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Yoga 4 Every BODY

At Westchester Yoga Arts we want yoga to be accessible. Far too many people on the quest to loose weight and/or to get back in shape are intimidated when they walk into a yoga class at a gym or elsewhere. This class was created to resolve this conflict so that more people can discover the incredible benefits of yoga and feel good about themselves too.

Open/Mixed Level

Mixed level students in the same class. Students work at their own pace and ability level.

Level 1

A moderately-paced class for beginners with knowledge of the basics. This class helps build strength, increase flexibility, and deepen concentration. The class provides emphasis on breathing and healthy alignment.

NOTE: An Open/Level 1 class means that it’s a little more advanced than a Level 1 class but Level 1 folks would be able to do the class.

Level 2

A somewhat faster-paced class, as students are a bit more experienced and require less direction to follow the flow of poses. You may expect to find that a Level 2 class would have arm balances, a strong cardio component, a bit more advanced inversions and a creative vinyasa flow.

Gentle Yoga

A gentler, slower-paced practice for people of all sizes, ages and fitness levels. Have you heard somewhere that even people in hospitals do yoga? This is true! If they can, so can YOU! Our Gentle Yoga is for you! In Gentle Yoga, our teachers incorporate pranayama (breath), gentle asanas (poses) and meditation in every class.
Gentle Yoga Focuses On:
- Advising students to move gently through and within poses.
- Incorporating spinal stabilization exercises in every class.
- Featuring poses that are comfortable and steady.
- Encouraging participants to rest whenever needed.
- Making students aware of when to use a chair or wall.

Restorative Yoga

This class focus is on restful postures and is designed to “re-boot” your nervous system and balance out your body. Practicing this form of yoga will give immediate results by lowering your blood pressure and heart rate. It also loosens up joints with ease. Restorative Yoga will help to keep your endocrine system in check and even boost the immune system. Great practice for all ages!

Yoga Xpress

50-minute class, usually an Open class. See information below.

Power Up the Core

A Vinyasa* class, focusing on the core (under the neck to the hips.) This is an area often compromised by poor posture, injuries, age, pregnancies, and the like. A Vinyasa practice incorporates poses to strengthen the core, yet keeps flexiblity in the arms, shoulders, back and abdominal area.

*Vinyasa means “flow”. During class students move, or flow, from one pose to the next, rather than holding one pose for a longer time.

Zumba

This fun dance class fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves to create a one-of-a-kind fitness program that will blow you away. We want you to want to work out, to love working out, and to get hooked on this great program. Zumba® Fanatics achieve long-term benefits while experiencing an absolute blast in one exciting hour of calorie-burning, body-energizing movements. The routines rotate between fast and slow rhythms and resistance training is combined to tone and sculpt your body while burning fat. An astonishing 7.5 million participants take Zumba classes every week. Why? Because it’s the best party around.

 

Belly Dance

 Since the age of four Bina has been dancing and performing . She has performed on National and international television including Good Day NY and The Late Show with David Letterman . Artistic impulses led her into many endeavors into Independent films and theatre including award winning My Angel Angelica and Remember.She has trained and performed with Bellisima , Bas Harem , Nadia Mousse Ensemble , East Coast tribal and Bellyqueen . Her dance training includes Turkish cabaret and folklore ,  Persian , Egyptian Raqs Sharki , American cabaret , Indian Odissi , jazz , ballet and East Coast tribal . She is currently a professor of Middle Eastern bellydance at SUNY Purchase.  She teaches 5 class series of Belly Dance Classes and changes up the format after each series.  Belly Dance basics, then she’ll teach a Belly Dance work out series etc.

 

Donation Class

A basic Open class. Suggested donation is $10. Feel free to pay nothing, or whatever you can.

Kids, Teens, Pre-Natal, and Mommy & Me

Call us at 914-632-1101, we can refer you to numerous nearby places around the studio who offer these classes.