Please note that all classes offered at BBCC are open to the public.
Beginners and Gentle Yoga
This class will introduce participants to all aspects of Yoga including breathing and meditation. Instruction focus will be on the correct execution of asanas (postures) and building a strong foundation for future yoga practice. Gentle modifications and individualized attention to participants will be provided to meet the unique needs of those just beginning the journey and support the development of those who wish to expand their personal practice beyond books and videos. Class size is limited.
Mixed Level Yoga
Stretch, strengthen and tone in this traditional hatha yoga class, suitable for several levels of fitness. Classic yoga postures like Downward facing dog, Warrior, Triangle, and Cobra, are taught with modifications -- so you can challenge yourself with advanced variations, or pamper yourself with more gentle options. This class will offer the opportunity to advance your practice, if that feels right for you.
Vinyasa Flow Yoga
This fast paced class introduces the flowing form of yoga called Vinyasa. Vinyasa, which means breath-synchronized movement, is a yoga style based on the performance of a series of poses in which movement is matched to the breath. These classes typically start with a number of Sun Salutations to warm up the body for more intense stretching, inversions, or backbends done later in the class. Progressions to postures introduced as the 8 week series progresses to advance the student.
A gentle practice that passively opens the body to help de-stress as well as to encourage deep relaxation. Restorative yoga can soothe the nervous system, aid in digestion, calm the mind, and promote total body health. The Sunday evening practice is a perfect way to close the weekend and embrace Monday with a happy heart. Accessible to everyone.
Mixed Level Yoga
Prenatal yoga addresses the physical and emotional changes one experiences throughout a pregnancy. Yoga can help alleviate some physical challenges common during pregnancy, such as backache, poor circulation, restless sleep, and struggles with balance. Yoga has also been used to keep the body in shape throughout the pregnancy and to tone and create flexibility in the parts of the body used during the birthing process. The emphasis on different breathing techniques calms the nerves and relieves stress, and may be useful during labor. Yogic meditation builds focus while melting away anxieties. A prenatal yoga class is a great way to meet other pregnant women, forge a community, and stay positive and motivated. While this class is appropriate for all levels, please consult with your medical practitioner about what is appropriate for your pregnancy.
Mixed level yoga is exactly how it sounds. This class is for the student just beginning their practice as well as the advanced student looking to enhance and deepen their practice.
Pilates is a method of exercise that focuses on strengthening the core or "power house", which includes muscles of the abdomen, low back, hips and buttocks. It incorporates a philosophy that emphasizes training the mind and body to work together towards the goal of overall health. This total body workout is designed to strengthen and tone muscles, increase flexibility and stamina, and improve posture, balance and coordination. Feel fit and revitalized instead of sore and fatigued. Develop and heighten your mind-body awareness. Most exercises can be adapted to accomodate various fitness levels and medical issues. Changes will happen quickly with regular attendance and practice.
Tai Chi/Qigong was started over 3000 years ago to improve the body and mind. It uses your Qi (life energy) through the slow controlled movements to bring you to a balanced state. As a part of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) it uses time-tested approach to increase flexibility, improve strength, and improve balance. The sets can be practiced laying down, sitting and standing by all ages and abilities in just a few minutes every day.
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