Mind & Body
What is Yoga?
Yoga is often interpreted as “union”or a joining of the mind, body and spirit. At The Peak you will practice asana, which is a program of physical postures designed to purify the body and provide physical strength and fitness.
Benefits: Strengthens and tones muscles, balances structure and alignments, increases flexibility, cleanses through circulation, increases lung capacity and nutrional consumption, concentration and attention span and finally strengthens your immune system. What are you waiting for?
What is Pilates?
Pilates is an exercise that incorporates modern exercise science and rehabilitation principles, eliminating risky movements while emphasizing neutral alignment, core stability and mobility. Pilates is a method of body condition with strengthening and stretching exercises developed over 90 years ago by Joseph Pilates.
Benefits: Longer, leaner muscles, improves postural problems, increase core strength and stability, helps prevent injury, is easy on joints, improves performance in sports, balances strength and flexibility, heightens body awareness, and can be customized for all levels. Sounds like a good match for you? Try it out today!
Basic Yoga: If you’ve never done Yoga, this class will work for you! Basic level moves that you can expand on if you like, so come even if you have Yoga experience and you, too, will be challenged.
Yoga Therapy: Yoga can be a perfect tool for managing pain, injury, and imbalance, of physical, mental or emotional natures. The key is to practice the appropriate poses correctly. This class is designed for all from the novice to experienced practitioner, who is interested in managing pain and stress. Special attention will be paid to alignment, technique, and understanding how to work with imbalances. We will use breath work to facilitate relaxing into movements and postures, along with props to bring postures to us. Also, special attention will be paid to sequencing.
Restorative Yoga: Helps relieve the effects of chronic stress by moving the spine in all directions, reversing the effects of gravity, and soothing the organs. Props are used to provide support and ease into the postures. This class is strongly recommended for everyone, especially those suffering from chronic pain and arthritis.
Multi-level Yoga: This Vinyasa-style class (breath to movement), develops strength and flexibility to find proper alignment and learn modifications specifically for your skeletal structure. The class consists of Sun Salutations, standing postures, basic arm balances, core strengthening, backbends, hip openers, inversions and even some restorative postures. This class will help you build strength, increase flexibility and find focus! Prior Yoga experience suggested.
Power Yoga: Want a Yoga Challenge? – With a hard core emphasis on strength, muscle endurance and flexibility, this class will challenge you and guarantees an energetic workout! Prior Yoga experience suggested.
Basic Pilates: This class teaches the basics of Pilates that are needed to execute the movements with proper form.
Multi-level Pilates: In this class, begin to incorporate a variety of exercises with control, breath, concentration and centering. Learn how to initiate energy from the “powerhouse” or abdomen, lower back, hips and buttocks. Prior Pilates experience suggested.
$ Springboard $: Pilates Springboard is a wall unit used for training in the Pilates Method. It is very versatile unit. You can use it standing, sitting, lying down, etc... The unit works well for functional training as well as sports specific training. The Springboard can be used to train the whole body, every muscle group. Pre-requisite for this class is the Intro to Springboard or private equipment lessons and have approval of instructor to attend. This class is an additional cost. Please contact Leslie or Jan in the Pilates Office to sign up.
$ Group Equipment Pilates $: This is a small group training class where you can work on the Pilates machines. If you have taken Pilates mat classes and would like to move to the next step in the Pilates work this is it! We work on the same Pilates Principles on the equipment as you would in a mat class. We work on the Pilates Reformer, Cadillac, Wunda Chair, Spine Corrector, Ladder Barrell and the Pilates Springboard. This class is limited to 5 people. This class is an additional cost. Please contact Leslie or Jan in the Pilates Office to sign up.
$ Booty Barre $: Booty Barre is a blend of Pilates, Yoga, and dance. We will use the ballet barre for some of our exercises. This is a workout for every body!