Beginner Yoga Series Class
Dates: Wednesdays September 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th, October 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th.
Are you interested in trying yoga, but don't know where to start? Justine's eight-week Beginner Yoga series from Wednesdays September 6th-October 25th, 7:30-8:30pm will start from the beginning - the breath - and then progress systematically through many accessible yoga postures, including standing postures, seated postures, reclining postures, and flows with the breath. Justine provides a fun, non-intimidating atmosphere for new practitioners to explore the beginning of their practice.
This class is for all shapes, sizes, levels of strength, and levels of flexibility. You don't have to already be flexible to practice yoga!
Unlike a usual yoga class, these workshop-style classes will encourage participants to "speak out" and ask questions about the postures and how they feel in their bodies, and participants will also learn modifications to each posture to help it feel good in their own body.
By the end of the series, participants should feel confident to attend regular drop in classes, be familiar with the kinds of postures that are offered in the various styles of classes at Ananda Yoga, and also have the knowledge to start developing a short home practice.
Investment: $120 for the series, $100 for students, seniors, and military. Click below to preregister.
Preregistration is required. Minimum five people preregistered for the series to run.
Series classes policy: Signing up for a series class is a commitment to take all the classes in the series. Series classes are non-refundable. No refunds will be provided for any reason. One missed class in the series can be credited as a drop in class for any other class at Ananda Yoga, but no further missed classes will be credited.
Kids' Yoga Mini-Series
Dates: 9/23, 9/30, and 10/7/17
Stories, games, music, and imaginative activities will introduce yoga poses (asana), breath work (pranayama), inquiry and self-reflection to your young child. This lively approach to yoga is a wonderful way for kids to develop strength, flexibility, and mindful presence with respect for self and others. This fun class will offer structure with plenty of room for spontaneity and finishes with restorative poses for a final relaxation—in a safe, welcoming and supportive environment.
A care-giver is required to stay during class to offer hands-on support and encouragement. While age range is geared for 3-6 years old, siblings on either side of age range will be accepted.
Investment: $30 per child, accompanying care givers are free
Minimum 4 children preregistered to run the series. Maximum 10 children.
About the instructor:
Kristina has been practicing a variety of different types of yoga since the 1970's, but fell in love with the full-body athleticism, along with the emotional and spiritual growth that evolved since embracing Baptiste yoga. She completed her Baptiste-inspired 200 RYT certification at Shiva Shakti in Northampton in early 2016. She has taught power yoga (hot and room temperature), gentle flow, modified beginners and children's yoga classes at local studios as well as in some rather unique environments. She is currently working on a second 200-hour certification to become a Baptiste-certified yoga teacher. She frequently sub teaches adult yoga classes at Ananda Yoga.
Candlelight Flow with Live Music
Experience the unique energy of yoga practiced with live music! Join Justine and Alvaro in a lunar flow-inspired class lit only by candles and flowing to the gentle rhythms of the Spanish guitar! This slow-moving class is appropriate for all levels and will be both invigorating and restorative. What a wonderful way to recharge and treat yourself as we move into a busy holiday season.
Alvaro Olvera Sánchez is a flamenco guitarist specializing in authentic Spanish Flamenco guitar, rumbas of the Gypsy Kings, and traditional guitar melodies from Latin America. Originally from San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico, Alvaro has played professionally for many years. He has played locally in concerts, private parties, and restaurants.
Preregistration is highly recommended for this popular class to guarantee your spot and your props.
Instructor: Justine Budhram
Take your yoga practice to your office with our Yoga for Cube Dwellers workshop! Justine will guide you through different ways to take a "yoga break" to recharge and refresh you during your work day. We will practice postures and short flows that can be done while seated in your office chair or using the chair as a prop. We will also work on short standing sequences that can be done within the confines of your office or cubicle. Postures will include shoulder and wrist releases for computer users, hip and low back focused postures to release tension that is created by sitting for several hours a day and breathing practices and short meditations to help get through especially stressful days with grace.