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Expect a challenge to the muscles (yang) and deep into connective tissues (yin). These classes will provide you with a balancing practice that starts with energizing, uplifting, postures and evolves into a deep, introspective, quiet second half of the class, bringing in nice, long holds. Each person will be nurtured as needed with our loving props! Give these classes a try if you want a little of everything!
A Yin Yoga inspired class designed by Sandy as she completes her Yin Yoga training. If you need to release lower back tension, tight hips, pelvis and shoulders, and explore static yoga postures, deep release is for you! All poses are sitting or lying down. A great way to balance your yang practice. Expect to maintain postures for 6-8 minutes, become intimate with your breath and deepen the relationship to your body. The student creates the depth, and we help you with the ease!
A deeper experience in postures with long generous holds. Targeting the connective tissue, joints, organs & meridians inviting astral, causal and physical awareness. Students remain close to the floor. You decide how challenging you want to make the pose, tap into various edges and observe how the breath speaks to you. Props are used to deepen and/or nurture the pose. Wendy is a Yin Yoga Certified Teacher.
A physical step above Yoga Gentle. This class introduces strength postures and deeper movement for flexibility, body toning and focus. A straightforward class that gives the student opportunity to fine tune alignment, bandhas and breath work. Expect various types of breath work to enhance your end of class relaxation! For beginner’s, we suggest a minimum of 10 classes with the same guide for proper delivery of yoga foundations.
A unique yoga class open to all beings. Trauma has many faces, & can begin in the Mother's womb, or anytime thereafter. Through self study, conscious awareness & somatic body experiences, we will move, rest and journal. Sandy's 4 decades of yogic experience combined with trauma specific trainings, expect a safe & sacred space to return to light. Starts March 2017. For your invitation, email her personal email firstname.lastname@example.org. 4 Class series: $80/$25 drop in.
Enjoy learning the key elements of a successful and effective yoga practice with other beginners! Our beginner series' includes handouts and plenty of opportunity to ask questions and feel at home in your body (and mind). Upon completion , we offer many paths to continue your journey on. Discuss with your teacher what your next class should be, or simply taste them all! If you do not see a beginners series that suits you, please contact us for the next best class to start.
Namaste! Two-thirds of the class will be geared toward awakening the energy within us through a series of postures and breath work to better focus the body-mind for the stillness we lack in our lives. We will then anchor into a brief guided meditation (20 mins). This class is a great intro to many aspects of a yoga practice, creating a more rounded experience with your mind and body and spirit. Great class for family, friends, partners!
Meditation is a different experience studying with the same teacher on a continued basis. Various bodily positions offered to suit YOU - yet effective for a meditative experience. Several meditation practices offered (Healing Meditations, Meditation for de-stressing, Meditation for Transcendence). Meditation with Ease starts Feb 2017. Give Meditation a chance to arrive, it can take several sessions,we are here to help.
Gentler than our other gentle yoga classes. We will passively stretch with the use of props and guided breath work. VERY calming and soothing. Regular practice creates a new way we view, perceive and accept daily life events. Expect some extra nurturing i this class. Please note: This is not a Restorative Yoga class. Our Restorative Yoga sessions are over 2 hours long with no stretching and held monthly in Bloomfield.
A Gentle approach to hatha yoga and structured for the expecting Mom as well! Connect, nurture, open the body and learn tools to relax. We’ll do some standing stretches, balance as well as seated stretches anchored with a final relaxation. Postures are not held as long as Yoga 1,2 and extra instruction offered to beginners. For beginner’s, we suggest a minimum of 10 classes with the same guide for proper delivery of yoga foundations.
A Grounded By Yoga Signature class! Soft purposeful postures to prepare the body and mind for meditation. Students stay close to the mat, often supporting the body with props to release and restore energy. We will methodically prepare the mind and body for meditation, creating an ease-ful and satisfying experience. Sandy will create a variety of meditations to connect with consciousness, ourselves and the Universe. For beginner’s, we suggest a minimum of 10 classes with the same guide for effective manifestation of the practice. It takes time.
