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
(Kripalu Yoga with Diane is canceled until further notice.  Watch for updates closer to the fall!)

 

Thursday 5:30 - 7:00pm with Diane Fine
(Kripalu Yoga with Diane is canceled until further notice.  Watch for updates closer to the fall!)

Friday 9:30 - 11:00am with Diane Fine
(Upcoming subs and cancellations for Diane's Friday Kripalu class are as follows):

The following dates are canceled:

  • Aug 23: canceled
  • Sept 6: canceled
  • Sept 13: canceled


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

*The following classes are canceled:

  • Aug 20
  • Sept 3
  • Sep 10

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

Through June:  Kathy will also teach Iyengar Yoga Mondays 5:30-7:00pm

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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

Begins on September 4th (specific info TBA soon!)

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

*Begins Sept 4.

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