CURRENTLY OFFERED CLASSES:
All Level Yoga with Jeannette
In this all level Hatha style yoga class, we focus on bringing relief to those tired muscles and tension spots. Absolutely okay for beginners, we focus on creating space, alignment, balance and strength, with mostly simple poses. We put this together with letting go of stress through basic meditation and breath work. We work on the whole body, however, we concentrate on protecting knees and creating healthy backs, hips, necks and shoulders. Class is designed to teach you proper alignment and technique. All yoga classes end with restful poses which is especially nice in the evening helping to provide you with a good night’s sleep!
Gentle Yoga with Jeannette
A gentler version of our all level yoga class, this class offers modifications for those with injuries or other physical limitations. Here you will find focused stretching and breathing exercises as well as some mindful meditation. Often this class is done completely from the mat (no standing poses). Class ends with restful and restorative poses.
Yoga with Julie
A fitness-based approach to Vinyasa style flow. Students will focus on linking conscious breath with a vigorous and mindful flow based on sun salutations. In a power yoga class, students will build strength, flexibility and concentration while cleansing the body and calming the mind.
Meditation with Heather
Find your bliss. Class begins with quiet, calm breathing exercises while enjoying a few gentle stretching exercises. Then you are guided into a gentle meditation where you will reach a serene, tranquil imaginary place. Heather has an indescribable intuitive passion to help and support others to live happier, healthier lives, discovering their authentic self, and their true inner beauty. This is truly a healing experience where one can reduce stress, relax and take that hour of quiet time that is so deserved.
Spinning (indoor cycling) with Jeannette and Karen
Indoor cycling is a workout that utilizes an upright stationary Spinning Bike, with a heavy weight flywheel and adjustable resistance to change the desired exertion challenge level, so each participant can work at his or her own level. This 45 minute cycling workout will take you from set up and warm up to several series of sprints, climbs, hills and more. Classes may include arm weights with yoga style stretching.
Cardio Kickboxing with Jeannette
A fast paced work out designed to work the entire body. Learn the Taekwondo kicking techniques to use on our kicking bags! We also incorporate step aerobics, ball work, Pilates, weights and floor work so you get your body sculpting in as well. Arms, abs, rear and thighs are never neglected in this class! A great way to burn calories and build strength.
Zumba! with Annette
A mix of low-intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning dance fitness party! Zumba with its Latin and world rhythms take the “work” out of work out, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning balance and flexibility. An extremely fun class where you don’t even realize you our burning calories and getting fit!
Dance2Fit with Monica
Dance2Fit is set to today’s newest music along with some awesome throwbacks. You will get both strength training and cardio out of this calorie killing class. We blend equal parts exercise moves with some booty shaking dance moves to work your full body. Songs can focus on abs, legs, arms, and back to make sure you get the most out of your workout. Floor routines may pop up in our class so please bring a mat if you have one! Our number one rule in class is NO JUDGEMENT, so do not be afraid to try something new.
OCCASSIONALLY OFFERED CLASSES:
A restorative yoga class may start with a gentle warm up, leading to supported poses. Students will learn to use blocks and bolsters in order to completely release into a pose rather than actively stretching. The pace is very relaxed and mellow. The poses/asanas are designed to bring one a great feeling of calm and relaxation. Due to the individual attention given to students, this class is available to only 12 people and fills quickly, so we require that you reserve your spot with payment in advance.
Spin, Yin and Vin
This three part Special Event class combines a spin bike warm up, a Yin Yoga practice and concludes with a little social time with like-minded individuals.
The Spin portion is a great opportunity for beginners to see what Spin class is all about! Always wanted to try Spin? Here is your chance. Spinning is a great warm up for Yin.
Yin Yoga is a practice where poses are held longer in order to get a deeper stretch into the connective tissue. Yin reduces stress and anxiety while increasing circulation, flexibility and joint mobility. It also stills, calms, and balances the mind and body. Yin (as opposed to Yang where one actively moves from pose to pose) is designed to help you sit longer, and more comfortably in meditation by stretching connective tissue around the joints (mainly the knees, pelvis, sacrum, and spine) and accessing deeper layers of fascia. Poses done on your bottom, back or belly.
Class concludes with time to sit with fellow students and enjoy a beverage and light snack. It is a wonderful opportunity to converse about whatever is necessary at the moment, whether it is offering one another support and/or humor and everything in between.
Self Defense with Jeannette and Scott
Learn how to protect yourself and become more aware of your surroundings. Jeannette and Scott hold Master Level Belts in Taekwondo, Black Belts in Hapkido and own Tiger Martial Arts where our Lagrange Yoga classes are held. In this two hour seminar you will learn to recognize potential threats to your safety, tips on how to diffuse dangerous situations and how to react if threatened. A good portion of class time is spent on drilling common sense techniques, learning to use one’s voice and practicing kicks, punches, stomps and more. Some weapons work may be covered. Their self defense classes are offered to groups of at least ten individuals. Class will be designed to work for the members of your group – school agers, teens, college students, older adults, etc. They love to do this for mothers and daughters, scouts, kids going off to college, women’s groups, etc. Contact Jeannette to set up a seminar for your group.
If you are interested in martial arts (ages 5 to adult) visit www.TigerMartialArts.net
LaGrange Yoga is a co-op where all of our instructors devote their time and energy to making YOU a better YOU. For all classes, payment is required at the door. However, if you’d like to pay Jeannette Benjamin (owner of LaGrange Yoga) in advance, you may make a payment directly to her PayPal account. She can be found on PayPal under firstname.lastname@example.org.