Yoga

Yoga is designed for adults from beginners to the more advanced. Deanne’s Yoga instruction is a blend of yoga, pilates, qi gong, and breathwork choreographed to holistically tone the body, glide the joints, ease tension, and clear the mind. Breathflow is an integral part of this class to improve tidal lung volume, reduce stress, and enhance energy. Deanne facilitates smooth transitions through positions and provides step by step instruction with safety cuing to create an enjoyable experience for all ages. Specialized classes are available for: Aerial Yoga, Restorative Sit and Fit Yoga, Prenatal Yoga, and Mom-Babe Yoga.

Sessions draw to a close with a relaxing and refreshing meditation. This class provides a comfortably toned body with improved mobility, a calm focused mind, and an uplifted spirit. Classes may be inside or outside.

Supplies: Mats, straps, blocks, balls, aerial hammocks, cushions may be part of this class.

Participants generally need to be able to get up and down from the ground and tolerate outdoor conditions. This class requires weight bearing on the floor in sitting, prone (chest down), and supine (chest up) positions; and inversions if using the aerial hammocks.

Aerial Yoga

Aerial Yoga is a new exciting venue which has many health benefits including offloading the spine, increasing strength and flexibility, providing restorative positions to release tight tissue, and providing a unique antigravity sensory experience. This class requires generally good health with certain medical precautions. Weight limitations of 250# or less; and moderate strength is needed. Supplies may include: aerial hammock, mat, water, towel.

Yoga Sit and Fit

This medical/restorative fitness class involves yoga poses, total body stretching, calisthenics and breathwork in the standing and sitting position. Perfect for people with conditions which limit their ability to get up and down from the ground, have limited standing tolerance, endurance, or or joint mobility. Supplies may include straps, bands, blocks, and light hand weights.

Prenatal Yoga

This class cares for pregnant mother’s to be, as they move from first to final trimester. It includes gentle stretches, breathwork, and yoga positions to strengthen the body, ease the mind, and reduce back strain as a result of body changes. It also has lovely mindbody components drawing loving attention to the unborn baby. Supplies may include mat, pillows, straps, blocks, and blankets.

Mom-Babe Yoga

Designed for parent and baby fitness with precious bonding moments. Both Mom and babe enjoy stretches, body positions, and warm connection with body strengthening and lengthening, yoga breathwork, calisthenics, and meditation. Casual baby friendly atmosphere allows relaxation for all. Supplies may include: Baby care items for private nursing and diaper care, mat, blanket, pillows, straps, and blocks. Babies should be less than one year, not quite walking for safety in the group.

Pilates

on the Ball is a favorite for those seeking a fun and dynamic method to increase strength, balance, mobility, and lung capacity. Deanne’s pilates instruction also includes elements of yoga, calisthenics, and breathing in a series of exercises targeting major muscle groups and joints while moving the body with a large exercise ball. It includes step by step instruction for beginners to more advanced student, allowing each person progress as they learn. his class requires weightbearing on the ball and/or the floor in sitting, prone (chest down), and supine (chest up) positions. Supplies may include: Mats, Strap, and Large Exercise Ball.

Referrals – Participants with significant medical conditions should obtain approval from their doctors before attending a BodySong Wellness program. Deanne’s services can be a supplement to, but not a substitute for medical or psychological care. Certain conditions may warrant an MD order. Waiver/Consent forms must be signed prior to participation in ANY program. All approaches are designed to allow the participate to optimize their health and wellbeing and to render no harm. All levels of participation are at the participants own risk.