Yoga is more than movements on a mat! It’s practices and philosophies that support students and teachers in and out of the classroom - and help to create a healthy school culture! It can also help families to develop healthier habits and feel more connected to each other. 

Yoga can be practiced by all regardless of their fitness level (including flexibility!), spiritual practices or lifestyle. The practices help individuals to  manage their stress and anxiety, feel more confident, and increase compassion for self and others. It helps increase self-awareness, emotional regulation and resilience. 

"The roots of a lasting relationship are mindfulness, deep listening and loving speech." Thich Nhat Hahn

Classes are great for Professional Development, Family or PTA events and to support Physical Education, Health or Library lessons. They are also a wonderful option for afterschool activities and community centers. 

Yoga Classes

Classes are accessible for all students, whether this is your first class or if you’ve been practicing for years. There is an invitation in each class to use props, such as pillows, blankets, blocks, or bolsters. Asana classes begin with a time for centering to prepare oneself for the physical practice. It is followed by a sequence of poses and concludes with Savasana. Most classes are 60 minutes in length, but can be customized to meet your needs.

Asana Class Options include: Yin, Restorative, and Slow-Flow. Asana classes can also be combined with other Yoga practices, such as journaling, a gratitude or surrender activity or a wellness topic.

 

“We don’t use our body to get into a pose, we use the pose to get into our body.” Bernie Clark

 

Mindfulness & Wellness Classes

Besides the traditional seen yoga classes, Heart and Wings Yoga also offers  Mindfulness & Wellness Classes to provide a truly holistic approach for your wellbeing. Mindfulness helps to improve communication and reduce conflict. It also decreases stress eating, feelings of being overwhelmed, and improves the quality of your rest.

When you learn ways to best support your physical, emotional and mental health, you will feel more content and comfortable in your body leading to an improved outlook on life, more meaningful relationships, less aches and pains, and decrease risk of chronic health problems - important at all ages!! 

Classes are tailored to meet your specific needs, whether that’s supporting Professional Development or Social and Emotional Learning goals or improving the culture at your school or organization. Most classes are 60 minutes in length but can be customized if needed. Some classes are can be offered as a single time class while others are best as a series. 

Options for classes include:  Power of Words (journaling, affirmations, self-talk), Better Night's Sleep, Stress Management for Teens, Mindful Parenting, Holistic Wellness for Teachers, and Mindful Eating. Classes can also be combined with an Asana class. 

“The success of yoga does not lie in the ability to perform postures, but in how it positively changes the way we live our life and our relationships.” T.K.V. Desikachar
 

Want to take a class?

If you are interested in learning more about the classes we offer, would like to host a group yoga or wellness class, or would like to share an idea that isn't listed here, we invite you to email us through our contact page. Classes have the option for being in-person within a 20-mile radius of Rochester, NY.


Yoga and Yoga Therapy do not take the place of medical services, prescriptions, or other doctor recommendations. It can complement and support the goals set by your medical providers.