We start from the premise that Yoga should be accessible and relevant. Yoga Mechanics teaches alignment yoga based on the foundations of anatomy and biomechanics. Each class is approachable and challenging all in one. We aim to educate you about your body and empower you through action. Our classes are woven with rich and contemplative content that draws you deeper into the physical practice. We hold a healthy space for you to consider your body and mind through a physical practice.
Yoga for anyBody and the application for each individual WILL be different. Our staff is highly trained to facilitate movement in your body, encouraging both strength and flexibility. Health begins one movement at a time. Let's do it.
WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO
Because Mechanics work. Having some tools, rules + principles about our bodies facilitates a deeper understanding of our experience in the world. We have witnessed how simple education about our anatomy leads to major transformation. Our focus is beyond the poses themselves as we believe in the benefit of movement AND thought woven together. We hold a space for this, everyday. So that you, we, everybody has a place to practice being themselves. To us, there is nothing more empowering.
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We suggest this class to anyone who is NEW to our studio. Ideal for those who want to learn the basic forms and build a strong foundation for your Yoga practice. Everyone is welcome in this steady paced, level one class. Basic does not always mean easy, rest assured, this class is approachable throughout.
The Beginner Class is designed to introduce the student to the fundamental principles of alignment, breath work and basic yoga postures. Emphasis is placed on knowledge, understanding, safety and stability within each pose. This class is great for those who are new to yoga or for the practitioner who can benefit from going back to basics.
Chair Yoga offers students a gentle way to move through yoga poses with support. Tonia will lead students through a series of poses on chairs that promote movement without over effort and extra strain. This class is perfect for anyone with injury, arthritis, limited range of movement or for those just looking to move slower.
The first 45 minutes of this class is a slow and specific sequence designed to create warmth in the body through synergistic holds in each pose. In the last 30 minutes, restorative poses and deeper rests are held. This class is designed to give space for release and thought. Everyone is welcome.
Everyone is welcome in this multi-level class. Teachers teach to who is there, respecting limit and encouraging each student’s capacity. This is a full spectrum class where every category of pose will be taught in each class. Energizing and Expanding.
Please note schedule, some Mixed Level classes are specifically designed to use props throughout the class.
This class is made up of 7-10 restorative poses, held for longer periods of time. Props will hold you up in deeply rejuvenating postures, leaving you feeling renewed and clear in your body, mind + heart. This class is perfect for beginners and those who are a bit scared to try yoga. Everyone loves it AND needs it. Every Thursday morning at 8:00am + one Sunday a month.
Next Sunday/Monthly Restorative Yoga with Joe: Sunday, July 29, 2018 from 1:00pm - 2:15pm
While we do our best to keep everybody informed regarding changes, please be advised that schedule and teacher availability are subject to change without notice.
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SUMMER PLAN! THE PROCESS PROJECT
HERE WE GO!
Summer at YM is about collectively endeavoring. For the past 3 years we have had incredible participation with our Process Project. Over the summer months, we invite YOU to take a mental goal and bring it into physical action and reality. This FREE community event is open to all.
Here is how it works:
First: What would you like to PROCESS? To work on? To grow and develop through the practice of Yoga?
Next: Register at the front desk and NAME + CLAIM your summer process! When you register (which takes 2 minutes), you will also be asked to commit to either 10, 20, or 30 classes, that must be completed between 6/15/18 and 8/31/18. The concept behind this project is simple: When you commit to your process and bring that intention to your mat, you physically grow this goal into being.
This year, our desk folk will also help pre-register you into classes to help you meet your goal. Ask them to help you with your Practice Plan! You can register individually or as a team. If you register to do 10 classes and complete that goal, you will be entered to win 3 months of free yoga. If you register and complete 20 classes, you will be entered to win 6 months of free yoga. And.... if you register and complete 30 classes, you will be entered to win an entire year of Yoga. If you do it alone, you get the prize to yourself. If you share the work with a teammate, you share the loot!
At the end of the Summer, you will be notified if you have completed your summer process project. Winners will be drawn at our Fall Celebration on Saturday, September 22nd, 2018. To win, you/your team must be at the celebration.
Have FUN, commit to yourself, we are here to help facilitate your process!
YOGA TEACHINGS FOR CONFLICT + CONCILIATION WITH DOUGLAS BROOKS
Friday, September 28, 2018 - Sunday, September 30, 2018
Registration Opens, Saturday, July 28, 2018
This weekend workshop is a lecture series and we will not be doing asana. Everyone is welcome to come and listen. The Topic of the weekend is:
Yoga Teachings for Conflict and Conciliation
Yoga has taught us to make time for the body and wellness, taught us how to aim for greater inner serenity and contentment. But what does it have to say about living in a world in which conflicts are real, often irreconcilable, and our need for amity and self-renewal creates ways forward. There may be no perfection and what if perfection is itself part of our "problem"? What does progress mean in which world of different interests and values? In this seminar, we'll use some of yoga traditions greatest resources to raise these questions in our 21st-century world. We'll focus particularly on the great storytelling of the epic Mahabharata where we find a single family in what seems perpetual conflict over life, love, politics, individual and collective aspirations. We'll choose a handful of important stories from within the epic, tell them plainly, and gather up their wisdom to apply in our own lives. This is practical, rich, and contemplative learning that is as relevant today as ever it has been. No previous knowledge is expected or required. Bring yourself, an open mind, and a willing heart.
ESTABLISHING BASELINE WITH OMNI KITTS FERRARA
FALL SERIES: Begins Friday, October 5, 2018, from 1:00pm - 2:30pm | Series runs on Fridays, for 12 Weeks
Registration Opens, Sunday, August 5, 2018
This workshop series is designed to provide a middle ground. A bridge from a sedentary life, or from physical therapy and injury back to more movement in the body. In most cases, the jump from not moving very much to exercises classes is relatively extreme and although sometimes it can work, it may also exacerbate the challenges you faced previously. Most exercise classes, including Yoga, can be too much, to begin with.
