O N L I N E Y O G A C L A S S E S
March 14th 2020
Hello Studio 23 Yogis & Friends,
What a time to be alive!
I’m SO grateful you’ll be joining me for yoga classes online, working on a daily yoga class schedule. These classes will last for 75 minutes, maybe a few minutes longer.
Yin infused Yoga, if you have never been to a Yin Yoga before, don't worry! There is no right or wrong way to do it, closing your eyes is encouraged. As class goes on, there will be periods of silence on my part, as we hold shapes for 3-10 minutes at a time before transitioning to the next shape. We will find stillness in Restorative Poses, where we hold these maybe a little longer, closer to 10 minutes. We may flow a little, kind of like a Vinyasa Flow Yoga Class, one breath, one moment. But mostly we will be infusing a lot of Yin Yoga in this practice. Discover what a Yin Infused Yoga Class can do for your stiff, cranky body. It is a great way to improve Flexibility, Mobility & Joint Health for Inflexible People. Yin yoga takes a more meditative approach, going much deeper than the physical focal points of Yang-related practice. It is a proven fact that as you age, your joints become less flexible. So Yin Yoga makes sure the health and flexibility are maintained. Yoga helps to unclog and balance the energy pathways that connect everything within your being. Using props such as blankets (towels), pillows, blocks (thick books) and straps (ties, scarf, towel) to help us along our journey, the mindful way.
Regardless of whether I’m speaking or silent, I’ll be there, holding your space. All levels are welcome. We will focus on these being evening classes. preparing us for a good night's rest and allow the release of day's tension and stress.
If you’ve never done Restorative yoga before, don’t worry! I usually call it the best “slumber party” ever. Using props such as blankets (towels), pillows, blocks (thick books) and straps (ties, scarf, towel) we put our bodies into gentle shapes and just LET OUR BODIES BREATHE & SOFTEN. There is no right or wrong way to do it, closing eyes is encouraged and falling asleep sometimes happens. As class goes on, there will be periods of silence on my part, as we hold shapes for 5-10 minutes at a time before transitioning to the next shape. Regardless of whether I’m speaking or silent, I’ll be there, holding your space. All levels are welcome. We will focus on these being evening classes. preparing us for a good night's rest and allow the release of day's tension and stress.
Vinyasa Flows class is designed to move students through a variety of standing, sitting and supine postures. Each class follows some format of centering, breathing exercises and warming up the body to allow students to go deeper into a sequence of yoga poses. These poses are intended to open the chest, hips, stretch out the back, thighs and calf muscles while helping to calm the mind and the nervous system. Through integrating breath with movement we begin to create balance between strength and ease both on and off of the mat. This class is appropriate for all levels. We will focus on these being morning classes.
Private Yoga Classes may also be arranged through Zoom. This is a wicked fun way to bring all your family members far and near "virtually" together all in the comforts and safety of home.
A few things to note:
I’ll be hosting these classes via Zoom, you can create a FREE account by going to https://zoom.us/ to download on your computer or download the Zoom App on your phone or tablet. Laptop is probably your best bet.
You can use this link to download to your computer, https://zoom.us/download
You will receive an email from me with a "Meeting ID: number" for every class.
Please Email me @ letting me know you would
like to join our class. After I receive your email you will get your "Meeting ID: number" email.
Open the App and click “Join a Meeting” then copy and paste this meeting ID: (number) when prompted.
Please log in 5-10 mins before class.
Also note that your audio will be muted, however, you’ll be able to hear me.
You can choose to have your video on or off for the class.
You may need to adjust the volume on your device to hear me. You might want to use/connect to bluetooth speakers. You may play your music.
I’m not the most tech savvy yogi out there by no means, so thanks for being patient with me as I get use to the the new normal and teaching these online classes.
What you’ll need:
Yourself, most importantly! :)
Two or three pillows, some cozy blankets, 2 blocks (thick books to use as blocks, 2 ), Strap ( so think Tie, scarf, towel) no yoga mat no worries, you may use a blanket or beach towel for Restorative and yin Infused, maybe place on a rug.
As for Vinyasa anything that won't let you slip.
Dress in comfy clothes (think sweatpants, t-shirts, hoodies or long sleeves)
Create your space, dim the lights or light some candles, incense, burn some sage (keep all flames away from you and your yoga props) before class whatever sends a signal to your body that it’s time to unwind.
I’m so grateful to be able to offer these classes and that you will be joining me. I know this is such a difficult time in many ways for everyone. If you’re feeling called, and able to, a small donation of $1, $3, $7 can be made via Venmo, my handle is @Leslii-Stevens, or paypal.me/YogawithLeslii. Please DO NOT feel that this is obligatory whatever you feel, as a self employed person any "paid sick leave" benefits from the government won't help me stay afloat. I will continue to offer classes via Zoom for anyone interested on a free or donation basis. Let me know if you have any questions or issues setting up Zoom, and please feel free to share with family or friends.
Be well, be safe, and stay healthy!
Leslii Stevens RYT
We are all in this together