Class Descriptions

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    $5 Lunchtime Yoga

    Upcoming classes (222)

    Take a nourishing break in the midst your day with one of our new lunchtime yoga classes.

    Vinyasa Flow: Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday-Friday

    This vinyasa flow yoga class is a combination of dynamic poses designed to tone, and detoxify your body and mind. The yoga class is for all levels from the beginner to most advanced student. Room warmed to 80 degrees. Be prepared to move, sweat and smile.

    Hatha Mixed Level: Thursday

    “Hatha” is a Sanskrit word, which means sun and moon. Hatha yoga helps one achieve balance from within using breath, movement and mindfulness. Based on asanas or physical poses, this traditional form of yoga helps balance mind, body, and spirit. The class ends with Savasana, personal time for deep relaxation. Bring an open mind and be prepared to enjoy an energizing and refreshing yoga experience!

    Gentle Yoga: Currently not on Schedule – check back

    Experience balance and harmony through a slow and mindful practice designed to release tension, reduce stress, and promote relaxation. Emphasis on self-awareness, breath, and honoring the body. A perfect break in the middle of your day!


    Drop-in: $5 (Cash only please)
    No on-line Registration.

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    Aerial/Swing Yoga

    Upcoming classes (17)

    5 weeks series or 4 weeks series
     
    This will be a Iyengar sequence using the Omni yoga swing and chair as props to facilitate alignment and hold poses without strain. A combination of inversions, forward bends, back bends and longer hold times allow for deep muscular release and spinal decompression. Lengthen your spine, deepen your practice and defy gravity as you allow the swing to support your weight. . No experience required – just an open and willing body and mind.

    Aerial Attire – For hygienic reasons and to avoid fabric burns wear clothing that covers your underarms and knees. No zippers, snaps, or jewelry. Wedding bands are okay. Please be considerate – no perfumes, scented or oily body lotion.
     
    2014:
    Mondays 9:30 to 10:45 am
    Mondays 7:30 to 8:45 pm
    5 weeks Series: $60 starts: 7/21, 9/8 (skipping 9/15)
    4 weeks Series: $48 starts: 10/20
     
    Space permitting: Drop-ins/Sampler/Memberships are welcomed at no extra charge. Swings drop-in rate: $20 – call to confirm drop-in.
     

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    Community Class: Hatha Flow (Mixed Level) - By Donation

    Upcoming classes (105)

    Based on asanas or physical poses, this traditional form of yoga helps balance mind, body, and spirit. This class starts with a breathing exercise or pranayama meditation that helps students find their quiet center and prepare for the somatics that follows. Ebb and flow links with the steady paced poses. Students are guided by description, visualization and being “in the moment.” The class ends with Savasana, personal time for deep relaxation. All levels are welcome! Bring an open mind and be prepared to enjoy an energizing and refreshing yoga experience!
     
    Some of our classes are taught by recent trainees and is open to the public as the teachers are mentored in the class. Some are taught by experienced teachers who are giving their time in karma yoga in support of our selected charities.

    Enjoy new teachers and receive all the benefits of yoga class.


    Our Community Classes are by donation and provide an opportunity for everyone in the community to experience yoga.

     
    Come enjoy and help spread the word!
     
     

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    Community Class: Yoga for Beginners - By Donation

    Upcoming classes (52)

    We are all beginners! This class is suitable for both beginners and for those with some experience and will include basic breathing exercises (pranayama), foundational poses, sun salutations, and deep relaxation. Since yoga is an extremely potent agent of transformation, and not simply a form of exercise, the emphasis in this class will be on poses combined with proper breathing, inner awareness and alignment, which will bring about deep changes in one’s energy level and release deep psychic blockages. You will be guided to use a non-aggressive approach and moderate pace and avoid injury. This is your chance to glean and discover the fruits of yoga: vigor and vitality, balance, peace, a sense of well-being, and joy. DONATION BASED CLASSGIVE FROM YOUR HEART. EACH MONTH PCYH DONATES PROCEEDS FROM COMMUNITY CLASSES TO CHARITY OF THE MONTH!
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    Easy Flow

