Intro to Yoga*
This class is a 6 week series for people who are new to yoga and those looking to deepen their practice. You will learn the names and proper alignment of the basic postures used in your weekly yoga classes. You will get to know various breathing techniques and understand their benefits through practice and discussion. Advanced registration is required to insure we spend adequate time with each student. Please wear comfortable clothing with no buttons, zippers or belts so that you may move freely.
In the beginner class you will learn fundamentals of yoga postures that will result in greater flexibility, body awareness and strength. Basic asanas (postures) and pranayama (breathing) will be taught to assist you in relieving stress and tension in both the body and the mind. Through regular attendance students tend to experience greater flexibility, improved circulation, reduced pain in muscles and joints, and a sense of relaxation that carries into other areas of their lives. The postures will consist of standing, seated, and supine positions.
All Levels Yoga
This class can accommodate all practitioners from beginner to advanced. While basic postures are taught modifications are given to increase or decrease the level of challenge. You will experience postures that flow together as well as execute static postures to correct form, alignment and breath. This class addresses the entire body leaving you feeling a deeper connection between yourself physically and mentally.
So now you are ready for a little more challenge. In this class students have a basic knowledge of yoga postures and breathing techniques. You can expect to increase your physical strength and endurance by holding poses longer, working more core strength and deepening your awareness of breath and mental activity. Great for active people who want to enhance their lifestyle with the benefits of strength, flexibility and reduced injuries. Please bring a towel and water bottle.
Heated Power Yoga
Expect to work up a sweat with this powerful yoga class practiced in a heated room (85-90⁰) that uses deep core work and basic to advanced standing postures to heat up the hips, lower back and shoulder muscles. You will hold standing postures longer than a Power class and repeat postures to increase mobility. After the body is open, you can expect to practice the higher level yoga postures such as arm balances, back bends and inversions.
This class begins your experience of Vinyasa Yoga aka; flow yoga, by linking postures together by using your breath as a guide for tempo and rhythm. Based on the Ashtanga style yoga breath is a major part of this practice as you flow from one posture to the next. Basic Sun Salutations will be used to warm up the muscles and joints and act to keep the body heated between postures that can be held from 5 to 8 breaths. You can expect to enhance circulation, flexibility, concentration and endurance. This will be followed by simple to complex postures that build strength, balance, and increase range of motion. You’re cool down will consist of hip openers, forward bends and twists before final relaxation.
Easily reduce stress and tension in your body with this slow moving class that deeply stretches common problem areas such as low back, hips and shoulders. We will encourage deep breathing and mindfulness reflection towards sensations in the body. You will do various postures that are supine, prone, on your hands and knees or side-lying.
This therapeutic style of yoga is often called “Active Relaxation” which uses props to support the body while keeping it active with minimal movement in a relaxed, meditative state. These poses are used to trigger the parasympathetic nervous system, which is responsible for balancing the body. The postures are specifically designed for when you are feeling fatigued, weak, stressed from daily life or when you just want to experience stillness. They are equally beneficial to alleviate depression, reduce chronic pain, migraines and the symptoms of insomnia, asthma and to help recover from childbirth.
Beginner Mat Pilates
Reduce back pain, increase range of motion and develop a strong core by using the pilates principles of Breathing, Control, Concentration, Flow, Precision, and Stabilization. This class will teach you fundamental pilates exercises that when done correctly will reshape your body, enhance your posture and have a profound effect on your energy levels. All exercises are done on a mat and small props will be used.
This class combines toning and agility exercises with the pilates principles to give you the core strength, stability and chisel you’ve been looking for. Using light weights, therabands and innovation, you will find yourself challenged in new and exciting ways as your body gets the jump start it needs.
Using the powerful combination of core strength from pilates and the sculpt and tone methods of barre your body will feel the burn. This class is appropriate for all levels. We practice safety in all our workouts and make sure all our students are in proper placement for the best results.
Fuller Yoga is our signature class that will energize your yoga practice by exploring non-traditional transitions between postures. Fuller Yoga is practiced on The Fuller Mat, a 6ft diameter mat that creates the personal space for all to feel protected and safe. Thus creating new possibilities for movement and organic physical expression. The circular design allows for maximum movement and creative sequences. Fuller Yoga focuses on spinal flexibility, axial elongation, contraction, expansion, breath, length and organic movement. Classes are offered to individuals that have been consistently practicing yoga for 6 or more months. Due to space limitations this class may be subject to a higher fee structure.
A combination of Pilates, Yoga and Ballet moves, this workout will help you sculpt, tone and strengthen your muscles, as well as give your heart rate a workout. Set to upbeat music, Fuller Barre will take you through a sequence that includes cardio, upper-body exercises using weight/resistance, ballet barre/floor exercises that work all part of the legs/thighs/hips, and core work throughout. You will feel this in your muscles, but not in your joints. No previous dance experience required!
Om For Life™
A FREE weekly yoga class for cancer patients and
survivors brought to you by Fuller Yoga and CT Challenge.
This class combines both easeful stretching with moderate strengthening postures to help increase blood flow, reduce stress and anxiety, and create general muscle tone, bone strength and flexibility.
You will be learning and practicing classical yoga postures with an emphasis on alignment and deep breathing and all postures can be modified or made more challenging depending on each
Whether you are in remission or currently undergoing treatment, take this opportunity to support your mental, emotional and physical needs through the mindful practice of yoga.
Come every week!
Drop Ins and Beginner’s Welcome!
High Intensity Interval Training. The workout that keeps on working! This is a 30 minute, non-choreographed, body weight only interval training. In this class you go all–out; one hundred percent effort through quick intense bursts of exercise, followed by short sometimes active recovery periods. This class will get your heart rate up, burn more fat in less time, increase your metabolism, and improve endurance and muscular fitness! All levels welcome, modifications and variations for all exercises because everyone works to their own level of maximum exertion.
An exciting and versatile class that combines isolations, classic aerobic moves, and a contemporary barre workout with advanced pilates exercises. You can expect to start with 25 minutes of cardio, followed by sculpting and toning moves combined with advanced pilates techniques. You will end the class challenging your balance and coordination with simple and fun movement that takes a strong core to execute. Pilates ring, theraband, small weights and a ball are creatively incorporated to keep you stimulated and challenged.
Fuller Yoga has designed a dedicated class just for you and your kids. Take an afternoon to put down the cell phone and turn off Facebook and deepen the family bond before they enter adulthood. Spend an afternoon enjoying quality time by learning yoga postures and breathing techniques together that can help both of you when challenges arise. This workshop will enhance communication skills and deepen your trust for each other in a fun-filled and enjoyable way through playful yoga sequences that involve strength balance and mutual support. This is an All Levels workshop for parents and kids ages 6 and up. 2nd Saturday of the month. Please call to book.