This class is appropriate for all students seeking the benefits of a slower paced class with more opportunities for rest with added restorative poses. A shortened yoga flow practice is followed with a few restorative postures using props such as blocks, bolsters and straps before moving into a guided final relaxation. All levels welcome!
An ideal class to both challenge and relax you. Yoga flow combines poses from gentle to intermediate yoga. Emphasis is placed on stretching and balance to build strength, perseverance and flexibility as well as coordination of breath with movement and attention to alignment in a calm, relaxed environment. Classes begin and end with a guided relaxation to release tension, reduce stress and renew the body and spirit. All levels are welcome, some yoga experience helpful but not required. Prerequisite: Students should be able to get up and down the floor without assistance.
Vinyasa is a discipline that utilizes postures and breathing techniques. This form of yoga offers a range of health benefits to those who practice it, as it encompasses all areas of mind, body and spirit. Vinyasa yoga is often faster paced, and the assanas (postures) are linked together in a series of movements that are synchronized with the breath. The continual movements, from one pose to another, gives you an added cardiovascular benefit, which more traditional forms of yoga do not have. The routine practice of vinyasa yoga can increase muscle strength, endurance and flexibility, and reduce levels of stress.
Yoga helps reduce stress, release toxins and calm the mind. This Yoga with Weights class will also help work on more toning and muscle strength, balance, coordination, and flexibility. It's a Vinyasa flow class that links together the breath and the movement with hand weights used intermittently through out. Typically weights used are 2--10 lbs. Please bring your own if you have them already. The studio does have 1-5 lbs to borrow if needed.
Yoga-with-a-chair is an ideal class for the young at heart who want to feel more energetic and flexible. Also, Yoga improves balance, lowers blood pressure and helps build bone density. Prerequisite: Students must be able to get down and up from the floor using a chair.
This class is suitable for all levels, especially people just beginning their Yoga practice. This class is more relaxing, more encouraging, has less complex transitions, and more deep breathing. Intermediate and advanced level practitioners can enjoy this class by increasing their awareness and breath-to-body connection. Prerequisite: Students should be able to get up and down from the floor without assistance.
In Balance's own fun fusion of yoga, ballet, pilates and cardio while using props and your own body to challenge you in many ways---toning, strengthening and elongating your muscles and centering and balancing your body all in one! No two classes will be the same here! Deb and Stacy will be trading off as instructor on Saturday mornings. Meet you at the Barre!
Let's focus on your core and strength! After a short warm up, this class will focus on core and muscle strength. Improve your bone density and finish with great stretching, including yoga! A great way to end the week!
A fun-filled hour of cardio, strength and stretching....designed to give your heart, mind and whole body a workout! Let's rock!!
Fun, hi-energy class using a variety of equipment to work all muscle groups in 45 minutes. Class format uses timed circuits to work on muscular and cardio vascular strength and endurance working at YOUR own fitness level.
This class will work and strengthen the entire core using the TRX, Kettlebells and body weight exercises.
Kettlebells deliver extreme all-round fitness. The Russian kettlebell can replace barbells, dumbbells, medicine balls, and cardio equipment, just to name a few. Kettlebell training is more than just exercise. It is a skill that will benefit the user in all areas of life, whether that is training for a sport or the sport of life. Kettlebell training torches calories and builds a physique unlike any other. The basis of kettlebell training is strength and mobility.
Suspension Training® bodyweight exercise allow users to self-adjust the amount of resistance they want, making it suitable for people of all fitness levels by making small changes in foot, hand or body position; this capability empowers participants to continue with training, even when fatigue sets in. This versatility makes the TRX® attractive to many users, including elite athletes in every major sports league, all branches of the military, and fitness enthusiasts at all levels.
This class explores the findings and practices of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). Each class will focus on a different aspect of MBSR including Awareness of Breath Meditation, Walking Meditation, Mindful Eating, Mindful Movement, Loving-Kindness Meditation and Body Scan Meditation. We will be learning about what stress is, what causes stress and how extreme stress causes our cortisol levels to spike producing damaging results to our bodies and mind.
Please come join us as we cultivate a community and family of Mindfulness by Learning evidenced-based and realistic ways of incorporating Mindfulness into our daily lives.
A gentle and gracefull series of 24 movements suitable for all fitness levels. Some benefits include increased balance and strength while nurturing the mind/body connection.
Zumba® is a Latin-inspired, dance-fitness class that incorporates Latin and International music. Each session will be different enough so you stay challenged, but true to the Zumba experience as you learn how to exercise to a fun beat. Zumba can improve how you feel about yourself and motivate you to get moving! You will have a blast! Wearing comfortable clothes and gym shoes are strongly suggested. Also, a water bottle and a towel are encouraged to keep cool.
In Balance Yoga & Fitness has partnered with the River Falls Community Education Program. Classes may be held at our In Balance studio or other locations.
You are welcome to attend, however; registration must be completed through the Community Education website. For class information and registration forms, please contact Community Education directly at: