Description of Classes:
Intro to Yoga
This class is for people brand new to yoga and for those who want to review yoga fundamentals. It is also excellent for students who have yoga experience but were not taught alignment in postures and fundamental principles of yoga. The class is progressive, with each class building on the prior classes.
Introduces students to fundamental yoga postures, including stretching, strengthening, balance and alignment in the postures. Emphasis on standing, seated, and relaxation poses.
Beginning & Continuing
This is generally used as a step between beginning level and continuing level.
For the student who has completed at least six months of the beginning and beginning/continuing courses. It builds on the study of fundamental poses and introduces inversions and back arches. Home practice is highly encouraged.
For those continuing students with a personal practice and an understanding of how to work with their specific needs.
A fun experience, ideal for senior citizens and anyone wanting a slower-paced class. Using gentle postures and movement, one builds strength, flexibility and grace with appropriate challenges.
Chanting/Meditation Satsang Gatherings
These sessions focus on chanting--devotional singing from soul to Spirit--along with periods of guided meditation to help participants feel the uplifting power of sound and silence to enrich spiritual growth.
Donation Only Class
For all levels and open to anyone who wants to experience the benefits and joys of yoga. Pay whatever you can.
Heart of Meditation
Come explore the ancient practice of meditation with us! It's open to anyone interested in practicing meditation, and is a natural extension for yoga asana students. Each class features a short talk, group discussion, and a period of meditation. We work with a variety of approaches, and study teachings from both yogic and Buddhist traditions. Kindness to the self, and uncovering and living our truths are the guiding principles for our time together. Begin your meditation practice, or rejuvenate your existing one.
A method that emphasizes precise alignment and the use of props to enable all students to benefit from the effects of poses. It is named after living master BKS Iyengar of Pune, India. Its teachers typically follow a common syllabus and methodology.
Laughter Yoga - Summit Hill Laughter Club
Come explore the art of laughter to invite more joy, play, health, and well-being into your life! Because of the deep pranayamic breathing exercises, this form of practice is called Laughter Yoga, but it does not include any physical asanas (postures) and can be practiced by people of all ages who are willing to try being a little bit silly.
The hatha-based restorative yoga classes Danielle teaches are focused on the practitioners. Each pose includes modifications that allow everyone, regardless of age, flexibility, or strength, to access the benefits of yoga. You will leave each class feeling relaxed and rejuvenated, having lengthened and strengthened muscles that may have been tightened or misaligned for quite some time. Yoga heals. To practice yoga is to learn to heal oneself holistically, scientifically, and spiritually.
A physically challenging vigorous, breath-based practice consisting of strong flowing movement. Open to students of all ability levels who are INJURY FREE and can take care of themselves independently.
Yoga and Pregnancy
Is preparation for a more comfortable and mindful childbirth. Ongoing classes are offered from early pregnancy through delivery. All levels welcome.
Yoga for the Not So Flexible
In this beginning class, students learn fundamentals of yoga postures and breathing, as well as practical techniques to release tension in mind and body, and they begin building strength and flexibility.
This 1.5 hour class will include a shorter meditation at the beginning of class, an all-levels flow, and will end with a 20 minute yoga nidra practice. Yoga Nidra is also known as "yogic sleep" and is a guided meditation into a deep state of relaxation in which you will hover in the space between sleeping and waking; your body will be asleep while your mind remains awake. In this space you will set a "sankalpa," which is a resolve based on your heart's deepest desire, spoken inwardly, in the present tense. When you state your sankalpa in a state of deep relaxation, it is like planting a seed deeply into the subconscious, from where it can bloom and manifest in your life. The effects of practicing Yoga Nidra is deeper than sleep. Many people experience a freedom from anxiety and the ability to simply relax when they want to after making yoga nidra practice a regular part of their life.