Class Descriptions

Kripalu Yoga with Diane

Kripalu Yoga with Diane is a warm, inviting, and accessible class that focuses on proper body alignment, breathing, and mindfulness to improve energy, strength, and flexibility. It is suitable for every body, at every age, and at any level of experience:  beginners, returners, and/or experienced practitioners.  This class allows you the freedom to explore  your own body and choose your level of physical challenge.

Monday 5:30 - 7:00pm with Diane Fine

 

Friday 9:30 - 11:00am with Diane Fine

Prenatal Yoga

Diane Fine offers women in any stage of pregnancy the opportunity to help ease discomforts of pregnancy while gaining strength and flexibility in a safe and dynamic way. With gentle stretching, conscious use of breath, deep relaxation, and mindfulness techniques, women can enhance the quality of their pregnancy, prepare for an empowered birth process, and learn useful skills for life. The comfortable and friendly group atmosphere leads many women to connect with one another. They share stories, tips, laughter and understanding. Many have gone on to create baby play groups that last for years. Come experience Diane Fine's skillful leadership in the art of Prenatal Yoga.

Tuesday 5:30 - 7:00pm with Diane Fine

Iyengar Yoga – all levels, with Lisa

Iyengar yoga teaches us to listen deeply and attune our awareness. Participants are guided in the intelligent use of props to achieve balance and health in the body and internal state. Precise alignment and clarity of action are the foundation of each class. Standing & seated poses, forward bends, backbends, twists, inversions of shoulder and headstand according to individual capacity, and restorative poses will be taught. Together we deepen our curiosity for learning and enhance our capacity for individual and collective growth.

Monday 9:30 - 11:00am with Lisa Tsetse

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Iyengar Yoga - All Levels, with Kathy

In this mixed-levels evening class, new students will be given preparatory poses and continuing students will be challenged to take their practice to the next level. Standing poses, forward bends, seated poses, backbends, twists, and inversions will be explored, along with the skillful use of yoga props for safety, stability, and alignment. Whatever your body type or level of experience, expect to leave class feeling refreshed in body and mind--and two inches taller!

Wednesdays 5:30-7:00pm with Kathy Morris

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Ballet Flow

Do you miss those pliés and pirouettes? Or have you always wanted to try them? Ballet is for all ages and every body.This mixed level, advanced beginner/intermediate class accommodates a range of previous dance experience, honoring the individual needs and abilities of adult learners. Some prior experience with ballet is helpful, even if it was many years ago, but motivated beginners are also welcome.Through an integrated approach, we will focus on body alignment, classical technique at the ballet barre and center, and the joy of movement flow through the space. Exercises and combinations can be modified or enhanced to provide for various levels of experience. Ballet is a great way to move gracefully through all stages of life. It helps develop kinesthetic awareness, balance and coordination, strength and flexibility, posture, breathing, and stress relief through physical expression. All that, and it's fun, too!

Cost: $12/Single class; $50/ Five-class card.
College student discount: $11/Single class; $45/Five-class card

For questions or more information, contact Joyce:
jyccmpbll@aol.com; 610-334-4205

Sundays 1:45 - 3:00pm with Joyce Campbell

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Dance Church

Dance Church is Ithaca's home for free-movement expression and conscious dance, inspired by 5 Rhythms, Ecstatic Dance and similar traditions. Participants of all ages and abilities are welcome to come explore their inner and outer world through movement in a supportive, fun atmosphere. It's a blast! Experienced facilitation is by DJ Nataraj and occasional guest DJs. Come shake your groove thing!

Contact Doug Shire for questions at 339-7085, and 'like' Dance Church Ithaca on Facebook for up to date information or visit http://www.dancechurchithaca.com.

Cost: $Suggested donation $5 at the door, no one turned away.

Sundays 11:30am - 1:00pm with Doug Shire

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Freeing Your Voice; an 8-session class series led by Elisa Sciscioli

Join us in the celebratory spirit of song. Engage in exercises that increase vocal health and singing stamina. Explore toning and movement practices that unlock vibrant energy. Experience the uniting and uplifting nature of simple, soulful multicultural songs in a supportive environment. We'll tap into the exuberant nature of harmonies and guided improvisational singing.

Mondays* 7:30pm - 8:30pm with Elisa Sciscioli

*October 14th - Dec 2nd

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Kripalu Yoga with Kaylie

The practice of YOGA with Kaylie Kim is based on Hatha yoga for all levels. The class aims at the experience itself through the practice at the present moment. Physical strength and body/mind awareness are consequences of the practice, not goal.

The class is composed of pranayama(breathing), warm-ups, asanas(yoga poses), Shavasana (deep relaxation), integration. The aim of the practice provides a guide in relieving pain and stress while developing the ability to navigate one's life with a healthy and strong body & mind.

This class focuses on:

  • building strength/flexibility
  • challenging limit/boundary
  • cultivating control/serenity.

The level of practice depends on the class dynamic and level. The practitioner should modify the yoga poses for their own need and goal. Verbal or physical assists will be provided on the consent of a student.

To register online: Register online

Wednesdays 9:30am - 10:30am with Kaylie

Fridays 7:45am - 8:45am with Kaylie
9/27 is the last Friday 7:45am class


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Rise and Flow Morning Yoga with Maya

Start your day with purpose and peace through yoga’s moving meditation. Slow flow invites attention to alignment and breath. Each class increases flexibility and balance, while building strength. These tools invite more comfort and ease on the mat and beyond into daily living. Plenty of variations are offered to create a deeper understanding and connection to body and mind.  All ages and levels of experience are welcome!

 

Tuesdays 9:30am - 10:45am with Maya Pagan

Thursdays 9:30am - 10:45am with Maya Pagan


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Slow Flow Yoga with Shira

(Starts September 19)

In this class, we will move slowly and mindfully through standing and seated postures, allowing some time to reconnect with our physical bodies. We will pay attention to proper alignment, while tuning into sensations in our bodies, moving, breathing, exploring. Options will be given to accommodate varying levels of practice, all are welcome.

Contact Shira with questions.

Thursdays 5:30pm - 7:00pm with Shira Melen

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