Class Details

Currently we offer three styles of aquatic yoga classes at AquaFit of Plano. Being able to swim is not a requirement. The pool depth ranges from 3'6" to 4'6". We can accommodate up to 24 students in the pool; the dimensions of the pool are 25' x 50'. Water temperature ranges from 88-89 degrees and the air temperature is 80 degrees.

 

Though 80 degree air temperature sounds warm, it is the perfect balance to the water temperature being at 88-89 degrees. Not so sure? We invite you to try the first time for absolutely free.

 

If you are uncertain how the aqua yoga practice will affect your particular condition, we recommend you receive a personal consultation before attending your first group class. Please see more information here: 

https://www.dallasaquayoga.com/personal-aqua-practice-consultation/


Aqua Yoga - Morning

Aqua Yoga - Morning

Mondays 11:30 am

Wednesdays 10:30 am

 

These are suitable for individuals who are interested in approaching their yoga practice with emphasis on moving from and with the breath. The class is taught with the Viniyoga approach to postures practice. We have a very diverse population of students who benefit from these morning sessions. Some have no specific health concerns or issues but for others practicing yoga in the water is especially meaningful. Many of our students who used to have a land practice feel that they are at a point in their lives where practice in the water serves them better.  We also have students who cannot practice inversions such as downward facing dog on land; however, they can enjoy "water dog" and more instead. In this class students do not get their hair wet. 

 

Here is a listing of the kinds of conditions some of our students have:

 

Back pain

Herniated/bulging disc issues

Knee/hip issues

Shoulder/wrist issues

Fibromyalgia

Rheumatoid/Osteo arthritis

Scoliosis/rod in back

Excess weight

Neuropathy

Multiple Sclerosis

Pregnancy past first trimester

Balance difficulties on land 

High blood pressure/hypertension

Cervical spondylitis

Diabetes and/or insulin resistance

Glaucoma/detachment of retina

Vertigo

GERD/acid reflux

 


Aqua Yoga - Evening

Aqua Yoga - Evening

Mondays 7:30 pm

 

This evening class offered on Monday nights includes the Viniyoga approach to postures practice. The body is being oriented in creative ways which may involve hair getting wet! Even though challenging work is offered, the aquatic environment allows students with a variety of conditions to enjoy their practice. Some students come from a strong athletic background and discover that aquatic practice improves their mobility and stability. Some students come after working a desk job all day to experience release and re-strengthening of their body.  And some students who have injured themselves from an overly aggressive athletic activity (perhaps even too strong of a yoga practice) or who are recovering from surgery realize that working in the aquatic environment allows them to mend more quickly than they would have otherwise experienced in land-based therapeutic work. Our evening student body is a mix of individuals with no concerns with the body as well as those who have the following conditions:

 

Back pain

Knee/hip issues

Shoulder/wrist injury recovery

Excess weight

Balance difficulties on land

High blood pressure/hypertension


Therapeutic Movement - Afternoon

Therapeutic Movement - Afternoon

Tuesdays 2:00 pm

 

This session is recommended for post-op patients and individuals who have just been released from physical therapy.

 

I teach the class with a Viniyoga approach where consciousness of breath with simple movements help students understand how breath affects the spinal curves. The goal is to restore natural healthy curvature of the spine; the limbs of the body release and strengthen naturally as the relationship between breath and the spine is cultivated. The orientation is around the breath and spine first and then outward.

 

Aquafit offers other Therapeutic Movement classes taught by other instructors throughout the week that have somewhat more of an alignment-based method. Movements tend to be more angular and posture mechanics are taught with less of a breath-centric approach.

 

Please note that the Therapeutic title given to the class as well as the population it has been determined appropriate for is the decision of the hosting facility. The yoga therapy components of my instruction are based on resources I receive as a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists & Yoga International as well as material I study from the American Viniyoga Institute, not derived from my status as an RYT with Yoga Alliance Registry.


"Water is fluid, soft, and yielding. But water will wear away rock, which is rigid and cannot yield. As a rule, whatever is fluid, soft, and yielding will overcome whatever is rigid and hard. This is another paradox: what is soft is strong." -Lao-Tzu