    Upcoming classes (104)

    A gentle workout for body, mind and spirit synchronizing breath with movement through a flowing series of basic asanas and sequences. The flow is designed to develop balance, build strength and increase flexibility, leaving students with reduced stress, inner calm, and heightened awareness.
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    Extra-Gentle Yoga

    Upcoming classes (52)

    Restore and renew! Extra-gentle classical practice with a focus on wellness and healing. Time-tested techniques to release tension and stress, and boost radiance. All levels and many conditions accommodated: Beginner through advanced. Chairs are available for the seated poses. Students will need to get up and down from the floor once or twice during the class (some assistance available). More advanced students will enjoy the sanctuary created through the focus on the breath, the pawanmuktasana series to nourish and prepare the joints and glands, the non-competitive atmosphere, the classical teachings, and yoga nidra.

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    Free Intro: Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (sign up under Workshops)

    Upcoming classes (0)

    Learn new strategies to release stresses of the season and a new sense of calm. Following a short review about the latest mind-body meditation research, learn about this innovative and effective program, meet the program leaders. Bring your questions. The session includes some short meditation experiences.

    Please sign up under Workshops!

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    Gentle Yoga

    Upcoming classes (103)

    Experience balance and harmony through a slow and mindful practice designed to release tension, reduce stress, and promote relaxation. Emphasis on self-awareness, breath, and honoring the body.

    This class is appropriate for beginners and students with limitations, as well as experienced practitioners who enjoy a mindful and relaxing practice

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    Hatha Yoga: Mixed Levels

    Upcoming classes (2)

    Structured around Iyengar method of Hatha yoga – you can expect a flowing series of postures with emphasis on alignment, coordinated with the breath, to build strength and increase flexibility, self-awareness and ending in deep relaxation to integrate the practice. These classes emphasize precision and body awareness and use props such as blocks and straps to facilitate movement into the poses. Students are gently guided through a dynamic series of poses, with hands-on assists when necessary to ensure optimal alignment. Options are offered for beginners and allow more advanced students to go deeper into the poses. In this way students can enjoy the benefits of their yoga postures, building strength and flexibility. Increases flexibility, physical strength and inner balance in a joyful atmosphere.

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    ***Holiday/Special Event*** Sign Up Under WORKSHOPS Please

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    Please visit our Events Page for more information

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    Hot Yoga

    Upcoming classes (105)

    Twenty-six sequenced postures practiced in a heated room. Work deep into your muscles, tendons and ligaments – change your body from the inside out. Increases flexibility, improves circulation and reduces stress. The class is designed for all levels. Bring water, a towel, and a mat. Plan to sweat! Detoxifying, healing and energizing. Change your body!

    We welcome yogis of all levels and ages, and offers modifications to make each pose accessible to most people. Please note, however, that the first class can be intense for anyone not accustomed to working out in 105 degrees Fahrenheit.

    Because of the heat, please consult your healthcare provider before undertaking this class if you are pregnant or have high blood pressure or a heart condition.

    Hot Yoga is not recommended as a student’s first yoga experience, nor for those with a serious injury, illness, epilepsy, high blood pressure, heart condition, or pregnancy.

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    Kids' Yoga (ages 4 - 8)

    Upcoming classes (14)

    The kids yoga class cultivates creativity, self expression and connection through mindfulness, breath, movement and relaxation. These techniques are fostered in a fun imaginative noncompetitive physical way that can be easily applied to everyday life.
     
    4 weeks Series: $60 – Sign up here for series*.
    Family Pricing: $95 for 2 children of same family. $145 for 3 – 4 children.
    Drop-ins only accepted after minimum enrollment reached depending on space. Regular Drop-in rates apply ($17) – call to confirm drop-in.

    *Series will only be scheduled with sufficient pre-registration.


