Gentle Yoga Classes
Gentle Yoga (Series - pre registration required) Wednesdays 4:30-5:30 PM & Mondays 7:30 - 8:45
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This is a six-week series that is well-suited to those who are looking for a relaxed, gentle paced workout. The class is not open to drop-ins. The poses are presented with many modifications, making the class appealing to anyone with moderate physical, medical or age-related challenges. Emphasis will be on improving balance; developing conscious breathing; cultivating strength and flexibility; and calming the mind. Ideal for seniors, individuals with MS, Chronic Fatigue or Fibromyalgia or those transitioning from illness/injury/surgery or a sedentary lifestyle. (Private consultation with the instructor is available if you are not sure whether you are suited to this class).
Gentle Yoga (Drop in) Mondays 12:30 - 1:30pm
This class has the same focus as the Series listed above but no pre-registration is required.
Restorative Yoga (Drop in) 1st Friday of every month 6:00 - 7:15 pm
This class involves only the most delicious yoga poses. It includes very gentle stretching as well as relaxing postures that are held for several minutes. The body is invited to release and let go while the mind is encouraged to be quiet and awake.
You will experience a variety of poses that help to: * relieve anxiety and nervousness * treat and prevent head aches * soothe the nervous system *combat insomnia * relieve depression and foggy thinking * improve digestion * reduce symptoms of PMS * refresh and rejuvenate the entire body.
Dim lights, soft music, bolsters, blankets and lavender-scented eye pillows will assist you in releasing tension from the body and the mind. Float home and enjoy the rest of your week end in peace. No previous yoga experience required. All props are provided. Preregistration strongly recommended. Class size limited.
Stress Relief Yoga (Drop In) Sundays 1:30 - 2:45pm
Stressed? Trouble turning your brain off?
In this class we will explore various techniques to manage stressors as they arise. We will start with some breathing techniques to promote relaxation, we'll do some gentle movement and stretches, and finish with restorative yoga (completely passive poses designed to repair frazzled nervous systems). This class is open to all levels. No previous yoga experience or flexibility is required.
More on the benefits of yoga for stress.