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!
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.
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.
Age is not an issue in this class! We place a strong emphasis on body mechanics used to carry out daily activities from unloading the dishwasher to getting in and out of a car. The gentle exercise portion of the class educates the participants in the correct way to stretch a muscle and not stress the joints. Much of the exercises are weight-bearing activities. Hand held weights and elastic bands are used for resistance to arm and leg exercises. This class is essentially “group physical therapy,” and as such represents one of the best values around. Our class addresses risk factors through practical information sharing and exercise to help you live a more healthy, happy lifestyle.