YOGA & QIGONG
Improve your health, vitality & self esteem while lowering stress, strengthening your entire body, from bones, muscles & soft tissues, to organ function & your immune system. Enjoy our inclusive, fun & challenging practice at Golden Harmony Fitness & Stonewall Abbey where we believe that there is yoga & qigong for Every Body!
STAND UP PADDLE BOARD YOGA ALL SUMMER LONG! Check it out below!
VINYASA (FLOW) YOGA
This athletic class provides a strong workout while developing balance and flexibility in a fun, intense and challenging new ways! You will progress quickly in your Asana (physical postures) practice by developing the strength and coordination required for more challenging poses. This style of yoga builds heat, flexibility and strength, while maintaining focus on good alignment and sound structure. Postures may be held for longer periods of time, and will flow together to unite the body to the breath and mind. Suitable for all levels.
Go deeper into your asana (postures) practice & your core abdominals! With this breath control & strength based class, you will discover ways to tap into your most essential muscular support system for sacral/lumbar stability in dynamic movement. Using ABs, hips, glutes, back & thighs, restore and develop your balance by activating your Mula Bandha (root lock)!
Power Flow YOGA
With a stronger pace & challenging flows, this class offers a great workout and invigorating practice for those looking to have a physically transformative practice. This class will focus on safely advancing through progressively challenging asanas in strength, balance & alignment. Some key focuses will be arm balances, inversions, heat & strength building flows. This is a perfect class for athletes in their off season & anyone who is looking to use yoga's physical practice as an integral part of their weekly workouts.
Children will develop and maintain flexibility, strength, coordination, and balance in their physical bodies while reducing stress and gaining a more positive outlook on life in these fun activity based yoga classes! We engage students in cognitive/problem solving activities and movement games that encourage participation in a noncompetitive environment. Our Instructor, Susan Huff has a PHD in Special Education Administration from Virginia Tech with 25+ years experience in education and administration in our community & is a 500+ E-RYT (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher) in KAY:Kidding Around Yoga, Vinyasa (Flow), Svaroopa & Stress Management. Susan brings unparalleled experience to her approach to guiding your children through mind/body practices in a practical, fun & engaging atmosphere.
QIGONG (CHI-KUNG)& Dao Yin Yoga
Qigong (pronounced ‘chee gung’) is an ancient Chinese mind-body practice that restores wellness, builds mental and emotional strength, reduces stress, and increases vitality.
Qigong (or Chi- Kung) is a Chinese term that translates as “breath work” and refers to the wide spread practice of breathing and stretching techniques to stimulate the vital energies of the body that began China’s 5,000 year old medical history. Qigong, sometimes called the grandmother of tai chi, is one of the four major branches of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Because Qigong incorporates a variety of gentle breathing methods, flowing movements, and mindfulness meditation, it can be practiced by absolutely anyone, regardless of their age, health & fitness level.
Dao Yin is an ancient practice of soft (yin) stretches and breath techniques that offers a gentle, restorative and practical approach to flexibility and vitality for any age & ability.
SUP Yoga is here!
Paddle boarding is an exciting way to exercise and have fun outdoors! With our unique boards, specifically designed for yoga, experience the joy of taking your practice out onto the water. Our SUP Vinyasa (Flow) style yoga classes are designed to challenge all levels, from first timers on the mat or board, to seasoned yogis & water sports players. We offer the ONLY Certified Paddle Fit & SUP YOGA classes in the area! Each class will cover board safety, paddle instruction, free paddle time & of course, YOGA!