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CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

 

YOGA

Unnata® Aerial Yoga:

Tula Yoga & Wellness

Unnata® Aerial Yoga is for students with some regular yoga experience. Students alternate between the mat and postures in a fabric hammock for a deeper awareness and balanced practice.  To attend the  drop-in classes you must attend an “Aerial Yoga Skills Workshop” (see Workshops).  Class size is limited, so call ahead.  If you have a spinal condition, injury, or medical issues that prevent you from inverting (glaucoma, heart condition, etc) or backbending, please obtain your doctor’s permission.

Through Unnata® Aerial Yoga the fascia unwind, the mind quiets, core-strength is built, and participants leave feeling whole… a wonderful complement to your mat practice!  Yoga principles such as ahimsa (non-harm)  and mindfulness are the foundation of Unnata® Aerial Yoga.  Asanas (postures) are practiced with focus on breath, alignment, and meditation.  The fabric hammock is a prop intended to assist with muscle release, body alignment, stregthening and to deepen your awareness.

If you have any questions, please contact Ann@tulayogawellness.com with any questions.

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Candlelight Yoga:

A glowing, candle-lit, pre-bedtime gift to Self! Come to this later-evening practice which includes all the elements of the Tula Yoga class with a sequence to burn off any of the day’s acquired blockages, and an emphasis on calming poses to transition the body down to prepare for a deep and healing night’s sleep.

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Gentle Yoga:

Pamper yourself by taking some time for a little “R and R.” Learn fundamentals of yoga postures and breathing, ways to build strength and flexibility, and techniques to release tension in mind and body. Flexibility is not required, but you must be able to get up and down from the floor, using a chair if necessary.

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Lunch Break Tula:

An hour-long version of the Tula class to refresh and ground.
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Recovery Yoga: 

This healing practice is for anyone whose life has been affected by the Big 6 Addictions – Food, Drugs, Alcohol, People (co-dependency, relationships, sex), Money (gambling, shopping), and Technology (social media, online games). This class takes a “mindful beginners yoga” approach – designed for newcomers and anyone seeking a gentle yoga experience that attends to the whole body, mind, and spirit. Learn to focus on the breath as both a prayer and a meditation to enhance your recovery from dependency on outside sources for inner peace and calm. Each class offers a spiritual principle talk, a guided meditation, breathing exercises, and simple yoga poses in a fun, community-based setting. Come have fun, connect to a community in recovery, smile, and learn how to apply basic spiritual principles in your daily life, one breath at a time!

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Slow Flow: 

Vinyasa-style; linking breath to movement in a flowing sequence. By slowing the pace down, we create opportunity to refine and understand alignment, create space and opening in the body and become aware of the subtle energy flow within us, revealing inner strength. All levels will find benefit – beginners have time to absorb the elements of a new practice, and the more advanced have time to go deeper into the asana and breath with intention and tapas (heat).

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SomaYoga:

SomaYoga is a blend of somatic movement, therapeutic yoga, and classic asana; a class intended to encourage functional and free movement in our beings.

Life happens and sometimes overuse, strain, trauma, or injury can cause parts of our body (and mind) to go unconscious. Using the somatic element of this class as a re-education of the muscles we can slow down and align movement with the range of motion specific to your body. By strengthening mind/body connection through building this awareness consciousness is gained. And when bodies function in the inherent brilliance intended they are limitless and empowered to heal themselves. From the foundation found in your body we’ll continue to nourish using therapeutic yoga techniques and attention to breath as we build into classic yoga postures and sequences.

This class is accessible for every body as you are guided to find the postures and movements in a way that is from within, along with suggested modifications.  It is ideal for anyone interested in finding a more free, curious, and awake relationship with their interconnected mind/body/spirit.

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SomaYoga for Chronic Pain:

When muscles become chronically contracted from experiences in the body of misuse, injury, trauma, physical or emotional stress, the body becomes imbalanced. Years of adjusting to these changes can lead to pain in the neck, back, hips, knees, shoulders, etc., eventually leading to sciatica, scoliosis, carpal tunnel, disc degeneration, arthritis, fatigue, and myriad other structural and functional problems.

This SomaYoga class is geared for folks who are in pain or want to stay out of pain.  Using the techniques of Somatics and Therapeutic Yoga we will work to improve your quality of life. We use breathing techniques to stimulate the para-sympathetic nervous system and move the body from a constant state of stress to a new found relaxed resilience. Muscles are released, relaxed and balanced through the use of somatic movements which focus the brain specifically on the contracted muscles and movement patterns. This simple process can undue years of chronic tension and pain.  Strength and stability are built ounce by ounce with techniques of Yoga Therapy to help you find more ease and greater freedom. You will notice posture and function return to normal, flexibility return, and overall energy and quality of life increase since you require much less effort to do daily things. Get out of pain, Gain function.