Surrender into long sweetly held stretches. This class can be as challenging as you make it – yet available to all. Held at 9:30am on the 3rd Wednesday of the month - much like Relax and Renew with some Deep Release options. Great for flexibility! It’s YOUR edge to play with! Student chooses how deep and how sweet you want to surrender. For beginner’s, we suggest a minimum of 10 classes with the same guide for proper delivery of yoga foundations.
HOT YOGA 88 degrees: An energetic practice that blends sweat, strength and synchronized breath. Your teacher will present a flowing vinyasa movement with a variety of postures to cultivate strength and endurance. This temperature is perfect - anything over 94 degrees dehydrates the muscles and slowly attacks the oxygen levels in our organs. We like to have some fun, some soul and some depth in this class. Your savasana will be infused with some essential oils.
Our open level yoga classes are welcoming to everyone. The classes are often placed on the calendar for Holidays, Benefits & when presenting a new class. We will address everyone’s needs and the class will unfold perfectly as needed according to those that arrive. Your teacher will have the ability to design a session satisfying to all. The greatest gift you can give yourself is to arrive without expectations -what you need to receive will be there waiting.
Also known as Mixed Level Yoga or Yoga 1 and 2. A well-rounded physical practice. Level 1 students can explore level 2 postures if desired or stay within their own experience of Level 1. Posture binds and full balancing inversions are introduced. Longer holds encourage stronger muscle mass, flexibility and solid focus, preparing the mind for subtle changes each time you arrive. Knowledge and use of Ujaii, Bandhas and Principals of Alignment required.
Hot Yoga for mixed level students 1 and 2. For those wanting to tap into the heat but not completely MELT! The room heats up slowly so you heat up slowly as the class progresses. Arrive and be open to the heat, thaw the mind and body so we can sit into our soul center. Wonderful for creating flexibility and that overall open feeling. Enjoy Mondays Hot Yoga is now Yang-Yin! Start with powerful yang (muscular poses) and the second half L O N G meticulously held floor postures. Sure to bring great depth in your flexibility.
Looking for fun and unique way to celebrate your child’s birthday this year? Yoga themed birthday parties are fun, playful and engaging. One of our specially trained Kids Yoga teacher will incorporate child friendly yoga poses, interactive games and activities. It’s an hour of creative movement that kids will enjoy. Yoga Birthday parties run from ages 4 & up. Each party is custom-tailored. The event combines yoga, play and partner games, engaging kids both mentally and physically. Children learn yoga poses, games, and relaxation exercises. This program is held either at your facility of choice or either of our studios. Registered Children's School with Yoga Alliance.
Some women start Prenatal Yoga the moment they find out they’re pregnant! These friendly, strengthening, heart-opening drop-in classes will help you feel great, mom matter where you are on your journey. Those experienced with Prenatal Yoga guidelines may come to any class they desire. Prenatal Yoga is safe for any trimester when guided by an experienced teacher. Vicki, Sandy, Jackie and Julie will know the proper breaths, postures, and depths for you to use. We also offer this under our In Home Comfort Care program. Privately held classes are created on our calendars as well for groups of 5 or more moms-to-be. Private sessions available.
(Resumes in the early fall). Drop in!. Teaching children peacefulness can be the greatest gift. Enhances concentration, develops coping strategies, increases healthy responses to stress. Today’s kids are bearing a huge burden of parent’s expectation, school pressure and the competitive world. Moreover, video games, electronics and junk food are interfering with the value of connection. Such things may hide our children's innocence and joyful life. Children often do not know what to do when inner stress arrives. Avoid medical intervention – drugs. Our children are in great need of mental fitness. Our Kid's Yoga is safe and effective and guidance by a trained instructor.
Yoga, the timeless science behind all true religions, consists of systematic and definite steps to realization of oneness. This informal group discussion will provide a foundation of philosophy and a deepening into your yoga practice. In this 4 part session, we will explore the obstacles to enlightenment and practices of overcoming these obstacles. Each session will hold deep self inquiry in which will present to you a piece of "lifework" for your following session.
