Classes


Read on to discover what services we provide and to read descriptions of the various classes we offer. To see which classses are currently being offered, visit the Calendar. To learn about this knowledge and inspiration behind our classes, visit the About page.

YogaBorealis offers:

  • Community classes. (Register through Alger Parks and Recreation Department)
  • Private classes for individuals, small groups and organizations. I offer group classes through organization wellness plans.  I also provide private classes for individuals.  (Register through Yoga Borealis)
  • Special events and fundraisers (such as Alger Women’s Center).
  • Weddings, Family Reunions, & Girls Weekends. Consider incorporating yoga into these special events!  Contact me and we can work out the details!
  • Occasionally I offer special workshop classes or retreats.  I’ll list them here if they are on the horizon.

Class Descriptions

Fundamentals of Yoga

Appropriate for all levels. Structured for students who have never had yoga or want to review fundamentals. This class is designed to help you to quickly assimilate into ongoing gentle and moderate yoga classes, whether you are new to yoga, or an experienced student transitioning from another yoga studio. This class is a prerequisite for all students new to our yoga classes. Students will become familiar with the teacher and typical class structure, learn cues used for many basic poses, and practice several flows frequently used in gentle and moderate classes alike. Resources will be provided to help you start or strengthen your home practice, too.

Gentle Yoga

Students move into softer postures where passive forces help stretch and flex. Especially appropriate for the older or out of shape student interested in renewal. There’s no doubt about it, a class of challenging yoga is good, but sometimes it’s good to go GENTLE. And now Being Yoga is giving you that option. Starting April 12th, we will be offering a non-heated Gentle Yoga class designed to help students slowly stretch tight muscles and loosen stiff joints. This class is ideal for anyone wanting to work on stress-release, flexibility and balance ~ gradually and comfortably. Students of Gentle Yoga will ease into a variety of Hatha yoga postures, breath work and focused relaxation ~ and come out feeling great!

Basic Yoga

In this class, students practice basic yoga poses, sun salute, moon salute, basic breathing techniques and short meditation.  Unlike the above two classes, this class assumes familiarity with a range of poses and includes increasing asana hold time and linking asanas with flow (vinyasas).

Moderate Yoga

This more energetic class includes flow, longer holding and a range of breathing techniques and meditation practices. Requires familiarity with most standing asanas and the ability to execute with limited teacher direction. More extensive vinyasa work, longer hold times.

Advanced Yoga

For students with established practice. Requires familiarity with most standing asanas and the ability to execute with limited teacher direction. More extensive vinyasa work, longer hold times. Regular practice to include head and shoulder stands, upward facing bow and other more challenging postures. You will practice both classical and creatively-adapted sun salutations, standing and seated postures including twists and binds, backbends, inversions such as headstand, handstand and arm balances. A strong foundation in yoga is recommended as well as an understanding of your body’s appropriate modifications. Advanced postures are introduced encouraging strength, stamina and flexibility. This level includes the practice of more advanced poses including arm balances, advanced inversions and deeper backbends intertwined with intelligently creative sequences to challenge and advance your practice. You don’t have to already be masters of these advanced poses, but we encourage the desire to try them out! Recommended for teachers and advanced practitioners.We recommend if you have any injuries or special conditions you review healthy modifications with the teacher before class begins.

Mixed Yoga

In this class, students practice basic yoga poses, sun salute, moon salute, basic breathing techniques and short meditation. In addition, the class is interspersed with options for longer holder and more heat; students may always choose whatever practice is appropriate for their needs.

Saturday Mixed Level Yoga

Start the weekend with self-care.  Enjoy a morning practice to get you ready for whatever is coming. In this class, students practice basic yoga poses, sun salute, moon salute, basic breathing techniques and short meditation.

Morning Beach Yoga

Start your day the right way – enjoy an early morning practice to get you ready for whatever is coming. Offered outdoors, this summer class draws from all styles of yoga to create a wonderful wake-up and get ready practice. Includes meditation and pranayam.

Introduction to Mindfulness

Looking for more peace of mind? In this series of classes, explore the basics of a wide range of mindfulness (aka “insight” or “vipassana”) meditation techniques. You’ll be amazed by the benefits of this practice.

Other Things We’re Involved In

Munising Bay Mindfulness Circle

Not a class, this informal group of practitioners meets for seated and walking meditation practice.  Explores bringing mindfulness into daily life.  Minimal instruction is provided. Follow this link to more information. Join us!