At ReCreation Movement, we offer a variety of small, personalized classes that allow you to learn more about yourself. Our class offerings and schedule change throughout the year.
The Yoga for Your Life Series
Foundations of Yoga... Learn with beginners like yourself! These classes explore yoga from the ground up, so to speak. We learn the basics of many common poses, discuss how to keep your body safe, and explore some of the anatomy, history and language of yoga. These classes are wonderful for beginners.
Beginning Meditation... Yes, you can learn to meditate. This class is designed for those new to meditation and those wishing a refresher of the basics. We use simple relaxation and focus techniques to teach our minds to slow down and our bodies to release stress. Forget myths that you might have heard about meditation - completely clearing your mind is not necessary (and isn't truly possible anyway). Come with the mind that you have right now and learn with us. We use the text Learn to Meditate: A Practical Guide to Self-Discovery and Fulfillment by David Fontana. A few copies are available on loan if you prefer not to buy a book. Reading and practice at home will be a must during this class.
Gentle Yoga... Give yourself some TLC... These classes allow you to find quiet time for yourself while unwinding from the hurried pace of life. We move and breathe slowly, helping you find ways to loosen your body, relieve stress & address individual physical concerns. Supportive props help you to find your most comfortable and effective stretch in standing, lying and seated poses. These classes are great for beginners and anyone desiring a stretch that's kind to the body. Come and relax with us.
Chair Yoga... If you're concerned about getting up from the floor, Chair Yoga may be just what you're looking for. This class includes gentle yoga for the whole body, including breath, strength, balance & relaxation practices. We'll be seated in chairs and standing on the mat, so lying on the floor will not be necessary. Chair Yoga is an excellent practice for those with injury, mild to moderate balance impairment, & some chronic medical conditions. It's also a great starting place for anyone who prefers not to be on the floor. *Please note, this class is not appropriate for persons who cannot stand by themselves.*
Yoga for Strength & Bone Health... These classes focus on bone & muscle strengthening through the slow, conscious movements of gentle yoga. We use resistance bands, yoga straps & other props, combined with longer holds of familiar yoga poses to stimulate bone growth. Level I is appropriate for beginners & those wishing a "lighter" class. Level II is a bit stronger & is appropriate for more experienced students in good health. *These classes are not appropriate for those with highly advanced osteoporosis.*
Gentle Yoga for Gardeners... Gardeners use (and abuse!) their bodies in specific, repetitive ways. We kneel to plant, stoop to weed, reach to stake, bend to pick, pull to rake, even stand on one foot to keep from stepping on that precious seedling! Sometimes after a wonderful day outdoors, we hurt, too. In this class we’ll explore the movements that we use in gardening, while both repairing & preparing our bodies for the green, fruitful season to come.
Restorative Yoga... We'll relax our bodies & renew our spirits with relaxing music & the restful poses of restorative yoga. Restorative yoga uses an abundance of props to create a restful, supported stretch. Most poses are done while lying down with little sustained effort. You'll have plenty of time to find the perfect position, and space to simply breathe.
Classes for a Cause... ReCreation Movement is pleased to help support our community by donating proceeds from certain classes to the charity of the month. Watch our schedule for these and help us sustain some great causes!
About Our Class Fees
Class packages are 4 classes for $55 or 8 classes for $95. Single classes ("drop ins") are $18 per class. Prepaid classes expire one per week if unused. We have a VERY generous make-up policy for missed classes! Drop-ins please call or e-mail for space availability, as our small, personalized classes are sometimes full.
Payment is by check or cash only, please.