Lisa teaches a wide range of classes in the Upper Valley from Chair Yoga to a faster paced Vinyasa class.
Upper Valley Yoga
Vinyasa Flow (Level 1-2):
Built on the foundation of proper alignment, asanas (postures) are linked togehter with the breath to create a moderate to challenging, always creative flow. This class introduces intermediate and advanced postures (like inversion and backbends) while modifications are offered for newer students. Not suitable for those with injuries.
Vinyasa Flow (Level 2): Sat 8:00-9:30am (monthly)
Vinyasa Flow classes work well for intermediate students or athletic beginners who like to move. We'll incorporate intermediate and advanced postures like arm balances and backbends into a nimble, vigorous sequence—a smooth, continuous flow that will deepen your breathing, increase your strength and endurance, and take you to the edge of your balance and flexibility. Not suitable for beginning students or those with injuries.
River Valley Club
Hatha Yoga: Weds 4:15-5:15pm
A yoga class involving physical postures and breathing techniques (pranayama), practiced more slowly and with more static holds than a Vinyasa or Ashtanga class. The word “hatha” can be translated as sun (“ha”) and moon (“tha”), the yoga of balance. Hatha practices are designed to align and calm your body, mind, and spirit for meditation. All levels welcome and modifications can be made for injuries.
Relax and Renew Vinyasa: Sun 5:30-6:30pm
Through mindful work and attention to the breath, we’ll practice safe alignment in this strong, slow Vinyasa flow. Build the strength, flexibility, balance, and awareness necessary to prepare to enter faster-paced yoga classes safely. After a challenging slow flow, each class winds down with final relaxation accompanied by soothing music for the perfect ending to your weekend. All levels welcome; modifications offered throughout the class.
Aerial Yoga for Beginners
Tuesday & Thursday 10-11 am
Friday 5:30-6:30 pm
Combines traditional yoga with the physical training of an aerial acrobat. We use a soft fabric hammock that supports up to a 1000 pounds to move through a series of postures. Designed for those with no aerial experience, this practice uses a low-hanging soft fabric trapeze to support body weight for deep stretching, effortless inversions, deep core strengthening, and FUN!
Restorative Aerial Yoga
Sunday 7-8 pm
We use a soft fabric hammock that supports up to a 1000 pounds to move through a series of restorative poses that will rejuvenate and deeply relax your nervous system. The hammock will be hung close to the floor so that students can use the prop to either partially or fully support the weight of the body. The support of the fabric will allow you to move into postures that might otherwise be unavailable to your body type. Each class ends with a long, luxurious savasana cocooned in your hammock.
Aerial Yoga: Intermediate
Sunday 9:30-10:30 am
This class is for anyone interested in exploring more challenging poses, flows, and inversions in their aerial hammock. Develop whole body strength, increase flexibility and spinal alignment, and settle into a soothing savasana at the end of each session. Overall, this is a faster-paced class, and students must have previous experience with aerial yoga. Any student with physical limitations should consult their doctor prior to participating in our intermediate classes.