Yoga 101 ~ A Four Week Foundational Series
withAmyHagan at South Kingstown
Next held on Tue, Jan 16, 2018 at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
This enrollment runs from Tue Jan 16, 2018 - Tue Feb 6, 2018
Have you wondered about yoga but been hesitant to try it? Yoga offers many gifts, and flexibility isn’t necessary to reap the rewards – which include stress release, deeper states of relaxation, normalized blood pressure, relief of minor back pains, and a balance of strength and flexibility. Most students who practice yoga regularly notice an increase in vitality and an overall sense of well-being.
Whether for fitness, as a relaxation technique, or as a steppingstone to higher awareness, yoga has the inherent power to make a profound and positive difference in your life. In these workshop style classes you will learn the basics with modifications for your personal needs with plenty of opportunity to ask questions.
Week 1: • a brief introduction to what yoga is. • the basics of yogic breathing (pranayama) to relieve stress and connect you to your physical body. • some basic yoga postures (asana), and the 6 movements of the spine. • how to sit comfortably and use props. • a guided relaxation at the end.
Week 2: • Connecting breath and movement (half sun salute). • alignment in basic standing postures. • the basics of balance.
Week 3: • how to deepen the poses of previous weeks by adding in range of motion • how to sustain poses and build strength. • the full sun salutation.
Week 4: • putting together all the components learned for a complete practice. • prepare to step into a class environment. • The meaning of “om” and chant it together.
All are welcome. No experience necessary.
What past participants have said about this workshop:
“A great introduction to yoga. The pace of the class and small setting is optimal.”
“This program does a great job at giving the fundamentals of yoga and teaching the correct postures. I learned what yoga really is.”
"I benefited from receiving close attention - an almost one on one instruction experience.”
"My confidence in my ability to do yoga has become much greater - I loved it!!"
"Yoga 101 was calming and helpful. I feel confident I will be successful in future yoga practice."
“It is a wonderful program I think everyone should take.”
4-class series, $80 Tue, 6:00pm-7:30am, Jan 16-Feb 6