“The gentle yoga classes have been just what I needed. Brigitte takes her students needs and limitations into consideration when planning her classes. She provides clear explanations of how to do each movement and what the exercise is doing for the body.”
SAFETY FIRST: current COVID-19 guidelines are in place at all Creative Flow in-person classes and events.
“My goal is to inspire, enable and empower people of all ages and abilities to move toward greater wellness and balance at all levels of their being through yoga and its therapeutic applications.” – Brigitte Rivers
Learn yoga or develop your practice in inclusive classes filled with easy to follow options that empower you to make each practice work for you – your unique body, your needs. Choices are a big part of Brigitte Rivers’ trauma-informed approach to teaching yoga and mindfulness.
Building mindful awareness and focus is vitally important in developing a safe practice. Applying these skills to sports and outdoor pursuits help increase present moment awareness. Developing an alert, aware, confident yet relaxed body and mind enables fast, appropriate responses in quickly changing environments.
Brigitte is also a Yoga Alliance approved Continuing Education Provider (YACEP) for other yoga teachers. Find out more about her training, qualifications and influences on the About page.
Classes range from very gentle to invigorating:
Please note: the goal of all Creative Flow yoga classes, retreats and workshops is to be fragrance-free and smoke-free, and participants’ assistance in keeping it safe for everyone is greatly appreciated.
Hatha Vinyasa (Yang) Yoga, the more familiar “active” form of yoga, builds strength and flexibility in muscles and tendons, while also strengthening bones. Practicing mindfully allows us to listen to our body and be guided by our body’s wisdom.
You may be less familiar with Yin Yoga, which targets the connective tissue (fascia) and joints mainly in the lower body. The long-held, static poses are designed to counteract stiffness, separate adhesions and increase mobility. See Yin Yoga Factsheet for more details.
Studies have shown both Yin and Yang Yoga can bring numerous other health and wellness benefits too, including reduced blood pressure and stress levels, improved hormonal and emotional balance, greater focus, and an increased sense of well-being.