Annie is a Level 1 & 2 graduate of Baptiste Power Yoga. Trained by the internationally known founder, Baron Baptiste, Annie's yoga foundation is based on fusing spiritual and physical alignment. She is also the dreamer and creator of Rise Power Yoga LLC.
Annie Isaacson instructs the following:
If you've never done yoga before, know someone who may need yoga in their life, or you simply want to re-access your practice, this is the class to start with.Yoga is accessible for everyone, no matter what you look like, how old you are, how you dress, how much you weigh, what you do for a living, where you live or what religion you practice. Yoga is in no way exclusive. It’s possible that you have a certain condition or a recent injury that makes it challenging or dangerous to do certain types of yoga, specific poses or breathing techniques, this will likely be the safe alternative. Never be ok with pain. A certain amount of discomfort is ok, but pain is your body’s way of telling you to back off.
Why Should I Do Yoga?
There are so many benefits of doing yoga. Yoga can help you:
improve and maintain the health of muscles, joints and organs
keep your mind healthy
get a better night’s sleep
improve performance and prevent injuries in sports
speed recovery from training
prevent conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and auto-immune disorders
slow down the negative effects of an office job
and increase your sense of happiness and well being.
It’s a practice that is both physical exercise, helping improve toning, stamina, posture, strength, balance and flexibility, as well as a discipline that helps you de-stress, relax, feel healthier and more energetic.
In Deep Stretch, we apply the principles of Yin, a slower & longer hold per pose to deliver moderate stress to the connective tissues- the tendons, fascia and ligaments- with the aim of increasing circulation in the joints and improving flexibility.
Room is mildly heated between the temperature of 80°-85° degrees for more muscular pliability. All levels are welcome.
Accessible to all levels fused with athletic intensity especially those seeking a stronger and intelligent practice. Vinyasa fuses a collective power poses with symmetry and intellectual body alignment while empowering the students to explore deeper connection to their physical and spiritual strength with options for inversions and arm balance. Class is set at a room temp. of 80-85 degrees. (Warm)
YOGA NIDRA & Crystal Alchemy Bowls
Discover the healing power behind the sound of crystal bowls. Singing bowls have been used for decades. The resonance of the bowls grow our interior space, the time slows down and we are nurtured in slower more potent pace. The alchemy bowls made of metals, minerals or crystals, activate our chakras, organs and organ system. The combination of what the bowls are made out of, for instance, amethyst activates the crown chakra, while rose quartz activates the heart chakra, and how we receive their sound in our bodies is the basis of why the bowls are so moving and healing.
Yoga Nidra (as a technique of pratyahara meditation) not only provides relaxation
to the body and mind but also has a number of benefits. Literally, nidra means
‘sleep’ but refers to a type of ‘sleep’ with full awareness that is internalized. Within
the practice the body sleeps but the mind remains awake listening to the
instructions. The state achieved is often
a state between sleep and wakefulness.
Yoga Nidra is a systematic method of complete relaxation, holistically addressing
our physiological, neurological, and subconscious needs. By quieting the
overactive conscious mind, then moving into a meditative state, gradually finding a
state of “pure consciousness” in which the brain waves slow down. Practitioners
will feel rested and rejuvenated.
*$15 Class fee. Pre-registration required.*