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Teen Yoga:

Help your teen develop healthy habits for a lifetime of wellness and happiness. This practice will integrate physical, mental, emotional, and social development. We will work on simple breathing techniques, yoga poses to release energy and develop strength and concentration, and relaxation techniques to calm the body and mind. This class is open to all abilities ages 12-18. Through this practice, your teen will develop more personal awareness and learn specific strategies to maintain focus and manage their emotions and impulses. Over time, these skills and practices develop greater health, self-mastery, and well-being.

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Tula Yoga:

The elements in this class stay true to the Sanskrit word tula’s meaning: balance.  All levels will enjoy this yin (energy calming)/ yang (energy/heat building) practice promoting strength, flexibility, balance and clarity.  Asana (poses) will challenge with dynamic and static action and restore with deep release to produce an overall effect of invigorated steadiness and calm.   Poses are taught with modifications and the opportunity to intensify or simplify as needed.
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Vinyasa:

This flowing style yoga class, while linking breath and movement, will build heat, promoting strength, flexibility, balance and agility. Within the challenge there will be calming poses woven throughout to ensure a grounding and stress-relieving result.
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Yin Yoga: 

Yin Yoga is a Taoist-based passive practice. Yin postures are deep stretches supported by props and held for 2-6 minutes.  These deep stretches allow us to open up and expand through connective tissues (fascia/ligaments/tendons/joint fluids) and meridians that run throughout our bodies. This class is ideal for anyone looking to create more stillness in their mind and release in their body. Weather you’re an absolute beginner or a seasoned practitioner, come and explore the softer side of yoga.

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Yin Yoga & Meditation: 

This class is the same as the Yin Yoga class with dedicated time for seated meditation.

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Yin & Restorative Yoga:

This class combines Yin Yoga with Restorative Yoga. Restorative Yoga is also a passive practice, where props are used in various postures that support the spine, quiet the nervous system, and release tension. Each restorative posture is held between 5-7 minutes (approximately). 

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Yin & Yoga Nidra: 

This class is the same as the Yin Yoga class, but includes additional time for a Yoga Nidra practice where awareness is guided throughout the body to bring us to the deeply relaxed state between awake and asleep.

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Yoga Calm®:

Through Yoga Calm practice, your child will develop more personal aware-ness and learn specific strategies to maintain focus and manage their emotions and impulses.  And practice over time contributes to his/her greater health, self-mastery and well-being.  Help your child develop healthy habits for a lifetime of wellness and happiness.  Yoga Calm gives children a practice and routine that integrates physical, mental and emotional development.  Skills include: simple breathing techniques to slow down the nervous system, develop self-control and connect kids with their feelings.  Yoga poses to release energy, learn compassion and develop strength, concentration and self-confidence.  Games and processes that develop patience, mindfulness, leadership and other social/emotional skills.  Relaxation techniques and storytelling to calm the body and mind, and integrate physical, emotional and cognitive experiences.

 

DANCE/FITNESS

 

Bellydance Fundamentals:

Learn the ancient art of bellydance, including safe posture/placement, basic combos, dynamic hip and stomach movements,  eye-popping isolations, and gooey movements.  This class fuses contemporary dance with traditional and tribal fusionbellydance movements, develops core muscles, challenges the cardiovascular system, enhances confidence, and strengthens the mind-body connection.  Class will begin will a yoga-inspired warm up and stretch, and end with a full-body stretch and short meditation. No dance experience needed.  Ages 16+

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Bootcamp with Soul:

This fitness class is for everyone who wants to explore getting stronger in their breath, muscles, and spirit. Sarah includes fitness, yoga and meditation in a supportive environment that teaches every movement in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd gears – allowing you to tailor the workout to how you feel each day. There is no “DROP DOWN AND GIVE ME 20!” in this class – only a supportive environment that teaches, guides, and challenges.  Sarah includes Taught by Sarah Turino of  www.turinofitness.com  

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Dancing Freedom:

Dancing Freedom is a practice of liberation.  It is fun, empowering, and supports the emergence of the inner Self.  Each class offers both freedom and structure, creating a safe, welcoming space for people to experience greater expression, trust, healing and connection!  Join us!

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Nia:

Nia is the original mind/body fusion fitness practice, combining the dance arts, martial arts and healing arts. Come experience the playful freedom of Nia, moving your body with joy and pleasure! We dance, shimmy, kick, punch, stretch and express ourselves during a Nia class. No experience is necessary. All levels of fitness are welcome. Wear comfortable clothes, Nia is practiced in barefeet, soft soled shoes are optional. For more information about Nia: www.nianow.com

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Zumba®:

Are you ready to party yourself into shape? That’s exactly what the Zumba® program is all about. It’s an exhilarating, effective, easy-to-follow, Latin-inspired, calorie-burning dance fitness-party™ that’s moving millions of people toward joy and health.

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