Hatha Yoga – Level 1-2 and Level 1-3
Each class includes a blend of breath awareness, mindfulness, and sequencing developed to provide a certain physical and esoteric opening within the mind and body through practice. These classes not only work on the physical asana or posture, but the energetic system of yoga with a mix of yoga for the seasons (Ayurveda), and exploration of the balance between alignment and play, all done within the lens of yoga therapy. Different areas of focus are rotated through to give a unique and broad experience of yoga.
Therapeutic Specialty Class
This class combines all of the Hatha Level 1-2 aspects with a full sequence. In addition, each week has a specific area of interest and focus that is a common concern for many. Topics include Yoga for Sciatic Pain, Yoga for a Healthy Back, Releasing Tension in the Neck and Shoulders, Knee Health and Alignment, and many more rotating topics with a sequence built around the focus to leave you feeling refreshed and with increased range of motion.
These evening classes are designed to allow you to unwind after your day. Each movement is to be an expression of kindness to your body. Through this gentle movement you will have the opportunity to cultivate mindfulness, connect with your breath, restore the nervous system, and an opportunity to let go of fatigue, stress, and tension through this practice. Releasing tension in hips and shoulders is often addressed in this class.
Yoga for Strength and Conditioning
Finding strength through anabolic nervous system. This class uses a variety of props such as stability balls, blocks, foam rollers, and balance disks to break down key actions of the body needed for yoga practice and for activities of daily living. Building an internal strength targeting key muscles and retraining the body to use those muscles appropriately while finding stress relief in other chronically tight or overworking areas.
Shoulders and Hips
Just like it sounds. This gem of class has been a favorite with emphasis on using therapeutic yoga to address the issues of the hips and shoulders. This includes myofascial release as well as a series of yoga movements designed to open and create more range of motion for the body.
I have dabbled in yoga over the years but never stayed with it consistently. A few years ago as a big milestone birthday was approaching I was becoming more and more aware of stiffness, lack of flexibility and knots in my shoulders that would not go away. So I signed up for a yoga class with Sally Anderson, just one day a week to start and I loved it. I couldn’t believe that within a few months the knots in my shoulder were gone and my posture was improved. Then I added another class and slowly released my overly tight quads. I cannot believe how much more freely I am moving. I’ve been taking three classes a week for a couple of years now and the improvements in my body are amazing. Sally is the best instructor! She is so encouraging and supportive and knowledgeable. And the studio space she has created just warms my heart every time I step into the space.
I always thought I was lazy and not at all disciplined as I could never seem to stick with much on any kind of exercise. I am a Realtor and went to interview for a listing but the lady said she made a mistake on time and was rushing off to a yoga class because she liked the instructor so much. Aha! I’ll go to one class and win her listing…she didn’t show but to my greatest surprise I left there feeling so at ease. Sally said I had a body built for yoga…that seed of encouragement was all it took for me to blossom. It’s been nearly a year, I am dedicated to being good to myself and my time on a 24 x 68 inch square of foam is my release from tension, my place to honor myself and my spot to just be me.
I can’t say enough about the changes this beautiful, encouraging down-to-earth woman has made in my life and I am forever grateful for her giving me back to me.
Sally Anderson has been my yoga instructor for over 5 years and counting. In over 50 years of doing yoga, she is one of the best teachers I have had. I have benefitted so much from her approach to therapeutic yoga, and credit her with helping me heal from injuries and maintain a high quality of physical health and stamina. Sally approaches yoga keeping in mind its ancient roots and practices while adapting to the diversity of the community she shares her gifts and talents with.
I found Sally at a very low point in my life. I had been extremely ill for a couple of years and depressed because I had no energy. I don’t remember what spurred me on to try Sally’s class but it was a Godsend. Sally is such a gentle yet powerful instructor that always seems to know exactly what her yogis need! She is very clear in teaching and demonstrating as well as explaining what muscles, tendons ect. are being directly affected. Strengthening and enhancing flexibility are just part of the wonderful experience of Sally’s classes. The other huge benefit is the mental sense of well being that stays with you all day!!! My health has returned to better than ever before and I will always go to Sally’s class when ever my time allows. If you are contemplating yoga, Sally is the girl for you.
Thank you so much Sally for sharing your amazing talent and shining your beautiful light on all of us.