Yoga for Osteoporosis/Osteopenia - - PLEASE INQUIRE FOR OUR NEXT START
Join Karen Widmer for ways to strengthen bones and muscles for a healthy spine and body as we age, using age old wisdom of yoga sequences and new research to assist us. Try some new snacks each week for healthy bones too. There will be opportunity to discuss your personal needs and practice leaving you confident in continuing your yoga journey safely while honoring your body’s limitations..
Oct 17th Class Focus: Balance
Chair or Seated Meditation
Movement segment: Yoga poses and Tai Chi helpful warmups. Practical ways to strengthen bones. Relaxation/Savasana
Nutrition: Acid/Alkaline balance in the body. What we eat can build us up or break us done. Enjoy some healthy snacks.
Oct. 24th Class Focus: Nourishing the body and bones thru rest and sleep
Chair or Seated meditation
Movement Segment: Using bolsters and props to assist body into and while holding poses. Relaxation/Savasana
Nutrition: Benefits of caffeine free drinks and foods
Oct. 31st Class Focus: Have fun! Know how to play with an attitude of gratitude
Chair or seated meditation
Movement Session: Simple yoga poses and Qigong movements to practice daily
Nutrition: Happy Thanksgiving!
Nov. 7th Class Focus: Keep in touch with self and others.
Building confidence in your gentle yoga practice.
Awake to new ways of being. What to take away for the rest of your life
Yoga for Deep Relaxation 12 weeks (MAXIMUM 8 PARTICIPANTS)
Thursdays Sept. 14th - Dec. 14th 2017
Tuesdays Sept 12th - Dec. 12 2017 TIME: 7:15pm - 8:45pm
Thursdays Sept. 14th - Dec.14th 2017 TIME: 5:45pm - 7pm
Payment methods: Cash, cheques payable to Beams of Light, or e-transfer to email@example.com
Drop in fee after Sept. 12th dependant on space availability $17 plus hst.
Learn how yoga in its fullness can bring greater peace of mind and well being
This gentle class is suitable for all levels that incorporates: passive restful supine and/or seated poses, relaxation techniques, and deep breathing practices. There are no standing poses or balance postures included in the class which makes it suitable for those with physical limitations. The class is designed to calm the nervous system, settle the mind and induce states of deep relaxation. Participants may leave feeling refreshed and renewed.
For those needing clarity between Mindfulness Meditation and Yoga for Deep Relaxation the later actively creates states of relaxation through movement, breath, autosuggestion and present-moment awareness. Some basic mindfulness practice will be incorporated into the session. The Mindfulness course instead encourages participants to simply witness their internal experience seated meditations, body scans and lesser emphasise on hatha yoga and their poses.
If you have not registered with us for other previous courses please fill out the form from the beginners section by clicking the registration button to your left and cursuring down to the registration form at the buttom of the page. If you have registered previously you do not need to fill out the form but can follow the remaining directions.
I want to thank your for your teachings in the deep relaxation session. While there are great benefits to yoga, the classes at the studio also nurture the soul. I have physical limitations due to a health condition and I am reminded to practice yoga without judgement. Rather than being frustrated with myself about limited flexibility or strength, I have learned to love myself in those moments. I am conscious of my true self, relaxed and at peace.
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