Class Descriptions

Adaptive Yoga

The Adaptive Yoga classes are designed for students with a variety of needs who are looking for a safe place to experience the multiple benefits of yoga. These benefits would include increased flexibility, greater sense of balance, moderate strengthening, and the ability to be present in themselves in the breath to achieve the optimum degree of healing in each experience whether in a yoga class or in the world. Annica and several trained yoga instructors lead a class at a rate that suits those who may need extra time or assistance in moving in and out of the poses. Postures can be adapted for a variety of health conditions including but not limited to Multiple Sclerosis, Cerebral Palsy, advanced arthritic conditions, stroke recovery, and many post surgical situations. Please call Annica at 831-423-9642 to register for this class. The class is wheel chair accessible.

Back Care Basics

A therapeutic class for people with different kinds of back issues who seek serious strength building.  Using yoga principals of breath, core awareness and foundation, this class will move slowly to inspire students to move out of habitual behaviors that are causing back pain and develop a home maintenance program. Please call Yoga Therapist Annica Rose for more information.  831-423-9642

Junior Adaptives

Junior Adaptives is appropriate for students between 12 and 18 with special needs including Aspergers Syndrome and autism.

Yoga for Parkinsons

Yoga therapist Annica Rose will lead students living with Parkinsons through a sequence of movements and relaxation techniques designed to increase stamina and balance and inspire mind and body alignment.

Restorative Yoga

Emphasizing a compassionate and nurturing approach, this class encourages a safe and supportive environment to relax the body and mind for those who accumulate stress related to chronic body aches or an active lifestyle. Focusing on the intelligent movement of the spine in reclining poses, awareness of the breath, and effective understanding of our relationship to gravity within each posture, Annica helps guide each student to a point of optimal release. No standing postures are included. Annica received her primary training in restorative techniques in 1998 with Judith Lasater PhD, PT., author of the best selling book, Relax and Renew, and has offered this class in Santa Cruz continually since then.