The Updog Method
A typical class is a guided meditative movement class. Often incorporating a theme, breath work, sound and yoga philosophy. Presented in a way that is easy to follow and understand through clear and guided verbal and/or visual cues along with hands on adjustments where needed to correct and/or guide students deeper into physical practice.
A dynamic, flowing sequence of postures consisting of standing, balancing, floor poses, arm balances and inversions. This practice will increase your strength, endurance, balance, focus, flexibility as well as patience. Some yoga experience preferred. 25-27 degrees
A slower approach to learning the art of synchronizing breath with movement. Standing, balancing and floor postures are included in these classes. Perfect for those seeking a less intense practice while still encouraged into moving towards a new edge. Beginner friendly. 25-27 degrees
Is a passive practice. It is restorative and meditative allowing for the softening of muscle and release of fascia tissue while also lengthening ligaments. Longer holds, the use of props, and the surrender to gravity are all part of this experience. The aim is to remain still long enough for one to explore the deeper, more introspective aspect of the yoga. Beginner friendly.Unheated
Active relaxation. This practice uses props to support the physical body to ease into position and facilitate a positive relaxation response, enabling energetic, emotional and mental equanimity. Emphasis is placed on supporting and aligning the physical structure, allowing space and time for one to renew and heal physiologically. The mental and emotional layers may then unfold and relax within this secure and comforting environment. In Restorative yoga one will experience 'conscious' relaxation through mindful movement and pockets of stillness. These classes are accompanied by a short Yoga Nidra or Mediation.
"The body and mind face a constant challenge to fully maintain and remain at harmony with our surrounding environment. A regular physical Yoga practice along with breath techniques and the implementation of mindfulness can better equip us to unite ourselves with that which is Greater than the self. This is the Yoga."
- Joey Myers, UpDogYoga Method