A yoga practice can create the feeling of physical and emotional balance through the use of simple postures and focus on your breath. Benefits include reduced stress, improved digestive function and the promotion of greater flexibility. Learn techniques to manage anxiety and depression. We will practice the simple meditation techniques to focus and calm the mind. No experience is necessary. Please bring a Yoga mat or other non-slip surface and a blanket to class. Storm date Apr. 13. Limit 18 students.
Chair Yoga is a gentler approach to exploring movement linked with breath and body alignment. Props (which are all available at the studio) may include chairs, blocks, blankets, and yoga mats. Because chairs are always available, this a great class for students that may have any mobility limitations. Chair Yoga is also a nice introduction to yoga if you’re feeling that you want to go a little slower. No prior yoga or meditation experience is necessary. Limit 24 students. No class Apr. 22.
(Please note there has been a significant day and date change.) This hatha yoga class will focus on increasing flexibility and loosening tight muscles. It will focus on one or more different muscle sets each week and will help increase flexibility with yoga poses that encourage stretching. Yamuna balls will be used to roll on various muscles to help release tight areas and adhesions. Poses that help strengthen these muscles will also be practiced, since strength is also important for flexibility. Each class will start with some breathing exercises and centering, and will include flow in a slightly advancing way each week, ending with a few restorative postures. There will be no class during school vacation, April 20 and May 25. Storm makeup will be on June 8. Please bring a yoga mat or other non-slip surface and small blanket. Limit 19 students.