* coming soon to Louisville ky *
Thank you ithaca community for the past 8 years! i will miss you all as i transition into living and working in louisville! <read more about the big move here>
i will be teaching a few classes at the end of april in ithaca - please follow me on instagram @heartthreadyoga for updates on that teaching schedule.
with much love and gratitude
YOGA CLASS STYLES
A flowing sequence with movement between poses often times linked with a Vinyasa - Plank, Chatturanga, Updog and Downdog. Class often includes a variation of Sun Salutations, along with standing poses, pranayama, balancing postures, and floor work. With no set order or sequence to the postures, no two classes are the same!
Slow it down. Break it down. Tune it in. This class is all about breaking down the poses, getting the alignment right, feeling the pose in the body, breathing into the pose, expanding your prana (life force), and feeling the flow. It is perfect for beginners, or those students wanting to delve deeper into their practice by learning the proper (aka non-harmful-to-the-body) positioning of each posture.
A hot and sweaty, powerful, awesome, music filled class awaits you! Classes are typically quicker paced, full of sass, and fun - it's ok to sing along. Based on Vinyasa Flow, this class has loud music and encourages students to truly let go into the moment, providing space for deeper exploration into their yoga practice. Class always ends with a deep, long Savasana, allowing students to soak it all in. And on Thursdays, the playlist has a theme! Check my instagram for this month's themes.
Restorative Yoga * Flow & restore
this is a time for your body and mind to rest and reset. many of us spend much of our day giving energy - to our work, our projects, our family, our friends - even in a typical vinyasa class we are giving out energy. this isn't a bad thing... just like anything else, balance is important! restorative yoga is a super gentle practice where you place your body in different positions using yoga props, and then close your eyes and relax with a guided meditation of release for the body.
WITH A FOCUS ON FLUIDITY AND MOVEMENT, PREGNANT LADIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO LISTEN TO THEIR BODIES, FEELING THAT THEY KNOW WHAT IS BEST FOR THEMSELVES AND THEIR BABY. THERE ARE MANY POWERFUL POSES IN THE SEQUENCE OF CLASS, ALONG WITH PERIODS OF REST, ALL UTILIZED BY THE BREATH AND PRACTICED WITH THE INTENTION OF ALLEVIATING COMMON PREGNANCY DISCOMFORTS, AND PREPARING FOR LABOR. WE ALSO INCREASE PELVIC FLOOR AWARENESS, AND PRACTICE SOME SUPER YUMMY YOGA NIDRA (DEEP RELAXATION) - THINK SAVASANA TO THE TENTH POWER! THE PRENATAL CLASS IS A SUPER SAFE PLACE FOR MOMMAS TO COME AND PRACTICE, WITHOUT THE INFLUENCE OF THE OUTSIDE WORLD. A STRONG COMMUNITY OF WOMEN IS CREATED THROUGH A BRIEF INTRODUCTION OF THEMSELVES, ALONG WITH WHAT STAGE THEY ARE IN PREGNANCY, AND ANY OTHER INFORMATION THEY'D LIKE TO SHARE (INCLUDING ACHES/PAINS, EMOTIONAL AND PHYSICAL, CHANGES, ETC). READ MORE ABOUT RACHEL'S PRENATAL TRAINING HERE