Airmid Yoga, Meditation and Tai Chi Classes
Yoga and other classes are different at Airmid. We’re not a gym or fitness center. You’ll feel the healing and grounding environment the moment you enter. You’ll feel welcome and embraced and enjoy personal attention in our friendly, small and inviting classes. Airmid Yoga and other movement classes can help to improve your health and well-being. Physical, mental and emotional benefits include a deep state of relaxation, improved sleep, weight loss, lowered blood pressure, reduction of stress, back and arthritis pain. Affordable membership options also include Tai Chi and Meditation Classes as well as Chair Yoga and fun and empowering yoga classes for kids ages 4 to 11.
Bring restorative energy to your body and mind
with Elizabeth Jones
Restorative yoga is a yoga method using props and long hold times to open the body in a more passive way. Restorative Yoga is designed to restore and revitalize your body and mind through body positioning and breathing, including the fundamental pose of Savasana. The practice of Restorative Yoga helps to balance a fast paced lifestyle and has an enormous capacity to heal physical and mental symptoms that are stress related, such as anxiety and depression. A restorative practice is excellent for calming and grounding.
This class is for those who want to recharge and start their day with more energy and focus. We begin our practice with centering and chanting which warms up the body; followed by a short, quiet meditation to steady the mind and focus our attention on being present. Next, we are guided into gentle poses and then several longer held postures (supported with props as needed). Following the sequence in this manner helps to calm the nervous system and release deeply held tension as well as replenish low or depleted energy.
We finish-up with a reclined deep relaxation to integrate the many benefits of our practice; including release of muscle tension and stress and restored vitality. With this practice your body, mind and emotions are refreshed and energized with a sense of joy and well-being to help you meet and embrace life more fully and meet the challenges of the day.
with Seth Otto
Meditation helps to quiet the mind, relieve stress and heal on an emotional and physical level
Starting in a seated position with breathwork and centering to help relax every part of your body and mind. Then lying down, we do a guided visual meditation. We close in a seated position coming back into the moment quieting the mind and body. This class brings awareness of acceptance, self-love and gratitude. You will leave feeling peaceful, grounded and calm. Wear loose comfortable clothing.
Bring balance and healing to your body and mind
This class is for beginners and others who are looking to benefit from a very gentle therapeutic practice. We start by centering and mindfully exploring the breath; building on a gentle sequence of poses to balance and synchronize body and mind. Then we transition effortlessly to postures which help to bring balance, flexibility and a sense of well-being. We always finish with deep relaxation; leaving us feeling renewed and restored.The approach to the practice is delicate, respectful and sensitive; special attention is provided to each student. This class is a great way to start your day with more energy or transition from a hectic day into a tranquil and restful evening.
with Mike Thomas
Tai chi helps reduce stress and anxiety and it also helps increase flexibility and balance
If you’re looking for a way to reduce stress, consider Tai Chi (TIE-CHEE). Originally developed for self-defense, Tai Chi has evolved into a graceful form of exercise that’s now used for stress reduction and a variety of other health conditions. Often described as meditation in motion, Tai Chi promotes serenity through gentle, flowing movements.
Tai chi is an ancient Chinese tradition that, today, is practiced as a graceful form of exercise. It involves a series of movements performed in a slow, focused manner and accompanied by deep breathing.
Tai chi is a noncompetitive, self-paced system of gentle physical exercise and stretching. Each posture flows into the next without pause, ensuring that your body is in constant motion.
Tai Chi is low impact and puts minimal stress on muscles and joints, making it generally safe for all ages and fitness levels. In fact, because Tai Chi is a low-impact exercise, it may be especially suitable if you’re an older adult who otherwise may not exercise.
Kids Yoga for Ages 4-11
High Energy and Fun. Empowering and Educational
with Juli Eckmeier
Yoga is a tool empowering the child to self-regulate emotions and achieve calm in an overstimulating world. Yoga improves behavioral issues for all children including those with learning disorders and has also been shown to improve the lives of children with autism spectrum disorders. Children of this age love to role-play and pretend, so this yoga class lets them be who they are. This class is high energy and fast paced to keep them focused and moving. Helps develop motor skills, ability to socialize and develop a greater self-reliance and empathy. Class ends with a period of calming relaxation.
All ages and abilities can experience the benefits of traditional yoga
with Julie Eckmeier
There s no need to miss out on the benefits of yoga just because you may have restrictions.
Airmid Chair Yoga is for everyone, even if you have limited mobility, unable to sit on the ground or have trouble getting up. We begin by tuning into our breath to calm and focus the mind. Next, we warm up with gentle movements to loosen our shoulders, ankles, legs, feet and hands. Then we slowly transition into a flow of seated yoga postures while synchronizing these movements to our breath. Each class concludes with a restorative Savasana; a brief period of conscious rest to integrate the benefits of our session. This class will help to increase your strength, flexibility and energy and decrease stress. You’ll leave feeling balanced in body, mind and spirit.
Slow Flow Yoga
Beginner & Intermediate
This class is for beginners who would like to start experiencing the amazing benefits of a yoga practice and intermediate students who want to grow their practice and learn new poses. It is a little more active and always includes modifications and support as needed for each student to continue to explore.
In this flow yoga class you will experience a sequence of a continuous flow of basic yoga poses with proper alignment and become more familiar with use of the breath to help bring balance in the mind and body. As in all classes, you are encouraged to listen to your body and move at your own pace. If you find yourself in any class that feels too challenging you can always choose not to do a pose. At any time if you feel uncomfortable, you are welcome to rest or modify the poses to fit your own comfort and fitness level. You will feel energized, yet rested to create a balance between the yin and yang. Class ends with a restorative asana.