Yoga for Beginners | Gentle Yoga
Yoga for Seniors |
Mixed Level Classes | Prenatal
Challenging Vinyasa | Yoga for Anxiety |
Yoga for Kids | Yoga for Teens | Nia

Read our suggestions and guidelines for attending classes at OCY


Yoga for Beginners


Monday, Noon - 1PM (Vinyasa, with flow from pose to pose)
Wednesday Morning, 7:30 - 8:30 AM
Wednesday, Noon - 1:15 PM
Thursday, Noon - 1:15 PM
Thursday Evening, 6 - 7:30 PM
Friday, Noon - 1 PM
(Vinyasa, with flow from pose to pose)
Saturday Morning, 11 AM - 12:15 PM
Sunday Morning, 9 - 10:30 AM

These classes are all geared for those new to yoga. Come experience this dynamic yet restful practice. You'll learn simple postures to improve flexibility, build strength, and cultivate peace. This class will include active and relaxing yoga poses to open the body and clear the mind.

For more information call 802/388 1961
or write Joanna at joanna@ottercreekyoga.com


Super Gentle Yoga

Yin Yoga with Sansea Sparling

Wednesday Mornings, 9 - 10:30 AM

Gentle Yoga with Joanna Colwell or Jen Neil

Friday Mornings, 10:40 - 11:40 AM

 

The watchwords in Yin Yoga are compassion, non-striving, and kindness towards one's body.

Yin Yoga increases joint mobility in stiff hips, tight lower back, tense spine. In Yin Yoga, we support and cushion the large joints of the body with bolsters and pillows, so that each pose gradually relaxes, thus easing the largest joints of the body.

We pay elegant attention to alignment, as well as the individual differences in each person's anatomy, so each support arrangement is unique. Each person chooses the degree to which the pose is held. In a Yin Yoga class, students look may look quite different from one another. The pace is leisurely, the transitions gentle. The lubrication of any joints that may be growing stiff is gradual. Based on familiar, un-exotic poses such as Seated Forward Bend, and Cobra, Yin Yoga increases circulation of healing fluids to the areas of the lower back, deep inside hip joints, and the top of the pelvic bowl. Balance issues in these poses are non-existent.

If you have been a runner, a skier, a biker, you may have discovered that as one ages, the strength of the muscles is the same, while the flexibility of the joints has decreased. There are yogic solutions for these issues: cushioning support, deep breathing, gradual entry and exit of poses.

Sansea has steadily deepened her Yin Yoga teaching vocabulary, training with Paul Grilley's emphasis on individual variations in bone and joint structure, with Bif Mithoefer, Yin Yogi, and Kaline Alayna Kelly, Thai massage therapist and Yin practitioner.

For more information call 802/453 3894
or write Sansea at ssparling@gmavt.net


Ageless Yoga (for Seniors)

with Joanna Colwell

Tuesday Mornings, 9-10:15 AM
Thursday Mornings, 9-10:15 AM

This class is for anyone who would like to feel a little less stiff and creaky. Yoga improves posture, strengthens and lengthens muscles, increases bone density, and even aids digestion. Plus it's relaxing and fun. This class is geared for those 60 and better, but is open to anyone interested in learning to move and breathe with a bit more freedom.

For more information call 802/388 1961
or write Joanna at joanna@ottercreekyoga.com


Mixed Level Classes

with Joanna Colwell

Tuesday Afternoons, Noon-1:15 PM
Tuesday Evenings, 6-7:30 PM

with Jennifer Neil

Friday Mornings, 9 -10:30 AM

with Olga Pschorr

Sunday Mornings, 9 -10:30 AM

These classes are geared to be inclusive to beginners as well as more experienced students. Come prepared to work vigorously and relax deeply. Please see teacher bios for more information about our different styles.

For more information call 802/388 1961
or write

Joanna at joanna@ottercreekyoga.com


Challenging Classes

with Chessy Kelley

Monday Mornings, 9:30-11 AM

with Russell Comstock

Wednesday Evenings, 6-7:30 PM

Beginning and ending with a short meditation, this class encompasses an energizing flow of diverse asanas designed to link movement with ujjayi breath, to build concentration, strength, and flexibility.

For more information call 802/388 1961
or write Chessy at

chessy@gmavt.net

 

Yoga for Anxiety

Mary Claire DeHavenwith Mary Claire Dehaven

Thursdays, 4:30 - 5:45 PM

A mind, body, spirit therapy group for people struggling with anxiety, panic, stress, body tension and worry. We will begin by developing compassionate relationships with our anxiety or tension. (You may have noticed that wishing it away doesn't always work). You will also be offered strategies for easing the stress or anxiety that keeps you from feeling free and calm. You will learn about the unconscious beliefs that fuel anxious behaviors or stress inducing choices and you will have the chance to begin to unburden these beliefs thus respectfully reducing the anxiety and stress.

We will use guided meditation, yoga postures. and experiential exercises to enhance our learning and healing.

Pre-registration is required for this class.
To register or for more information call 802/349-7095
or write Mary Claire at:

mcdehaven@gmail.com


Nia

with Kelly Hickey

Mondays
10:45 - 11:30 AM - Ages 3-5
3:15 - 4 PM - Ages 5-8
4:15 - 5 pm - Ages 8-12

Join the amazing Kelly Hickey for a fun filled hour of yoga for elementary school aged kids. Learn traditional yoga postures and breathing techniques while having serious fun with your yoga buddies. Come stretch, move, breathe, play, laugh and relax.

$10 per class, scholarships always available

For information please write: sydzea@yahoo.com


Nia

with Kelly Hickey

Wednesdays, 3:30 - 4:30 PM

A mom of four young adults, Kelly has many years of experience sharing yoga with people of all ages. Yoga helps us with all of the challenges of life, from difficulties with health or body image, to learning to make healthy choices around school, work, food, and friends. Come learn how yoga can be a wonderful tool to help you feel strong and healthy in all aspects of life!

$10 per class, scholarships always available.

For information please write:sydzea@yahoo.com


Joanna Colwellprenatal
with Kelly Hickey

Sundays, Beginning Oct 8

3:00 - 4:15 pm
$17/class

Whether you're new to yoga or have an existing practice these prenatal yoga sessions will help you reduce fatigue, back pain, swelling and digestive disorders related to your pregnancy. We will focus on developing a strong and flexible physical body and calm mind as you prepare for delivery and beyond. Classes will include a guided centering, breathing exercise, a posture practice with modifications made as your pregnancy progresses, and a meditation to strengthen the connection with your baby. Classes will allow time to share questions and concerns with each other in a safe and loving environment. *No previous yoga experience is necessary. However, BEFORE you begin consult with your doctor or midwife about this and any exercise program.


LindaNia

with Linda McCuen

Mondays, 5:30 - 6:30 PM

Otter Creek Yoga welcomes Nia instructor Linda McCuen. Nia is a super fun workout for your body and mind that incorporates elements of dance and martial arts. Nia addresses the body’s five main sensations: flexibility, strength, mobility, agility and stability. You will sweat and smile, while moving your body to some truly amazing music. Everyone welcome: no dance experience necessary.

$12 per session (Please note: You may not use an OCY series to pay for Nia classes. Please pay instructor directly.)

For information please write: lcallnan@gmail.com.


May Your Practice Benefit All Beings


Otter Creek Yoga Home | Current Schedule | Our Teachers

Joanna Colwell, Director
joanna@ottercreekyoga.com
For information call 802/388 1961