WHY REVERB?

A modern meaning of the term “reverberation” is “a continuing effect.” An archaic meaning is “to return,” and linguists have even connected reverb to the proto-Indo-European term “werb” meaning “to bend”.

At Reverb, we believe our name represents some of the greatest benefits of yoga practice. By learning to bend with a little more ease, we are less likely to break. By choosing to get on the mat, we return to the simplest and most vital of processes: breathing. We return to what is essential to feeling good. And when we feel better, we are more likely to do better.

When we are suffering, we tend to be on the defensive, protecting the remaining shards and shreds of our sanity and patience. When we are resourced and refreshed, we can see more clearly, feel more fully and act more courageously. Connecting to our strength and freedom reminds us that we are alive, and that life is precious and powerful. Our willingness to take care of ourselves has a continuing effect, and it echoes in our words and actions. By investing in ourselves we improve the fabric of our community as a whole – and that’s what Reverb is all about.

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

center

A hatha-style slower flow that explores stability and mobility at a more modified pace with straightforward transitions between shapes. Unlike Flow practices which demand much of the wrists and shoulders, Center classes have less “up and down,” thus allowing students to feel more rooted throughout the session. Core strength and stability are challenged, but plenty of time is dedicated to flexibility as well. By exploring balance, you’ll find your center.
  • Variations:

    Core - Sequenced to target the major and minor core muscles in the body (basically your entire trunk), we'll focus on functional strength and an increased sense of stability. You'll leave the mat feeling empowered!

    Recovery Yoga – This class is for anyone that wants to explore how yoga fits in with a program of recovery from an addiction: from anything (alcohol, substances, gambling, food, sex, etc.).  This 90-minute class will start with a confidential group discussion which we will “take to the mat” for an hour-long yoga practice. This practice is accessible to all, even those who have never tried yoga.

    Senior Yoga SERIES - You don’t need to be an experienced yoga studio to join the Senior Yoga Series – you just need to have several decades of life experience under your belt! With sequencing designed for those aged 55 and older, instructor Gail Corvette will help participants improve balance and reduce patterns of tightness and inflexibility that can contribute to chronic pain. This class meets for six consecutive weeks beginning 10/9/17.

shift

Shift classes give you the chance to do a little less so you can feel a little more. If you’ve been yearning for freedom from the rat race, then make a bee-line for a Shift class. Gear down, drop in, and get resourced.
  • Variations:

    Unwind - Using Yin Yoga, myofascial release techniques, and other practices from the yoga, fitness and wellness industries, these sessions remove tension from the body and mind. In unwind classes, students will find themselves mostly lying down or seated – on the floor or in specially designed yoga chairs – to explore ways to stretch hips, shoulders, and hamstrings, as well as lots of other parts you might not have even known you could stretch!

    Unwind the Week - Cap off your week and kick off the weekend with this "slow and low - that is the tempo" themed practice.  This class is primarily deep stretch with some elements of easeful, rhythmic movement and a super chill soundtrack.

    Meditation – Sitting in stillness and calming the mind puts many of us far beyond our comfort zones. Beginning meditation without the support of an experienced teacher can be frustrating and seem futile, but with guidance these powerful practices can be truly life-changing.

    Meditation SERIES - “Repetition opens doors,” Tim Lucas astutely wrote. This statement is relevant throughout or lives, and in particular regarding mindfulness. Consistent meditation practice opens the door to more ease and peace in our lives. Meditation teacher and facilitator Sal Familia has been teaching since the 70s, and provides great instruction for both new and experienced practitioners. Meets for six consecutive weeks.

kids

Kids yoga offers children the opportunity to explore yoga poses, breathing and mindfulness techniques in a variety of fun and age-appropriate ways! Grown-ups may take the concurrent adult classes that occur at these times or drop their kiddos and run an errand or visit one of our neighboring F&B options for a meeting or moment to themselves.
  • Additional Info:

    We don't set firm age limits for children's classes, but we do ask for parental cooperation in ensuring that the class is developmentally appropriate for their children. Hour-long kids classes are best suited for ages 5 and up. Two prerequisites are non-negotiable:

    1) Children must be completely independent in the bathroom.
    2) Children must have some childcare/school experience to ensure that the transition away from the caregiver and into a group setting is not traumatic in any way.

    Beginning in Middle School, children may attend adult classes.

    Please inquire for information about children’s parties or privately scheduled group classes for kids.

flow

Be prepared to move. This style of yoga will take you up and down, maybe even upside down, over the course of the session. In the end, “by turning, turning, we come ‘round right.” Straight-up Flow classes will always include sun salutations and powerful standing sequences, followed by sufficient time at the end of the practice to ground and relax.
  • Variations:

    Lotus Inspired Flow – Our weekly take on the mythology-infused, playful practice developed at Laughing Lotus in New York. Lotus Flow SERIES classes are also available with 300-hour certified Lotus Flow instructor/Reverb founder Ashley Bell.

    Magic Monday - A Nia-inspired combination of dance, martial and healing arts set to a super soulful soundtrack.

    Rise and Shine Flow SERIES - Your morning routine sets the tone for your entire day. Research has shown that exercising early, beginning the day with meditation or yoga, and starting the day with a proactive mindset are all ways to set yourself up for greater productivity – and no doubt a better quality of life! Meets for ten consecutive weeks.

    Creative Flow: Balance SERIES - Using creative sequencing as a framework for a variety of standing and arm balances, these playful practices will challenge stability, mobility and mindfulness. Offered over ten consecutive weeks.

Reverb Yoga

FROM THE BLOG

Break on Through

Borrowing a page from my past in dance and art studios, we will begin in September offering classes in series format so that students can experience the kind of growth that only comes through consistent practice – something more akin to the educational experiences many of us have not had since our childhoods. read more.

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