Classes.

Renew your soul, empower your body, and relax your mind with one of the many class offerings at Ananda Shala. The benefits are extraordinary, and include every area of life: sleep better, support your health, prolong your life, reduce stress, boost energy, improve your mood, manage your weight…all of this while making new friends in a nurturing, safe, supportive environment.

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Yoga.

Experience the connection of breath and movement with options for every level of practice from gentle/restorative to active vinyasa flow yoga.

What is Yoga?

Yoga is a physical, mental, and energetic practice that traces its origins over thousands of years to ancient India. It’s an increasingly popular activity in the United States due to its combination of embodied movement, breath connection and mindfulness. The multidimensional benefits of yoga and its accessibility to all fitness levels make it an ideal practice for just about anybody. A regular yoga practice, as evidenced in medical research, can: increase your flexibility, muscle strength and tone, energy and vitality, support your health, reduce stress, alleviate pain and so much more. Scroll down to find the perfect class for you, wherever you are on your journey to health.

Active Flow Yoga

(literally translated from Sanskrit as 'connection') includes poses that flow seamlessly and rhythmically, delivering a strengthening, whole-body practice with deep release. Classes are labeled to help you select the perfect class for you. Level One vinyasa classes are perfect for beginners or those returning to the mat after a time away. Level Two and All Levels vinyasa classes are intermediate; options are offered to increase or decrease the challenge to suit your practice. Level Three vinyasa classes are active flows with options for increasing the challenge of your practice. If a yoga class is listed as ‘hot,’ the classroom is kept at approximately 80-90 degrees to allow your muscles to relax and open as well as to allow for greater detoxification. Experience the connection of breath, movement and meditation with Active Flow yoga. Poses flow seamlessly and rhythmically, delivering a strengthening, whole-body practice with deep release. Our alignment-focused approach ensures a safe but enlivening adventure for everyone. Active Flow classes are intermediate: options are offered to increase or decrease the challenge to suit your practice. *Please note: All private appointments must be booked by emailing info@shalawellness.com. A representative will get back to you quickly to book your appointment.

Advanced Flow Yoga

Increase your strength, challenge your body and take your practice to the next level with Advanced Flow Yoga. Experiment with inversions, arm balances, deep core engagement and more all within a safe, alignment-focused class. Advanced Flow classes are intermediate to advanced and are not recommended for beginners.

Basic Yoga

Build a strong, supportive practice as you stretch, strengthen and de-stress with Basic Yoga. Basic Yoga features an accessible pace of foundational yoga poses with focused guidance and alignment cues. Basic Yoga is appropriate for beginners or anyone looking for a stabilizing, focused practice.

Reiki & Restore Yoga

Rejuvenate your whole self as you alleviate stress, anxiety and depression with Reiki and Restorative Yoga. Participants are supported by blankets, pillows and bolsters in relaxing poses. Your Reiki practitioner instructor will guide you into deep states of meditation while offering the gentle healing energy of Reiki through light physical contact. All levels are encouraged and welcomed to attend.

Restorative Yoga

Sink into a nourishing, nurturing practice Relax and Restore Yoga. You will be supported by blankets, pillows and bolsters in relaxing poses as your instructor guides you into deep states of meditation. Relax and Restore Yoga is a wonderful way to incorporate Self Care into your routine. In Reiki and Restore Yoga, your Reiki practitioner instructor will also offer the gentle healing energy of Reiki through light physical contact. All levels are encouraged and welcomed to attend.

Yin Yoga

Yin yoga is a passive style of practice that targets the connective tissues such as the tendons, ligaments, bones and even the joints of the body that normally are not exercised very much in a more active style of yoga practice (that targets the muscles of the body). We will learn to be still in a pose and stay for a while to create space in the body. These long gentle stretches promote better circulation as well as flexibility in otherwise inflexible areas of the body.

Session.

Yoga Sessions are typically always held throughout the week. Please review the comprehensive class list above to see our offerings.

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Pilates.

An innovative and safe system of exercise that can dramatically transform the way your body looks, feels and performs.

What is Pilates?

