Adaptive Hatha Yoga – Mild-Moderate Yoga – Light Blue
Our Mild-Moderate Adaptive Hatha Yoga Classes at A Gentle Way Yoga are intended for Every Body.
Adaptive Hatha Yoga = Aalamba Yoga = Yoga with Support
What IS a Mild-Moderate (light blue) Class at A Gentle Way Yoga?
Who Are They For?
Why Do We Have Them?
These Mild-Moderate Adaptive Hatha Yoga classes are designed to teach you traditional asana, one pose at a time, in a manner which allows you to find the most effective way to receive all the benefits the poses have to offer.
For example: One week a teacher may focus on Downward Facing Dog.
You may be shown the pose at the beginning of the class, but not practice it right away.
Instead, the instructor might talk about all the areas of the body that may be affected in this pose, and then begin to isolate those areas, by focusing on stretches or movements that emphasize one area at a time.
Perhaps your first poses in class this day would be lying down (prone or supine) poses to get your legs relaxed, awakened, and ready for Down Dog.
Then she After this, you might have you sit on the floor or in a chair and practices poses for the back.
Since we engage the abdominals in Downward Facing Dog, you may be offered additional poses, either lying down or seated, to awaken the abs.
The “grand finale” would be integrating putting all of the previously worked areas into Downward Facing Dog, is in whatever way your body can safely and comfortably move into the pose:
- To a chair
- To a wall
- To the floor
It is important to understand that if you are not physically able to put your body into a position you feel is “picture perfect”, you still have awakened (safely and slowly) all the parts of the body that traditional Downward Facing Dog does.
Even if you can easily practice Downward Facing Dog, you will definitely find it more comfortable to move at a slower pace through all the above steps with the class. By practicing modifications you will find that parts of your body will awaken in a different way, than if you go straight into Downward Facing Dog. When you use it in a pose as your “grand finale”, it will feel easier, stronger, and more comfortable.
This is just one example of how our staff teachers to look at traditional asanas and break them down for the benefit of all levels and abilities of students.
Students: If you attend a 7-Week Mild Moderate Series, we will be working with 7-14 traditional asanas throughout these weeks. You will leave knowing how to modify these poses for your body in the safest, most effective ways.
If you cannot sign up for an upcoming Workshops Series, then just commit to a Mild-Moderate class for a two month period, and you will learn a wide variety of poses and modifications for each of them.
Yoga Teachers: If you have not been trained in this way of teaching, look for our monthly Adaptive-Hatha Workshops, and join in for a workshop or two for extra CEU hours.