possibly remedy, your back issue. All levels. Must Pre Register. Back Issues 2 is a maintenance class for graduates of Back Class 1.
Yoga for Arthritis & Stiff Bodies
A specialty, therapeutic class for tight bodied folks and those suffering with arthritis. Come look at a fresh new perspective of arthritis, including fibromyalgia, and take home ideas each week for creating change and healing. Must Pre Register.
Back/Posture Clinics
An introductory posture and spine tuning class for anyone dealing with back pain or discomfort, as well as hip or shoulder issues. Yoga Therapist Libby Robold conducts this Saturday clinic from 10-noon, May 2 & June 6. Each class is designed around the group in attendance. Limited to ten participants. No prior yoga experience required.
Tai Chi
Discover this system of beautiful flowing movements, relaxed breathing and meditation to awaken internal energy, build strength & endurance, enhance flexibility, improve balance & coordination and reduce the stress of daily life.  
Private Classes (Yoga & Therapeutic)
with Yoga Therapist Libby Robold, may be scheduled for yoga or therapy. Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy is an integrated system of supporting the body in positions based on classic yoga postures while using non-directive, verbal techniques. Unresolved emotional experiences, stored in your body/mind, are often hidden from conscious awareness. Yoga Therapy is a safe, painless process that allows for the release of both physical & emotional tensions. Familiarity with yoga is not necessary.
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