Works with students on fundamental yoga postures, including stretching, strengthening, balance and alignment in the postures. Emphasis on standing, seated, and relaxation poses.
Beginning & Continuing
This is generally used as a step between beginning level and continuing level.
For the student who has completed at least six months of the beginning and beginning/continuing courses. It builds on the study of fundamental poses and introduces inversions and back arches. Home practice is highly encouraged.
For those continuing students with a personal practice and an understanding of how to work with their specific needs.
A fun experience, ideal for senior citizens and anyone wanting a slower-paced class. Using gentle postures and movement, one builds strength, flexibility and grace with appropriate challenges.
For all levels and open to anyone who wants to experience the benefits and joys of yoga. Pay whatever you can.
A method that emphasizes precise alignment in the poses, the use of props to enable all students to benefit from the effects of poses, and a focus on the philosophical tenets upon which yoga is based. Called ‘Iyengar Yoga,’ it draws from the life and teachings of B.K.S. Iyengar (1918-2014), who devoted his life to practicing and teaching yoga, and was a true yoga master. Its teachers typically follow a common syllabus and methodology, and undergo rigorous, specialized training.
Summit Hill Laughter Club Laughter yoga is an exercise technique and well-being work out which combines unconditional laughter with yogic breathing. The practice of laughter yoga develops our inner spirit of laughter, sustaining us no matter what our life circumstances may be. Because of the deep pranayamic breathing exercises, this form of practice is called laughter yoga but does not include any physical asanas and can be practiced by people of all ages who are willing to be a little bit silly. Through rigorous research and careful observation, therapeutic laughter has developed into a serious medical practice with proven benefits. Laughing bonds people together. Laugh Yoga sessions provide a safe space for all ages to relax, laugh and be playful. The ultimate aspiration of Laugh Yoga is to bring people together at the heart level without judgment. It is in essence a practice that promotes healthy breathing while creating joy and unity.
The hatha-based restorative yoga classes Danielle teaches are focused on the practitioners. Each pose includes modifications that allow everyone, regardless of age, flexibility, or strength, to access the benefits of yoga. You will leave each class feeling relaxed and rejuvenated, having lengthened and strengthened muscles that may have been tightened or misaligned for quite some time.
Slow Flow Vinyasa Yoga
A slower-paced vinyasa class, with longer holds and often a more gentle, lunar sequence of poses (think cooling and slowing down, versus heating and speeding up). Students may find this class to be restorative, while also challenging as it explores movement, stillness, strength, and surrender. Beginners and more experienced yoga practitioners are welcome.
A physically challenging vigorous, breath-based practice consisting of strong flowing movement. Open to students of all ability levels who are INJURY FREE and can take care of themselves independently.
Yoga and Pregnancy
Is preparation for a more comfortable and mindful childbirth. Ongoing classes are offered from early pregnancy through delivery. All levels welcome. Yoga and Developmental Movement This class offers participants a chance to explore and connect to the principles and concepts inherent to the practice of Yoga and developmental movement. Regular lessons will emphasize and promote strength, balance, efficiency, ease and flexibility; as well as the integration of body and mind.
Yoga for Body Awareness
This class explores the mind-body connection through an emphasis on understanding one’s own body and how it is moving. Using asana and other forms of movement, the class emphasizes inquiry and focuses on range of movement, alignment, breathing and relaxation. The class is for anyone seeking a gentle, mindful practice that will leave them both relaxed and energized. Students of all ages and levels are welcome.