    (Younger or older children are welcome to come to first class to determine if appropriate for age level)
     
    Fall Schedule:
    • 4 weeks Series Start: 9/9/14 – Sign up here:
      http://clients.mindbodyonline.com/ws.asp?studioid=-174&stype=-7&sTG=24&sVT=149&sView=day&sTrn=100000490&sDate=9/9/2014&sSU=true  
    • 4 weeks Series Start: 10/7/14 – Sign up here:
      http://clients.mindbodyonline.com/ws.asp?studioid=-174&stype=-7&sTG=24&sVT=149&sView=day&sTrn=100000490&sDate=10/7/2014&sSU=true
    • 4 weeks Series Start: 11/4 – Sign up here:
      http://clients.mindbodyonline.com/ws.asp?studioid=-174&stype=-7&sTG=24&sVT=149&sView=day&sTrn=100000490&sDate=11/4/2014&sSU=true

    • 4 weeks Series Start: 12/2 – Sign up here:
      http://clients.mindbodyonline.com/ws.asp?studioid=-174&stype=-7&sTG=24&sVT=149&sView=day&sTrn=100000490&sDate=12/2/2014&sSU=true

     

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    Lunchtime Pranayama and Meditation

    Upcoming classes (52)

    Meditation brings peace of mind, a sense of well-being, reduced stress, better health, better relationships, personal and spiritual insights, and clarity of purpose. Pranayama (breathing practices) prepares the body and mind to receive the benefits of meditation.

    By Donation
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    Meet the Teacher Class

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    Occasionally we offer classes at a discounted rate. These classes are designed for you to come and meet our great teachers, experience a class with them and learn if their class would be a class you would like to add to your practices.
     
    Please sign up for our weekly email for more information and learn when the next Meet the Teacher is happening.
     
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    Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (Sign up under Workshops)

    Upcoming classes (8)

    Learn new strategies to release stresses of the season and a new sense of calm.

    Go to events or workshops or more information and to sign up for this program.
     
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    Mixed Level Hatha Yoga

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    “Hatha” is a Sanskrit word, which means sun and moon. Hatha yoga helps one achieve balance from within using breath, movement and mindfulness. Based on asanas or physical poses, this traditional form of yoga helps balance mind, body, and spirit. The class ends with Savasana, personal time for deep relaxation. Bring an open mind and be prepared to enjoy an energizing and refreshing yoga experience!

    All levels welcome.
     
    Tuesday’s class is also a mixed and mid-level hatha yoga practice. You will invite your whole body and mind into each pose. This type of practice leads to increased body awareness and a more centered presence, as well as a deeper understanding of your body structure while in each asana.

    As you mindfully flow through the sequences, you can choose the beginner level pose or the more advanced option, as both will be suggested during the class. In both approaches, you will build overall strength, enhance your ability to balance, and open your body to allow for more space and added flexibility .

    Throughout the practice, you will be reminded and encouraged to focus on smooth and consistent breathing which results in a tranquil mind. We will also explore other traditional yogic breathing and meditation techniques.

    Saturday Class offers an Iyengar influenced practice. Structured around Iyengar method of Hatha yoga – you can expect a flowing series of postures with emphasis on alignment, coordinated with the breath, to build strength and increase flexibility, self-awareness and ending in deep relaxation to integrate the practice. These classes emphasize precision and body awareness and use props such as blocks and straps to facilitate movement into the poses. Students are gently guided through a dynamic series of poses, with hands-on assists when necessary to ensure optimal alignment. Options are offered for beginners and allow more advanced students to go deeper into the poses. In this way students can enjoy the benefits of their yoga postures, building strength and flexibility. Increases flexibility, physical strength and inner balance in a joyful atmosphere.

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    Morning Yoga and Meditation

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    Start your day with yoga and meditation. A breath-centered am yoga practice to open your body and mind. Using asanas, pranayama (breathing) techniques and meditation to “wake up” and start your day. Mindful movement with breath awareness, allows the practice to be your own. Suitable for all levels with plenty of opportunity to modify or deepen your practice as every day is different.

