Yoga Class Descriptions

We offer many different types of yoga classes each week. Our focus is on offering accessible types of yoga that can bring healing, fitness, flexibility and stress-reduction to many different types of people.

In addition to drop-in yoga classes, our schedule includes  workshops and events, awesome yoga courses as part of our school’s ‘Sacred Warrior’ curriculum, private individual and group lessons scheduled at your convenience.

Come Home to Your Body

Yoga Farm’s foundational course; ‘Come Home to Your Body’, has new sections that begin four times a year. This core program is ideal for beginners to yoga of all ages, abilities, shapes, and sizes.  Our next course starts in January. 

When is this class: Not a drop-in class. Click this link for full details and upcoming section days/times.
Who this class is for: Class is perfect for people new or returning to yoga, who would like to learn yoga, meditation and mindfulness in a gentle way with a small group in a safe and caring environment.
What are the results: Improve your outlook in your life, develop strength, flexibility and balance. See how meditation, contemplation and gentle yoga can have a profound impact on your relationships, work, and daily state of mind.

Testimonial: Taking this course is the best! I experience so many things during a class such as mind and body relaxation, empowerment, education, community and love. Such a great space to be in with amazing people. — Kathleen M. 

Easy, Light and Fun Yoga with Christopher

Easy, Light and Fun Yoga (ELF Yoga) is a 1-hour class designed to create a safe and supportive environment to meet students of all body types and levels of ability right where they are.

Each class combines gentle yoga, beneficial breathing, easy stretching, and deep rest. We minimize transitions from standing to the floor and back up, and stay clear of poses and activities that could inflame injuries or trouble sore joints.

As we gradually quiet the mind and embrace the present moment, as it is, we find greater ease and joy in life. In today’s busy world, this isn’t very easy to do! The ancient practices of yoga, meditation and mindfulness give us practical tools to bring the body and mind together, in the present.

When is this class: Tuesdays 5:30-6:45pm [reserve your next class now]
Who this class is for: Class is perfect for people new to yoga, older adults, people of all shapes and sizes, or anyone who seeks an easy to learn, playful, refreshing basic yoga class. Great if you think you ‘aren’t flexible enough for yoga’.
What are the results: Our low-impact yoga improves health, circulation, flexibility, physical, emotional and mental well-being.

Testimonial: “I’ve been an “Easy, Light and Fun” attendee for many months. I always look forward to coming to class and enjoy the relaxed peaceful feeling I go home with. This class has done an amazing job loosening my stiff joints and aching back. Christopher is an amazing teacher and a gift to Lansing. If you haven’t been to the Yoga Farm yet, I recommend you check it out.” – C.N. Lansing, NY

 Radiant Vitality Yoga with Christopher

Our dynamic yoga course brings together vinyasa flow yoga, energizing breathing, and powerful kundalini meditations to generate and sustain energy, clarity and radiance. Imagine waking every day living with a steady flow of energy and a capable body.

This Yoga Farm class is a unique merger of flow (vinyasa) yoga as well as kundalini (breath work and meditations) which facilitates a physical change as well as an emotional and spiritual transformation. This work connects us with our own essence, while training our mind to focus and improving the resiliency of the nervous system.

When is this class: Tuesdays 8-9:15am, Wednesdays 5:45-7:15pm [reserve your next class now]
Who this class is for: This is an intermediate-level, challenging class. It is appropriate for students with some yoga experience and an body that moves well. Wednesday evening is more challenging, with inversions, arm balances, deep openers, giving a power yoga experience. Tuesday morning is moves more slowly and meditatively, and is designed to get you up and glowing.
What are the results: This class gives you an experience beyond the limits of time and space—an experience of the depth of your soul and true identity. You’ll notice increased flexibility, expanded lung capacity, a strong core, and stress alleviation.

Slow Flow with Emily, Taryn & Jeannie

Our slow flow classes begin by warming up and invigorating the body through a sequence of gentle active postures, soothing stretches, then move towards more passive postures and stretches that relax and rejuvenate the body and mind. 

Classes are different each week, and variations for many postures are given to tailor to each individual’s practice and needs.  Classes hold a focus on the breath and body awareness and offer attainable goals for students. 

