Too often in this culture, we spend so much time taking care of other people and forget to take care of ourselves. In all of my classes, I take the time to focus, individually and collectively, on the care of the body, mind, and spirit. I have found that the best way to do this is teach yoga in a steady, slower flow.
In all of my classes, my primary focus is spinal alignment. This is crucial to every pose, and I offer a variety of twisting, sitting, standing, and lying poses. I aim to help students lift and lengthen the spine rather than compress the spinal vertebrae.
I teach my students to balance their goals for strength and flexibility with a careful attention to the breath. When students are able to breathe deeply, even in challenging poses, the connection to the mind-body connection can become profoundly expansive.
In all of my classes, my secondary focus is spinal alignment. This is crucial to every pose, and I offer a variety of twisting, sitting, standing, and lying poses. I aim to help students lift and lengthen the spine rather than compress the spinal vertebrae.
I often incorporate inversions (Shoulderstand, Headstand and Handstand) to create healthy, consistent blood flow and to reverse the aging process, and back bends to open the heart. I also focus on back bends (Wheel, Camel and Bridge), as they are powerful heart openers; during these poses I lead a mindfulness practice to enhance mental well-being and clarity.
Taking the time to teach the poses to prevent injury and offering modifications for neck, back, wrist, shoulder, knee, hip and joint pain and flexibility level is a priority in my classes. Challenging those that enjoy advancing their physical practice. Offering alternatives, such as Legs up the Wall, Restorative pose, or seated meditation for those who have injuries they are nurturing.
Slow Flow Yoga: heal back pain/develop core and BACK strength.
NEXT SESSION BEGINS WEEK OF MARCH 19th!
- Wednesdays 7:00-8:00 PM
- Dates: March 21st - June 13th (13 weeks)
- Makeup class: June 20th if any are canceled.
- Location: Wallingford Park and Rec., 6 Fairfield Boulevard, Wallingford CT
- Register: Call 203-294-2120 or visit Wallingford Park and Recreation
- Price: 78 Dollars
CORE AND BALANCE : This class will focus on posture and core strength. We will develop a strong foundation from the ground up. We will use effort for a good portion of the class. We will end with ease concluding the class with a 10 minute relaxation.
- Thursdays: 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
- Location: Studio Yemm, 4193 Whitney Avenue, Hamden CT 06518
- Register: www.studioyemm.com or call 475-202-6155
STUDIO SUNRISE: Awaken your mind and body with a playful flow. Challenges will include backbends and inversions.
Fridays: 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Location: The Studio Pure Yoga, 166 South Main Street, Cheshire, CT 06410
FORM AND FLOW: Develop alignment and core strength through a focused, strong yoga flow drwan from the breath.
Fridays: 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Location: The Studio-Pure Yoga, 166 South Main Street, Cheshire CT 06410