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 Mindful Movement & Chair Yoga

A class for seniors and anyone who may have a more limited range of movement.  The use of a chair safely provides increased stability and enhanced balance while experiencing a full range of basic yoga poses.

Wednesdays, 10:00-11:00 am through November 21.                                                                                           Drop-in fee: $12                                                                                            Teachers: Carrie Ruffner, Jacki McCausland, Ruth Ann Polito

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Evolving Your Yoga A weekend of empowering and transformational yoga with Barrie Risman, ERYT-500

        Friday, Saturday, Sunday     November 9, 10, 11   2018

       For continuing students and teachers who want to refine their practice, deepen their understanding of alignment-based asana technique, and move beyond simply DOING yoga to BECOMING yoga.  *CEU's available.

*Friday, Nov. 9   6:00- 8:30 pm     Abiding in Your Steady Center: Hip Openers and Twists The steady center, the idea that that within each of us lies a core that remains unchanging amidst the ups and downs of life, is at the heart of the yoga tradition. In this session, you’ll be guided to get to know this steadfast essence physically, mentally, and energetically. You’ll learn exactly why this center is so significant for us as yogis, and how to fully harness its power to serve you in your life.                                      

*Saturday, Nov. 10   3:30-6:00 pm     The Yoga of Self-Honouring: Forward bends, Restorative and Pranayama  Our relationship with ourselves is the axis of a fulfilling life. Yoga is at its most transformational when we use it as a way to restore, nurture, and expand a loving, compassionate relationship with ourselves to reclaim our inherent worthiness and build a healthy sense of self-esteem. When we do this, our practice becomes a great ally on our lives, our mat becomes like a trusted friend, a place where we’re able to meet ourselves exactly where we are and be welcomed with support, acceptance encouragement and love. We do this not only for ourselves, but also because doing so changes the way we see others, and how we interact with the world around us.                        

*Sunday, Nov. 11  10:00 am-12:30 pm  Fierce, Fearless & Free: Discover the Liberating Power of Backbends  We’ll explore key aspects of upper body alignment and the deeper significance of freeing the chest, neck and shoulders, in this foray into deeper back-bending poses.. Our sequence is designed to open your shoulders and neck so you can move deeper into backbends with safe and empowering upper-body alignment.

Location for all workshops: Valley School of Dance, 63 Main St., Geneseo NY  14454

Fees: Early bird by Nov. 1: $45 each workshop; $120 all 3 workshops.                                                                 After Nov. 1: $50 each workshop; $135 all 3 workshops.  50% discount for SUNY students.

Props to bring: mat, belt, 1-2 blocks, 2 blankets

 Barrie Risman is widely regarded as one of Canada’s most highly skilled yoga educators and teacher–trainers. Her events weave together the technical precision of refined alignment-based practice with an ever-present awareness of the great wisdom of yoga philosophy distilled from decades of intensive study and practice. Barrie is the proud creator of The Skillful Yogi, a thriving online community of teachers and students dedicated to deepening their practice and living their yoga, and the author of the forthcoming book, Evolving Your Yoga: 10 Principles for Enlightened Practice.