This popular class is perfect for a beginner—or the experienced yoga practitioner—who wants a less vigorous class to increase flexibility, strength, energy, balance, good posture, and greater ease in the body/mind.
A slower class pace helps you:
- Learn basic yoga postures and breathing exercises.
- Increase body awareness to avoid or recover more quickly from illness or injury; and
- Balance a life of more active yoga practice or physical exercise with more focused breathing and stretching.
Classes include total body stretching with a special emphasis on tension-prone areas—neck, shoulders, lower back, hips and hamstrings/legs. We’ll do joint-freeing movements, detoxing twists, and passive holding of poses—surrendering to gravity—to release deeply held tightness. Restorative Poses using blankets and other props to support the body might be used to help you experience deeper opening, relaxation and healing.
To strengthen, we’ll use holding of poses, repetition, props and lifting up and out of gravity. Focus on breathing and relaxation techniques will balance the nervous and endocrine systems. Each class ends with guided relaxation.
Yoga Stretch & Strengthen is taught by studio director Luann Fulbright.
Dream Yoga Studio & Wellness Center is an independently-owned and operated Kripalu Affiliate Studio--the only one in the D.C. Metropolitan area. We're located in the heart of downtown McLean, Virginia, convenient to Tysons Corner, the 495 Beltway, and the George Washington Parkway.
Our yoga and meditation teachers and healing arts professionalsare dedicated to helping you experience greater health, well-being and personal growth in body, mind and spirit. We warm-heartedly welcome you as you are, and seek to provide a safe, inviting andnurturing environment that supports your journey.
Guided by the principles of yoga, we strive to create a true community that supports each other in our efforts to become more fully present, alive, balanced, peaceful, joyful and whole. We dream that our efforts will transform the way we experience our bodies and minds, each other, and the world.
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