The Alexander Technique is a practical, educational approach that helps you rediscover your natural ease by becoming aware of the way you use yourself. It helps you observe your own patterns of movement and recognize how they interfere with your natural ease, so you can stop interfering and enjoy freer, more natural movement. Learn to make constructive changes in your life and enjoy more ease in all of your pursuits, whether it’s working at a computer, exercising, gardening, or playing an instrument!
"Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes... including you." -Anne Lamott. Feeling a bit tired, stressed, depleted? There is a very good reason why -- our minds and bodies have difficulty processing and managing high levels of stress and uncertainty over long periods of time. This session will provide an opportunity to pause, reflect, and attend to your own well-being. The session will begin with a mindfulness exercise and gentle yoga appropriate for home or an office for grounding and to release tension. Then we will explore a wellness tool to reflect on and assess well-being in various parts of life. Finally, we will design small, incremental actions we could take this week to both savor what is going well and attend to an area of life that could use more attention.
Yoga is one of the oldest "holistic" health-care systems in existence, focusing on both the mind and body. Through the practice of yoga postures and breath work, you can connect with your body and mind and discover your spirit; yoga is the art of listening to all parts of your Self. Hatha yoga postures linked with the breath have a powerful effect on all systems of the body providing the energy to age gracefully, stay fit, improve circulation and posture, loosen and lengthen knotty muscles, reduce stress, increase bone density, and promote relaxation at the end of the day. Please bring a yoga mat. Recommended props include a cushion and/or yoga blanket, blocks, bolster, and strap. Covid 19 safety protocols will follow state and school district recommendations for in-person events.
This 60 minute, energetic, fun-filled cardio fitness class features a fusion of easy to follow dance moves, resistance training, yoga, and kickboxing, all choreographed to popular music! The class is designed for all fitness levels with safe and effective moves to give a total body workout! Students should bring mat and weights. *Class meets Tuesdays & Thursdays
Join Robin for a gentle but profound series of mind/body practices, also known as "Chinese yoga." Each class will include a qigong warm-up and tai chi form practice, both standing and walking. Tai Chi Easy™ includes the four baskets: gentle movement, breathing practices, self-massage, and meditation. This class is for continuing students as well as newcomers.
Yoga has been around for 5,000 years - and for a good reason: It works. By practicing yoga, you can rejuvenate, care for, and nurture yourself at the deepest levels, resulting in greater reservoirs of compassion and tolerance for other people and a positive impact on your relationships. Most importantly, you will develop a better relationship with yourself. Learn about yoga's history and philosophy, yoga postures to practice, relaxation and meditation practices, and even a bit of Sanskrit. Please bring a yoga mat. Optional, but recommended props include a cushion and/or yoga blanket for seated postures. Covid 19 safety protocols will follow state and school district recommendations for in-person events.