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Using simple yoga postures, breath awareness, meditation, and mindfulness, this course aims to help you deepen your mind/body connection. The act of releasing physical tension and moving your body in new ways can help you move through stuck emotions, create new mental patterns, and bring new awareness into your life.
Each week this virtual course will gradually build upon a set of basic yoga postures, appropriate for all levels and abilities. Through the postures, breathing, and meditative exercises, you'll learn more about your body's responses to stress. You may discover techniques that help manage mental/emotional patterns and increase groundedness, calmness, and emotional well-being.
Beginners welcome! Keep a notebook handy and something to write with.
Our classes are intended to be a complement to, but not a replacement for, professional mental health support.
The aim of our Virtual Courses is to empower you to learn new methods of self-care during this unusual time and provide opportunities for community connection. We have designed these courses to prioritize both interaction and building new habits. The online format includes both interactive live-stream classes (where you can ask questions and hear from fellow students), as well as a variety of practice videos to do at your own pace and incorporate into your life. The best part? You will have access to all the practice videos (including recordings of the live-stream classes) for one year after your course ends, so you can continue to practice at home.
A computer, tablet, or smartphone and internet connection is required to participate, and a smartphone or webcam and microphone are recommended in order to interact with the teacher during live-streams. The online platform is very user-friendly, and we will provide you with instructions for getting started.
Virtual 7-Week Course Overview:
Week 1: Live-streamed 75-minute class. Begins with a short chat with the teacher, includes a 50- to 60-minute guided class, and ends with 10 to 15 minutes of time for questions, feedback, and human connection with your instructor and classmates. The instruction portion of live-streams will be recorded and available afterwards, if you are unable to make the class time.
Weeks 2 & 3: We will release two to three high-quality, pre-recorded videos, each with a different focus. You can practice these once or several times during these two weeks.
Week 4: Live-streamed 75-minute class. Includes 45-minute guided practice building on some of the previous weeks' videos, followed by 30 minutes of time for guided interaction. You can turn on your camera and resolve individual questions with the teacher.
Weeks 5 & 6: We will release two to three high-quality, pre-recorded videos, each with a different focus. You can practice these once or several times during these two weeks.
Week 7: Live-streamed 75-minute class. Includes 45-minute guided practice integrating your learning, followed by 30 minutes of time for guided interaction and individual questions.