Mind & Body
What is Yoga?
Yoga is often interpreted as “union”or a joining of the mind, body and spirit. At The Peak you will practice asana, which is a program of physical postures designed to purify the body and provide physical strength and fitness.
Benefits: Strengthens and tones muscles, balances structure and alignments, increases flexibility, cleanses through circulation, increases lung capacity and nutrional consumption, concentration and attention span and finally strengthens your immune system. What are you waiting for?
What is Pilates?
Pilates is an exercise that incorporates modern exercise science and rehabilitation principles, eliminating risky movements while emphasizing neutral alignment, core stability and mobility. Pilates is a method of body condition with strengthening and stretching exercises developed over 90 years ago by Joseph Pilates.
Benefits: Longer, leaner muscles, improves postural problems, increase core strength and stability, helps prevent injury, is easy on joints, improves performance in sports, balances strength and flexibility, heightens body awareness, and can be customized for all levels. Sounds like a good match for you? Try it out today!
Basic Yoga : If you’ve never done Yoga, this class will work for you! Basic level moves that you can expand on if you like, so come even if you have Yoga experience and you, too, will be challenged.
Level 1 Yoga : We begin exploring the energy inherent in each pose. The class includes standing poses, balancing poses as well as inversions. We work toward developing a regular yoga practice. It is recommended that you bring some Yoga experience to the class.
Gumbies Level II Yoga: An eclectic blend of Yoga styles are presented. Standing, balancing, forward bends, inversions, and back bends are practiced.—Basic Level I required first.
Yoga Therapy: Come learn ways to manage and cope. Yoga can be a perfect tool for managing pain, injury, and imbalance, of physical, mental or emotional natures. The key is to practice the appropriate poses correctly. This class is designed for all from the novice to experienced practioner, who is interested in managing pain and stress. Special attention will be paid to alignment, technique, and understanding how to work with imbalances. We will use breathwork to facilitate relaxing into movements and postures, along with props to bring postures to us. Also, special attention will be paid to sequencing.
Intro to Pilates: This class teaches the basics of Pilates that are needed to execute the movements with proper form. The class format is progressive to prepare you to move on to Level I Pilates. You must attend at least 8 sessions to be ready for Level I. With private sessions and instructors consent you may also attend Level I.
Level I Pilates: This class is more advanced. Begin to incorporate a variety of exercises with control, breath, concentration and centering. Learn how to initiate energy from the “powerhouse” or abdomen, low back, hips and buttocks. 8 sessions of Intro to Pilates is required before moving on to Level I.
Springboard: Pilates Springboard is a wall unit used for training in the Pilates Method. It is very versatile unit. You can use it standing, sitting, lying down, ect…. The unit works well for functional training, sports specific. The Springboard can be used to train the whole body every muscle group. Must take Intro to Springboard or Private equipment lessons and have approval of instructor to attend. This class is an additional cost. Please see Leslie or Jan in the plilates studio to register.
Group Equipment Pilates: This is a small group training class where you can work on the Pilates machines. If you have taken Pilates mat classes this would like to move to the next step in the Pilates work this is it! We work on the same Pilates Principles on the equipment as you would in a mat class. We work on the Pilates Reformer, Cadillac, Wunda chair, Spine corrector, Ladder Barrell and Pilates Springboard. The class is limited to 5 people. This class is an additional cost. Please see Leslie or Jan in the plilates studio to register.
Booty Barre: Booty Barre is a blend of Pilates, Yoga, and dance. We will use the ballet barre for some of our exercises. This is a workout for every body!