Schedule

 

Group Class Yoga Schedule
Prenatal Yoga

When: Sundays, 5:30-6:30 pm

Location: Family Strengths Network. 3540 Orange St. Los Alamos, NM.

 

Each class is specifically sequenced to help with the needs of the students. Christa asks each woman how she’s feeling and can tailor the class to meet their requests. If someone says their back hurts, she will teach poses for back pain. If someone is experiencing sciatica, she will teach poses for that. Prenatal yoga is invaluable during your pregnancy not only to feel good but to help position baby properly in the womb for a comfortable labor! Christa also teaches labor positions and comfort measures during her classes to help the mamas have an easier labor and delivery. Most discomforts associated with pregnancy can be alleviated through a regular yoga practice. A weekly practice also helps with a quicker postpartum recovery. Christa shares knowledge she acquired as a certified prenatal yoga instructor, labor doula, childbirth educator, lactation counselor, and mother of three.
Prana Flow Vinyasa Yoga

When: Fridays, 9-10:00 am

Location: Family Strengths Network. 3540 Orange St. Los Alamos, NM.

 

This class is open to all bodies and levels. Each sequence will have options for beginner-advanced students. You will discover ways of connecting the body to the breath as you fluidly flow from one pose to the next using breath (prana) as a guide. You will learn many variations of sun salutations as well as balancing and standing poses, forward bends, back bends, and more! The sky is the limit! As students blossom within their practice, various inversions and arm balances will be incorporated into the class options. Yogic philosophy will be woven into the class bringing a well-rounded experience to the student. You will leave feeling light, energized, and open to the oncoming week.
Vinyasa Flow Yoga and *optional Trail Run

When: Sundays, 11:45-12:45 pm

Location: The Los Alamos Nature Center operated by PEEC

2600 Central Ave. Los Alamos, NM 87544

https://peecnature.org

*Join Christa for an optional Trail Run prior to Yoga! 10:30-11:30 am.

This weekly workshop helps you learn to connect with nature through yoga and trail running. Come for the run, come for yoga, or attend both! During yoga you can enjoy breathtaking views of the Los Alamos canyons, skies, and wildlife! Watch the clouds float by as you flow your body, breath, and spirit through guided yoga sequences geared toward your specific needs and goals as a student. Learn tools to help your body and mind feel grounded, strong and healthy. Yoga and running are the Yin and Yang of fitness. They are not opposing forces, but complementary opposites that interact within a greater whole. Put simply, yoga can fill in where running falls short. This is particularly true in terms of strength, flexibility and mental acuity.

Perhaps the greatest reason for a runner to include regular yoga practice in his or her training is for injury prevention. Since even the most basic poses employ the major muscle groups as well as the smaller, underworked complementary muscles, yoga can help a runner identify weak spots that need attention prior to the development of an injury.

In the second sutra of The Yoga Sutras by Patanjali, he tells us “Yoga helps to still the chaos, the changing fluctuations of the mind.” Stilling the mind is a very challenging endeavor. The average person has almost 60,000 thoughts per day, and the mind is constantly moving from one thought to the next with a seemingly endless string of randomness. Experts believe that of those 60,000 thoughts, up to 80% can be negative. Both running and yoga can slow down your thoughts, add nature to the mix and each thought becomes more clear and meaningful.

 

Private Yoga Lessons. Get One-on-One Attention.

With private yoga lessons, you’ll zero in on your goals and get personalized instruction based on your health, body type and lifestyle—and on your time.

STUDENTS BOOK PRIVATE LESSONS FOR A VARIETY OF INTENTIONS, SUCH AS:

  • Grasping the basics of yoga (3+ sessions recommended)
  • Developing confidence to practice in group settings
  • Tailoring their practice to benefit a sport or profession outside of the studio, such as improving golf swing or complementing triathlon training
  • Learning to modify a practice while healing from injury
  • Cultivating a therapeutic practice to manage or improve health issues like insomnia or low back pain
  • Receiving one-on-one attention in a private space
  • Deepening meditation practice
  • Diving into postures, whether you need special attention to master a challenging pose like headstand or perfect form in a fundamental pose like Chaturanga Dandasana
  • Exploring yogic philosophy or unfamiliar styles of yoga
  • Injuries and health concerns can make a normal yoga class impractical for some participants. A yoga instructor teaching several students at one time cannot focus on individual needs or ensure that the poses will not further injure or strain a particular person. Furthermore, health concerns like diabetes or heart disease, or some challenges of pregnancy may require special alterations to one’s yoga practice.When health concerns are a potential issue, it is best to have a private yoga lesson.