Class Descriptions

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Power Yoga-Heated Class

A vigorous Hot Yoga class that is not only a great workout, but tons of fun! Set to music, this class will work you out and make you sweat. It will include yoga transitions and will move a bit faster than other yoga classes. Classes will also have a few challenging and technical yoga postures and the sequence does change a bit with new transitions introduced regularly!  All levels can practice!  Temperature approximately 85-95 degrees.  (Fluctuates)

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Slow Flow-Unheated Class

A slightly slower paced Yoga class. Still has some flow, but with more emphasis on a slower breathing pattern. A challenging class and a great way to start your day! Beginner to Intermediate.  (All levels welcome)

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NEW! Hatha Integral yoga!

Come join Sheila as she leads you through a beautiful flow to include meditation and yoga nidra at the end. This practice is accessible to all from beginner to advanced practitioners.

HATHA YOGA-basic description of this type of Yoga Practice....

HATHA is a potent alignment-oriented practice that emphasizes alignment and breath while entering, holding, and leaving the posture. It uses postures (asanas) and stretches in combination with the breath while holding the poses to develop flexibility and relaxation.

--> All HATHA classes encourage proper alignment of the body, often include breathing and meditation techniques to bring balance, strength, and calmness to the practitioner.

Hatha yoga is excellent for students who appreciate longer holds in individual postures and prefer a slower and more meditative approach to practice (while still reaping the benefits of a physical practice).

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New! Yin Yoga!

Join sheila as she leads you in an hour of Yin Yoga. This class is accessible from beginners to advanced practitioners and is a great addition to your power yoga classes.

GENTLE :: Yin + Nidra

Work the connective tissues of our ligaments, joints and deep fascial networks in this meditative practice focused on deep stretching, breathing and relaxation. Props are used to support the body as postures are held for an extended time allowing for deep stretches that are soft, rather than muscle driven.

Class ends with a guided Yoga Nidra savasana "yogic sleep" - a conscious state between wakefulness and sleep. The teacher's voice leads the shifting of your attention in a practice of letting go, willful emptying that leads to calmness, quietness and clarity.

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Restorative Yoga

Prepare yourself for deep relaxation and restoration.  You will have all the necessary props you need during this 60 minute rest time.

The lights will be dimmed and soft music will be played. In some poses, I may cocoon you in blankets for extra warmth and coziness.

After you are set up in a pose with all your props, you will hold the pose for an extended period of time, often up to 5 to 10 minutes. Although you are supported, you will definitely still feel the stretch. You will continue to focus on your breath throughout the class. I may talk you through a meditation or play music. You may only do four or five poses over the course of the entire class. At the end of the class, your body feels open and refreshed, relaxed and restored.

Take some time to relax and be still with yourself. Enjoy some quiet time.

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Feet Up™ Inversion fun!

For those that have health reasons for not placing stress on your head/neck or for students who do not wish to come into inversions on the head....this class will be for you. If you love inversions like me....anytime you go upside down is a blast....this will add to your inversion practice!

Watch your world open up as you work your core and invert in a fabulous way with no pressure on your head! You will work hard, but it will also be fun!

If your yearning to lift up into headstand, or want to challenge yourself in inversions, you might like to give the FeetUp Trainer a try.

The FeetUp Trainer has been developed to make headstands accessible to everyone. By using this tool yoga students are able to progress with their headstand practice much quicker as it helps to build confidence in those challenging inversions.

No weight is placed on the head when using a FeetUp Trainer as the tool evenly distributes the weight across the shoulders. This means and pressure is taken off the neck, and the spine is gently stretched. The hands can be placed onto the handlebars and this helps massively with balance. Over time you can play around with releasing the hands, moving the legs, shifting the weight around and seeing what feels good for you.

Classes will be small. In the beginning we will be limiting class size to 5-6 per class.

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Private Lessons!

I strongly recommend one on one Yoga sessions for beginners or people with special injuries or health conditions.

Benefits include: Focused adjustments, Custom tailored practice and Direct-supervision.

One on one classes are a great way to expand your practice and to start your practice. Please contact me for hours and fees for private sessions!

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Yoga Nidra

YOGA NIDRA is a systematic method of complete physical, mental and emotional relaxation. It can help to develop memory, increase knowledge and creativity.
 
All level students are welcome. You do not need to do anything. Lie down & listen. Watch yourself become calm & still. This is a powerful practice that helps you make positive changes in your life.
 
Yoga Nidra, or yogic sleep, is conscious awareness of the deep sleep state. The practice has been found to reduces tension and anxiety. Traces of the day will fade away, time stops and stillness arises. this sleep with awareness will induce a full-body relaxation and deep meditative state of consciousness. In Yoga Nidra, the nervous system unwinds and you will emerge feeling rejuvenated.
 
Please wear or bring socks. I have mats you can use at the studio if you do not own your own. You will lay still and comfortable using bolsters, blankets...whatever you need to be comfortable.
 
Classes will be approximately 30-75 minutes long and will be facilitated by the fabulous Sheila!
 
This class will be offered for free!
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Sonic Healing/Sound Bath

If you haven't experienced the bowls....check it out! Reserve your spot!

Bowls will now be 60 minutes long.

Sonic Healing Sound Bath Down da Bayou

I am honored to have Diane Matherne and Ray Matherne come to Yoga Down da Bayou studio playing their Mystical Sounds. If you have never experienced the healing crystal singing bowls this is one event that you don't want to miss.

Bring your yoga mat (or not-I will have mats at the studio) and be prepared to relax with Crystal Singing Bowls while bringing the mind and body into a relaxing state.

This is based on a $10.00 love offering and no one will be refused for inability to gift.

Come and bring your friends and let us celebrate each other in raising our vibrations and setting us free from anything that is holding us back from becoming who we truly are.

Diane also does one on one private sessions. Where she taps into the bodies energy field and brings balance back to the body.

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Private Parties

Thinking of where to go and what to do for your birthday? Book a Yoga party with me today. Students have had some of the most fun ever by having me host a Yoga party. Price includes a private class for you and your friends in our studio!  Then hang out with your friends using the studio for your own private party.

Yoga parties are a fantastic way to spend time with your yogi friends, or friends that are thinking about yoga.  Please call/email me with your thoughts and ideas and we will make your party awesome!

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