Tula Mission Statement

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

 

YOGA

Aerial Yoga:

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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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Chair Yoga:

Want to try yoga, but have arthritis, replaced joints, or other health issues? Then this class is for you.  Sitting in a chair or standing using the chair for support, you’ll learn fundamentals of yoga postures, and breathing, practice techniques to release tension in the mind and body, and begin building strength and flexibility. This class is for ambulatory students only.

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Family Yoga:

Yoga that the whole family can enjoy!!   Our family class incorporates breathing, dancing, partner poses, games, story time and relaxation so that the whole family can enjoy the benefits of yoga. Bring your kids, your parents, your grandparents. All ages are welcome!

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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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Kundalini Yoga:

Until 1969, Kundalini Yoga had not previously been taught to the public. Yogi Bhajan felt that everyone should have the opportunity to enjoy its benefits and began teaching Yoga in Los Angeles in1969. Kundalini Yoga is called the Yoga of Awareness. It is a dynamic, powerful tool that is designed to give you an experience of your soul.  Kundalini yoga classes typically include held postures, energetic movement exercises, mantra (chanting), pranayam (breath work), meditation and relaxation.  Kundalini yoga works efficiently to bring a greater sense of well-being, energize, heal the body, bring stress relief, help to maintain healthy weight and improve flexibility. Kundalini yoga is very fun and uplifting.  All are welcome and no prior yoga experience needed.

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Lunch Break Tula:

Hour-long version of the Tula class to refresh and ground.
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Mommy & Baby Yoga:

Pamper yourself and your baby at Mommy & Baby Yoga. This gentle yoga class helps new moms to relieve tension and stress, practice flexibility, regain strength, and connect with baby. Baby will benefit from massage at the beginning of class, interaction with mommy during her yoga practice, socializing with other babies, and stretching and strengthening his/her little body. This class gives both baby and mommy the opportunity they need to rejuvenate, relax, and release. Please bring a blanket for the baby to lie on and any toys your baby enjoys. We know baby’s schedules are unpredictable so you may arrive up to 10 minutes late and still take class. We support any breast/bottle feeding and diaper changes that need to happen throughout class as well. 

***Dads and other care givers are welcome to attend class with baby. 

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Restorative Yoga:

A Restorative Yoga practice that helps your body and mind return to their senses. We will begin with a series of poses that help you unwind as well as strengthen, continue with supported restorative poses and end with a luxurious savasana. You will leave feeling refreshed and restored.
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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, Restorative and Yoga Nidra: 

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 the fascia and meridians that run throughout our bodies. Restorative Yoga is also a passive practice where props are used to support us in various postures that support the spine and release tension. Each restorative posture is held for several minutes. This class ends with a Yoga Nidra practice where awareness is guided throughout the body to bring us to the deeply relaxed state between awake and asleep.

This class is ideal 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 & Restorative Yoga:

Yin Yoga is a Taoist based passive practice. Yin postures are deep stretches, sometimes supported by props, and held between 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, culminating at major joint sites such as the hips, low back, and shoulders. 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 approximately held between 5-7 minutes. This class is ideal 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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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.

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DANCE/FITNESS

 

Bellydance Fundamentals:

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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 breath, muscles and spirit.  A supportive environment that teaches every movement in 1st, 2nd and 3rd gears allowing you to tailor the workout to where you are for the day.  There is no “DROP DOWN AND GIVE ME 20!” in this class – only a supportive environment that teaches, guides and challenges. Taught by Sarah Turino 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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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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Zumba Gold®:

Zumba Gold targets the largest growing segment of the population: baby boomers. It takes the Zumba formula and modifies the moves and pacing to suit the needs of the active older participant, as well as those just starting their journey to a fit and healthy lifestyle. What stays the same are all the elements the Zumba Fitness-Party is known for: the zesty Latin music, like salsa, merengue, cumbia and reggaeton; the exhilarating, easy-to-follow moves; and the invigorating, party-like atmosphere. Active older adults want camaraderie, excitement and fitness as a regular part of their weekly schedule. Zumba Gold is the perfect fit. It’s a dance-fitness class that feels friendly, and most of all, fun.

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MEDITATION

Coming soon…

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