Hatha Yoga & Guided
This two-hour hatha
class takes a gradual progression from joint mobilization to more
classical postures. Physical posturing proceeds for 1
½ hours. The last half hour is devoted to a thorough
relaxation process, based on the chakra system and its interface with
the psychophysical self.
Yoga: 1st Series
The focus of this
two-hour class is a dynamic posturing sequence known as the 1st
Series. The intention of the 1st
Series is to realign and balance the structure of the physical
body. The quality of this class is more demanding in terms of
strength and flexibility than the hatha class described above.
Modifications of postures are allowed.
This class hones the use
of the imagination and the ability to observe oneself internally in
support of healing intentions. We begin with a few gentle postures to
release the core of the body, then proceed to an extended
visualization process that some refer to as "chakra
clearing" or "resting in the spirit". Those with an
affinity for prayer will especially appreciate this healing contemplation.
Ballet for Beginners
This ballet experience
is intended for those with no previous ballet background, or those
choosing to start from scratch again. Ballet theory
and technique will be presented at a fundamental level to provide a
solid foundation for further work.
This ballet experience
is intended for students who have studied ballet for a few terms to a
few years. Ballet movement vocabulary will be expanded
gradually, and more emphasis will be placed on the skills necessary
to execute combinations with vitality and grace.
This class is intended
for students with more extensive ballet training. Ballet vocabulary
will be expanded into the intermediate realm. If the
combinations given are beyond the level of exposure of the class
members, the teacher will break down the elements of the movements to
ensure a healthy learning experience.
Ballet & Hatha Yoga Combination
This combination class
offers one hour of ballet barre, followed by one hour of yoga
postures. Students are allowed to request postures during the second
hour. Different styles of hatha may also be explored throughout the term.
This specialty class
is presented for
female dancers at the intermediate
level, who are also enrolling in a two-hour technique class. The
variation class will begin with a half-hour
barre, followed by one hour of work on traditional variations from
nineteenth century ballets. The number of variations learned will
depend on the capacity of the dancers.
Any questions or
concerns, please call
Suzanne at 517-980-1686 or