Yoga Classes

We are thrilled to offer top-notch YOGA classes for the most affordable rate in the area!

Come unwind, destress, and gain strength and flexibility with expert Yoga Instructor, Rebecca Damia!

Click HERE to read read instructor Rebecca’s impressive bio!

YOGA WITH REBECCA – ALL LEVELS
Thursdays, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. 

Pre-requisite: None
Instructor: Rebecca Damia 
      

Come and learn Ashtanga yoga’s philosophy, as well as increase flexibility and strength in the body, and develop techniques for relaxation to reduce stress. This class covers the concepts, terminology, and physical alignment necessary for those who are considering starting an Ashtanga yoga practice, or to continue your established practice. You will learn yoga techniques that go beyond the practice on the mat and learn the skills to create mindfulness off the mat!

 

RESTORATIVE YOGA WITH REBECCA!

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Select Fridays, 7:00 – 8:30p.m.

Oct. 12th, Nov. 9th, Dec. 14th

A Therapeutic approach for deeper relaxation of the mind and the body to restore our spirits. This class will focus on using traditional Hatha Yoga Poses that are held for a longer period of time using the support of props such as bolsters, straps, and blocks.  This class will use breathing exercises (Pranayama), Yoga Nidra (yoga of sleep) and Mediation (Dhyana)  to enable the you to feel more alert and refreshed.
ALL Props included in class.  You’re welcome to bring your own. No prior yoga experience necessary! All are welcome!
$20/person. Space is limited, and this is an extremely popular event, so please reserve your spot ASAP!*
                           

 

YOGA NIDRA

Nov. 23rd, & Dec. 28th (all from 7:00pm – 8:30pm)

 

SITS is truly grateful that we have Rebecca Damia on staff who can lead such a beautiful class!
The practice of Yoga Nidra has been found to reduce tension and anxiety…Yoga Nidra is the deepest possible states of relaxation while still maintaining full consciousness..” Make sure to pre-register now while spots are still left!

Investment: $20/person. Space is limited, and this is an extremely popular event, so please reserve your spot ASAP!

GRIEF: A YOGIC & AYURVEDIC PERSPECTIVE

 

Next Date: November 2, 2018; 7-8:30pm BYOM (Bring Your Own Mat) & a Blanket.

Registration is Required.  14 people maximum.

Join Rebecca Damia, for a Special Class focused on turning Grief into Gratitude through the ancient practices of Yoga & Ayurveda.  Rebecca will be sharing her personal experience of dealing with Grief and how she fueled it into Gratitude using Yoga & Ayurveda. The class will begin with an (optional) share circle to hear others stories about their experience of grief and to build a network of support. This class will focus on using the breath in conjunction with light and gentle yoga postures to stretch the body to release the heavy impact that weighs the body down from grief.  The class will conclude with a restorative final relaxation pose and using concentration techniques to guide you into meditation and the Yoga Sutra’s in effort to find peace within our minds to help open your heart to embrace your joy. This class is for anyone whether its your first time trying yoga or if you’re a dedicated yogi. This class is designed to create a safe space for you to release anger, sadness, and any other emotions associated with grief so that you may fully embrace a happier life.

 

Chakra Yoga

6 Mondays, 3:30 – 4:30p.m.: Oct. 8th – Nov. 12th

The word “chakra” is Sanskrit for wheel or disk. There are seven basic chakra/energy centers or nerve bundles along the spinal column. Each chakra stimulates different organs and systems in the body. Kundalini yoga (one type of Hatha yoga) studies the chakra system and has developed many exercises specifically to activate these energy centers.

Join us for chakra yoga class as we explore one chakra each week along with our seventh chakra. This is a gentle yoga class with both flowing and stationary elements. While practicing asana (poses, postures) we will focus on those which open and support the chakra we are individually meditating on that particular week. For instance, the first week we’ll explore the root chakra. The color, sound, placement in the body and what it represents for the mind/body/spirit connection is what we’ll discuss at the beginning of class and then our own meditation throughout class while practicing traditional postures as well as postures identified to open up that chakra.

We’ll move on through the rest of the chakras each week including the seventh chakra every week in this series, practicing poses specifically meant to guide energy through that specific chakra.

I’ll introduce the Sanskrit names, as well and during savasana we’ll listen to a reading on which to reflect.

Together we’ll focus our attention to these centers via meditation or visualization during our asana practice as well, as savasana.

These are time slots that have been requested, but are usually not included in our regular business hours. For this reason, we are requiring a minimum of five people to pre-register and commit for all six of these dates no later than Oct. 6th to ensure that we can run this class.

