These healing energy arts all involve conscious breathing, focused mind, and gentle movement for use of the body for health and well-being. And all are offered at the Tallapoosa Wellness Collective studio, both in weekly group classes and private sessions. We also offer occasional weekend workshops that allow opportunities for deepening your practice and experiencing even greater levels of Energy.
Gentle Yoga - Gerry Cofield
We will integrate breath with movement and bring connection between the mind and body. By bringing awareness into the body, you can notice areas where tension is held and begin to relax them, helping to reduce pain in the body, improve flexibility, and decrease general stress throughout. This class is accessible to all levels- there are no arm balances or head standing, and poses can be modified for different bodies. This is your practice and you are in charge of what poses you do and how far you go into them. There are no judgments and you will receive compassionate support and acceptance; thereby, hopefully learning self-acceptance as you go. We use poses to learn about ourselves and to help our bodies as well as help us learn ways to improve our lives. My hope is that you leave lighter, calmer, and feeling a connection to your own self, the group, and the source of your inner light.
Gentle Yoga - Karen Sifton
The gentle yoga class includes the same classic poses consistently kept at a gentle level and includes simple qigong breathing exercises.
Yoga (mixed levels) - Karen Sifton
The multi-level yoga class features classic hatha yoga poses taught with a “lines of energy’ approach to cultivate flexibility, balance, strength, relaxation of mind and body, and the stillness necessary for inner listening.
Yin yoga is based on the Taoist concept of yin and yang, opposite and complementary principles in nature. Yin is the stable, unmoving, hidden aspect of things; yang is the changing, moving, revealing aspect. In the body, the relatively stiff connective tissues (tendons, ligaments, fascia) are yin, while the more mobile and pliable muscles and blood are yang.
A Yin yoga class usually consists of a series of long-held, passive floor poses that mainly work the lower part of the body - the hips, pelvis, inner thighs, lower spine. These areas are especially rich in connective tissues. The poses are held for up to five minutes, sometimes longer.
Yin yoga works on the yin tissues - also known as the connective tissues. Connective tissue responds best to a slow, steady load which is why we hold the poses for longer. If you gently stretch connective tissue by holding a yin pose for a long time in this way, the body will respond by making it a little longer and stronger - which is exactly what you want. Remember, the principle of exercise is to stress the tissue so the body will respond by strengthening it.
While similar to a restorative practice, its intention is different.
(with thanks to Ekhart Yoga for the definition)
Meditation is a simple practice available to all, which can reduce stress, increase calmness and clarity and promote happiness. Learning how to meditate is straightforward, and the benefits can come quickly. Take a deep breath, and get ready to relax.
Vinyasa yoga flow with hula hoop! Beginning introduction will be about getting familiar with the hoop and how to use it! Acting as an extension of oneself, the hoop is a prop and tool for dance and added support for balance in pose aldo combining the mind, breath and body through movement and free-flowing expression through dance.
Baby & Me
Fun and stress free yoga time with baby! Restorative, breath centered and meditative through each pose allowing breath to open up the body through each pose while maintaining a calm and playful energy in the space with you and baby.
Tai Chi incorporates slow, deliberate movements, meditation, and breathing exercises to help your circulation, balance, and alignment while restoring energy. This is a low-impact martial art with amazing benefits.
Tai Chi/Qigong - Karen
The Tai chi/Qigong class features study of the Yang style short form exercise, a Chinese discipline for health and self mastery that uses slow fluid movements to achieve strength and balance and induce relaxation. Gentle breathing exercises are included for health and cultivation of a meditative state.