CLASS SERIES

Yin Yoga Series

with Ruby Alcartado

Fridays  |  October 5-26  |  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

Drop-in: $15.

CLASS SERIES

Chair Yoga, 4-week Series – October

with Diane Holland

Tuesdays: October 9, 16, 23, 30
11:00 am – 12 noon
Sold OutContact Diane at: 55plusyoga.diane@gmail.com to be placed on the waiting list.

Thursdays: October 11, 18, 25, and Nov. 1
11:00 am – 12 noon
Sold OutContact Diane at: 55plusyoga.diane@gmail.com to be placed on the waiting list.

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)

Drop-in: $15.

If you want to start in the middle of the series, you can drop-in.

To sign up, contact Diane at: 55plusyoga.diane@gmail.com or contact Jennifer at: jennifer@theyogasolution.net

CLASS SERIES

Chair Yoga, 4-week Series – November

with Diane Holland

Tuesdays: November 6, 13, 27, Dec. 4 (Note: no class Nov. 20, Thanksgiving week)
11:00 am – 12 noon
Sold OutContact Diane at: 55plusyoga.diane@gmail.com to be placed on the waiting list.

Thursdays: November 8, 15, 29, Dec. 6 (Note: no class Nov. 22, Thanksgiving Day)
11:00 am – 12 noon
Sold OutContact Diane at: 55plusyoga.diane@gmail.com to be placed on the waiting list.

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)

Drop-in: $15.

If you want to start in the middle of the series, you can drop-in.

To sign up, contact Diane at: 55plusyoga.diane@gmail.com or contact Jennifer at: jennifer@theyogasolution.net

CLASS SERIES

Dayan (Wild Goose) Qigong

with Bob Rosenbaum and Jeanne Courtney

Mondays 7:15-8:45 pm
6-week class series begins October 15th

Dayan (Wild Goose) Qigong is an ancient Taoist practice used in traditional Chinese medicine to promote health by facilitating circulation within the blood vessels and acupuncture meridians. It includes:
• warm-up exercises
• 64 flowing movements
• acupressure self-massage
• meditation

Dayan Qigong can offer benefit in as little as 15 minutes a day, making it ideal for stress management, but it is also deep enough it cannot be exhausted in a lifetime of practice.

Dayan Qigong was developed during the 4th century in China by a monk to promote health and deepen meditation practice. For many centuries it was passed down in secret until after the cultural revolution Grandmaster Yang Meijun began teaching publicly. With her encouragement, Master Hui Liu brought the practice to the United States at the Wen Wu School.

Bob and Jeanne are senior teachers from the Wen Wu school, certified by Master Hui Liu in the Dayan Qigong tradition of Master Yang Meijun. They each have over 20 years’ experience teaching qigong and have also taught at the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco and at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Massachusetts. Bob has also founded Dayan Qigong programs in Amsterdam, Australia, and Finland, and instituted Dayan Qigong programs for Kaiser Permanente.

Bob and Jeanne have recently retired from their professional careers as a neuropsychologist and psychotherapist (Bob) and licensed clinical social worker (Jeanne) to devote full time to their qigong and meditation practices. Bob is entrusted as a Zen teacher by Sojun Weitsman Roshi.

3 free introductory classes:
Saturday, September 29th, 11:45 am – 12:45
Monday, October 1st, 7:15 – 8:15 pm
Tuesday, October 2nd, 7:45 – 8:45 pm

For more information: www.zenqigong.com
or email Bob: brosenbaum1@mac.com

Cost: $90 for 6-week series