Restore (Beginners Yoga)
This class is designed for beginners, however all are welcome. Each class begins with quieting the mind, releasing stress, slow stretching and warming the body. The instructor introduces the class to basic principles of yoga using optional props and modifications suitable for all ages and body types. Moving to basic yoga asanas (poses) standing and seated, each offering the student additional stretches and the opportunity to make the body more flexible. Recognizing that bodies move and adapt at different rates, the class moves at a slow pace to insure a safe practice. At the completion of our practice, time is taken to release tension and stress. As students progress, they are encouraged to begin working with more advanced variations, additionally they are instructed on how to strengthen their bodies even with slow movements. Ahlara can provide all the mats and props you need to begin your practice. Teacher: Joan
Rejuvenate (All Level Yoga)
Tuesdays and Thursdays 10am
This is an all level yoga class that allows students to practice yoga at their own ability and comfort level, with or without props. This is a vinyasa (flow) class, moving smoothly from one pose to the next. After warmup stretches the class moves on to standing poses, some simple, some more challenging. Modifications, are always given for all levels. Poses and movements enhance flexibility, build strength and relieve stress. Practicing breathing techniques to connect the mind, body and our spirit. Teachers: Joan, Melissa and Mardee
Recenter (Pilates Mat)
Pilates is a system of controlled exercises that create and maintain core strength, engage the mind, and condition the total body. The blend of strength and flexibility training improves posture, reduces stress and creates long, lean muscles without bulking up. Teacher: Melissa
This class incorporates the principles of Pilates, yoga, and strength training with weights in a smooth and continuous workout. It builds core strength, tones and develops endurance in major muscle groups, and ultimately helps to strengthen bones. Teacher: Mardee
Class and Package Pricing
Single (Drop-in ) Class = $12.00
Eight Class Pass = $80.00
30 Day Unlimited Pass = $58.00
About our Teachers
Looking for a way to build strength and flexibility after raising her two children, Joan began practicing yoga in 1998. She soon discovered that yoga was not just a fitness routine but also an easy and enjoyable way of releasing stress while developing mindfulness. In 2006 she became certified as a yoga instructor so she could share her love of yoga. Over time, through continued study and experience, Joan developed her specialty: teaching yoga to those over 50 and to those limited by arthritis. In 2011 she completed a comprehensive teacher training program through a Yoga Alliance 210 hour school.
Presently, Joan teaches Vinyasa, a yoga style that requires linking the breath with asana (yoga poses). Her classes are appropriate for students of all levels, including those with limitations typical of many senior adults. Joan also incorporates deep stretches and pranayama (conscious breathing techniques) in her classes. Having also been a certified Pilates instructor since 2003, Joan knows that both disciplines will always be part of her life and she looks forward to continuing to help others to make them a healthy part of their own lives.
Although Melissa spent many years in the fitness field as a personal trainer and aerobics instructor, it was Pilates that enabled her to heal and reconnect with her body after a health crisis in the early 2000s. The discipline built much-needed strength and flexibility, but more importantly, it enabled her to be in tune with her body in a more holistic way. In 2007 she trained and became a certified Pilates instructor through the classical training program Power Pilates.
In 2009 she expanded her training to become a Breast Cancer Post-Rehab exercise specialist, certified through the Pink Ribbon program. Currently she’s pursuing her RYT 200 yoga certification.
Melissa enjoys combining her training in fitness, Pilates, and yoga in creative ways. What she hopes her students experience in her classes is not just physical and mental conditioning, but also the development of a deep knowledge, love, and trust of their own bodies.
Mardee brings her incessant energy and intensity to every yoga practice. Her dynamic style draws from her experiences; and she loves to make you think as she utilizes movement lead by breath mixed with focus and precision. She is a Speech Language Pathologist and has 2 amazing children Baily and Taylor Jane. She lives health and wellness as she breathes fitness also teaching Barre, Pilates, SUP, Insanity, spin, as well as cardio and strength formats. In her class after she sets an intention with a theme, her creative sequences move you to extend your practice to very edge of your comfort zone at any level each new time you roll out your mat.