Styles of Yoga Offered
Super creative and educational classes are themed for kids to enjoy, stretch, grow and learn – from Lego Movie to State Capital Yoga, classes will engage your little one, leading them to stretch their bodies and minds through imaginative play, song, dance and games. Classic yoga postures are renamed from one class to the next; capturing the imaginations of kiddos and allowing them to experience and benefit from traditional yoga postures and breathing techniques disguised as a fun journey. Sshh, we won’t tell them it’s good for them!
Kids Adaptive and Accessible Yoga (KAY)
Kids Adaptive and Accessible Yoga – is a highly adaptive teaching method that retains all of the fun of kids yoga while remaining inclusive and accessible to ALL children. KAY sessions are adapted for those with differing abilities, special needs, illness, physical or developmental delays. KAY sessions are extremely creative, Lisa teaches with her unique ability to theme yoga classes that capture young imaginations and captivate the spirit – supporting wellness, recovery, and pain control, and empowering kiddos with coping skills needed to face adversity.
Family Yoga unites families, inspiring them to play and have fun while creating healthy habits together. So what if Dad is asked to moo like a cow during the opening sequence? The kids will get a kick out of it and Dad will enjoy the same benefits he would from a adult yoga class with a few extra laughs and perhaps some fun bubble blowing or pinwheel action for good measure. Whatever the age-range of your family, Lisa Roberts will get them off the couch, away from the electronics, and enjoying some good old fashioned fun, health-filled, quality time together.
YOung and YOuthful
As we age, flexibility, balance, and strength are the keys to enjoying optimal physical health and quality of life. We are human and life is not perfect, joints get a little creaky and body parts do not always, ahem, cooperate as they once did… and that’s okay. With a gentle and compassionate approach–and a little sense of humor for good measure–a yoga program can be tailored to meet your needs, incrementally strengthening and conditioning your body while fostering balance and flexibility not only for the body, but the mind and spirit too. As the ancient yogi’s said, “You are as YOUNG as Your spine is flexible”. You may not ever be twenty-five again… but, you could feel like you are!
Bed and Chair Yoga
Work in an office and need a yoga routine that can be practiced at your desk? You got it! Restricted to a chair or bed due to mobility restrictions or a medical condition? No problem! Do you simply not feel comfortable getting down on the floor or yoga mat? Hey, it’s not for everyone! Yoga is a flexible practice that can be adapted for every body, anywhere, making it a safe, enjoyable, and beneficial experience for all. Chair and bed yoga is also available for children.
Connect to and dance with your breath! This smooth flowing class will warm your body from the inside out, while stretching, flexing and balancing your body, mind and spirit. Be prepared to sweat… and feel absolutely fabulous after!
A gentler and slower practice with longer holds and a keen focus on alignment and proper breathing. Hatha is great for beginning yogis to learn the fundamentals of common yoga postures, and perfect for those who simply wish to enjoy a slow and gentle practice.
Yoga Melt, or Yoga Aahhh, is a restorative based practice incorporating slow, gentle, deliberate movement to warm the body as well as transition between postures. Posture holds are typically longer, 3-5 mins, and fully supported by props – very little muscle engagement or effort required! Yoga melt sessions allow you to completely let go and bliss out… Ahh, Yoga Melt!
Forget the traditional yoga chant of “Ohm”, this gentle style of yoga will have you singing, “Yum!” Nurturing and relaxing, Yoga Yum is a delicious yoga practice that encourages the deepest levels of relaxation. Props, blankets, aromatherapy combine with comfortable, restorative yoga postures to gently stretch the body and relax the mind. Yoga Yum will leave you completely chilled out and supplely stretched… as good as a massage!
Meditation can be tricky to learn, but oh so beneficial! We all need to reboot our iphones and computers every now and then to keep them performing optimally, and people need to reboot their minds and bodies too! Lisa Roberts offers a variety of workshops and private lessons for kids and adults on the art of meditation as well as centering techniques that can be incorporated into a busy work or school day. Guided meditations are also offered with the added bonus of a soothing voice and charming accent! You may like to check out Lisa’s CD Breathe, Chill available for download or purchase in our store.
Prana-who? A fancy Sanskrit word for breathing exercises, Pranayama is the heart of yoga. People don’t really think too much about breathing on a day-to-day basis, which is probably a good thing – imagine getting distracted for a few minutes and forgetting to breathe? – Woops! BUT, the breath is a very important and valuable tool, awareness of how it works and how controlling our breath can positively impact the mind and body is a powerful resource to have stashed in your proverbial toolbox. Lisa Roberts incorporates Pranayama techniques in all sessions. Workshops are also on offer to fully explore a variety of pranayama techniques suitable for all ages.
Desk yoga, meditation workshops for busy people, lunchtime yoga or group classes as part of an ongoing corporate fitness plan, you name it, we do it! From one-time workshops or classes to ongoing programs, you provide the space be it lunchroom, boardroom, corporate gym—heck, we’ll even teach on the rooftop or parking lot if the weather cooperates—and we will do the rest. Your employees will be fit, fabulous and focused— Read: healthy and productive! What more could you ask for?