When is this class:
Sunday 9:30-10:45 (Various) / Tuesday 10-11:15am (Jeannie) / Wednesday 9-10:15am (Emily) / Thursday 10-11:15am (Emily) / Friday 10-11:15am (Taryn)
(Sun-Thu are slower classes with simpler yoga-inspired movements that guide practitioners toward a stronger mind-body connection) [reserve your next class now]
(Friday 10am slow flow class is an intermediate classes that involve a sequence of breathing, sun salutations, a wide range of yoga poses, core-strengthening, inversions, and balancing postures)
Who this class is for: Do you want supple strength and composed calm? Do you find that some classes move too fast for you? Do you want to be able to feel what you’re doing? Would you like to have more understanding of proper technique so that you are safe and gain the greatest benefit from your yoga practice? Join the Slow Flow revolution!
What are the results: When we are able to move slowly on our mats, we are able to feel our bodies in every asana, to feel our breath in our bodies as we move, twist, lengthen and extend, creating more depth and space in our bodies, hearts and souls. Improve your range of motion, balance, strength and overall flexibility.

Testimonial: “I’ve found the studio at the Yoga Farm to be a warm and inviting space.  The instructors listen to the needs of the students, then craft a session with those needs in mind. As a beginner I’ve enjoyed the consistency with which the Yoga Farm has provided me with a peaceful and positive yoga experience.” – W.S., Ithaca, NY

“Thank you for over a year of weekly yoga classes.  I appreciate your lighthearted approach and your attention to each of us as individuals.  The poses and stretches are new for my husband and me, and fun. Class has been relaxing, restoring, rejuvenating, and can be physically demanding if we push.  I would recommend your instruction to anyone interested in yoga or anyone who has specific goals.” Maryanne B.

Yin Yoga with Christopher

So what exactly is Yin yoga? It is a more meditative approach with a physical focus much deeper than Yang like practices. Here the student is trying to access the deeper tissues such as the connective tissue and fascia and many of the postures focus on areas that encompass a joint (hips, sacrum, spine). As one ages flexibility in the joints decreases and Yin yoga is a wonderful way to maintain that flexibility.

This intimate practice of yoga requires students to be ready to be open to feelings, sensations, and emotions, more than in a fast paced yoga practice.

When is this class: Thursdays 5:30-6:45pm [reserve your next class now]
Who this class is for: Class is perfect for people new to yoga, older adults, people of all shapes and sizes, or anyone who seeks a slow, meditative, deeply relaxing and stretching practice.
What are the results: Deep rest, healing and hydration of the connective tissues, reduction in joint pain, increased flexibility

De-Stress, Reset & Renew with Neko (individual and small group privates by appointment only)

This tender and healing class is specifically beneficial for anyone experiencing stress, anxiety, and or physical injuries. In this class we offer gentle movement, slow, easy therapeutic poses, and optional healing touch to facilitate deep cellular repair to the mind, body and energy body.

The first half of the class includes light movement and postures and the last half will be dedicated to completely relaxing to allow for a deep reset to take place. This lets the body adapt to the healing that took place.

When is this class: Privates or small groups by appointment – call/text 607-280-2010 to start the process
Who this class is for: This session can be particularly useful to people with chronic pain or old injuries that won’t subside, tight muscles, not enough time in the day, or too much stress in their lives. All bodies are welcome and encouraged to try this class.
What are the results: This practice offers an opportunity to witness your “hurts” and to gently let them go. It offers a reboot to your body, mind and spirit.  Improves quality of sleep, slows down the pace of life, soothes the nervous system, encourages mindfulness, cultivates body awareness, creates deliberateness of action, helps you feel safe and nurtured.

Testimonial: “I had gotten very little sleep the two nights before my first restorative yoga class; I was so tired and this class gave me so much energy. I needed something to get me going and this was just what I needed”. D.Z., Lansing

 You can jump right over to our online calendar and reservation system.

If our schedule doesn’t work for you or you’d prefer a custom session tailored for your needs, take a look at our private yoga therapy and meditation instruction sessions scheduled at your convenience, at Yoga Farm or your home / office.

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