Yin Yoga Series
with Ruby Alcartado
Fridays | August 4-25, 2017 | 4:30 – 5:45 pm
In these classes we will focus on stretching and stimulating the connective tissue, in the pelvis, hips, lower back and spine. These are the areas of the body that can create difficulties as we age. Yin Yoga is a restorative practice where postures are held gently, for three or more minutes. Yin Yoga is done primarily on the floor or at the wall while the body is being supported with blankets and props, as needed. The long, meditative holds of Yin Yoga deeply calms the nervous system, quiets the mind, and gently releases muscle and connective tissues surrounding bones, ligaments, and joints. With a consistent and safe practice, Yin Yoga can reduce joint stiffness, increase mobility and body awareness, quiet the mind, and access the “rest and digest” parasympathetic nervous system resulting in a grounding, calming, and an energizing sense of rejuvenation. Additionally, on every fourth Friday of the series, Ruby will offer an extended period of Yoga Nidra. Yoga Nidra is among the deepest possible states of relaxation while still maintaining full consciousness.
Cost: $50 for each monthly 4 weeks
Chair Yoga, 4-week Series – August
with Diane Holland
Tuesdays: Class is full – Contact Diane to be on waiting list
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
August 1, 8, 15, 22
Thursdays: Class is full – Contact Diane to be on waiting list
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
August 3, 10, 17, 24
These 4 weeks series are designed for people with physical challenges, who are seeking a slower paced Yoga practice. The classes are also valuable for teachers looking for alternative poses for their students that may require them. Using a chair to explore the variations of many poses, students will gain personal body awareness through poses individualized for each student. This series will focus on yoga poses intended to improve balance, strength and flexibility. Each class will also include a brief meditation and breath awareness techniques.
Cost – 1 day per week: $45 (4 Week Series)
Cost – 2 days per week: $78 (4 Week Series)
If you want to start in the middle of the series, you can drop-in.