As nights get cooler and days get shorter, Warm Ashtanga Mix returns to the schedule. Autumn is a wonderful time to incorporate this practice as a means to fire up the body and soul!
Ashtanga is a system of yoga transmitted to the Western world by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois of India. This method of yoga involves synchronizing the breath with a progressive, fixed series of postures—a process producing intense internal heat and a purifying sweat that detoxifies muscles and organs. Our studio mix incorporates the Primary Series, Second Series and Third Series linked with a flowing vinyasa, challenging you to maintain ujjayi breath, energy locks and a soft gaze throughout the dynamic practice. This vigorous, athletic class is open to all levels - intermediate students will be challenged to discover their growing edge while beginners will learn foundational asanas and a traditional practice.
We will stray from tradition (typically Ashtanga is taught sans music) by playing upbeat music that will keep the energy fun and light-hearted.
Class passes apply/ $12 drop-in
Postnatal Yoga - 3:30-4:30 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 14 & Feb. 11
Join me, mother of two boys, ages five months and four years, for Postnatal Yoga. The class will include poses and sequences that address recti diastasis (separated abs), incontinence, organ prolapse, pelvic function and other physical repercussions from pregnancy and labor. The gluteals, thighs and deep core muscles will be engaged with use of props (blocks, barre and straps) and pranayama (breathing exercises). Anatomical imbalances and meditation incorporated for a complete and comprehensive class to strengthen, stretch, restore, renew and balance mom's body, soul and mind.
It is recommended that mom receives clearance from her doctor to attend class and that all post-birth bleeding has ceased. It is also encouraged that mothers wait 4-6 weeks after vaginal delivery and 8-12 weeks post-cesarean to attend. Women up to two years postpartum are welcome to join.
Brynn recently completed an advanced Prenatal/Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training at the Asheville Yoga Center. Click to read her story.
Regular class passes apply/ $12/ drop-ins welcome.
Prenatal Yoga - 5:30-6:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 4 & 18 and Feb. 8 & 22
Pregnancy is a wondrous, special time in a woman’s life and requires supreme self-care. When mom is radiant, happy and healthy, so is baby!Our prenatal yoga sessions offer a warm, supportive environment where expecting mothers can connect to their babies and deepest selves. The intention of our prenatal classes is to explore the fullest capacity of our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual beings as mothers in order to empower our gestational and birth experience.
Class will flow through a series of sequences designed to balance energy, from light, energizing, active postures to deeply restorative, soothing ones. Poses will focus on strengthening and preparation for birth, relaxation for a joyful, peaceful pregnancy and poses to accommodate the growing belly.
Common pregnancy ailments, such as sciatica, pubic symphysis pain, nausea, sleeplessness, digestive issues, round ligament pain, tight hips and back and anxiety will be addressed.
Meditation to connect mom with baby and to manage fears and doubts of labor and motherhood will be incorporated. Students will be taught breathing exercises to promote peace and balance. Yoga props, such as bolsters, blocks and straps, will be used.
Suitable for women in their first, second and third trimesters. Must be 12 weeks pregnant or more to attend. Participants receive promo code for six free downloadable prenatal yoga videos by instructor Brynn Cunningham.
$15/ drop-ins welcome.
Click here to read about my Prenatal/Postnatal Teacher Training at the Asheville Yoga Center.
New Moon Chakra Flow - 6-7:15 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17
All-levels circular Chandra Namaskar honoring the New Moon while incorporating chakra-aligning postures, flowing from the root to the crown. A wonderful practice for the New Year!
Regular class passes apply/$12 drop-in
Yoga for Athletes/Team Training – available by appointment with Laura Patterson-Santore and Brynn
Train like a warrior! Custom strength and meditation training designed for competitive athletes. Boot camp sessions integrate movement, strength, balance and breath work to complement existing sport-specific training programs. The sequence is designed to address flexibility and proper alignment and is challenging for a wide range of abilities.
Available exclusively at LPS or at the team facility. Contact LPS for customized session scheduling and pricing at email@example.com or 724-557-9206.
Private Sessions – available by appointment
Sessions include but are not limited to: Beginners, basics, arm balances, inversions, core strength, prenatal, postpartum, weight loss, stress relief, yoga for athletes, yoga for runners, breath work (Pranayama), meditation, mindfulness, peaceful sleep, slow flow, yin, restorative, power yoga, Ashtanga, chakra yoga, moon salutations, yoga for the injured and more! Email firstname.lastname@example.org to book.