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PRENATAL YOGA
with Erin

Thursdays: 5:45 - 7:15 p.m.
September 7 – October 19: Seven weeks: $112
November 2 – December 21: Seven weeks: $112



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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YOGA FOR CANCER (Y4C): RETAKING CONTROL OF YOUR OWN BODY
with Rita

Saturdays: 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
September 9 – October 28: Eight weeks: $128
November 4 – December 16: Seven weeks: $112


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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YOGA AND THE ART OF SELF-CARE
with Pat P.

Saturdays: 10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
September 9 - 30: Four weeks: $64



In this course designed to nourish body and soul, we will explore practices to release tension and blockages, and promote increased circulation, energy, and mobility. Ayurvedic and Thai self-massage, balls, and foam rollers will be integrated into yoga sequences to release soft tissue to improve movement patterns and overall structural health. Appropriate for students Yoga 1-2 and above.

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PSOAS 101
with Pat P.

Saturdays: 10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
October 14 – November 4: Four weeks: $64


We will examine the mystical psoas muscle, and our practice will explore how to find, soften, hydrate, release, lengthen, and, most importantly, how to move from it. Appropriate for students Yoga 1-2 and above.

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INTRODUCTORY YOGA SHORT COURSE
with Erin

Tuesdays: 7:30 - 9:00 p.m.
November 7 – December 19: Seven weeks: $112



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 are permitted during the first three weeks of this course. Students in this class may make-up in Gentle Yoga 1 classes after November 21. Registration for this short course will begin on October 5.

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EXPLORING THE CHAKRAS
with Pat P.

Saturdays: 10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
November 11 – December 16: Six weeks: $96


All living beings are composed of energy, the root of all life. There are seven major chakras or "spinning wheels" of energy in the body, and their balance is the key to our physical health, emotional stability, and mental clarity. This course will explore meditation, preps, and yoga poses that can be practiced to help guide each chakra into balance. Appropriate for students Yoga 1-2 and above.

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