    “This being human is a guest house — every day a new arrival” .. Rumi.

    4 weeks Series: $75/$65 Fall 1 paid by 9/6 and Fall 2 paid by 10/4
    Regular Drop-in Rates apply

    Dates:
    Fall Series 1: 09/09, 09/11, 09/16, 09/18, 09/23, 09/25, 09/30, 10/02
    Fall Series 2: 10/07, 10/09, 10/14, 10/16, 10/21, 10/23, 10/28, 10/30
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    Open Flow Yoga

    Upcoming classes (52)

    Experience the exhilarating dance of breath and movement with precision and awakening attention. Each class interweaves the ancient yoga practices of chanting, pranayama, asana, deep relaxation and yoga philosophy in combination with precise attention to form and skillful assists. The practice is an invigorating flow within a conscious and caring environment. The Open class encompasses all levels with some yoga experience. You work at your own pace, following the teacher’s guidance.

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    Power Vinyasa

    Upcoming classes (53)

    This class helps you to tap into your inner power, and gain physical and mental strength and flexibility. Hot Yoga Flow is a 90 minute class at 85 degrees with plenty of core and arm balance opportunities built around the standing, balancing aspects of the Hot Yoga sequence. There is plenty of floor stretches, pranayama. Come roll out your mat, sweat, breathe and enjoy.
     
    An intermediate level class; some yoga experience recommended. ( C )
     
     
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    Pranayama/Meditation

    Upcoming classes (52)

    A one hour session immediately following The Complete Yoga which focuses on the practice of yogic breathing techniques (pranayama). Class will also include yogic practices such as yoga nidra, mudras and bhandas and the practice and exploration of different approaches to meditation including obstacles.
     
    Drop-in $10
    Members Free
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    Prana Yoga Class

    Upcoming classes (7)

    Introduction to Prana Yoga guides students through the prana body with the use of movement, breath, sound, concentration, and meditation. Through an easy to understand approach, students will learn how to apply core sounds to balance and heal the body’s energy centers. The class presents the foundations of Prana Yoga, a guided meditation and breath work i n a fun, safe and relaxing environment.
     
    This is a gentle (G) class and all levels are welcome.

    This is a great class to learn and get the feel what to expect in our Prana Yoga Teacher Training with Jeff Migdow starting October 2014.

    More information here:
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    Pre/Post Natal Yoga

    Upcoming classes (13)

     This class is designed to help mothers-to-be prepare body, mind and spirit for birth, and motherhood. Become part of a supportive community of mothers-to-be, as you connect with your baby, and learn techniques that will help you relax, conserve energy, improve your mental focus,maintain strength and flexibility, and make your delivery more comfortable. Muscles and joints that are affected by pregnancy receive special attention in order to help maintain tone, help your delivery, and help you recover more quickly from your birth experience.
    This class is suitable for women during any stage of pregnancy and in the early postpartum period.
     
    5 weeks Series: $65 – Sign up here
    Drop-ins $17: Sign up here 
    Drop-ins only accepted after minimum enrollment reached depending on space. Regular Drop-in rates apply ($17) – call to confirm drop-in.

     


     

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    Pre-Teen/Teen Yoga (ages 9 - 14)

    Upcoming classes (10)

    This class is specifically designed with 4-6 grade students in mind. Yoga classes will explore stress relief and how to maintain focus, build resiliency, and just have fun! All classes will explore the elements of connect, focus, breathe, move (asanas), and relax. There will be a variety of new strategies for students to take home and try on their own. Join us in this fun, exciting class where we will practice being the best version of ourselves!

    4 weeks Series: $60 – Sign up here for series*.
    Family Pricing: $95 for 2 children of same family. $145 for 3 – 4 children.
    Drop-ins only accepted after minimum enrollment reached depending on space. Regular Drop-in rates apply ($17) – call to confirm drop-in.

    *Series will only be scheduled with sufficient pre-registration.

