Class Descriptions

Class Registration

Registration for all Yoga Balance classes is easy! Classes are held at the Lilly Nature Center part of West Lafayette Parks and Recreation.

Classes listed here may not be on the current schedule of classes but may return to the schedule.

Free Yoga (special class): At the beginning of each session, we offer a free class to anyone interested in trying yoga.

Free Yoga instructor: Lisa Nail

Beginning: This class is designed for the beginner or anyone interested in reviewing the fundamentals of yoga.

Beginning Yoga Instructor:  Lisa Nail

Gentle Yoga: This class will use mindfulness in stretches and postures to increase your body awareness, increase your range of motion, and improve your overall health. Deep relaxation will be used to rejuvenate and re-balance your body, mind, and spirit.

Gentle Yoga instructors: Lisa Banu

All Level:  This class is designed to guide you to move into relaxation, wellness, flexibility, balance, strength, and comfort in the body and mind through postures and breathing techniques. This class is suitable for, and potentially challenging for All Levels as it can be taken as easily or deeply as one’s body demands on a given day.  Drop-ins:  Experienced students may take individual classes at a $15.00 drop-in rate.

All Level instructors:  Shari Gass and Lisa Nail

Continuing: This class is designed to guide you to move into relaxation, wellness, flexibility, balance, strength, and comfort in the body and mind through postures and breathing techniques. This class will have less detailed instruction and move at a slightly faster pace since students are expected to have previous yoga experience. Drop-ins:  Experienced students may take individual classes at a $15.00 drop-in.

Continuing instructor: Shari Gass

Vinyasa Flow Yoga: This class includes classic and creative salutations with mindful alignment and attention to the breath. We warm the body with lots of movement and make time to incorporate stillness. Challenge yourself and tap into your playfulness. Prior experience preferred.

Vinyasa Flow Yoga instructor: Shari Gass

Kids Yoga: Students will have a fun and relaxing time focusing on breath and movement, learning yoga poses, playing yoga games, and moving to music. This class is suitable for first-time young yogis as well as those with yoga experience.

Kids Yoga instructor:  Sherry Tripodi

Yoga Flow and Hold:  This class will focus on body awareness and the mind-heart-body connection. For the first part of class we will flow through yoga sequences. For the second part we will hold the poses for a deeper stretch. This class is geared towards those with some yoga experience.

Yoga Flow and Holds instructor: Sherry Tripodi

Yoga for Emotional Balance:  A 7-session meditative movement program designed to help us practice empowered self-acceptance. Lisa, a loss and life adjustment consultant offers therapeutic mind-body integration skills and strategies to meet our curiosity through self-assessment, self-doubt through leaning into constriction, self-motivation through inviting action, feelings of loss through cultivating connection, anxiety through grounding, and feelings of guilt through self-love. No previous yoga experience expected. Each session involves gentle poses, guided meditation, breathing practices and therapeutic movements. Please contact Lisa at selfcuriousproject@gmail.com with questions and concerns.

Yoga for Emotional Balance instructor:  Lisa Banu

Yoga for Every Body: This class is designed specifically to be accessible to a wider variety of bodies than a traditional yoga class. The space we will create together will be a space focused on exploring movement and calming the mind. Every body is a good body worthy of care and love.

Yoga for Every Body instructor:  Lacey J. Davidson

for mind, body, and spirit