Healing Chair Yoga
This Chair Yoga class is perfect for everyBODY but especially for those who want to participate in yoga but have challenges getting down to a yoga mat on the floor. The class is taught in a way that is supportive and inclusive for all members of the community. All of the yoga poses are adapted to the chair, with multiple options offered so that everybody can participate at the same time, regardless of age, level of experience or ability. If you are in a wheelchair – you can join our class. Each student can take an approach that may be gentle and mindful, or more dynamic and challenging depending on their own personal needs. Get fit where you sit on any chair, anywhere.
In-person Gentle Yoga Flow, in Durham
This class (bilingual in Spanish & English) is a full body practice for functional movement, stress management, active recovery and building strength. We will begin with a gentle warm up connecting with the breath supported by props such as blocks and straps (or anything similar) and end with guided savasana. You can expect different variations of the poses offered so you can choose what version of the pose is best suited for you during the practice. Suitable for all levels of experience.
Active Yoga Basics
This class will offer an active, sometimes challenging mixture of postures in a therapeutic sequence. While not necessary, you will benefit from the help of two yoga blocks and strap.
In-person Chair Yoga
This Chair Yoga class is perfect for everyBODY, especially for those who want to participate in yoga but have challenges getting down to a yoga mat on the floor. The class is taught in a way that is supportive and inclusive for all members of the community. All of the yoga poses are adapted to the chair, with multiple options offered so that everybody can participate at the same time, regardless of age, level of experience or ability.
Stretch & Rest
Stretch & Rest opens space for deep relaxation by calming the sympathetic nervous system through breath and mindfulness. You will be guided through a series of intentional, seated stretches to prepare for the restorative portion of the class, which will consist of supported seated and reclining yoga postures. The entire class can be practiced while seated. Find a level, stable chair or seat. Prior to class, gather items that help foster comfort, such as pillows and blankets. A yoga bolster and blocks can be helpful, too.
Chair & Standing Yoga in Spanish
This is an inclusive gentle class designed for anyone focusing on healing and stress reduction, regardless of his/her condition or level of physical ability. This class integrates asanas (seated and standing), breathing practices, mindfulness, guided meditation, and relaxation techniques, all as a therapy not only for the body but for the mind and soul, allowing you to feel both relaxed and energized at the same time. Focusing beyond postural practice the class seeks to offer through Yoga, a sanctuary, a laboratory, an opportunity, a place for contemplation, and the expression of compassion and respect for ourselves and for life itself. It is also an opportunity to cultivate ease in the body and quiet in the mind, which will give you a greater sense of wellbeing. Recommended props: a mat, a sturdy, stable chair, a blanket, and a pillow.
In-person SAFE Yoga
SAFE is an acronym for Sharing, Accessible, Free-flowing, Energy. This program seeks to engage and educate racial/ethnic minorities and low-income populations about the benefits of community yoga classes. The goals of this program include expanding students’ views of yoga and providing knowledge of how to integrate yoga into their everyday lives as they cultivate sobriety skills and sustain healthy living through movement.
YOGA MIX a class for anyone wanting to practice foundational and restorative yoga shapes. Build strength, increase stability and flexibility. This class experience is a mixture of standing, seated, hatha and restorative shapes.
**Use of props is encouraged. 2 blocks and a bolster can be very helpful. This class is very adaptable and will include lots of information for different ways to be in the shapes offered.
Gentle Mat Yoga
Experience the physical and social benefits of yoga with certified Yoga Therapist, JJ Gormley. Achieve improved mobility, better breathing, a calmer mind, and shared community in this gentle mat yoga class.
Gentle Mat Yoga: Exploring the Chakras
Join yoga teacher Christa Carter for an 8 week series on Chakras. In yoga philosophy, the chakras are energetic centers in the body that run along the spine. Though they are a part of our subtle body experience, they do correspond to nerve plexus along the spinal nervous system. In this series, we explore the 7 main chakras and how they can inform our physical, intellectual, emotional and spiritual health. Open to all levels of experience.