Yoga ClassesBeginning Yoga
Do you think yoga looks difficult? Do you see people in complicated poses with exotic-sounding names and think “Well, that’s just not for me?”
This class can change your mind.
The word “yoga” simply means “to connect:” connect breath to movement, connect mind to body. It is a gentle system of stretching and strengthening you can do at any age, and its benefits are wide-ranging. If you are concerned about balancing, bending over, being on the floor, etc.–just let the instructor know. This class can be as easy or as challenging as you like: it’s up to you!
At Creative Therapeutics, we believe in the power of yoga to transform your mind and body. Yoga is for everyone! It’s something you can do all your life, virtually anywhere, and for any length of time. Whether you look at it as stretching, a workout, a way to relax, or a way to seek harmony, yoga offers a myriad of benefits. Students report greater strength and flexibility, lower blood pressure, improved balance, and enhanced peace of mind.
Our instructors have experience in many styles and types of yoga. Hatha, Iyengar, Vinyasa, and restorative yoga may all be explored. Dedicated to their practice and passionate about teaching, our instructors are willing to gauge classes according to what students want and need. Whether you are just starting yoga or have been practicing for years, you’ll find class a satisfying experience. And if you have special concerns or goals, please let your instructor know. They know how to modify poses to accommodate you!
Prenatal Yoga is appropriate for any stage of pregnancy. No previous yoga experience is necessary. Prenatal yoga will help you build strength and balance, increase flexibility, relieve stress, and prepare you physically and mentally for labor and childbirth. Prenatal yoga can relieve some pregnancy related symptoms while fostering serenity and a unifying sense of well-being. We have all the mats and props, but feel free to bring your own if you prefer.
Our Level 2 class is meant for those with some yoga experience, who know what to do when they hear “Downward Dog” and are maybe looking for something a little extra. We’ll look to challenge and expand your practice a little more, but we’ll still approach challenging poses carefully and offer modifications as needed.
Other ClassesPelvicore Training
Do you have one area of the body that you know needs work? Pelvicore core strength training probably targets it!
Pelvicore is an fun exercise class that brings awareness, strength, and stability to your core muscles and enhances your overall fitness level. This eight-week, 45 minute class makes use of a wonderful tool called a Pelvicore Ball (provided in class) specifically designed to tone your core muscles. Pelvicore is an aerobic workout that will get you to sweat while strengthening your abdominals, pelvic floor, inner and outer thighs, waist, and buttocks in a laid-back, supportive atmosphere.
Total Gym Gravity is an incredible, versatile system that uses your body’s weight to varying degrees as resistance, providing you with a 30-minute, full body workout tailored to your specific fitness level. Your instructor provides individualized attention and the small group setting provides encouragement and camaraderie. These systems are also fun to use—ask our staff to try one out!
Space is limited. Please call 815-758-5508 to reserve your spot in class.
Physical therapist Mike Reuland, DPT, CSCS leads us through a strength building workout addressing legs, core muscles, and upper body. No fads, no gimmicks, no shouting. It’s a relaxed setting and we have a lot of laughs–but you will feel the work you’ve done! We’re all about variety: some days, we’ll use whatever tools we have on hand–resistance bands, kettle bells, Total Gym Gravity machines, wall ropes–other days, just a floor mat and an iron will. We may even head outside if the weather is nice. The aim is building strength smart and efficiently. As a physical therapist, Mike is familiar with a wide range of conditions and abilities. He can help with any concerns and goals you might have, and show you what you can do at home on our off days to keep up.