Yoga

Yoga For Osteoporosis

Chair & Standing: Fridays from 9:30-10:30 am. $40/8 Weeks or Drop-In for $5. Spring Session: May 5th – June 30th. Register here for the Friday chair and standing class
Mat & Standing: Fridays from 10:45-11:45 a.m. Next Session: May 5th – June 30th.
Register here for the Friday mat and standing class
Yoga for Osteoporosis is a gently paced yoga class for anyone wanting to strengthen their bones. All abilities welcome for this slow, bone, strength and balance building practice. This class will follow the program developed by Loren Fishman MD, which has been proven to improved bone density for people with osteopenia, osteoporosis and those wishing to avoid those conditions. Modifications will be offered including doing poses in a chair and using different props. Emphasis will be on safety and careful engagement in each pose. Please bring a yoga mat if you have one, wear comfortable clothes and arrive early for your first class to fill out an information form and waiver. Taught by Ellen Barnard, CYT.

*Please note, some yoga experience for the Mat & Standing class is required. To catch up, you can take a private class with Ellen for $50. Please email Ellen at: cherokeemarsh@gmail.com.

 

Monday Gentle Yoga: Seated & Standing
Mondays, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Class starts *promptly* at 10:30. Please arrive 5-10 minutes early.
Drop-in; Suggested donation of $3-5.
Join us for a gentle, relaxed-pace yoga class on Monday mornings, and start your week off right! This class focuses on whole-body stretches, balance work, light body weight exercises, and ends with a short meditation practice centered around breathing. Class movements are a mixture of seated and standing using a chair for balance. Plenty of modifications are provided; this is a perfect class for those getting back into exercise or with injuries. Taught by Ellen Barnard, CYT.

 

Laughter Yoga with Mike Kueny 
Sundays, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Donation-based.
Laughter Yoga is a way to laugh for no reason.  Using group laughter exercises, chants, gibberish, and yoga breathing, we generate hearty, heart-healthy laughter.  No equipment needed other than a smile and a willingness to laugh.  All abilities are welcome. Many of our laughter exercises can be done from a chair but we encourage you to get up and play. No need to register ahead of time. Donation-based.