The Center for Healing - Yoga - Chiropractic - Massage Therapy - Physical Therapy

About Our Classes

Yoga Asana-Basics-Therapeutic-Beginners

Introduction to the principles of alignment, balance, breath, and relaxation. For students of all levels including those with special considerations, pregnancy, injury, or illness.

Makaya brings in her years of experience as a chiropractic physician and yoga instructor when choosing a sequence of yoga postures that will be most beneficial to the students attending the class. Each sequence begins in a resting pose and unfolds from there. One has the choice of remaining in resting poses or participating in more active postures and movements, enhanced by supportive props. Adaptations are given for students with special considerations. The postures tend to be more stimulating and energizing in nature or more soothing and relaxing. Postures may enhance strength and stability or be more oriented toward stretching and mobilizing. Postures are done with awareness of breath, balance and alignment.

Yoga-Asana Ongoing Beginners

In these classes students have a basic understanding and ability to do the postures and continue to strengthen and refine their yoga practice. The postures may be basic, relaxing and restorative or more challenging and energetic. Props and supports are used to maintain balance and comfort in each pose. Teachers also make use of verbal instruction, manual adjusting and demonstrations.

Yoga-Asana – Intermediate

For students who have prior experience and a general sense of how to get into, be in, and come out of yoga postures. The postures and pace range from more basic, relaxing and restorative flows to more challenging, energetic and dynamic. Teachers also make use of verbal instruction, manual adjusting and demonstrations. Props available.

Yoga for people with hip, knee and ankle replacements or general mobility issues

The intention of this class is to optimize health and wellness, improve function, flexibility, and strength while practicing the art of breathing from the diaphragm and belly. The class is done lying on the floor, sitting in chairs, and standing against walls. Each sequence begins in more restful postures and progresses from there. Students have the option to stay in more restful postures or move forward challenging themselves as desired. In this class the student has the chance to explore movement, feel the area in their body that need more mobility and that need more strength. Students must be able to get up from the floor one time during the class (assistance available) and be able to hear and follow instructions. All props and mats supplied.

Pilates Mat

In this foundation class of the Pilates Method, many students find the exercises the most challenging. In this class, you will learn the key principles of the Pilates Method and how to apply them to each exercise, as well as your daily life. Without the assistance of springs, the body must create its own resistance while flowing from one exercise to the next. A variety of props can be added to create many variations of the exercises that challenge the body and mind further. Pilates teaches body awareness, good posture, and easy, graceful movement. Pilates is a mind-body workout that will help develop a strong core - flat abdominals and a strong back, gain long, lean muscles, and flexibility, create an evenly conditioned body, improve sports performance, prevent and rehabilitate from injuries, and more.

Class Fees

General:

  • $15 drop-in; $12 per class for a pass of 8 classes ($96); $11 per class for a pass of 16 classes ($176)
  • Yoga for people with knee and hip replacements $15 per class
  • Makaya's Thursday class 6-7pm, $12 drop-in $10/class for series
  • Classical Pilates Mat Class $18 drop-in; $140/10-class card
  • Seniors (over 65): $10 per class for a pass of 8 or more
  • Students: $8 per class for High School Students, $10 per class for College Students and Individuals who are financially challenged

Note: All passes are held and valid for one year, they are non-refundable but transferable to friends or applied to treatments of Chiropractic, Yoga therapeutics or Therapeutic massage.

See our Class schedule

See our Therapeutic Yoga Workshops schedule