OMY Class Descriptions
Yoga at Farmers Park
The proceeds from this class are donated to Care to Learn charity organization. This community class accommodates a wide range of skill levels from beginners to advanced welcoming everyone to enjoy the gift of Yoga. Working on a balance between strength and flexibility in an accessible Yoga sequencing it incorporates meditative calm while improving your breathing and posture. Moving at a slow to moderate pace, options for ease or advancement are provided as needed.
Sometimes we just need a quiet place to relax and restore. Restorative Yoga focuses on relaxing the body in restful postures while be guided and usually supported by props like bolsters and blankets. Note that ‘rest’ is different than sleep. Rest provides the body an opportunity to renew and heal. Countless studies have proven the physical and emotional benefits of this type of yoga.
A slower, deeper practice where mostly seated positions are held for long periods of time to work restoratively into the muscles, and often includes elements of massage therapy. This combination releases the energy stored deep within the connective tissues of the spine, hips and shoulders and creates space for deeper breath and a quieter mind. This class is suitable for absolutely everyone, especially beginners.
Treat yourself well with a yoga practice at OMY with Cindi Aurentz, MSN, RN, RYT. Cindi is Assistant Professor of Nursing at Cox College in Springfield and a Yoga Teacher with many years of experience with expectant mommies. Prenatal yoga helps you feel focused, flexible, and strong during pregnancy. Circulation, strength, and balance will improve. Feel better and sleep better. More ease in birth and through the postpartum period. Find more energy, confidence, and comfort. Learn important breathing and focusing techniques for the big day!
Iyengar Yoga focuses on precise body alignment, the use of props to help students of all abilities perform the physical postures (asanas), and an understanding of the therapeutic potential of yoga. The asanas, complete with modifications for all, build flexibility, strength, balance and stamina. This class is appropriate for absolutely everyone!
The slower pace of this class allows time to modify each posture to best suit your body. These extremely accessible classes are an ideal choice for anyone looking to develop a practice of conscious, mindful movement with some support—from seniors to pregnant women to world-class athletes. We all need to take it easy sometimes, so be bold and go gentle. Your body will thank you!
Suitable for absolutely everyone, this class emphasizes forms and actions within yoga postures with attention to basic alignment and therapeutic principals. A slower moving practice, traditional standing and seated postures are held in accurate alignment for a manageable amount of time. Emphasis is placed on developing core strength, flexibility, balance and breath control to improve overall quality of life.
Not a traditional class, but an opportunity to stop in, ask questions or work on your yoga practice and/or meditation skills. Cultivating an independent Yoga practice is an important aspect of enriching not just our yoga, but everyday lives. Instruction on basic "asana", breathing techniques or just "sitting" quietly is gratefully facilitated upon request. You may come and go at your convenience during this time and stay for as little or as long as you'd like.
Combining Yoga sequencing and cardio this class incorporates strength-training moves like squats, lunges and Yoga poses into a fun, energetic, total body workout. Bring your water bottle and be prepared to sweat! Not an ideal class for those just beginning Yoga or exercise. When in doubt, just give us a call.
Connecting breath and movement, this dynamic class focuses on the basics while allowing for exploration of deeper aspects of the practice and building heat. Adjusting direction and intensity to facilitate the individuals present it carefully builds energy towards a peak pose and then back down; a wonderful combination of flowing and static postures making it invigorating and when appropriate, introducing more challenging postures including inversions and balancing poses. Kids FREE with an accompanying adult Wednesdays 4:00.
Bring a towel and water as the studio is kept at around 82 degrees for this class.Typically starting with a number of Sun Salutation variations to warm up the body, this class links one pose to another taking you up to a challenging peak pose! Using the breath as a guide during practice, it builds heat, strength and endurance to create open channels of vibrant energy. Listen to your body and go at your own pace.
Ashtanga is a set sequence of classical postures that synchronizes breath with movement to produce an internal heat designed to purify the body. This led half Primary Series class (up to navasana with finishing inversions and backbends) will teach the fundamentals of Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga: ujjayi breath, energy locks, sun salutations, asanas and Vinyasas to prepare the student for development of an established personal practice. Studio is warmed to 82 degrees for this class.