Class Levels and Types

BEGINNING YOGA- A yoga class designed for those who have no experience or very limited experience with yoga. Instruction includes: a beneficial breathing practice to learn to lessen stress throughout the day; a beginning meditation practice to increase focus, mental stamina, and positive thinking; user-friendly poses with lots of instructions for correct alignment to increase strength, flexibility, balance, and agility; and a final relaxation which helps the mind and body to assimilate all of the healthful activities of the class and leaves participants feeling rested, relaxed, and restored.​

MIXED LEVEL YOGA- When a class is diverse and made up of experienced practitioners as well as those with little or no experience, a mixed class is the way to go. Instruction includes: a beneficial breathing practice to learn to lessen stress throughout the day; a meditation practice to increase focus, mental stamina, and positive thinking; a multi-level approach to poses so that participants choose a modification to lessen or increase strength, balance and flexibility desired in a pose; and final relaxation which helps the mind and body to assimilate all of the healthful activities of the class and leaves participants feeling rested, relaxed, and restored.

 

CHAIR YOGA- Yes, a yoga practice in and/or with a chair! Perfect for participants who spend most of their day in a seated position whether it’s due to their job, or their physical needs. So much damage is done to the body by being still throughout the day, and this is the perfect class to counterbalance that stagnation. This class includes: a beneficial breathing practice to learn to lessen stress throughout the day; a beginning meditation practice to increase focus, mental stamina, and positive thinking; a yoga practice designed to be completed in a chair and/or beside a chair; and final relaxation which helps the mind and body to assimilate all of the healthful activities of the class and leaves participants feeling rested, relaxed, and restored.

OFFICE YOGA or STUDENT YOGA - This yoga practice incorporates the best of CHAIR YOGA, but adds poses that can be completed in or beside a chair, or individually in a break or dorm room. This practice includes: a review of information of how sitting vs. movement effects the body; a beneficial breathing practice to learn to lessen stress throughout the day; a beginning meditation practice to increase focus, mental stamina, and positive thinking; yoga poses in a chair, beside a chair, and in a small space such as a break room, dorm room or hotel room; and final relaxation which helps the mind and body to assimilate all of the healthful activities of the class and leaves participants feeling rested, relaxed, and restored.

YOGA FOR SURVIVORS AND CARETAKERS OF TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY SURVIVORS- Being a survivor of a traumatic brain injury gives me insight into some of the challenges resulting from being a survivor of tbi.  Those with brain injuries know that each brain injury is unique, and each day for each brain injured person is unique.  Having teaching in certification in providing  Love Your Brain Yoga has given me the tools to help others find the gifts in this ancient practice.  This class takes into consideration some of the common symptoms such as dizziness, light sensitivity, sound sensitivity, information processing speed, and the need for breaks to give each participant a successful yoga experience.  Yoga has shown to help with mindfulness, relaxation, and helping the mind-body to lessen the effects of the trauma response in the body.  Breathing techniques, methodical movement (chair or mat,) and modifications are aimed at leaving participants feeling more relaxed, empowered, and armed with relaxation techniques to use on and off the mat.

Cynthia Haas

Founder/Owner of Balance Your Life Yoga

"Start where you are."

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