Spring Yoga 2022 Classes
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!
(Led by JJ Gormley, Monday at 11:00 AM)
Practice self-care, self love, and take some time for you. With a focus on alignment and breath, this practice allows you to feel good and listen to your body. Beginning with arrival and gentle awakening followed by a sequence of asanas/poses, ending with gentle stretches and savasana.
(Led by Michaele Woodhouse, Monday @ 1:00 PM)
(Led by Carolina Chavez, Monday @ 6:00 PM)
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.
(Led by Kristen Rae, Tuesady @ 10:30 AM)
Yoga for Emotional Regulation in Spanish (May 3 – June 7)
This class follows an accessible and inclusive approach designed for anyone interested in learning practices and tools that contribute to manage the mood swings and help emotional regulation. During the practice a combination of physical postures (mat, chair and standing), breathing practices, deep relaxation and meditation will be offered. A different theme is addressed in each session with the purpose to offer the students an opportunity to deepen and cultivate awareness on different aspects that will improve their internal abilities to self- regulate their emotions and moods, and can especially benefit those who are suffering from conditions of anxiety and/or depression. Recommended props: a mat, a block, a sturdy, stable chair, a blanket and a pillow.
(Led by Amma Fandiño, Tuesday @ 7:00 PM)
Yin for Bedtime/Anytime
Evening hours are a time to wind down, let go of the cares of the day, and prepare for the night’s rest. Students will be guided through with care, modifying as needed for each individual’s current physical and mental condition. Through long periods of stillness, the body and mind are allowed to shift into a deeper sense of calm in preparation for sleep
(Led by Keisha Battles, Thursday @ 7:00 PM)
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.
(Led by Kristen Rae, Friday @ 10:30 AM)
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.
(Led by Amma Fandiño, Saturday @ 10:00 AM)