Class Descriptions

Yoga

Our instructors offer a range of relevant yoga classes developed through years of experience with a variety of yoga styles and philosophies. All levels of yoga practitioners are welcome. Check the current class schedules for your choices of:

Yoga Basics Plus (Jackie) – Practice the traditional yoga poses (asanas) with awareness, breath and intention. Savasana completes our practice. Open to all levels.

Aligned and Well Therapeutic Yoga (Jackie) – targeted towards the beginner yoga practitioner.  If you are new to the practice, I would encourage you to start here and see what you think and feel!   Some days we will start in chairs, and others we will start standing with a Chi Gong warm-up matched with the breath.  Alignment, breath and mindfulness in movement will be emphasized. Relaxation at the end.

Movement, Mudra, Mindfulness (Jackie) – We will begin our morning warm up with some Qi Gong movements with focus on the breath, followed by slow-moving Sun Salutations, and continue with longer-hold standing poses and balances. Present moment awareness will be emphasized.  Next will be floor stretches, Mudra while in seated poses, Savasana, and a brief guided meditation.  This class will be open to DROP-IN students.  The first 20 fully-vaccinated  people to show up will be admitted.  100% donation class.  All money donated will be given to The Guild Scholarship Fund to help our local students continue their high school education.

Deepening Your Practice (Jackie) – Join this class for a deeper inquiry into your yoga, breath and meditation practice.  We will explore various pranayama practices, Viniyoga movement sequences and long-hold YIN yoga postures.  There will also be time for Savasana, Meditation and spiritual readings.  (4 week session. Starts Dec. 5th. Final class  is Dec. 26th. Drop-in class–no need to sign up and pre-pay. It is open to the first 15 students who show up.  Sliding scale:  pay what you want/can.

Jackie’s classes incorporate elements of poetry, inspirational readings, music, and yogic philosophy within the practice session.

Restorative Nidra (Megan) – We open with long-held, passive postures to invite the mind home into our bodies and drop into relaxation. Once the body is at ease, you will be guided through a calming meditation that will allow your mind and body to slip into an even deeper state of relaxation. No yoga experience is needed to fully benefit from this class.

Flow Yoga (Megan) – With a focus on breath and awareness, this energetic class mindfully layers asana, meditation and breathwork. Classes are modified to benefit the experienced beginner, intermediate and advanced yogi.

Intermediate/Advanced Vinyasa Flow (Sarah) – $1,000 pesos per 6 week series. An Intermediate/Advanced Vinyasa Yoga class where we progress weekly, exploring challenging asana, transitions, and movements as they relate to the breath and mental state. This class offers experienced yogis an opportunity to deepen their yoga practice. Every class will offer a well-rounded flow with new areas of interest. It is recommended that participants are familiar with sun salutations and associated postures prior to enrolling. Pre-registration is required for this 6 week series – email losbarrilesyoga@gmail.com

Gentle Yoga 55+ (Janet) – This class takes all the benefits of yoga – meditation, breathing, stretching, strengthening and balance, in a relaxed setting. Perfect for beginners and the young at heart, if not body.

Matworks Pilates with Sefi

Traditional mat work Pilates exercises to tone, strengthen and increase body awareness using flex bands, resistance bands and body rolling balls to release and elongate tight muscles, improve posture and restore the body to its optimal, neutral balance. Resistance training will include flex bands and mini bands. Suitable for all levels.

Ball Fusion with Sefi

Learn new exercises on the stability ball that help create greater body awareness. Exercise variation will target the upper and lower body including arms, shoulders, legs, abs, and balance in an all-around toning routine.  Suitable for participants who have some experience using a stability ball, but newcomers are welcome!

Core and Restore with Sefi

Core and Restore is a fusion class combining matwork Pilates exercises and Yoga asanas together.  It allows you to become aware of your body through coordination of body, mind and spirit, its limitations and your unique range of flexibility.  In every class your body will reveal new changes to you and you realize that each day your body is different – you may have boundless energy, able to complete every pose in a class and the next time wonder why it was so difficult – each time you re-visit the exercise or pose you will learn something new about your body.  Be “mindful” and reap the benefits.

Tai Chi with Hans (8 classes, all levels)

An 8-week non-competitive basic class for women and men, using a progressive style, each week features a Chi Gong inspired, free form warm-up, a structured training segment, and a complete 24-form Taoist style session. Tai Chi’s balance and agility practice helps prevent falls, improves posture, and breathing.  Scientific studies have shown that Tai Chi can boost health, build immunity, and improve conditions such as arthritis, diabetes, and respiratory diseases.

No equipment needed, just wear comfy clothes and a mask.

Starts on Tuesday, December 7. The eight week program is FREE, however we suggest that each student donate 1,000 pesos. ALL the funds will go to our chosen charity or the East Cape Recycle initiative. 

Singing for Fun with Jeanette

Come and sing with us out on the patio and in the garden! Masks not required. Drop-ins welcome with proof of vaccination. 150 pesos.