This workshop is a progression into movement. Through corrective exercises, we will work to increase range of motion and overall strength so that our bodies may regain a sense of organic responsiveness. This is not a Yoga class, although you may see familiar shapes. Participants will also leave with a deeper understanding of what baseline looks like in their bodies. Education and information will be woven throughout the class.
This course is for everyone, of course. To be more specific, this course is for those seeking to age with movement as a part of their life maintenance. It is for folks moving from PT back into movement practices. It is for those who have had surgery/disease/life and need a slow progression back into movement. This class is for those who don't love Yoga or are a bit intimidated by Yoga. This is an accessible and practical route towards connection with the body.
Movement is our nature, come learn general exercises to rekindle movement and maintain structural and functional health.
This Workshop series is a separate pricing option from Regular Class Cards.
YOGA NEUROMECHANICS: THE SCIENCE OF FLEXIBILITY WITH DR. ROBYN CAPOBIANCO
Friday, October 12, 2018 + Saturday, October 13, 2018
Registration Opens, Sunday, August 12, 2018
Robyn is a good friend and brilliant source in the Yoga World. Take a listen to one of her podcasts on Yoga Land. She will be teaching a weekend designed for Yoga Teachers and dedicated students.
Ever wonder why some people are more flexible than others? Or what you can do to improve your own flexibility? Robyn will provide you the with an overview of the neural and mechanical components that modulate flexibility to help you understand the inner workings of your body during yoga asana. Learn how muscle, connective tissue, and the nervous system integrate to govern your range of motion.
We will begin to systematically explore how the nervous system controls, coordinates, and learns movement. Pertinent concepts in neurophysiology, neuroscience, motor control, rehabilitation, and pain science will be introduced.
In addition, you will leave with a firm understanding of:
* how to assess joint range of motion and movement patterns
* the difference between flexibility and mobility and how to improve both
* the difference between motor control and stability
* how to facilitate motor learning through external, rather than internal cueing
* provide effective adjustments to address common movement restrictions
Using a mixture of self-mobilization tools, developmental patterns to improve motor control, and corrective exercise to enhance stability, this training will provide the seasoned instructor with an arsenal to uplevel their game and provide newer teachers a solid foundation of knowledge to enhance learning. The techniques taught in this training will allow you to address individual needs in public classes as well as private sessions. This training is based on an integrated view of anatomy, which provides instructors a different lens to evaluate movement, rather than just muscles.
FREE COMMUNITY CLASSES - MIXED LEVEL
Sunday, July 8, 2018
Sunday, July 15, 2018
Sunday, July 22, 2018
(all class times are 4:00pm - 5:15pm)
AND MORE THROUGHOUT 2018
200 HOUR YOGA TEACHER TRAINING + YOGA STUDIES PROGRAM
The Yoga Mechanics 200 Hour RYT | Level 1, Teacher Training will give you the tools you need to be an effective and confident Yoga Educator. We know the depth of becoming a leader in the Yoga Community. We believe that when you invest in education, you are investing in yourself, which is why we have worked to create a program that honors your time + investment. Learning new things takes time to assimilate. You will have the space to learn and grow in this 12 month program.
Becoming a Yoga Educator involves more than just learning names of poses. We will cover each facet of the 4 Yogic formulas: Asana, Meditation, Philosophy and Pranayama. Each provide skills that open avenues for self-reflection. Honoring context and history, we will study the Mahabharata, Bhagavad Gita, Upanishads + Yoga Sutras. We will discuss at length, Tantric philosophy, its differentiation from a dual/classical perspective and the ways it is applicable today. We will learn to engage with ourselves from a place of wholeness and study how this is mirrored in our body through Anatomy, Kinesiology and Biomechanics.
2018 registration is now closed. 2019 dates/fees will be announced in August 2018.
DEPTH, DIRECTION, DISCUSSION: 300 HOUR ADVANCED YOGA TEACHER TRAINING
If you teach Yoga, then YOU are apart of the evolving future of this vast and varied industry. It has taken us 4 years to get to this moment. To be able to have an Advanced Training that goes above and beyond the basics. In this year-long program, we will meet once a week and dive into the depths of what it means to teach Yoga.
We will begin by moving backwards and studying the orthopraxis of India and how Yoga made it to the West. History gives us information from which we can glean insight and apply it to the present. The narrative and myths, icons and lore will offer many platforms for contemplation. From this information, we will explore our own ideologies and truths and put even our most prized opinions under the scope for further questioning.
We will study established methods, rules, protocols and ascertain when they work and when they don’t. We will offer tools, techniques, and technologies that aid in the delivery and efficacy of each teacher’s offering. We want more than just dharma talk sandwiches and IKEA cues. We want teachers who speak with clarity. We want Yoga teachers who are anatomists and body-lovers at heart. We will facilitate this group in deepening their personal asana practice, refining their approach and curating their potency. We are not interested in overly aspirational ideologies of perfection. We are looking for teachers who love to learn, are not afraid to banish their personal box and who are craving an honest conversation about what we are doing in Yoga.
2018 registration is now closed. 2019 dates/fees will be announced in September 2018.
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Almost all of our teachers are E-RYT 500, which is the highest level recognized by the Yoga Alliance. Our staff far surpasses industry standards when it comes to continuing education (many have over 3000+ hours of study) and have between 3-10+ years of teaching experience.
We believe that well educated / well practiced teachers make better teachers, hands down. We are here to provide a safe and structured class that offers you a mechanical advantage for success.