REMI YOGA, LLC
PRIVATE YOGA - IN-HOME YOGA - GROUP CLASSES - COMMUNITY CLASSES
ACCESSIBLE YOGA - ADAPTIVE YOGA - TRAUMA YOGA
SPECIALIZED MILITARY/VETERAN/FIRST RESPONDER CLASSES
Aurora, CO - Centennial, CO - Parker, CO - Denver, CO
Greater Denver Metro Area
Hatha Yoga Asana begins with a strong foundation in body awareness and alignment, then moves deeper, allowing you to explore your own personal experience of yoga through inner focus and surrender. Hatha classes tend to focus on one pose at a time with rest in between.
VINYASA FLOW/SLOW FLOW
In Vinyasa yoga classes, students coordinate movement with breath to flow from one pose to the next. This is a more active practice in which you move from pose to pose, building heat and increasing your strength, balance, and flexibility in equal measure.
ADAPTIVE AND ACCESSIBLE YOGA
Adaptive and Accessible Yoga is dedicated to sharing the benefits of Yoga with anyone who currently does not have access to these practices, and with communities that have been excluded or under-served. All people, regardless of size, age, gender, ability or background, deserve equal access to the ancient teachings of Yoga. We believe the value of a yoga practice is found in the benefit the student receives, and this empowers teachers to inspire a variety of student populations. We use chairs, walls, and other props when working with students recovering from injuries or who have mobility limitations. A chair can be used to replace a yoga mat, becoming an extension of the body and allowing anyone to fully enjoy Yoga’s amazing wellness benefits. Chair Yoga is great for individuals who work in an office, have difficulty moving to and from the floor or prefer the support and stability of a chair in their practice. Adaptive yoga can be applied to any of the styles we offer below.
STUDENTS MAY BENEFIT FROM ADAPTIVE YOGA DUE TO:
Trauma can trigger a chronic stress response in the body, which may manifest as an uncontrollable and constant state of heightened arousal and fear in the body. The techniques of yoga can reduce the negative effects on the body's nervous system. The mindfulness and meditation aspect of yoga allows the mind to maintain objective awareness on the body's physical sensations, while maintaining a state of calm. Yoga is associated with a reduction in physiological and somatic complaints often attributable to post-traumatic stress disorder, such as pain and anxiety. Research also suggests that yoga produces psychological benefits for individuals with post-traumatic stress disorder such as reduction of stress, a decrease in depression as associated with the mindfulness component, a greater sense of interconnectedness with others when practiced in group settings, enhanced self-efficacy and self-esteem, and a feeling of overall empowerment. Trauma-informed/sensitive yoga is an approach to creating a safe, sensitive space in which students can learn regulation skills through connection with the breath and increased body awareness.
Principles of Trauma-Informed Yoga:
Restorative yoga is a practice that is all about slowing down and opening your body through passive stretching. If you take a restorative class, you may hardly move at all, doing just a few postures in the course of an hour. A restorative yoga sequence typically involves only five or six poses, supported by props that allow you to completely relax and rest. Held for 5 minutes or more, restorative poses include light twists, seated forward folds, and gentle backbends. It is a completely different experience than most contemporary yoga. During the long holds of restorative yoga, however, your muscles are allowed to relax deeply. It's a unique feeling because props, rather than your muscles, are used to support your body. Restorative classes are very mellow, making them a good complement to more active practices and an excellent antidote to stress. Be sure to wear comfortable clothing and layers, as the body temperature tends to drop during this practice.
BENEFITS OF RESTORATIVE YOGA
RESTORATIVE YOGA ELEVATES OR AIDS:
This practice is designed to help you sit longer, and more comfortably, in meditation by stretching connective tissue around the joints (mainly the knees, pelvis, sacrum, and spine). A passive practice, Yin Yoga involves variations of seated and supine poses typically held for 3 to 5 minutes, accessing deeper layers of fascia. Yin yoga is for you if you are tired and craving energy or you’re over-stimulated and have too much energy; if your mind is overactive or your energy levels erratic. We live in a world where we are bombarded with stimuli, stimuli that is available 24/7. It’s so easy to end up not switching off at all - to end up with a mind that is constantly busy processing all the information that’s thrown at it. Yin yoga creates a balance and peace in the mind.
BENEFITS OF YIN YOGA
YIN YOGA IMPROVES THE BODY IN A VARIETY OF WAYS. THESE MAY INCLUDE:
Yoga Nidra, known as yogic sleep, is a meditation and conscious relaxation practice that is intended to induce total physical, mental, and emotional relaxation. Yoga nidra or yogic sleep is a state of consciousness between waking and sleeping, like the "going-to-sleep" stage. It is a state in which the body is completely relaxed, and the practitioner becomes systematically and increasingly aware of the inner world by following a set of verbal instructions. This state of consciousness is different from meditation in which concentration on a single focus is required. In yoga nidra the practitioner remains in a state of light withdrawal of the 5 senses with four of his or her senses internalized, that is, withdrawn, and only the hearing still connects to the instructions. The yogic goal of both paths, deep relaxation and meditation are the same, a state of meditative consciousness called samadhi.
BENEFITS OF YOGA NIDRA
ASIDE FROM BEING RELAXING, RESTORATIVE AND RESTFUL, STUDIES HAVE SHOWN THAT YOGA NIDRA CAN ALSO: