Stretching & Strengthening Classes
Gentle yoga and restorative yoga classes provide you with an opportunity to explore supportive poses that will help restore your body's nervous system to its natural, calm state. You'll find the instructors lead these classes at a slower pace so you can focus on stretching all areas of your body while releasing stress and tension from your joints and muscles.
Restorative yoga will give you an opportunity to hold poses longer and work with props. Through the integration of breath, longer-held postures and the use of props, you will fully experience what it means to wind down and feel a total sense of calm and well-being. You are sure to benefit from the practice, whether you sit long hours at a desk or work out with heavy weights.
These are all-levels classes, appropriate whether you're a beginner or advanced yoga practitioner.
with Bianca Milton
Designed with CrossFitters and members who regularly do high-intensity workouts, power yoga focuses on mobility of hips, shoulders, ankles and wrists. This class is designed to keep your joints flexible so you can lift weights easily and smoothly. Not your average stretch class, power yoga incorporates boot camp exercises such as crunches and cardio with Vinyasa flow movements. Don't be surprised if you get a burpee or two in before the class is finished!
Explore the balance between "being" and "becoming" by learning how to fully and lovingly accept your body as it is in the moment. Guiding you with deep respect, instructors will lead you towards strong alignment through intelligent sequencing. All fitness levels welcome!
Start your weekend with a good stretch and strengthening poses. This class is intended for all body types and walks of life. The instructor aims to ensure students feel comfortable and safe to explore their body, mind, and spirit while on their mats.
Pilates focuses on core strengthening by emphasizing small, fluid movements that simultaneously increase flexibility. It's appropriate for all fitness levels so you can jump into a class at any time. Members have reported remarkable results as a result of taking Pilates at Rainier Health & Fitness.