Spinning DESCRIPTIONS

$5 Spinning: Always Sunday night at 6:00pm in Okemos! A great cardio workout to spice up your mundane routine or build endurance. One class will burn 300-500 calories and does not require any prior indoor cycling experience! The instructor will assist the new participant in proper bike set-up and appropriate modifications for the class. Bring your water and come prepared to sweat! Bikes are available on a first come first serve basis.

Spinning/Group Cycling: Group Cycling is a great cardiovascular workout to spice up your mundane routine or build endurance for outdoor cycling. One class will burn 300-500 calories and does not require any prior indoor cycling experience! The instructor will assist the new participant in proper bike set-up and appropriate modifications for the class. Bring your water and come prepared to sweat! Bikes are available on a first come first serve basis.


YOGA CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

$5 Hot Vinyasa: Always Sunday night at 7:15pm in East Lansing and Okemos! Hot Vinyasa flowing yoga class, linking breath and postures. Teacher varies weekly. This class costs $5, or you may use your unlimited package.

Warming Up to Yoga: This class is a Vinyasa style class geared toward beginners. The room is cooler than a normal Hot Vinyasa class, but it is still warm to help relax the muscles. Poses are described in great detail in addition to the teacher doing the poses at the front of the room for the first part of class. For the second half of the class, the teacher will move around the room verbally instructing and giving hands-on adjustments to get students more properly aligned. Unlike most other classes, students will not be "set free" to flow on their own; the teacher will verbally and physically guide the students through the entire class. The class will overall move at a slower pace, but don't think this means you won't sweat! This is also a great class for intermediate/advanced yogis as well to come back to fundamental breath and alignment.

Light Vinyasa: This class is designed for those looking for a non-heated, simplified Vinyasa practice. There will be three main yoga flows, all with easy-to-follow transitions through the poses. Just because the flows will be more basic in nature, it does not mean this class will be easy! Simple challenge is the name of the game in this class. This class provides a safe and non-judgmental environment for all students to explore and learn the vast benefits of yoga.

Hot Vinyasa: An energetic and sometimes vigorous style of yoga that flows with breath and movement to build heat from within. The teacher walks the class through the flow together a few times, then each student moves at his or her own pace. From the first yoga class to the development of a daily practice, this class is meant to serve all students. This class is typically accompanied by a variety of more up beat music.

YS Signature: This Hot Vinyasa Yoga class is what is most commonly referred to as a "Jen Class." Come to this class prepared to work hard and sweat...a lot. Here is what you can expect at a YS Signature class: Creative and lengthy Vinyasa flows, original and purposeful transitions, careful detail to posture alignment, mental, physical and emotional challenge, and AMAZING breath and energy circulating throughout the room. Get ready to love yourself and how you feel at the end of this class.

Fire and Ice Hot Yoga:Please set your mat up against the wall when you come to this class. This is a Hot Vinyasa class with an extended period of stretching at the end. The first 45 minutes are an intense physical work out with two main yoga flows. We will also use the wall to practice inversions. Expect lots of focused attention on core work and quicker movements to build internal heat. After the fire is built, we will let it simmer and cool down by doing long holds in restorative postures for the last 30 minutes. Holding stretches for 3-5 minutes each will get deep into the connective tissues and allow the body to physically and emotionally release stress. After savasana, you will be completely ready for an amazing night's sleep.

Slow Fire: A Hot Vinyasa Yoga class slowed down. By doing longer holds in postures, slow and controlled transitions, more time is available to really tune into breath and tap into self-discipline. Long holds take you past the point of being comfortable and demand that you be completely present. This space outside of your comfort zone is where true strength--mental, physical, and emotional-- is developed. Yoga Nidra will follow, lasting approximately 15 minutes after the Vinyasa class. Yoga Nidra is a guided meditation exploring the state of consciousness between sleep and wakefulness. Yoga Nidra is very beneficial for a wide variety of emotional and physical problems including stress, anxiety, fibromayalgia, as well as eliminating unwanted thought patterns and behaviors. This is a very deep, relaxing practice.

Morning Yoga Practice:  This early morning "not so hot" yoga class is structured with an extended period of warm-up postures followed by two sequences that is followed by and extended period of restorative poses.  During this class much oratory is focused on expanding the understanding of the Yamas and Nyamas (Yoga's moral code of conduct.)  As we establish ourselves in the principals of Yoga early in the day, we allow it to guide us through the rest of our day.

Soul Sweat:  This is an all levels hot vinyasa yoga class with a set intention of letting go. Letting go of your stress from the work day, releasing your worries from day-to-day life, and giving your mind a break from all of the anxiety and over-thinking. Come prepared to move quickly, find creativity and expression through flowing to loud music. There will be 3 active yoga flows, and after flowing we will find a silent seated meditation refocusing on our intention of letting go. Finding this stillness is so beneficial in helping our minds relax in this fast-paced society. Following mediation is a series of stretches to softer music, and class will always end with savasana.  

 中英文教学 Hot Vinyasa in Chinese:  这节高温瑜伽课适合初中级瑜伽练习者,室内温度大约在35摄氏度,会依据课程情况有所调整。课程将呼吸和流瑜伽动作结为一体,侧重对人体伸展性,力量性,耐力,平衡性,专注性的训练。坚持规律的练习(初学者每周两次课程),循序渐进,对塑形,排毒,情绪稳定有显著作用。上课没有杂念,运用好呼吸是达到这些目标的基础。

 Core Power Yoga:  This class will be tailored to the group of students in the room, but will always include a focus on core.After a slow warm up  expect to focus on alignment, gradually building speed as we move through several flows focusing on all parts of the body. We will end the class with some extended stretches and hip openers before savasana. Come prepared to focus, sweat, and laugh as we balance together. 

 Variations on Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series w/10 min Meditation: This gently heated class explores the Ashtanga Primary Series .Selecting a few Standing Asanas and then a few Seated and Finishing Asanas following Sun A and Sun B.  As much as allows within 50 minutes. Followed by 10 minute meditation.