    Fall Schedule:
    • 4 weeks Series Start: 9/5/14 – Sign up here:
      http://clients.mindbodyonline.com/ws.asp?studioid=-174&stype=-7&sTG=24&sVT=149&sView=day&sTrn=100000490&sDate=9/5/2014&sSU=true
    • 4 weeks Series Start: 10/3/14 – Sign up here:
      http://clients.mindbodyonline.com/ws.asp?studioid=-174&stype=-7&sTG=24&sVT=149&sView=day&sTrn=100000490&sDate=10/3/2014&sSU=true
      No class on Halloween
    • 4 weeks Series Start: 11/7 – Sign up here:
      No class on 11/28
      http://clients.mindbodyonline.com/ws.asp?studioid=-174&stype=-7&sTG=24&sVT=149&sView=day&sTrn=100000490&sDate=11/7/2014&sSU=true

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    Relax & Restore

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    A deeply relaxing practice that incorporates restorative yoga postures and Yoga Nidra – conscious deep relaxation. Classes begin with gentle movement, preparing the body to settle into a place of stillness. Restorative postures are held for longer periods of time with the support of props (bolsters, blankets, blocks), allowing the muscles to relax deeply with no effort. This class is designed to release tension, soothe the nervous system, and leave you feeling well rested and renewed. Highly effective for relieving chronic stress, anxiety, insomnia, and generalized fatigue.

    Open to all levels
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    The Complete Yoga

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    In this mixed level class in which both beginners and experienced are welcome, the focus is not merely on the asanas but to learn and practice the other important aspects of yoga as expounded by sage Patanjali in his Yoga Sutras (the eight limbs of yoga: yamas and the niyamas, pranayama, the bandhas, mudras, mantras, yoga nidra and meditation) and how all these when practiced regularly can open energy channels, remove toxins, improve strength and flexibility, alleviate stress and calm the mind and ensure one’s well- being, self-transformation and peace. Consistent with Patanjali’s aphorism, Sthira sukham asanam emphasizing stability, stillness and comfort, the asana practice will be so designed that there will be no strong exertion but only exhilaration. The asana segment will concentrate on the natural flow that occurs within related postural groups, and will allow sufficient time to explore internal alignment and proper sensation.
     
    The Sanskrit word Sampoorna means completeness. This class will help you connect to your innate wellspring of bliss
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    Vinyasa Flow

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    A physically challenging and flowing yoga class which integrates physical poses, breath work, meditation, music and other traditional elements of yoga designed to be fun and accessible for all experience levels. Variations and/or options will be offered so that each student can deepen their practice in a spacious environment. Classes are taught by teachers trained in varied yoga traditions, each with their unique ‘teaching voice’. Below are some classes with special emphasis:

    The Monday 5:45 class is an integrated practice based in the Ashtanga Yoga tradition. Postures, breathing, sound, and a sense of humor are incorporated in a challenging, yet grounding practice. Each practitioner is encouraged to listen to the rhythm and melody of her/his own breath as the musical soundtrack to this practice. ©

    In the Tuesday 9:30 am class, move through various poses in an energetic Ashtanga yoga inspired vinyasa practice focusing on building strength and flexibility. Then wind down and restore your body through gentle stretches and passive poses using blankets, pillows, bolsters and chairs as support. This is followed by a guided savasan. Leave class feeling energized, awakened and restored. (M-C)

    Wednesday 5:45 and 7:30 pm class is a deepening Forrest Yoga inspired flow practiced in an 85 degree room known for its intensity and longer holding of poses with focus on abdominal core work.  (M)

    Thursday 9:30 am Yoga for Core Strength and Flexibility will deepen your level of practice by placing emphasis on being in the present moment. This is not a vigorous, fast moving class; rather a peaceful but intense journey into gradually opening up the joints, along with the mind. Practice some deep breath work accompanied with mixed level asanas. Beginner and intermediate students welcome, as poses will be modified to meet the levels of each individual student. (M)

    The Hot Flow class Saturday, 10:15 am adds the dimension of intentionally overheated rooms ranging from 80 – 85 degrees. (M -C)

    Classes range from Gentle (G) to Moderate (M) to Challenging ©. The classes are open to all levels, however, some yoga experience is recommended for classes labeled M or C.

