MAY 2020

(click on classes for descriptions)

Mondays

Students experience the various elements of a Hatha practice with shorter holds or gentle flowing movements, deep relaxation, and meditation. Additionally, props are used to support the body in some forms that resemble traditional asanas to allow for deeper relaxation and release where one can let go of effort or doing asana.

Caryl substitutes on May 11th.

*Donation-based class. A portion of the funds benefit the Southwest Virginia Wildlife Center. Cost not included in membership.

Ashtanga yoga synchronizes breath and movement through a precise sequence of postures. Ashtanga is the original vinyasa based system of yoga. This class is an abbreviated sequence of the Ashtanga Primary Series originally brought to the west by Pattabhi Jois. Detailed instruction will focus on attention to proper alignment, cultivation of breath, bandas (energy gates), flow, and gaze. Class will begin with a short explanation of a yama or niyama. We will then transition to the physical practice of asana and follow with a period of guided pranayama and seated meditation.

Tuesdays

This class offers a traditional Hatha yoga class utilizing asana (postures), breathing practices, deep relaxation, and guided meditation appropriate for both new and experienced students.

Emphasizing core strengthening, postural alignment, and the breath, this class helps students balance the physical body with a combination of strengthening and stretching for a practice that complements a cardiovascular exercise program.

Wednesdays

This class introduces individuals to Pilates and the series of exercises performed to lengthen and stretch all the major muscle groups in your body in a balanced fashion. 

Move to Thrive is a class that includes discussions on positive habit evolution orienting you toward living a life of thrive. Yoga + weights + low impact cardio. An upbeat class to start the day right.

Patty substitutes on May 27th.

This class introduces individuals to Pilates and the series of exercises performed to lengthen and stretch all the major muscle groups in your body in a balanced fashion. 

Thursdays

This class offers a traditional Hatha yoga class utilizing asana (postures), breathing practices, deep relaxation, and guided meditation appropriate for both new and experienced students.

Experience many of the same benefits from yoga during this 45-minute chair class designed for seniors. Our practice will include gentle yoga movements and stretches both in a chair and standing using the chair as a prop, as well as yogic breathing, deep relaxation and guided meditation.

This class offers a heating practice for all levels including intention setting, movement, breath work, and relaxation. This practice incorporates strength and stability building postures with variations for all. This class will include various sun salutations, a warrior series, deep twists, expansive heart openers, and restorative hip openers(all of which can be practiced at the wall or with a chair). The idea of this class is to learn new ways to challenge your edge on and off the mat.

Fridays

A Hatha yoga class appropriate to all levels and ages that incorporates stretches, strengthening, and gentle flows to increase mobility, flexibility, and strength. Props and modifications are offered to help individuals feel the full benefit of the pose. Meditation and breath work are included to reduce stress and improve feelings of equanimity.

Saturdays

Led by: 5/2-Patty, 5/9-Angie, 5/16-Patty, 5/23-Martha, 5/30-Martha

A refreshing way to start your weekend. Different teachers guide you every Saturday, so each incorporates various elements from their practice and leads you through a class suitable for all experience levels.

Sundays

Join us for a bellydance fitness and combos class! We will focus on constant movement with the goal of burning calories and having fun – with bellydance style movement! Shimmy off those winter calories while listening to some great Middle Eastern tunes and rhythms! This workshop is suitable for any level of dance experience.

GET The Most Out of Your Yoga Class

  • It is best to do yoga on an empty stomach or to have eaten something light a couple of hours prior to class.
  • Wear comfortable clothing that you can move and relax in.
  • We sell yoga mats at our studio. We also have mats to borrow if you wish, please wipe them down with cleaner after each use. Please honor each other’s sacred space by avoiding walking on another’s mat.
  • Class will start promptly so please try and be on time. If you must enter late, please enter quietly.
  • Yoga is about acceptance. Kindly accept your body and any limitations you may be experiencing. These yoga classes will help you honor the body you have. Try not to compare yourself to others during class or push yourself through poses. 
  • Please let your instructor know if you are experiencing any pain or limitations before or during class. We will modify postures and/or use props to individualize the postures for you.
  • Please let your instructor know if you are pregnant before class. We will modify postures and/or use props to individualize the postures for you and keep you and baby safe.

Contact Information

Grace Yoga & Healing Pathways

P | 540-815-4545

E | graceyogaroanoke@gmail.com

A | 4735 Read Mountain Road Cloverdale, VA 24077

We are located in the green building across from the two churches on Read Mountain Road, close to Route 11.

Please park in front of our building, to the right of our building in front of the adjacent home and garage, or across the street at the Trinity Church of God.