Level 0 (rehabilitative and welcomes clients with movement limitations)
Level 1 (beginners)
Level 2 (experienced students)
Level All (Level 1 and 2 mixed)
All Bodies Dance
All bodies are invited to join us as we explore movement using the forms of Dance Improvisation. These forms are not choreography, instead we use ‘scores’: movement suggestions that give us greater opportunities to find more creativity in our bodies and our movements. They also give us a unique opportunity to profoundly connect with each other. It is this connection that forms the richness of the experience. Movement scores give us freedom by inviting us quickly into The Flow: ”a complete immersion into creative activity, typified by focused self-motivation, positive emotional valence, and loss of self-consciousness.” The mental state that is achieved during flow allows us to transcend our self-critical mind and find our most genuine self. All Bodies is an exploration of dance for play, for pleasure, for sport, for health, for love, for anger, for fear, for elation, for transformation. All Bodies welcome! No fees, donations to cover costs gladly accepted.
Chair Yoga provides the benefits of yoga to all bodies and is well suited to those with medical or physical limitations. Yoga poses are adapted with the use of chairs and other props so that all bodies can benefit from the strengthening, flexibility, balance and grace that yoga develops. Yoga’s breathing and gentle movement help ease pain, maintain comfort, decrease stress and improve overall health throughout life. All are welcome.
Yoga is for everyone, kids & adults! A playful class that includes yoga games, beginning yoga acrobatics, and yoga partner poses to make yoga a fun family event. Free for members, one class off class pass, kids under 12 free.
The Feldenkrais Method is a remarkable approach to movement, learning and change. The Method is based on principles of physics, neurology, physiology and the martial arts. Clients are slowly and gently moved in ways that deeply influence their musculoskeletal organization at a neurological level, emphasizing the conditions under which the nervous system learns best. Through these lessons, overall functioning improves, a sense of well-being develops, and problems diminish or resolve. Clients build their awareness toward sensing their own movement patterns, exploring new ways of moving, and integrating more choice into their movement habits. Appropriate for all levels, for those familiar with and new to Feldenkrais.
Feldenkrais: Health Recovery
The Friday class is the easiest of the Feldenkrais classes offered at Livewell. It is specifically designed for those recovering from injuries or surgeries, those with neurological conditions, those with chronic illness or pain, and those new to Feldenkrais who want to start easy. The focus is on healing and regaining a smooth, easy quality of movement, with many options offered to maximize comfort. The pace is slow, with frequent rests. The class size is limited to 10 for individual attention.
Using the guided movements of the Feldenkrais technique, this class will help you build and maintain bone health. While improving bone strength, you will also gain grace, poise and increased ease in movement. Improved strength, flexibility and range of motion will improve your general health and decrease your risk of injury. Class open to all levels.
Yoga postures practiced in a smooth flowing sequence harmonized with the breath. We work the entire body/mind through sun salutations, standing poses, forward bends, back bends, arm balances and inversions.
Hatha yoga includes yoga poses, breathing exercises, and meditation. Variations are given for students at all experience levels. Ending with relaxation, you will leave feeling renewed and rejuvenated.
Based on ancient chants and played with Western style music, modern Kirtan is music that will quiet your mind when sung or listened to with intention.
Kundalini is the yoga of awareness. The practice is taught from the lineage of Yogi Bhajan and infused with a modern, meditative approach to yoga. Each class includes a combination of warmups to prepare the body for the Kundalini yoga kriya practice. Kriya means complete action and is a combination of postures, pranayama (breath work), mantra (chanting sacred sounds), mudras (hand positions), and dristi (eye focus). We end class with a short meditation and deep rest. Every kriya has a different purpose to help you achieve your goals. Class is accessible to all levels.
Using the pilates method as a base we challenge your core strength, stability and grace in this equipment class. Class size is limited to 4 to ensure safety and appropriate attention to yourwork out. During the 55 minute class you’ll move through a series of pilates exercises on the chair.
Using the pilates method as a base we work toward increasing, health, strength and flexibility in your body’s core: abdomen, pelvic floor and back. The classic pilates mat exercises are supplemented with the use of props. This class promotes body awareness through basic movement principles that require focused direction of energy and breath. Class is cued with options for beginning and intermediate level students.
In prenatal yoga, we come together as a community of women to prepare the body, mind, and spirit for the transformative journeys of pregnancy, childbirth, and motherhood. Using a carefully chosen set of poses, we support your changing body and develop the strength and openness needed for giving birth. We develop the breath and mindfulness skills which are essential to childbirth and motherhood. Join joyful mama Jennie in helping you to prepare to welcome your baby into this world.
Qi Gong is a beautiful fluid practice that of working energy through the body. It is the basis of both Chinese medicine and martial arts. This class is appropriate for students of all levels and abilities, including those recovering from health challenges. The class is mainly done standing, but can be done seated in a chair as appropriate.
Experience active relaxation in a series of supported seated and reclining poses in a soothing environment. Rest deeply in passive poses that quiet the mind and enhance the body’s natural capacity to heal. This class will help you take a break, unwind, unplug and enjoy the stillness.
RhythmAsana is a unique blend of yoga, guided dance, and entrancing world rhythms created by Angela Greenwood and George Beekman. A RhythmAsana session uses techniques of yoga (meditation, chanting, asana) to quiet the mind and find the deep joy that exists in the heart of all beings. The experience flows from yoga into rhythmic, tribal movements of guided dance and joyful, high-energy moves of Zumba before descending back into the peaceful heart of yoga.
Facilitated by Lisa Wells, PhD, ERYT500. Topics to include demonstrations, adjustments, alignment, theme,body reading, reading the room, voice, clarity, passion, and pedagogy. Yoga Alliance CECs available. For teachers who have completed or are currently enrolled in a yoga teacher training program.