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    Yin Yoga

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    Yin yoga is a quiet practice suitable for students of all levels of experience. Practitioners are offered an opportunity to surrender, slow down and come back to balance. Many of the poses are seated, supine or prone and are held with muscles relaxed for several minutes. The Yin parts of our body are the parts that lie closest to our core, specifically the bones and connective tissue. Muscles prefer movement and repetition and are considered the Yang parts. Remaining muscularly passive for periods of time gently stretches dense connective tissue of the lower back, hips and spine, which may otherwise become stiff and less mobile as we age. There is a focus on the breath, being present in the moment, relieving tension and letting go. The Yin practice includes powerful mental and emotional benefits as its practitioner becomes quiet, still and mindful of the present.

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    Yoga for Beginners

    Upcoming classes (103)

    We are all beginners! This class is suitable for both beginners and for those with some experience and will include basic breathing exercises (pranayama), foundational poses, sun salutations, and deep relaxation.

    Since yoga is an extremely potent agent of transformation, and not simply a form of exercise, the emphasis in this class will be on poses combined with proper breathing, inner awareness and alignment, which will bring about deep changes in one’s energy level and release deep psychic blockages. You will be guided to use a non-aggressive approach and moderate pace and avoid injury. This is your chance to glean and discover the fruits of yoga: vigor and vitality, balance, peace, a sense of well-being, and joy.

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    Yoga for Core Strength & Flexibility

    Upcoming classes (51)

    This class will deepen your level of practice by placing emphasis on being in the present moment. This is not a vigorous, fast moving class; rather a peaceful but intense journey into gradually opening up the joints, along with the mind. Practice some deep breath work accompanied with mixed level asanas. Beginner and intermediate students welcome, as poses will be modified to meet the levels of each individual student.
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    Yoga for Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

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    This informative and relaxing yoga experience is offered to people diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, and their families and friends whom want to learn about the overall benefits of yoga and how it can be a tool to control MS and stress. The program is also suitable for people with fibromyalgia and other chronic conditions.

    We will have the opportunity to:
    • Share and discuss our personal stories
    • Exchange information about: – Diet – Vitamins – Physicians/medications – Alternative medicines – Whatever else is working (or not working) for you

    Our yoga practice will include:
    • Overview of the “Eight Limbs of Yoga” The yogic system of well-being goes far beyond the asana
    • Pranayama: Breathing for stress-reduction. Learn breath techniques that you can use anytime to calm your mind
    • Asana: Moving toward flexibility, strength, balance, and focus. Learn the proper movements and sequences that open the body, build strength, enhance your ability to balance, and increase your ability to concentrate.
    • Deep Relaxation: Yoga Nidra is a state of incredible calmness, quietness and clarity. Yoga Nidra, or “yoga sleep,” is one of the deepest of all meditations and with practice, brings joy of to yoga.

    Yoga instructor Dan Fernandez will host this seminar. Dan focuses on yoga as the “middle-path” in life, specifically on the long-term benefits of yoga as a lifestyle that helps regulate the nervous system, reduce stress, bring mindfulness, and enhance the overall condition of the body.

    Dan was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2005. Because of this potentially debilitating disease, he began exploring yoga to improve the health of both his body and his mind. Now, through daily practice of yoga, he has found that he continues to improve both physically and spiritually. It is his wish to share these benefits with others so that they too can learn how to heal and grow.

    4 weeks start: 9/28 (Dates: 10/5, 10/12, 10/19)

    $70/$60 for series if signed up by 9/21
    Drop-in fee: $20
     
    Please call PCYH 609-924-7294 or go to www.princetonyoga.com to reserve your space.

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    Yoga for Stress Reduction

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    Using gentle Yoga asanas, pranayama (breathing) techniques,and meditation, this class will focus on relieving and reducing stress and creating a more peaceful state of mind.

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