Pilates is an innovative and safe system of exercise that can dramatically transform the way your body looks, feels and performs. It teaches how to access and utilize our core strength and stability, encourages body awareness and good posture, improves stamina and economy of motion, and can even help alleviate pain, including back pain. Pilates Mat is taught in the traditional, classical method designed by J. H. Pilates: a proscribed sequence of exercises taught by Power Pilates certified instructors.

What difficulties do you offer?

Pilates Mat Level One classes are open to beginners, Level 2 is open to those with a minimum of 10 Level One or Pilates Equipment classes taken.

Pilates Mat

Pilates Mat is taught in the traditional, classical method designed by J. H. Pilates: a proscribed sequence of exercises taught by Power Pilates certified instructors. Beginner Pilates Mat classes are open to everyone, Intermediate is open to those with a minimum of 10 Beginner Mat or 5 Beginner Pilates Equipment classes taken.

Pilates Total Fitness

Pilates Total Fitness is a complete workout from the core out: 30 minutes of Pilates Mat followed by strength­ building exercises utilizing light hand weights, magic circle or resistance bands. Recommended for Intermediate students with a minimum of 10 Beginning Pilates classes taken.

Pilates Equipment

In Pilates Equipment classes, up to three students utilize all of the Pilates apparatus as well as Pilates Mat work under the instruction and guidance of your instructor. Beginners are welcome to join Beginner Pilates Equipment classes but you must preregister to reserve your spot. If you have a specific physical condition or area of concern, please contact us in advance for guidance.

Private or Semi­-Private Equipment Sessions

Support your specific needs and schedule under the supervision of one of the Shala’s highly trained Power Pilates instructors. Private and Semi­Private Sessions are available for Pilates Equipment for up to 3 students. For small groups larger than 3 students, we recommend Pilates mat or Pilates Total Fitness. To schedule private equipment sessions, email us at info@shalawellness.com

Session.

Pilates is popular among our community in Frederick. Classes are typically always held throughout the week. Please review the comprehensive class list above to see our offerings.

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Functional Fitness.

Functional fitness programs are designed to train and develop your muscles to make everyday activities easier, reduce your risk of injury and improve your quality of life. Get the results you want and break the plateau with Functional Fitness.

What is Functional Fitness?

Functional fitness programs are designed to train and develop your muscles to make everyday activities easier, reduce your risk of injury and improve your quality of life. Get the results you want and break the plateau with Functional Fitness. VBarre Fitness is a workout designed to tone, trim, and transform the body with a fusion of ballet, Pilates, and resistance training. By blending dynamic movement with calorie -blasting cardio, Vbarre targets trouble zones while delivering a powerful workout with amazing results. TRX is a complete bodyweight training system that develops strength, balance, flexibility and core stability together. The TRX Suspension Trainer is completely adaptable to all fitness levels for a safe, fun and effective total body workout. Beginners are welcome but you must preregister to reserve your spot. VBarre Fitness and TRX Classes open to everyBODY but are designed to provide a challenging workout. If you have a specific area of concern, please contact us in advance for guidance.

VBarre Fitness

Vbarre is a workout designed to tone, trim, and transform the body with a fusion of ballet, Pilates, and resistance training. By blending dynamic movement with calorie ­blasting cardio, Vbarre targets trouble zones like the hips, thighs, glutes, and core, delivering one powerful workout with amazing results. By blending resistance training with entertaining choreography, Vbarre is non­stop movement that yields real results. Vbarre strives to spark transformation and delivers unparalleled rewards.

TRX Suspension Training

TRX is a complete bodyweight training system that develops strength, balance, flexibility and core stability together. The TRX Suspension Trainer is completely adaptable to all fitness levels for a safe, fun and effective total body workout. Experience enhanced core stability, endurance and strength as you burn calories with this invigorating class. The benefits of TRX can greatly support your lifestyle and improve other physical practices.

Is Pre-Registration Required?

Beginners are welcome but preregistration is required for VBarre Fitness and TRX. Both classes are open to everyBODY but are designed to provide a challenging workout. If you have a specific area of concern, please contact us in advance for guidance.

Session.

Classes are typically always held throughout the week. Please review the comprehensive class list above to see our offerings.

Schedule.

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