Slow & Steady

Yoga for 50+

Midlife is often a time of reassessment, self-reflection and course change.  Priorities shift as we re-examine our personal and professional goals in the light of what is truly important to us.  Along with the desire to remain physically fit and active, there arises an equally potent urge to find a deeper, more fulfilling purpose in our lives.  Using breath-aligned asana, pranayama (breath training) and progressive relaxation techniques, Slow & Steady offers a systematic introduction to the ancient tradition of yoga which supports and celebrates aging as an enriching experience.

Yoga for Stress Relief

Yoga for Depression & AnxietyAlmost everyone experiences depression and/or anxiety at some point in their life. Symptoms can include persistent sadness, feelings of hopelessness, lack of enjoyment or pleasure in activities, difficulty concentrating or making decisions, insomnia, restlessness, and more. Studies of the effect of yoga on depression and anxiety suggest that the regular practice of yoga can be useful in the reduction of these symptoms. Students will learn specific yoga forms, breathing techniques and mindfulness meditation. This class is suitable for all levels. Students with mobility concerns are welcome to use a chair.

(Please consult your therapist or health care provider before enrolling to determine whether yoga is appropriate for you at this time.)

Restorative Yoga [not currently offered]

Restorative YogaThe goal of restorative yoga is deep relaxation—physically, mentally and emotionally. Students use blankets, bolsters and other props which allow the body to rest without effort for 5-10 minutes per pose. Mindful breathing is an integral part of the practice. Restorative Yoga is a healing experience for those recovering from illness or injury, or anyone looking to release stress and tension.