YOGA FLOW DANCE WITH REBECCA

Next Date: TBD

Yoga Flow Dance is a special class that will help you unwind & reduce stress in an invigorating way combining Vinyasa Yoga (linking breathing and Yoga postures) inspired with Dance like moves while listening to funky Indian music.  We will strengthen and stretch all over with this dance/yoga/aerobic inspired workout, that will help to align and open up your entire body.  You will be pampered at the end of the class during final relaxation posture with Reiki, Aromatherapy and a SURPRISE TREAT!

 This video is a sample of how the class would be!!
$20/person. Space is limited, so please reserve your spot ASAP!*

B.R.E.A.T.H.E. YOGA

Next Date: TBD

Instructor: Rebecca Damia and Jan Carfagno

20 minutes: Begin by warming-up with Sun Salutations and Vinyasa Yoga movements led by Rebecca to create warmth in the body.

50-55 minutes: After our bodies are warm, Jan will take on the Barre portion of the evening featuring a diverse low-impact cardio session, utilizing dumbbells, Bender balls and the ballet barre. Participants can expect an effective core session that will conclude the Barre portion of the evening.

20 minutes: Rebecca will present rejuvenating seated Yoga postures to help cool-down the body.

20 minutes: End this event with a Restorative Yoga Savasana (Mountain Brook Posture) while Jan & Rebecca offer Reiki with Ayurvedic Aromatherapy to create a harmonious balance of the bodies prime elemental energies.

*Completing the experience, Participants will receive a special gift to take home with them created specifically for this event by Jan and Rebecca.

SPECIAL CLASS: MEDITATION & MINDFULNESS for HEALTHY EATING…

Next Date: TBD
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During this class we will explore how to eat mindfully and enjoy a balanced and healthy relationship with food using Yoga and Ayurveda (the sister science of Yoga).  We will learn how to end the vicious cycles of “dieting” and learn of to maintain eating habits that will nourish you from the inside out.

  • Pranayama (Breathing Exercises)
  • Dhyana (Meditation)  
  • Mudra (Yoga for the hands)
  • Ayurvedic Times for Eating
  • Discussion/Question & Answer

This class is for ANYONE.  No Experience required.

Investment: $20/person. Space is limited, and this is an extremely popular event, so please reserve your spot ASAP!

Creating a Sacred Space: Self Yoga Practice ~ The Who, What, When, Where, Why and How’s of home practice.

Next Date: TBD

Practicing Yoga on our own in the comfort of our own home is not easy!  We negotiate in our mind so many reasons why other things need to be done; the laundry, dishes, gardening, and so many other householder activities. We make priorities to serve others first while putting ourselves last or not even at all.  But the truth is we should be taking care of ourselves FIRST!

During this special workshop, Rebecca will offer insights based on 21 years of experience from her own personal yoga practices and the innumerable important reasons of why implementing personal practice is good for the soul to help discover unimaginable insights of yourself during the process.

Topics include:

  •         Setting up your space & making it sacred
  •         Pranayama (Breathing Practices)
  •         Meditation
  •         Overcoming Obstacles
  •         Simplifying Sequencing Yoga Postures

$35/person

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GENTLE YOGA

Next Dates: TBD

Pre-requisite: None
Instructor: Rebecca Damia

Gentle Yoga is tailored for those who want a comforting, nurturing yoga experience with lots of stretching, breathing exercises and deep relaxation. It is perfect for maintaining or expanding your current range of motion as well as creating a more conscious connection between your body and spirit.

 

SLOW FLOW YOGA

Next dates: TBD

Pre-requisite: None

Instructor: Rebecca Damia

Slow Flow Yoga is a class designed to gently ease the body in and out of Yoga postures using slow and steady breathing to help with transitions and postural alignment creating a meditative experience.  After this class you will feel a deeper sense of relaxation from the weekend and a renewal for the week to come. Beginner Friendly.

Yoga Strength:

Next date: TBD

Pre-requisite: None
Instructor: Rebecca Damia

This NEW Class is an invigorating but low impact experience that provides an amazing total-body workout which tones the muscles, flattens the abs and enhances cardiovascular endurance for the entire body using LIGHT hand-held weights!  This effective external resistance with the weights increases muscle control and will accentuate balance and flexibility of all your muscle groups.  Try this challenging workout and watch your body (and attitude!) change overnight. You will be PLEASED!

YOGA BASICS

Pre-requisite: None
Instructor: Rebecca Damia

Yoga Basics is a class that will introduce the basic concepts of yoga which entail integrating mind, body, spirit, and breath–all within a playful, safe environment. Together, we come into the breath and quiet the mind. All are encouraged to accept the beauty of their practice without needing to achieve anything other than coming into the present moment and truly experiencing it. Meditation are included in each session. Yoga basics is a great way to transition from the weekend into the work-week!

 

 

*We limit the size of our classes because we have a limited amount of space, and because we want to create the best experience for our students. If you have signed up for one of our Workshops or Specialty Classes and you cannot attend for any reason, you will be granted a studio credit as long as you notify us at least 48 hours before the start of the class.