Monday Therapeutic Yoga– 11 – 12:15
is cancelled for April 27
Spring Brings Changes…
Yoga gives us the opportunity to practice equanimity in the face of change. We may resist at first. then comes acceptance and, inevitably, growth! Last week I attended classes taught by Joan Sherwood and Susan Bausch, and found much to grow from and appreciate! Joan taught a strength-focussed class with emphasis on fundamental standing poses. I was reminded of the elegance and sufficiency of the foundational asanas– as I sweated. Susan offered many core contracting poses– so essential for spinal health and core strength / flexibility! She built more poses into 90 minutes than I imagined possible, without rushing.
It is always a revelation to me that the same vocabulary of asanas can be channeled so uniquely through each teacher!
Thanks to all of our teachers–
in yoga and in Life
Learn the basic yoga poses with focus on alignment. Strengthen and stretch! Learn to use yoga props- strap, blanket, block, chair.
Susan received her 200 hr certification from Moksha Yoga of Chicago in 2012 with Daren Friesen and Mercedes Gomez. Using a Viniyoga teaching model, she designs classes that can be modified to meet the needs of each student. She has experience with all ages / fitness levels.
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- Joan Sherwood
- Gentle Beginners Yoga
- Wednesdays | 12:30 – 1:30
- Joan offers a safe and gentle environment and yoga props to: cultivate physical awareness, create good alignment, optimize range of motion. Those desiring to use a chair are welcome!
Welcome, Shari Crockett, Reiki Master
Reiki is a system of healing that originated in Tibet. The Reiki practitioner transmits healing energy through the hands, without touch. Reiki is relaxing and revitalizing. $20 per 30 minutes.
Shari will be at Center@101 on Tuesdays.
With questions or to schedule: 618-973-7271.
New Ongoing Classes with Mercedes Gomez
Mondays, 5:15 – 6:30 pm
Vinyasa II assumes a working knowledge of basic yoga poses. Emphasis will be on linking poses in sequence, practicing holds, variations, and breathing techniques that challenge the student to go deeper. Students are expected to work at their own pace and to know their needs and limits. Poses can be held longer or not. Inversions, arm balances and more advanced backbends will be explored. Level II students should have a consistent practice and be in good health.
Urban Power Flow
Thursdays, 5:30 – 7pm
Urban Power Flow is a fun, exciting, challenging and one-of-a-kind class that integrates Yoga, Pilates and Martial Arts. This invigorating class moves to the sweet sounds of music from all genres and generations including: jazz, down-tempo, alternative, tribal, blues, funk, rock and so much more! Be prepared to work your core, break a sweat and have fun!
Introduction to Ashtanga Yoga
A four workshop series with Mercedes Gomez
$25 each | Prepay to register
Ashtanga, taught by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, is the comprehensive system which underlies the popular Vinyasa style. Taught in a safe, nurturing environment made accessible for practitioners of levels.
Sun Salutations (I) Sat, March 28, 1-3 pm
This first workshop introduced the fundamentals of Ashtanga.
Standing Poses (II) Sat, April 11, 1-3 pm
After reviewing the above fundamentals, students practice the primary series– sun salutations A and B, and learn the standing poses. Props will enhance the learning experience and body alignment. Now students can create a home practice of sun salutations and standing poses!
Seated Poses (III) Sat, April 18, 1-3 pm
The third class reviews the preceding material then proceeds through the seated poses of Ashtanga yoga– including forward folds, twists, abdominal strengthening and an introduction to back bending. Students will now have experienced ¾ of the primary series and will understand how Vinyasa yoga is predicated upon the Ashtanga system.
Closing Poses/ Home Practice (IV) Sat, May 2, 1-3 pm
In the final workshop we review and practice the entire primary series: sun salutations, standing, seated and backbending poses. Explore principles of back bending / inversions as well as meditation, pranayama (breathing techniques) and bandhas (energy locks), ending with savasana (corpse pose/resting pose). Home practice suggestions are presented and discussed.
~one | o | one yoga~
- 12 ongoing classes every week
- 8 RYT certified teachers
- Instruction in alignment-based, kundalini, restorative, vinyasa, therapeutic, hot and gentle yoga styles.
- Private sessions
- Workshops and Special Events