YOGA 45 OFFERINGS
Yoga and Beer at Snowbelt
First and third Saturday of the month at Snowbelt. Class is usually a Slow Flow Class: This class links unhurried breath with movement, mindfully holding postures for several breaths, and awakening the body. Explore the details of each posture at a comfortable pace to allow your body to deepen into a stretch or pause in a strength-building pose and clearing your mind. This is a fun, light class, great for all levels. Beer is enjoyed after the physical practice, cash, check, or PayPal accepted.
October 7 Amy Mertz
October 21 Amy Mertz
November 4 Erin Mann
November 18 Amy Bowman
December 2 Amy Mertz
December 16 Amy Bowman
GENTLE/ CHAIR at the Commission on Aging
A class for all experience levels, gentle hatha is for those students who are just beginning their yoga practice as well as experienced yogis with a desire to slow things down. The longer holds and repetition of poses focuses on alignment and is designed to develop strength, stamina and flexibility. The addition of meditation and breath work provides a fully immersive yoga experience. Pay $3 to the OCCOA when you arrive to class.
While yoga is designed to be a calming practice, when you are new to the practice or you have left the practice for a time, there can be a lot to think about. You may be wondering if your alignment is correct? Would a prop support you more in this posture? Is there a modification that would benefit your body? In a group setting, the teacher is there to guide and offer suggestions, offering hands on attention to each client is difficult. A private class, whether one on one, or with one or two friends enables the teacher to work with you in each pose, noticing the intricacies of your alignment, quickly providing props that support as well as offer boundaries in your practice, and offering modifications to meet your needs in that very moment.
Group yoga can be offered for parties (e.g., bachelorette), businesses, sports teams, or any other group that gathers. This practice will take place where the client chooses. The class can be themed to bring a team, friends, or family together, to foster community, connection, and growth. Yoga sessions can be arranged at a mutually agreeably time between the clients and teacher. Classes can be tailored for any level, building on the foundational principles of yoga including physical stretching exercises, breathing techniques, mindfulness practice and relaxation techniques.