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.
Hollins University - Gordh Room DuPont Chapel
Yoga Fundamentals for novice & experienced students
Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.
5 week session starts June 19th (drop-ins welcome)
Next 5 week session begins July 24th - September 5th (no class 7/14 and 8/28)
CHAIR YOGA CLASSES
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!
Greene Memorial United Methodist Church, Roanoke
Tuesdays 10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Note: No classes May 28th & June 4,th
Weekly classes resume June 11th
Belmont Library, Roanoke (formerly Jackson Park)
Tuesday 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. No Classes May 28 & June 4th
library classes for the summer resume June 18th * with schedule of classes as follows: 6/25, 7/9, 7/16, 7/23, & 7/30, 8/6, 8/13, 8/20, 8/27
Cardiac Rehabilitation & Wellness Department MOBE
Lewis Gale, Salem
Thursdays, 12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
2019 ongoing classes Begin June 13th
FREE: Introduction to Chair Yoga:
Friday, July 12th 11 a.m. - 12 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.
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. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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!
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
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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