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FREE Hatha Yoga. This class meets in the basement, just like Chiaki's class on Mondays. Enter through the side door facing NE 71st. The door will be propped open, please be no later than 6:45 as the door may be locked. ***** The physical intensity rating for this class is 1.5 out of 3. All levels of experience are welcome to this class. Attendance is free to all. Please Bring: 1. Loose fitting clothing. 2. Yoga mat for yourself. We have some donated mats for class use. 3. Reusable water bottle for yourself. Optional: yoga strap to facilitate some stretching exercises, an old or used belt often works. Optional: yoga blocks to support or make easier some poses. Optional: any yoga gear that you find helpful. Optional: extra yoga mat for a guest or visitor.
FULL LOTUS YOGA/ CARIOCA BOWLS
• What we'll do Hatha Yoga is an ancient practice of mindfulness in movement. As we put the body in various positions (inside or outside of a yoga class) our body will develop muscle memory of those particular positions, especially if we do it over and over again. A sedimentary lifestyle will only age your body faster as it will end up stiffening up into a limited set of motions that you do all the time. With Hatha Yoga, you are stretching all the tissues properly, slowing down the aging and atrophy of connective tissues throughout the body. As you practice Hatha, you are also strengthening your mind's capacity to be still, since you are using your mind to hold still the body in these various postures. So take charge of your body now and discover the range of motion you were always meant to have. This class runs just over an hour and will involve a combination of breathing technique (pranayama) and physical exercise (hatha yoga). All levels are welcome to participate. This instructor's intensity rating is a 2/3. Peace and Love, -Will • What to bring Please bring a water bottle, mat, and anything you need for practice. This space also provides bolsters, blankets, mats, blocks and straps and there is a water dispenser with filtered water, too. • Important to know In general, every class is held with the intention that ANY body walking into the studio can participate and benefit from the yogic posturing and breathing. This class is offered on a $5-15 donation basis but that does not mean you have to have a cash donation every time; feel free to attend! Thank you.
FULL LOTUS YOGA/ CARIOCA BOWLS
• What we'll do Start your weekend with a little guided meditation! Learn breathing practices and tonal mantra chants to prepare the body and focus the mind for meditation. All are welcome to sit with us; no meditation experience necessary. Blankets, bolsters, mats and blocks are all provided for comfort. If you feel like you need some warming up or stretching before you sit to meditate, feel free to attend the hatha class at noon just before these meditations. Peace and Love -Will • What to bring Please wear comfortable clothing. Maybe bring a water bottle, although there is filtered water in a dispenser in the restaurant. This space also provides blankets, mats and bolsters for your comfort.
This class is inside the school during the school year and is in the dance studio. Enter the main school doors. Turn right and go to the end. Turn left and go to almost the end and find the door to the dance studio on the left. Sometimes during the school year, due to noise in the gym next door or to an event in the dance room, we meet on the second floor in room 214. (When outside during the summer: We are in the grass area in the front right-side area of the school building or the covered basketball area behind the school building rain or shine. WARNING: When we are outside, there is no access to bathrooms. There is no portable bathroom either.) Please come early. The physical intensity rating for this class is 2 out of 3. Schedule This class is dependent upon the school's schedule. We will let you know when the school is closed, because school closings cancel the class. General Info All levels of experience are welcome to this class. Please Bring: 1. Yoga mat for yourself. We have some donated mats for class use. 2. Reusable water bottle for yourself. 3. Loose fitting or stretchable clothing. Optional: yoga strap to facilitate some stretching exercises, an old or used belt often works. Optional: yoga blocks to support or make easier some poses. Optional: any yoga gear that you find helpful. Optional: extra yoga mat for a guest or visitor.