Stratford Continuing Education Offers Yoga and Exercise Classes

Featuring yoga, painting, and exercise classes, there are plenty of chances to get into the fitness groove in the coming months through Stratford’s Continuing Education classes. Their full Winter/Spring Catalog can be found here. Also, don’t miss the courses at UW-Marshfield/Wood County!

List of course descriptions below:

Painting Workshop
This workshop is sure to bring out the artist in you! Follow along as the instructor paints a scene, step by step, providing ample assistance along the way.
Everyone will go home with a masterpiece ready to hang on the wall. Noprior painting experience necessary. All supplies are provided. Just come and enjoy this painting party!

Body Weight Burn
Join Rachel for this energizing workout that will help increase strength, cardiovascular fitness, flexIbility and balance. There will be a mix of moves inspired by boxing, yoga, pilates and more, using nothing but your own body weight. Modifications to exercises will be offered. SUPPLIES REQUIRED : Exercise mat, water.
NOTE: No class 4/1

This total body workout will focus on burning fat and altering metabolism. Each of Heather’s workouts will be efficient, yet effectively designed to strengthen and tone all the major muscle groups and get the heart pumping. Five minutes of flexibility will complete the workout. Modifications to exercises will be offered. SUPPLIES REQUIRED : Exercise mat; Handweights (your choice of weight); water.
NOTE: No class SPENCER SU 4/1

Short Circuit
Short Circuit combines conditioning and toning to improve endurance, cardiovascular fitness and muscular strength.This course will include high-intensity work periods with short rest periods in an alternating set or circuit format that is easy to follow. Work at your own fitness level. Short Circuit builds muscle and gives the sought after benefits of resistance training, and fat-melting interval training. SUPPLIES REQUIRED: Yoga Mat; Hand weights (your choice of weight); Water

This class fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easy
to follow moves to create a dynamic fitness program
that will blow you away! Zumba® Fanatics achieve long term benefits while experiencing an absolute blast in one exhilarating hour of caloric-burning, body-energizing, awe-inspiring movements! The routines feature interval training sessions where fast and slow rhythms are combined with resistance training to tone and sculpt the body while burning fat. Add some Latin flavor and international zest and you’ve got Zumba®! SUPPLIES
REQUIRED: Water; Cross training or aerobic style shoes.NOTE: No class: MARSHFIELD SU 4/1; T 3/27; LOYAL TH 3/29

Zumba® Gold
Zumba® Gold takes the popular Latin-dance inspired
workout of Zumba® and makes it accessible for seniors, beginners or others needing modifications in their exercise routine. It is low impact – joint & knee friendly. Zumba®Gold builds cardiovascular health by challenging the heart and working the muscles of the hips, legs and arms with dance moves. Zumba® is known for zesty Latin music, like salsa, merengue, cumbia and reggaeton, the exhilarating, easy-to-follow moves and an invigorating, party-like atmosphere. It’s a dance-fitness class that feels friendly, and most of all, fun. SUPPLIES REQUIRED: Water; Cross training or aerobic style shoes. NOTE: No class 3/29

Empowerment Yoga
This practical approach to the healing art of yoga incre
ases self-confidence, self-love and the ability to be present. Emily will include breathing techniques, asanas (poses), relaxation exercises, a weekly self affirmation, as well as a deep guided meditation. Each class is about opening the self, strengthening the self, and empowering the self to be, and to become, its best self. SUPPLIES REQUIRED: Yoga mat; Optional: Yoga block; Yoga strap; cotton or wool blanket. NOTE: No class SU 4/1

Gentle Yoga
This Hatha yoga style class will include breathing techniques to reduce stress and promote relaxation, poses to promote flexibility, balance and strength and relax
ation exercises to provide self-awareness. A slow flow Vinyasa style will synchronize movement with breathing. Special focus will be placed on alternate postures or positioning. SUPPLIES REQUIRED: Yoga mat; Optional: Yoga block; Yoga stra
p; cotton or wool blanket. NOTE: No class EDGAR W 2/14; ROZELLVILLE SA 2/24

Mindful Yoga
Join Chris Tipping, Yoga Alliance teacher, for a relaxing and energizing yoga practice. The class is appropriate for true beginners, experienced students, or for people with minor injuries or physical limitations. The overall pace is slow and steady, with gentle warm-ups, attention to the details of each posture and a focus on connecting to the inner body experience of yoga. Develop a calmer mind, relaxed body and reap the secondary benefits of improved strength, flexibility,
balance and posture. SUPPLIES REQUIRED:Yoga mat; cotton or wool blanket

Nourishing Yoga
In this course, beginners will learn the foundati
ons of the practice from Phil, a Yoga Alliance Teacher. Experienced Yogis will deepen their practice through a closer study. All participants will learn a specific roadmap for nourishing their well-being. A Yoga practice can cultivate positive body awareness, promote functional mobility, quiet the mind and calm the nervous system. This class includes quiet sitting to draw awareness inward, pre-yoga exercises to activate specific muscle groups, a warm-up flow of poses, traditional standing, seated and prone poses that are held long enough to achieve benefit. SUPPLIES REQUIRED: Yoga mat; Optional:Yoga block; strap; cotton or wool blanket.
No class 3/1; 4/5; 5/3

Vinyasa Flow Yoga
“Vinyasa” means “breath-synchronized movement” or moving from one pose to the next on an inhale or an exhale. This class offers basic yoga postures in a flowing sequence leading into balance poses and relaxing stretches. Vinyasa has both mental and physical benefits. Physically, the flowing portion expels toxins and re-energizes the body. Mentally, the synchronized breathing relaxes the mind and helps to release any blockage of energy flow throughout the body.If you like to focus on the power of breathing and flowing movement through poses, you will enjoy Vinyasa. Prior Yoga experience is helpful. SUPPLIES REQUIRED: Yoga mat; Optional: Yoga block; strap; blanket.
NOTE: No class MARSHFIELD SU 4/1; W 2/14, 4/18; SA 2/24

Cathy combines the classic principles of yoga withlight hand weights for this course. The addition ofweights to ayoga program has fantastic benefits for those with
low bone density conditions such as osteoporosis. Weight-bearing exercises can help in growing denser and stronger bones, over time. Yoga increases flexibility and mobility of the joints. The added weights increase the resistance of the exercise to help improve muscle tone and strength. Yogatone offers the best of both exercises in one session. The outcome is great body tone, longer leaner sculpted muscles, and extra flexibility.
SUPPLIES REQUIRED: Yoga Mat; Hand weights (your cho ice of weight); Water.NOTE: No class TH 2/1; 3/1; 4/5, 5/3

Marshfield Yoga

Marshfield Fitness & Art

Athens, Edgar, Loyal, Rozellville, Spencer, Stratford