This unique beginner yoga class is designed for the yoga novice with no prior experience with the practice. During the 8 weeks, I will gently introduce you to the basic elements of a yoga practice: breath work, asana (the poses), and meditation.
The series will explore the basic alignment principles of forward folds, twists, backbends, balances, and strength poses. The course will also help you increase flexibility in your hamstrings, thighs, hips and shoulder girdle; teach you how to protect and strengthen your lower back; release tension in your neck and shoulders; and build abdominal strength.
You will be encouraged to ask questions and to ‘play’ with the poses in a way that allows the body to integrate principles in supportive and positive manner. I will encourage you to feel the difference between proper alignment and misalignment; and to cultivate a practice which supports you, providing benefits (strength, endurance, balance, flexibility, and love of self) that serve far into old age.
To register, see the 4-8 week tab:
Hi Wendy –
You have been incredibly inspirational. Seriously, I am so glad you have brought this very non-intimidating, down-to-earth yoga studio to Hamilton, and I hope it grows. I remember years ago going to yoga in Takoma Park, and it was so yuppy-ish and impersonal (one instructor I had actually made me more stressed than I was before class) — your place is what I think of when I think yoga. I think it’s a wonderful addition to the community.Melanie