In our daily life, very often grave problems confront us and we lose our heart. Only at such moments of crisis do we experience the dire need of the Gita. The Bhagavad Gita expounds Vedantic principles in a concise, simple and beautiful manner. There is no problem in life which cannot find its solution from this book. It acquaints us thoroughly with all needed to make our life ready for the next. Offered in the winter months to pre / post Teacher Trainers.
The most popular sacred text of yoga is called Pantajali Sutras. Maharishi Patanjali incorporated a 8-limbed system to achieve liberation, or samadhi. the yoga practice referred to is raja yoga - the yoga of meditation. In a group or private setting we will discuss and practice the 8 limbs of yoga. Please note, there are no physical postures other than a posture comfortable for you for meditation. For more information, please see our blog post about Raja Yoga.
Sandy has trained with Swami Sitaramananda, Durgalee for Recovery Yoga and Nikki Meyers - Y12SR. Her own journey provides great insight and combines this with her structural trainings. This program’s format begins as a closed group session for 15 weeks. Regular attendance is key. We add new groups on a “as needed basis”. Connect with Sandy direct at email@example.com to earn more or visit the Journey to Healing page on this website.
Grounded by Yoga Outreach allows students who are post incarceration or recovering from addictions or trauma to visit our classes at a reduced price. Our classes offer individuals an opportunity to re-establishing a sense of healthy, safe community (key in post incarceration) by participating in group classes at a facility that is tranquil, non-competitive and non-ego oriented. Please complete this form and join us in a class! For questions call Wendy at 585-394-1111
Trauma-sensitive trained teacher, Sandy and/or Jackie. Sessions are open to all, there is no yoga experience needed. Each session offers individuals an opportunity to heal from trauma by learning to reconnect with and feel safe within their bodies (key when healing from trauma), reconnect with spirit (key in recovery) while also re-establishing a sense of healthy, safe community. Please see our upcoming offerings on our Journey to Healing page.
We want to reach both for those who perhaps are not fully enrolled in a holistic or new-age lifestyle but curious and wanting to learn more. Come observe, ask questions or join in! With open minds and hearts we provide a space for people to find out new things in a neutral space, connect with holistic, wellness, green, organic professionals and most importantly, have a good time doing it. Since conscious living includes being mindful of how we treat our planet, the Finger Lakes Natural Living Fair also includes green living businesses and products. For more information visit www.FingerLakesFair.com.
Anything goes ...almost! Class customized to meet your needs., just ask. We have recently hosted: Yoga Retreats...Bridal or Baby Showers...Birthday Parties (for kids, teens, or adults)...Bachelorette Parties...Holiday Celebrations...Corporate Team Building...Book-club Meetings...Family or Class Reunions...Divorce parties...Just for fun! All the above can be combined with Spa services if desired. Our place or yours! Please note: Our team honors the yogic tradition and will not host parties that would include wines, animal products etc. thank you for understanding!
Comfort Home Yoga first began in 1986 when Sandy offered a session to a friend with the limited ability to move beyond their home. Now, this program has grown to include 4 surrounding counties. After completing her Therapeutic training in late 1989, she focused mainly on individuals who were injured, elderly or battling agoraphobia. Whatever your reason, our team is ready to meet you right where you are. We would like you to discover that the Yoga practice was created for those in need of healing, and we are prepared to help you on that journey. Professionally trained and friendly.
The picture includes words from current clients when asked, "How have we helped your company?" Director Sandy Hicks began corporate yoga programs in 1994 and draws from numerous training in leadership building, stress relieving and team building tools. Several flexible options to meet your needs. each are personalized and are removed from the popular cookie cutter techniques. We also provide trainings for your own in house Yoga/Meditation guides. Schools welcomed! Contact Sandy at 585-861-9642 for a free consultation.
Originally, yoga was taught by one teacher directly to one student. The great ancient teachers understood the importance of individualizing each yoga experience to meet the needs of the student. Today, a private session allows for a more intimate view into your practice. You can start a new practice, deepen your practice or spend some time working towards specific goals. When you work with a teacher one on one, the teacher is able to help you experience the benefits of yoga in an accelerated and personal way.