Online Class Series
We are currently offering some class series online using Zoom meeting.
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Restorative Yin Yoga Series
with Ruby Alcartado
Fridays | 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.
Ruby has been studying and practicing yoga at The Yoga Solution since 2007. She completed The Yoga Solution 200-hour Advanced Studies/Teacher Training program in August 2009. Ruby also received her certification at Mama Tree Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training in January 2014 and Yin Yoga Teacher Training certification in December 2015. Ruby has been teaching since 2009 and continues to actively study, train and practice.
If you wish to get more information about this workshop you may email Ruby at: email@example.com
Chair Yoga, 4-week Series
with Diane Holland
Tuesdays: 11:00 am – 12 noon
These 4 week 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.
Please dress in comfortable, non-restrictive clothing.
Diane Holland began studying yoga in 2008. She finished her 200-hour teacher training in 2013, here at the Yoga Solution. Diane has completed the Yoga for Seniors teacher training program, is a certified Relax and Renew® and Yoga For Healthy Aging instructor. She continues her yoga practice not only by teaching but also as a student under many instructors.
For more information, contact Diane at: firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Jennifer at: email@example.com
Dayan (Wild Goose) Qigong
with Bob Rosenbaum and Jeanne Courtney
TUESDAYS: 1:00 – 2:30 pm
4-week class series
Dayan (Wild Goose) Qigong is an ancient Taoist practice which promotes health and well being by facilitating circulation of Qi flow in acupuncture meridians. It includes:
• warm-up exercises
• 64 flowing movements
• acupressure self-massage
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.
For more information on Dayan Qigong: www.zenqigong.com
or email Jeanne: firstname.lastname@example.org
Guang Ping Yang Tai Chi Series
with Sifu Matt Peterson
THURSDAYS: 1:45 – 2:45 pm
Commonly known as “meditation in motion” Guang Ping Yang Tai Chi is a gentle form of slow exercise movements for health and relaxation.
The benefits of daily practice of tai chi are:
• Reduce high blood pressure
• Strengthen internal organs
• Improved coordination
• Mental relaxation
• Reduced stress
• Improved focus
• Improved balance
Classes begin with structured warm ups that relax muscles and improve flexibility. No previous experience needed.
Sifu Matt Peterson has been practicing Guang Ping Yang Tai Chi for 19 years. He studied under Grandmaster Henry Look the founder of Tri Internal Martial Arts (TIMA). Sifu Matt is a Sifu through TIMA and has been a Guang Ping Yang Tai Chi instructor for five years. Sifu Matt is a certified Tia Chi instructor and Level I Tai Chi for Balance instructor through the Guang Ping Yang Tai Chi Association.