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PDP MB 100: T'ai Chi, Beginning
A classical system of martial arts and exercise developed in China 700 years ago. It is characterized by fluid and slow movements designed to cultivate internal energy, balance yin and yang, develop body flexibility, and promote efficient and healthful body movement.
PDP MB 101: Hatha Yoga, Beginning
This slow, fluid, graceful exercise helps develop muscle tone, flexibility, coordination, balance, breath control, and deep relaxation.
PDP MB 102: Ashtanga Yoga
The Primary Series of Ashtanga Yoga is a beginner level sequence of yoga postures linked with movement and breath, designed to bring strength, flexibility and stamina to the body and tranquility to the mind. The class features a warm-up sequence including sun salutations, the first half of Primary Series, relaxation techniques and meditation.
PDP MB 103: Zen Meditation
Includes sitting, breathing exercises and interactive exercise to gain insight into ourselves and be more relaxed and awake for our day-to-day life.
PDP MB 104: Sivananda Yoga
In addition to a typical class with breathing exercises, sun salutations, 12 basic asanas and deep relaxation, the focus is on mastery of the asanas from which variations are then added to further deepen the practice. These asanas allow for the systematic movement of every major part of the body in a balanced way that enhances prana or life force energy, keeping the mind quiet. Additional variations may also be taught.
PDP MB 105: Gentle Restorative Yoga
This is a hatha/kripalu style class with the focus on breathing, long periods of holding postures, and variations of posture flows that are gentler on the neck, wrists, knees, and back. Each class will focus on posture options to protect students that have chronic pain or are working through an injury and using breathing techniques to ease into a meditative mindset. The end of class concludes with a 10 minute savasana.
PDP MB 110: Vinyasa (Flow) Yoga
Often called "Flow" yoga, Vinyasa Yoga links breath and movement while "flowing" through a series of poses. These classes will move through poses more quickly than Hatha Yoga, but are less strenuous than Power Yoga. Classes will work to improve strength, flexibility and balance while promoting relaxation and stress release.
PDP MB 201: Hatha Yoga, Low Intermediate
Undergraduate Prerequisites: PDP MB 101.
Prereq: PDP MB 101 or the equivalent. Deepen harmony of mind and body through gradual perfection of postures and increased attentiveness to breathing. Stress, stiffness, and weakness transform into deep relaxation.
PDP MB 202: Ashtanga Yoga, Intermediate
Undergraduate Prerequisites: PDP MB 102.
Prereq: PDP MB 102 or prior yoga experience and ability. Students will be guided through the energizing and flowing sequence of postures that comprise the full Primary Series of Ashtanga Yoga, including intermediate backbends, arm balances, and inversions. For those who wish to experience new potentials of strength and flexibility.
PDP MB 203: Hatha Yoga, High Intermediate
Undergraduate Prerequisites: PDP MB 201.
Prereq: PDP MB 201. For dedicated intermediates who wish to perfect the more difficult moves and increase their understanding of the mechanisms of the human body.
PDP MB 204: Sivananda Yoga, Intermediate
Undergraduate Prerequisites: PDP MB 104.
Prereq: MB 104 or equivalent yoga training. In addition to a typical class with breathing exercises, sun salutations, 12 basic asanas and deep relaxation, the focus is on mastery of the asanas from which variations are then added to further deepen the practice. These asanas allow for the systematic movement of every major part of the body in a balanced way that enhances prana or life force energy, keeping the mind quiet. Additional variations may also be taught.