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Beginner Yoga Classes

Stretch/ Strengthen/ Stabilize Your Body/ Mind/ Spirit

Beginner Yoga Class* with Heidi MacEwen  Monday Evenings @ 6:45– 8 PM 

Beginner Yoga Class* with Cheryl Whalen  Thursday Evenings @ 5:45– 7:00 PM   

Cost $15 drop-in or 5-wks $65  **1st class drop-in only $10  Note:**if 5 class series card is purchased at the time of 1st class save $15 only $50. (*Class card must be used with the same yoga instructor)

Yoga Tips to Consider When Starting to Practice Yoga:

  1. Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing that is sweat-wicking and has stretch is ideal.
  2. You don’t have to incorporate yoga into your life every day at first. You can start slowly with one or two classes per week. You may even want to get started by just adding some poses into your cool-down routine after a run or workout.
  3. If you have any medical conditions make sure you speak with your health care provider before starting any type of yoga practice.
  4. Start by taking a beginners yoga class.
  5. Find a studio that is convenient and easy for you to get to.
  6. Make sure to attend classes from experienced and certified instructors.
  7. Educate yourself on the type of class you are taking before taking it.
  8. Inform the teacher of any pre-existing medical conditions or injuries.
  9. Go with friends or workout partners to stay motivated.
  10. Everyone is different. Make sure to modify postures based off your individual needs and abilities.
  11. Try out all different styles of yoga until you find the style that fits you.
  12. If practicing at home, find a clean and quiet area where you will not be distracted or bothered.

Common Types of Yoga:

  1. Hatha – is the term that is used to describe any type of yoga that teaches physical poses. Any Hatha class you attend will focus on postures. Most Western yoga classes are a form of Hatha yoga. These classes tend to be slower paced and more relaxing.
  2. Ashtanga – is a style of yoga incorporates six poses broken down into a series and performed in a sequential manner. Each pose is connected and every movement is linked to a breath. It is a more rigorous and physically demanding style of yoga.
  3. Vinaysa – is a more active and movement-rich style of yoga that incorporates a sequence of poses. Unlike Asthanga yoga, the poses change from class to class depending on the teacher and what they have choreographed for that day. Similar in intensity to Ashtanga yoga, these classes are generally fast-paced, physically demanding and lively.
  4. Bikram – is a type of yoga incorporates poses performed in heated studios at temperatures around 105 degrees Fahrenheit. In order for it to be truly considered Bikram, these classes must include a series of 26 unchanging scripted poses that were created by the founder Bikram Choudhury.
  5. Yin – is a quiet more relaxing and meditative form of yoga. The slow-paced style of yoga incorporates poses that are held for longer periods of time.
  6. Prenatal – as the name implies, this form of yoga is for expecting mothers. It incorporates breathing, gentle stretching, poses and relaxation, and is considered great for helping moms-to-be stay in shape, develop or maintain strength and flexibility and may even help prepare them for labor.

Yoga Therapy and Stress Management

with Yoga Therapist Lee Gallagher.

Join Lee for this 7 Week Series Starting Sat. 10/10 – 11/21/2015 from 10:00- 11:30AM 

Cost ~ $210.00- 7 sessions if paid in full or $245.00 – 7 sessions if paid weekly

*Please Note that Week 6 will be held on Sunday 11/15  

Do you feel constantly stressed and lacking energy? Come experience yoga therapy and learn how to combat stress so that it no longer controls you. High levels of chronic stress can manifest in the body and create chronic health conditions.

Yoga therapy uses the ancient science of yoga to enhance the health and wellness at all levels of the individual including physical, emotional and spiritual. You are not a passive recipient but an active participant in the healing process. Rather than offering a diagnosis and treatment for a specific condition, a yoga therapist creates a program for optimal health based on the specific needs of the group with which he or she is working.

In this 7 week stress management program you will learn how to use the physical postures (asanas), breathwork (pranayama) and relaxation techniques (meditation) to restore balance in the body at all levels. You will learn how to use these tools at home for daily a practice. A Yoga therapy group class is different than a regular yoga class. Time spent on postures is usually less than in a general yoga class, while considerably more time is spent on body awareness, breathing and sharing. An intake session will be done prior to your first group session. This allows the yoga therapist to develop a therapeutic program after determining the overall ability, energy and needs of the group as a whole.

Yoga experience is not necessary. Come with a beginner’s mind to learn, refresh and relax.

 

Yoga Nirda a.k.a. Yoga Sleep

with Lee Gallager.

This type of yoga is a specific multi-step process for the integration of body, mind and spirit. It produces a state of consciousness where one is neither fully awake nor asleep. It is very easy and gentle to do and does not require prior training. Learning Yoga Nirda can replace the need for power naps!

Saturday, Sept. 19th from 10-11:30 AM. ~ Cost $25.

Beginner Yoga Classes

Stretch/ Strengthen/ Stabilize Your Body/ Mind/ Spirit

Beginner Yoga with Heidi MacEwen  Monday Evenings @ 6:45– 8 PM  

Beginner Yoga ~ with Cheryl Whalen  Thursday Evenings @ 5:45– 7:00 PM   

Cost $15 drop-in or 5-wks $65  **1st class drop-in only $10  Note:**if 5 class series card is purchased at the time of 1st class save $15 only $50. (**Class card must be used with the same yoga instructor)