Release tension & stress through restorative yoga, followed by a Japa Mantra practice. Restorative yoga utilizes props to deeply support the body, allowing you to hold poses longer and encourage the body to release tension at its own natural pace. A mantra is the repetition of Sanskrit words or phrases and is a useful practice to promote even deeper states of meditation and relaxation. Together, restorative yoga and mantra are excellent tools for managing stress. These subtle practices…Read More
“I don’t care if I can do a headstand. I care if I can put my pants on by myself when I’m 90.” ~Francisco Kaiut (Creator of Kaiut Yoga)
Kaiut Yoga is all about biomechanical health, or said another way, your freedom of movement. The Kaiut Yoga Method has been designed to work through chronic pain, injuries, and general aches and stiffness. Kaiut yoga works for the inflexible, hyper flexible and the aging body, and has been described as yoga for…Read More
Sharon McIlwaine has been teaching pilates matwork for 18 years. Previously a modern dancer, she loves floorwork, and gravitated towards pilates matwork versus the pilates apparatus (reformer, cadillac, etc). Pilates increases our awareness of our core musculature, activates it, and gets it working for us, like it’s meant to do and likes to do. Once we find our core, it becomes integrated into everything else we do. Since the core is what supports our back, many with back pain find…Read More
This six-week series is an introduction to pilates, and is taught in a deeply therapeutic way. It is appropriate for those desiring to gain core strength, address postural issues, recover from injury, and/or those who simply want to learn to do pilates mindfully. The exercises will be carefully broken down and modifications will be explored and provided for those with physical limitations or issues. As we progress, we will begin to string the individual exercises together, into a…Read More
Come soften into your body and practice welcoming yourself with conscious relaxation and support. Transition out of winter with some refreshing relaxation and inspiration from the support of the earth. This class will consist simple postures, creative props and individualized support for each student.
Mondays 6-7:15 pm
March 4 – April 8
Are you stiff and inflexible…or hyper-flexible?
Do you sit for long periods of time?
Do you experience physical pain?
Kaiut Yoga is all about biomechanical health, or said another way, your freedom of movement. Kaiut Yoga has been designed to work through chronic pain, injuries, general aches and stiffness. Kaiut yoga works for the inflexible, hyper-flexible and the aging body. It’s truly Yoga for every BODY. The practice is done mostly on the floor at a slower pace while focusing on…Read More
Come for a long savasana (or a self-guided stretch). Using mantras, inspirational songs, guided meditation, and yogic anecdotes, Patrick will lull you to a meditative state with harmonium, acoustic guitar, and his deep, relaxing voice.
Friday, February 22
$15/ class card/ membership
If you pay attention to the news or social media, you might have heard about using yoga as a modality for helping to manage persistent pain. But there are many ways to practice yoga, and using yoga for pain management might be different than walking into your local studio and taking the next class on the schedule. Using yoga as a tool for pain relief also might require understanding a bit more about how pain manifests in our body. Current pain science shows the depth of the brain body…Read More
Julia has been teaching yoga to various populations since 2012. Most recently she has been teaching the Kaiut Yoga Method to people with chronic conditions at the UVM Medical Center. She connects with people in a safe gentle way which comes from her work as a respiratory therapist. After practicing various types of yoga for 12 years, Julia was drawn to Kaiut Yoga because it supports the potential to heal her own injuries and conditions. She completed her 300 hour Kaiut Yoga Method…Read More
Annie started practicing yoga as a teen and soon developed an on-and-off practice. Her personal practice gradually grew steadier and steadier until she found herself in between jobs and decided to take the plunge and apply for a month-long intensive 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training with Jane Lanza in Shelburne, VT. The community and support she has experienced since making this decision has given her the courage and desire to want to share the power of this practice with as many people as…Read More