CHAIR YOGA CLASS SERIES
Chair yoga is one of the gentlest forms of yoga available that adapts yoga positions and poses through creative use of a chair. Poses are done seated on the chair or the chair is used for support during standing and balance poses. The chair allows for greater stability to help you feel supported and safe and provides an accessible way of practicing yoga so those with health restrictions, decreased range of motion or any other physical limitations can enjoy the benefits of a more traditional practice.
Emphasis will be on breathing, balance, and taking things at your own pace. Various postures will offer the opportunity to lengthen, strengthen, soften, extend, expand, and explore your body.
Chair Yoga is suitable for all ages, fitness levels and physical conditions, all levels are welcomed.
$20/Class (Pre-Registration is required)
September 18th – October 16th
About the Instructor: Emily Eisen, M.Ed. is a Certified Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga® Teacher, trained at Kripalu, Lenox, MA. Emily is also the Director/Instructor of Brainworks Plus, a Licensed Brain Gym® Practitioner, Sanctioned Bal-A-Vis-X® Instructor/Practitioner, Certified Language of Mastery® Instructor, ChiWalking® Instructor, Certified Total Immersion® SwimCoach, Musician and Artist
FAMILY YOGA 5 CLASS SERIES
For children ages 3-8 with an adult - bring the whole family!
Our family yoga classes will introduce your little ones to yoga in a simple and uniquely effective program that helps kids feel energized, happy and engaged. Classes are fun and creative, guiding you and the children through basic yoga poses with kid-friendly names that are easy to follow. Your kids will learn, be active and most importantly have fun in a supportive environment with other families!
Space is limited and pre-registration is required!
Time: 12:15pm – 1:00pm
Date: September 24th – October 22nd (5 consecutive Sundays)
$20 per class for one child and one adult
$35 per class for one child, one adult + additional child or adult
About the Instructor: Classes will be led by Vanessa Hill - a Certified YogaKids teacher, Certified 200hr Yoga instructor and Mom of two!
TEENS AERIAL YOGA SERIES
TEENS (ages 11 & up)
All the flying fun of an adult class, with fun music, more giggling, more swinging and more spinning. Teens benefit from strength building, stretching and breathing, while exploring poses in the Antigravity Hammock.
Time: 12:45pm – 1:45pm
Dates: October 7, 14, 21, 28, November 4 (5 consecutive Saturdays)
Space is limited to 9 spots and pre-registration is required.
Cost: $100 for 5 Class Series
**Our Class Series starting Saturday, October 7th is FULL. If we have enough interest, we will offer a second Teens Aerial class. Please contact us by clicking the button below and let us know if you are interested!**
**We will credit up to 1 class ($20 value) for any missed classes during the series. Class credits will be valid for any adult classes on our regular class schedule
MINDFUL EATING WORKSHOPS
- Workshops led by Board Certified Holistic Health & Nutrition Counselors and the head writers for the #2 ranked natural health website in the world, DrAxe.com
- Interactive and supportive setting with time for Q&A
Mindful eating workshops offer the best of both worlds: practical information related to improving nutrition and eating habits, coupled with group support. The date of our next workshop is TBD.
What is "mindful eating"? Mindful eating is about focusing on improving how you feel when you eat, rather than simply focusing on changing how you look or achieving a certain number on the scale.
How is mindful eating different than "dieting"? The vast majority of diets fail because they offer logical nutritional advice, as if the only thing keeping you from eating right is knowledge about food! Many people today have all the food-related knowledge they will ever need, and much more knowledge than our grandparents or ancestors ever had. And yet this kind of advice only works if you have conscious control over your eating habits. It doesn’t work when emotions hijack the eating process – and for the majority of people they do!
Ask yourself: how often do you pay attention to your thoughts and feelings before, during and after eating? And how are your emotions, thoughts and cravings influencing your health and your weight?
- Mindful eating is a practice that develops awareness of your current eating habits, along with awareness of your underlying feelings/emotions and body sensations. It teaches you to pause between your cravings, triggers and your actions.
- The International Association for the Study of Obesity found that around 86 percent of interventions using mindful eating show significant improvements in “obesity-related eating behaviors”, specifically binge eating, emotional eating and external eating. Compare that to studies about dieting: UCLA researchers have found that 75-95 percent of people cannot maintain weight loss of the targeted "10 percent of body weight" and that within 2 years of a successful diet, 83 percent of people gain back more weight than they had lost.
Mindful eating will help you improve:
- Awareness of your physical and emotional cues
- Awareness of your emotions/non-hunger triggers for eating
- Awareness on how you buy, prepare and eat your food
- Choosing foods that give you both enjoyment and nourishment
- Learning to meet your emotional needs in ways other than eating
- Believing in yourself that no matter what happened in the past, you can change your relationship to eating and food