BEACH YOGA AT DANE STREET BEACH (JUNE - AUGUST) (moderate/active)
Breath in the salt air and beauty around you while detoxifying the body in a Vinyasa slow flow style, with an emphasis on form and alignment to relax the body, calm the mind and rejuvenate your spirit. This class is for students at all levels and meets on the grass at Dane Street Beach. Please bring a yoga mat. In inclement weather, class will be held at North Shore Yoga. Sample our instructors as a different North Shore Yoga staff instructor will be teaching each week.
HATHA YOGA (moderate)
What most people refer to as simply "yoga" is actually Hatha Yoga. This particular system of yoga is the most popular one, and it is from which several other styles of yoga originated including Power, Bikram, Vinyasa, Anusara, Kripalu, Iyengar, Astanga and Kundalini. The word "hatha" comes from the Sanskrit terms "ha" meaning "sun" and "tha" meaning "moon". Thus, Hatha Yoga is known as the branch of Yoga that unites pairs of opposites referring to the positive (sun) and negative (moon) currents in the system. Hatha Yoga tries to achieve balance between body and mind, as well as attempts to free the more subtle spiritual elements of the mind through physical poses or Asanas, breathing techniques or Pranayama, and meditation.
MOM & BABY YOGA (ages 6 weeks - crawling)
This class is designed to nurture your bond between you and your baby, fight off "baby blues," improve your posture, stretch and relax as you let go of all the aches and pains of the postpartum body, strengthen and tone particularly abdominals and pelvic floor muscles, increase your energy, learn relaxation techniques and introduce yourself to a parenting community. In addition, help your baby sleep better, assist with digestion, colic and fussiness, increase neuromuscular and motor development, strengthen muscles, develop social and play skills, assist babies natural development tummy time, crawling, walking, nurture and bond between parent and child. (Dads, Partners, and other care givers are welcome too!)
PILATES (moderate) With an emphasis on breath, core conditioning and body awareness, PILATES exercise is a safe and highly effective way to stretch, strengthen and streamline your body without building bulk or stressing your joints. This class is a perfect compliment to cardiovascular exercise, sport, rehab and life. Exercises will leave you looking toned, feeling revitalized and moving with ease.
PRENATAL YOGA (gentle to moderate)
A class specifically designed to support mother and baby throughout the changes of her pregnancy. It is a safe and effective way for women to care for themselves during pregnancy and prepare for childbirth. In this class you will gently stretch and strengthen your body, increasing your energy and vitality through mindful movement and yoga postures. You will also cultivate your capacity to breathe freely, release tension and relax deeply. This class is designed to help women develop trust in themselves and in their ability to give birth. Come and enjoy the company and support of other pregnant women while you nurture yourself and your relationship with your baby!
RESTORATIVE YOGA (gentle)
Restorative Yoga is often called the "Yoga of Being" rather than the "Yoga of Doing". The class will move through 5 to 8 different postures that completely support your physical body through the use of props; in this way, your body, mind and spirit can melt into a renewed and restful state and your nervous system can slow down into a deep, conscious state of calm. Gentle warm ups, followed by restorative posture work, breath work, all surrounded by peaceful music and poetry/yoga philosophy readings. Use of aromatherapy oil and physical adjustments help to soothe and melt the body even further.
RUSTY HINGES YOGA (gentle to moderate) This class is for those of you who are new to or have been away from yoga for awhile, or perhaps have gone through an injury and are looking to ease your way back into practice. As our bodies age, we recognize that same habitual patterns and behaviors are no longer serving us well. Through this class we will re-train our bodies and our minds to gently challenge our limitations and cultivate new ways of living in our magnificient bodies more fully and respectfully. Join us for a journey of healing and self-discovery.
SLOW FLOW YOGA (gentle to moderate) Make a new commitment to yourself to increase strength in your body and within yourself. In this class, a series of yoga postures is linked together by the breath. Class often begins with breathing exercises to quiet the mind, followed by a moderate sequence of postures designed to open tight spaces, increase flexibility, and build strength in your body as well as your spirit. This class is open to students of all yoga abilities, as modifications will be offered, with and without yoga props such as blocks, blankets, and straps.
TGIF YOGA (gentle)
Start your weekend off relaxed and energized with Hatha Yoga for all levels. Slow flow and holding postures for deep stretching and release of physical and mental tension. Yoga Nidra (deep guided relaxation) and Pranayama breathing practices to balance and restore the nervous system and other systems of the body.
VINYASA YOGA (moderate to active)
Vinyasa is derived from the Sanskrit term nyasa, which means "to place" and the prefix vi, "in a special way" as in linking one yoga pose or asana to the next. Class starts slowly with a strong concentration on the breath; then class builds momentum, through a series of flowing Sun Salutations and standing poses that focus on form and alignment to build strength, stability, endurance and encourage better posture. Heat is established internally, as mindful self awareness and attention to the body, nourishes core muscles. The class moves from standing sequences to a series of seated, prone, supine and inverted postures designed to increase flexibility and build core strength. Students conclude with relaxation and meditation, leaving the mind calm, the body rejuvenated, and spirit elevated.
YOGA & MEDITATION (gentle/moderate) Asana practice will focus on releaseing tension and blocked energy in various parts of the body. Deep relaxation will relax, rejuvinate and restore the systems of the body. Pranayama breathing exercises to cleanse the energtic body, and calm the nervous system. Meditation practice to experience mental clarity and inner peace.
YOGA BASICS (moderate)
This class is for students of all levels and covers basic yoga asana (postures) and pranayama (breathing exercises) that has an empahsis on form and alignment to relax the body, calm the mind and rejuvenate your spirit.
YOGA THERAPEUTICS (gentle/moderate) Therapeutic Yoga is great for all levels who want to experience inner healing, ever-lasting health, a journey of self exploration to improve body awareness, sensory processing, coordination, balance, flexibility, strength, true inner knowing. Therapeutic Yoga synergistically combines Classical Hatha Yoga with Mandy's background as an Occupational Therapist, Cranial Sacral Therapist and Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor. Modalities such as body work, kinesiotape, manual therapy, essential oils and sound therapy are used in class which assist students in modifying and adapting based on individual strengths, limitations and body mechanics for a deeper understanding on a physical, mental, emotional and spiritual level.
North Shore Yoga - 180-186 Cabot Street - Beverly, MA - 01915 - 978.857.9063