SPRING YOGA 2018
~ with Anne Schneider, RYT ~
An eclectic blend of yoga and movement emphasizing fluidity and ease and exploration. Classes include practices of mindfulness and discussion of anatomy to help deepen your body awareness and understanding of the mind.
Beginning February 15 & 16
Thursdays 4:30 - 5:30 pm Basic Hatha
Thursdays 6:00 - 7:00 pm Yoga for Rest & Relaxation
Fridays 10:00 - 11:00 am Beginning/Gentle Hatha
Fridays 11:30 am - 12:30 pm Basic Hatha
At Canyon Mountain Center, 767 E Main Street, John Day
(the former location of Rock Garden Nursery) www.canyonmountaincenter.net
5 class pass - $ 30 (good for 3 months). Drop-in rate - $ 8 / class
To Register or For More Information:
Contact Anne at firstname.lastname@example.org or 541-575-2749 (h) or 541-620-2067 (c)
Hatha yoga is a practice of physical poses (asanas) that takes the body through a full array of motion. It improves circulation and creates greater flexibility in the joints, as well as increases strength, muscle tone, and balance. The practice involves concentration and relaxed, rhythmic breathing, which helps calm the mind and reduce stress.
Yoga for Rest and Relaxation classes offer a calm and quiet approach to moving the body. An array of poses and movements are offered including restorative postures. Props such as blankets, blocks and chairs will be used to help students find variations that are appropriate for their own bodies. All levels are welcome.
Hatha classes offer a more active practice of poses including some vinyasa-styled sequences which link the poses together. The pace is moderated to allow time for fine-tuning alignment and finding inner support.
- Beginning/Gentle classes present basic postures with options for variations so students can work at whatever level is most appropriate for their bodies. The classes are ideal for anyone who is new to yoga, not now physically active, or recovering from an injury.
- Basic Hatha classes include more challenging poses. These are suitable for experienced students or beginners who do not have injuries or health issues.
WHAT TO BRING:
- All props are provided. You’re welcome to bring your own yoga mat if you have one.
- Bare feet, and comfortable clothes you can stretch in - please do not wear perfume or heavy jewelry.
- An empty stomach - allow at least 2 hours after a full meal and 30 minutes after a light snack before class.
Since my first class in the 1980s, I have always loved the calming effect of a yoga practice as well as the power of attention and focus. I took weekly classes for many years before moving to small towns without classes. In the last 16 years most of my training has been in the form of multiple day workshops and retreats with a variety of teachers. In addition I’ve completed several in depth programs including Developmental Movement and Yoga with Adrienne Tyler of LaGrande, a teacher training and chakra study program with Mary Paffard, Body-Mind Centering® Embodied Anatomy and Yoga with Amy Matthews, and am currently enrolled in the Yoga Therapy Professional Training with Sarahjoy Marsh. Many of my teachers have incorporated exploratory approaches to asana practice, blending techniques from different styles of hatha yoga as well as movement principles from disciplines such as Body-Mind-Centering, Authentic Movement, The Feldenkrais Method, Chi Kung, and so on. These approaches have given me experiences and insights into the mechanics and energies of the body that I have found extremely valuable. I try to bring these kinds of explorations into my practice and teaching. I am thrilled to be able to share my experiences with others here in Grant County which I’ve been doing since 2007.