LEVEL 1 - For the beginner student or the student who prefers a more gentle class.
LEVEL 1-2 - For the student who is progressing from beginner and wants a more challenging class.
LEVEL 2 - For the student who is ready for a more challenging class. Moving at a faster pace and more difficult postures explored.
LEVEL 3 -For the student looking for a fast paced vigorous practice , Vinyasa Flow is a part of this level.
Intro. to Yoga– Starting from the foundation and working towards a full Yoga class experience. This class begins to open the body and build strength while developing body awareness.
Gentle– Students are introduced to correct and safe postural alignment. Focuses on gentle movement through postures to build strength, improve balance and increase range of motion. Class moves at a slow pace. Body awareness and alignment are the key components of this class.
*Suitable for beginners
Mixed- Mixed classes will include Yin Yoga, Yoga Flow, as well as traditional Salutation. Helping to develop a more intimate awareness of your body and build strength and balance.
Shanti Flow- A relaxed, calming practice which uses conscious breath to move the body in a fluid flow. Designed to slow your inner energy and recharge your well being.
Shakti Flow - An energized practice which uses conscious breath to move the body in a fluid flow. This class taps into the Feminine Energy and incorporates free flow movements to recharge your Creative side.
*Yoga experience necessary.
Therapeutic/Yin-Therapy based class moving at a slower pace, targeted for people with special conditions i.e. arthritis, joint issues, fibromyalgia, back conditions and such. Restorative poses will be a part of this class.
Kids Yoga- Teaching the fundamentals of yoga to children ages 8-12. Helping them to gain physical strength and flexibility while building confidence and self esteem. This class improves concentration, focus, and awareness by teaching relaxation and stress relief techniques. Children will develop love for oneself inside & out along with a feeling of well-being and respect for others.
Prenatal/Pregnancy Yoga- Practicing prenatal yoga is very beneficial for maintaining physical health and inner harmony. During this time when the body is experiencing constant change, yoga will help you to feel better and be more comfortable through your pregnancy, birth, and recovery, helping you to get the most of this wonderful process.
**Due to the nature of these next classes, doors will be locked after the first 10 minutes. Please arrive on time. Thanks.
Yin Yoga, and Guided Meditation. Some classes may be a combination.
Yin Yoga –A quiet practice. Floor postures held longer
(1-5 minutes) with muscles relaxed . This allows us to stretch the connective tissues of the body i.e. ligaments, tendons & fascia.
Intro. to Meditation - A class designed to introduce & teach students different ways/tools to access a Seated Stillness. Discussion will be part of this class.
Guided Meditation - Guided meditation is a purposeful journey where the imagination is lead, by an outside source, down a mental path for the purpose of mindfulness, relaxation, and problem solving.
Yoga Nidra - A little known yogic practice that means "yogic sleep," the practice of yoga nidra deeply rests and restores participants through guided imagery and deep relaxation. Yoga nidra helps revitalize and restore optimal immune and nervous system function, leading to deep inner peace and healing.
Moon Talk- A gathering in sequence with the moon cycles where discussions will be held based around various Native American prophecies. This talking circle is a place of non-judgment where all are welcome and encouraged to share.
Studio is fully equipped with
mats, blocks, blankets and straps.
You are welcome to use ours or bring your own.
Please wear comfortable clothing.
If you need to eat before class, please make it a light snack
fruit, nuts, energy bar.
There is water and snacks always available at our studio, no cost.
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Jennifer Heinstadt -Director
Mindful Freedom Yoga Studio
317 Main Street Reisterstown
Reisterstown MD 21136
CLASSES WE OFFER IF THERE IS ENOUGH INTEREST
Shiva Flow-Inspired by Shiva Rea, a dynamic Vinyasa Flow, restoring strength and energy. Enhancing your vitality and sculpting long, lean and strong muscles.
" The fastest way to still the mind is to move the body" -Gabriel Roth
* For the continuing and advanced student.
Intro. to Flow- Learn the fundamental movements and breath connection of basic Vinyasa Flow. This class prepares the student for our Shakti Flow classes.
*Yoga experience necessary.
Yogalates - A fusion of yoga and pilates. The movements, breathing, and centering of both disciplines blend well together. This class will be a great mixture of core strengthening through pilates, fluid body & inner energy awareness through movement in yoga. The 6 elements of pilates are centering, control, concentration, fluidity, precision, and breath awareness. Many pilates movements are done in the supine position with the legs lifted such as teaser which is identical to boat pose. Therefore one should be fully aware of alignment and be able to stabilize the core and thus protect the lower back and have a safe and beneficial exercise experience. The beauty of yoga asana/posture and breathing techniques along with savasana at the end of class will make for a blissful experience. Modifications are available.
*Due to the physical level needed, this class is not recommended for those:
Expecting/Pregnant, with recent surgeries, back and neck injuries, or untreated high blood pressure.
Please check with Jenn if you are unsure…Mindful Freedom Yoga Studio wants to insure that all are comfortable & email@example.com