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A great way to try something new!

with Amy

Tuesdays: 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
April 18-May 23: Six weeks: $96
Materials fee: $10

Imagine putting a halt to dieting altogether. Using mindfulness techniques, this six-week course is designed to teach you to tap into your body and trust that it knows when and how much to eat. Learn mindfulness techniques to combat stress eating in the moment and to help reduce urges that lead to overeating or bingeing. Guilt and shame have been shown to contribute to the vicious cycle of dieting, falling off the diet, feeling guilty over it, and then overeating again. This is no way to live. Learn to foster self-compassion and change your eating habits and your relationship with food forever.

Each class will begin with instruction on the concepts of mindful eating along with practical exercises. This will be followed with the yoga portion of the class which will be appropriate for students of all levels. This popular and successful program will help you develop a stronger mind/body connection and move you toward an all-around healthier lifestyle. No new students after the first class. A $10 materials fee by cash or check is due to the instructor at the first class.

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with Heide and Adriana

Wednesdays: 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
April 19 - May 24: Six weeks: $96
May 31 – June 28: Five weeks: $80

Access your core by focusing on the powerful and deep muscles in the abdominal region and along the spine. Strengthening these muscles promotes good posture, spinal stability, and may free you from common injuries on and off the mat. Through the use of Pilates exercises and props, this class will build strength, flexibility, and stamina in the core and will also work on strengthening and stabilizing the muscles in the arms, shoulder girdle, and pelvis. It will follow a Level 1 Pilates mat class set within a yoga class structure: beginning with yoga centering and ending in final relaxation.

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with Erin

Thursdays: 5:45 - 7:15 p.m.
April 20 – May 25: Six weeks: $96
June 1 – June 29: Five weeks: $80

Pregnancy is both a life-changing process and a natural opportunity for developing a more mindful approach to daily living. This course, for pregnant women, is designed to alleviate common discomforts and concerns of pregnancy, help you stay healthy, and prepare you for labor and delivery. It is fun and appropriate for both new and experienced yoga students. The two courses will be different. The second course does not build on the first, so you may register for either one or both. Please obtain your doctor's or midwife's permission in writing before enrolling.

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with Rita

Saturdays: 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
April 22 – May 27: Six weeks: $96
June 3 – July 1: Five weeks: $80

With its emphasis on the link between breath and movement, yoga is the ideal exercise for those touched by cancer currently or in the past. This short course is designed to provide a practicum for cancer patients and survivors using the Yoga for Cancer (y4c) methodology. In addition to providing a general sense of well-being, strengthening the body, and improving flexibility, the y4c specific benefits include:
- Improving awareness of the breath and its calming effect on the body and mind
- Detoxifying the body through twists and the "squeeze and soak" action
- Strengthening the immune system, reducing the risk of cancer recurrence
- Improving cardiovascular circulation to enhance circulation of fluids
- Managing and preventing risk of lymphedema
- Managing weight gain
- Reducing anxiety, fear, and depression symptoms

The classes will focus on addressing the main cancer treatment side effects through stretches, twists, gentle backbends and restorative inversions with appropriate modifications. Please check with your doctor before enrolling. No previous yoga experience required. Please bring your own mat or a clean towel to cover the mats provided by the studio.

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with Erin

Tuesdays: 7:30 - 9:00 p.m.
May 23 – June 27
Six weeks: $96

Combining elements of both our Gentle Yoga and Yoga 1 classes, this introductory short course is designed for students who are new to yoga. Each class will include basic stretching and strengthening poses, breathing, and relaxation. This is a perfect way to begin a yoga practice for those who missed our initial registration this session. Drop-ins permitted during the first three weeks of this course. Students in this class may make-up in Gentle Yoga 1 classes after May 30. Registration for this short course will begin May 7.

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