5:30 a.m. Wake Up Yoga Workout on Mondays and Fridays - Mid/Level ability
7:30 a.m. Meditation and Yin Yoga on Wednesdays (45 minute class) - No ability level necessary
7:30 a.m. Yoga for All on Saturdays - Mid/Difficult ability
Mid Morning Classes:
9:00 a.m. Core Vinyasa Flow Yoga for Beginners on Saturdays - Mid/Level ability
10:00 a.m. Seasoned Beginners and Intermediates Yoga Flow on Tuesdays and Thursdays - Mid/Difficult ability
Lunch Time Classes:
12:00 p.m. Core Vinyasa Flow Yoga for Beginners on Mondays - Easy ability
12:00 p.m. Meditation and Yin Yoga on Tuesdays (45 minute class) - No ability level necessary
12:00 p.m. Any Way You Like It for Beginners and Intermediates on Wednesdays- Easy - Mid/Level ability
12:00 p.m. Wisdom Warriors Chair Yoga on Thursdays - Easy ability
12:00 p.m. Back Health Yoga Flow on Fridays - Easy ability
2:30 p.m. 12 Salutes to the Sun on Sundays - Mid/Level ability
4:00 p.m. Partner Yoga Poses with Family Yoga (ages 10 and up) on Sundays - Easy ability
4:00 p.m. Yoga 101: Move and Groove on Tuesdays - Mid/Level ability
4:00 p.m. Glow and Glisten Yoga Flow on Thursdays - Mid/Level ability
Early Evening Classes:
5:30 p.m. Power Yoga for Strength and Conditioning on Mondays - Difficult Level ability
5:30 p.m. Power Up with Yoga Workout on Wednesdays - Difficult Level ability
5:30 p.m. T.G.I.F. Yoga on Fridays - Difficult Level ability
6:00 p.m. Flexibility Yoga Series for Happy Hips and Hamstrings on Tuesdays - Easy ability
6:00 p.m. Flexibility Yoga Series for Shoulders and Arms on Thursdays - Easy ability
Later Evening Classes:
6:40 p.m. New class! Flexibility Series for Stretch and Strengthen on Mondays with Jeanne - Easy - Mid/Level ability
6:40 p.m. New class! Flexibility Series for Stretch and Strengthen on Wednesdays with Micah - Easy - Mid/Level ability
Do you see a time and level that will work for you? We are here to serve you. Let me know if you need a different time or level. Classes that have less than 5 or 6 participants may drop off the schedule. For example, we tried out a later morning class on Saturday, but we did not have enough attendance to make it work. Difficulty levels are only examples of what you might expect. Beginners are welcome in every class. Please modify to make the class appropriate for your body's flexibility and strength levels.
Question that is often asked:
Why are you pursuing yoga therapy as an additional certification? After all, you are already a personal certified trainer with the Cooper Institute in Dallas and have had your yoga certificate from YSA for many years.
The longer I practice and teach yoga, the more often I realize that one size does not fit all people. Some people have issues with stiff arthritic joints, fibromyalgia, lower or middle backs, necks, shoulders, knees, hips, feet, heart disease, balance, depression, anxiety, and the list goes on.
My goal is to have the knowledge, the experience, and the compassion to benefit every one and every body. Therefore, I am studying an on-line course in yoga therapy through Aura Wellness. After this course is complete (I am about half way through 350 hours), I will continue my education with Kripalu and other Vini-yoga education.
In every class I teach I endeavor to give modifications and cautionary cues to keep you in the best yoga practice for you. While classes are less expensive, individual yoga therapy costs only $45.00 per hour in a private session. Let me know if I can schedule you during the week or weekend at a time that will work for both of us. Call 918-855-6459.
Congratulations to Stacey Simonson Rogers who won an individual training and is coming next Sunday.
Do you have a question that you would like answered? Please e-mail me back, and I would be happy to answer.
Yoga therapy is typically conducted one-on-one or in small groups. Often, a session more closely resembles an appointment with a physical therapist or rehabilitation specialist than it does a typical yoga class. What sets this healing modality apart from others is the focus on linking movement to deep, rhythmic breathing. Another difference is the emphasis on relaxation. In fact, when someone is gravely ill, a therapist may suggest that the entire practice consist only of breath awareness and relaxation until the patient is ready to tackle more.
If you're looking for a yoga therapist, it's important to be aware that there are many different kinds from a wide variety of yoga traditions and, as of yet, there is no universally accepted certification system. So, the type of training and number of hours a therapist has studied varies from person to person. For this reason, word of mouth is still an effective way to find the right yoga therapist—ask around or call yoga studios for leads. Here are some specific qualities to look for.
- APPROPRIATE TRAINING If you have a condition that requires knowledge of the physical body, like back pain or arthritis, find someone with substantial anatomy training. If you have a more serious medical condition—such as cancer, heart disease, or lupus—you'll need a therapist who understands the disease, the effects of medications, and contraindications to practicing. Look for someone who has sought additional training in your specific condition or who has a background in a health care profession, like nursing or physical therapy.
- EXPERIENCE Ask potential therapists how long they've been practicing yoga therapy and how often they have worked with people who have your condition. As with most anything, the more experience someone has, the more equipped he or she will be to help you.
- AN ACTIVE YOGA PRACTICE An effective yoga therapist must have this.
- AN INSPIRING APPROACH A good yoga therapist is knowledgeable, but a great one will be able to design a personalized program that motivates you to practice on your own. The key to success in yoga therapy is to feel connected to your own healing. Dr. Timothy McCall, Yoga Journal
I believe that every yoga teacher would tell you to practice a minimum of 2 - 3 times per week to see a difference in your own body, mind, and spirit.
Hope to see you soon!