Yoga and Movement Series Classes

To register for any Blue Heron Yoga and Movement Series Class, please click on the title of the class below. You will be taken to a chronological list of all series classes and workshops. Scroll down the page to find the class in which you want to enroll.

Yoga Fundamentals with Kath Meadows 

Mondays, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM; Saffron Studio

An interactive class designed for those new to yoga or who would like to revisit the fundamentals. This workshop is designed as a series of 5, one hour sessions, that provide a foundation of basic yoga principles, poses, and alignment. Personal attention is given to each student to increase body awareness and to provide proper alignment tools to empower the new student. Provides a foundation of basic yoga principles, poses and alignment, including breath work and meditation. Blocks of five sessions can be purchased and are recommended before advancing to other classes. Cost: $75

Kundalini Yoga w/ Kati Gimes

Tuesdays, 6:30 PM – 7:30 AM

Kundalini Yoga is an extremely powerful and effective practice that provides strength and stamina to face life’s challenges and requires no prior yoga experience. This practice will help you create complete physical, mental and spiritual balance through the strengthening of the immune, nervous and glandular systems. The class involves conscious breathing, dynamic postures and meditation; all intended to grant you a happy and healthy life to which we are all entitled, according to the teachings of Yogi Bhajan, who brought this powerful and once secret technology to the West. Starting your week with this potent healing practice will increase your vitality, give you focus and clarity to help you make and get the most out of your entire week.

Yoga Over 50 with Sherry Weber

Tuesdays (and Thursdays) 10:00 – 11:15 AM; Tulsi Studio

A slower-paced class which takes into consideration the individual needing a little longer to find comfort within a pose. The use of props and/or modifications to assist in a variety of basic poses will be utilized when necessary. Students will work towards building and maintaining flexibility, strength, balance and good alignment. Classes will begin with a few moments of centering and simple breathing exercises and conclude with a 5-10 min. final relaxation. Drop-ins welcome.

Tai Chi with Mike B

Tuesdays, 5:15 – 6:15 PM; Tulsi Studio

T’ai Chi exercises are choreographed into a routine that helps not only improvement and maintenance of physical health but also helps to improve memory and mental acuity. Chi-gong is exercises that focus on the movement of life force, or qi (chi) through pathways in the body to improve the health of all the organ systems. Qigong is an integral part of T’ai Chi. T’ai Chi/Chi-gong well known for helping with arthritis, balance, breathing, immunity, stress reduction, and much more. Each class will teach you exercises that you can do on your own. No equipment is needed. $150/10 classes. Drop-ins welcome.

Meditation: Methods of Mindfulness with Peter Mosher 

Tuesdays, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM; Tulsi Studio

Drawing from the Buddhist and Taoist traditions we will explore and practice ways of meditation to still our bodies, quiet our minds, tame our emotions, and nurture our spirits. Each class will begin with breathing practice combined with gentle movement to become centered and relaxed. There will then be instruction and guided sitting meditation practice. We will close with a healing meditation. If you have avoided meditation because you think you can’t sit still, come try this class. You might be surprised. If you are experienced with meditation, come learn ways to deepen your practice. classes. Drop-ins welcome.

Pilates Core Challenge with Janet Richards

Wednesdays, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM; Tulsi Studio

Transform familiar mat exercises into something new by adding simple props for added resistance–enhancing the strengthening and toning benefits of your matwork routine. Every move is a delicate mix of balance, control, flexibility and strength. A total body workout from head to toe. Certified Pilates instructor, Janet Richards will share her experience and love of Pilates as you learn new Pilates moves and share laughs. $170/10 classes. Drop-ins welcome.

Yoga Over 50 with Sherry Weber

Thursdays (and Tuesdays), 10:00 – 11:15 AM; Tulsi Studio

A slower-paced class which takes into consideration the individual needing a little longer to find comfort within a pose. The use of props and/or modifications to assist in a variety of basic poses will be utilized when necessary. Students will work towards building and maintaining flexibility, strength, balance and good alignment. Classes will begin with a few moments of centering and simple breathing exercises and conclude with a 5-10 min. final relaxation. Drop-ins welcome.

Kettlebells with Marvin King

Saturdays, 8:15 AM – 9:15 AM and Mondays, 8:00-9:00 PM; Saffron Studio

Build on flexibility gained in your yoga practice and stabilize your joints with “Kettlebells.” This 10-week class will provide the foundation for a safe and productive kettlebell workout. A ‘kettlebell’ or girya is a traditional Russian cast iron weight that looks like a cannonball with a handle. Get a full-body strength and cardio workout while improving the form of your basic exercises. Class time is split (70/30) between the workout and instruction. Instruction focuses on refining the form of your basic exercises and learning new ones. This class will help you shed fat while building functional strength, stamina, and core stability. $170/10 classes.

Pilates Mat/Mixed Level with Janet Richards

Saturdays, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM; Saffron Studio

Tone and energize your body using the basic principles of the Pilates method. Re-discover your powerhouse–the muscles of the abdominals, lower back, hips and buttocks. Pilates will strengthen and tone muscles, improve your posture, flexibility, balance and enhance your physical and emotional well-being. Janet Richards, certified Pilates instructor, will provide individual attention and a supportive environment to make even brand-new beginners feel at ease. $170/10 classes. Drop-ins welcome.

Pre-Natal Yoga with Sarah Park

Saturdays, 11:30 AM – 12:45 PM

Join this prenatal yoga class for those who have done yoga and those who are new to the practice. Pregnancy changes everything – body, mind and spirit. This practice will help your body to support you throughout the process of pregnancy and delivery, building strength and endurance in your legs, core, pelivic region and hips. Breath work and relaxation are included to strengthen the mind/body connection and give you time to restore your whole being and deepen the bond already there between mother and baby. $170/10 weeks. Drop-Ins Welcome: $20

Tai Chi Quan/Qigong with Mike B

Sundays, 7:45-8:45 AM; Tulsi Studio

This class is structured for both beginners and those who have previously practiced t’ai chi. Balance and cultivating a sense of calm centered around breathing and relaxing in “moving meditation” to improve health and life pathways towards enjoyment and vigor will be emphasized. Students will be guided in ‘exercising their mindfulness’ through integrated body awareness. We will use simple qigong breathing, stretching and posture-holding to prepare for the flowing, 37 posture form handed down from the late, renowned Cheng Man Ching. The practice will combine simple meditation techniques with fundamental principles and postures that provide the building blocks for improved health, self-defense and general disposition. Enjoyment and mind/body awareness are given primary emphasis throughout the class to encourage daily practice and improvement.

Yoga Fundamentals with Carrie Ganz

Sundays, 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM; Saffron Studio

An interactive class designed for those new to yoga or who would like to revisit the fundamentals. This workshop is designed as a series of 5, one hour sessions, that provide a foundation of basic yoga principles, poses, and alignment. Personal attention is given to each student to increase body awareness and to provide proper alignment tools to empower the new student. Provides a foundation of basic yoga principles, poses and alignment, including breath work and meditation. Blocks of five sessions can be purchased and are recommended before advancing to other classes. Cost: $75