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"Words fail to convey the total value of yoga. It has to be experienced." ~ B.K.S. Iyengar

People come to yoga for many reasons. Perhaps you want to strengthen and invigorate your body and improve your balance.   Or you desire a brief and relaxing interlude from a hectic day. Perhaps a health challenge has you searching for a therapeutic practice to support healing or you're drawn to yoga for a contemplative practice to experience equanimity and a deeper relationship with the Divine.   


My yoga journey began over 40 years ago watching Lilias Folan on my parents' black and white TV. Her soft voice and gentle, compassionate approach to yoga came through the screen. Oh, and did I mention her long braided hair?!?  Well neither Lilias nor I have long braided hair anymore; however, yoga remains one of my integral practices for self-care. I'm here to invite and encourage you to explore how yoga can be integral to your self care too.

Group Classes

Hollins University -  Gordh Room DuPont Chapel 

Wednesdays,  5:30 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.

Yoga Fundamentals for novice & experienced students


We all want to remain active and maintain our health and our independence. Yet, how often do you find yourself sitting in a chair?  Chair yoga classes offer you the opportunity to discover how to use a chair as a tool to assist in maintaining your health and well-being ….. no matter what age or ability!


CHAIR YOGA CLASSES


Greene Memorial United Methodist Church, Roanoke

Tuesdays 10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Starts January 8, 2019 


Jackson Park Library, Roanoke

Tuesday 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.   

February 12 & 26

March 12 & 26


Cardiac® Chair Yoga 

Cardiac Rehabilitation & Wellness Department MOBE

Lewis Gale, Salem

Thursdays, 12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. 

2019 ongoing classes begin 1/4/19 

registration requested


FREE:  Introduction to  Chair Yoga:

Glenvar Library

Friday, March 22, 2019 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

and 

South County Library

Friday, April 5, 2019 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.


SPECIAL YOGA PROGRAM OFFERINGS


Yoga and Osteoporosis, A Practice for Better Bone Health

Saturday March 2, 2019  ~ 1:30 - 4:30

Grace Yoga & Healing Pathways


In this program you will explore yoga practices and principals for better bone health. You will learn and practice modifications of each pose to enable you to safely practice yoga according to your level of ability.


Online Registration: 

https://www.graceyogahealingpathways.com/apps/webstore/


Awakening the Heart's Intuitive Intelligence

Saturday, April 13, 2019  ~ 1:30 - 4:00

Grace Yoga & Healing Pathways

 Online Registration: https://www.graceyogahealingpathways.com/apps/webstore/


The heart is associated with deeper wisdom and intuition and is at the core of who we are as human beings. The stress of everyday living can leave one feeling disconnected, depleted physically and emotionally unable to connect to the source of our power, the heart. This program combines conscious breathing, gentle asana, self-inquiry and meditation to cleanse, nourish, strengthen, and support the body-mind to awaken your heart’s intuitive intelligence.


With care, compassion, and kindness one “yokes” the bridge between head and heart and a new level of awareness and integration within yourself is reached. Renewed, you will feel calm, connected and confident with the capacity to navigate the challenges of everyday living with greater clarity, ease and grace.  

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Don't see a time or location that's right for you? Contact Irene and let's find a way to bring yoga to you!

Irene offers private yoga sessions, group classes, workshops, and retreats

Offering practices that meet you where you are and with care and compassion, Irene will guide and encourage you in deepening your relationship with yourself, your family, friends, and the world around you to create your own happiness. 


Would welcome to hear what you desire from your yoga  practice and how we can create a safe environment for you to discover how to nurture yourself and benefit from a personal yoga practice. With care, Irene

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Balance

Remaining active and engaged can enhance one's quality of life and sense of well being.   Just as important is being able to relax and feel rested and renewed which is challenging when we're feeling overwhelmed.   


Yoga can be a wonderful way to lower stress, reduces muscle tension,  enhances one's ability to rest deeply and restores balance to the nervous system.  You experience a more easeful body and peaceful mind.


Thank you for providing information and lending support during this time.  I appreciate it so very much and do fully acknowledge that you go above and beyond the call of duty.  I never expected a yoga teacher to exceed expectations in this way.  I consider it a gift.  BC, Roanoke VA

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