Foundations of Yoga I | Thursdays | 10:00am – 11:15am
This six-week course is for anyone curious about safely exploring the basic elements of yoga and its benefits in a small-group setting. Beginners and experienced practitioners are welcome. No prior experience is required to participate. Class size is limited to eight students and minimum of four students is required.
In this course you will be introduced to the basic elements of a yoga practice: breathing, the postures, mindfulness, meditation and yoga philosophy. You will learn safe alignment principles associated with fundamental yoga poses, simple breathing exercises, mindfulness and relaxation techniques and basic yoga concepts. Each class will focus on a different category of poses.
10.29: Sun Salutations
11.05: Standing Poses and Hip Openers
11.12: Side Opening and Twists
11.19: Balancing Postures
12.03: Shoulder Openers and Back Bending Poses
12.10: Sample Basics Class
Foundations of Yoga II | Tuesdays| 10:00am – 11:15am
This six-week, small group session is for anyone looking to expand upon their basic knowledge of yoga and its benefits in a small-group setting. Each week we will study a different family of postures, moving beyond the basic poses introduced in The Foundations of Yoga I course. Class prerequisite – completion of The Foundations of Yoga part I, or attendance in Lisa’s Basics class. Class size is limited to eight students and minimum of four students is required.
In this course you will review the basic elements of a yoga practice: breathing, the postures, mindfulness or meditation and yoga philosophy, and then dive deeper, exploring additional yoga postures, simple pranayama (breathing) exercises, and mindfulness and meditation techniques.
10.27: Sun Salutation Variations
11.03: Standing and Balancing Postures
11.10: Side Opening and Twists
11.17: Hip Openers and Basic Arm Balances
11.24: Shoulder Openers, Backbends, and Core
12.01: Introduction to Inversions
The Benefits of Yoga
Yoga improves flexibility in the hamstrings, hips and spine; increases joint mobility; reduces back pain; releases tension in your neck and shoulders; builds core strength; calms your mind and helps you focus.
Cost: $180 per person for the six-week course (to be paid in full at time of registration)
Participants: Class size is limited to maximum of eight students and minimum of four.
Registration Deadline: Friday, October 23 email Katie Swetala at firstname.lastname@example.org