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Classes and Workshops

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The following classes are on-going and drop-in.
(See descriptions for all classes and series below.)

Note: There will be no classes on Christmas Eve, December 26 or New Year’s Eve.

Monday

IMG_3146Gentle Yoga  (This is a donation-based class, please pay what you can afford.) 

Yoga for Every Body (All Levels) 


Wednesday (Note: No classes on December 26.)

Gentle Yoga Plus (with Extended Relaxation) 

Chair Yoga for Every Body 


Saturday 

Gentle Therapeutic Yoga


Private Yoga Sessions Available by Appointment. Contact me at lesliewintergordon@gmail.com or 860-970-4944.


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Upcoming Workshops

Please register for these classes by calling/texting me at 860-970-4944 or calling the Chi Healing Center and leaving a message, 860-352-8902. Minimum number of participants is needed to run workshops.

New Offering! Holiday Relaxation Sampler
Sunday, December 16
3-5 p.m.
$45
at the Chi Healing Center
Please pre-register by calling 860-352-8902.

What if you had a toolbox you could open when you are feeling stressed and tired–one that held all sorts of treasures to help you soften and relax into the moment? Well, now you do! During the height of the busy holiday season, treat yourself to an afternoon of relaxation as we explore some of the many tools available to us! In this workshop, we will sample several different techniques for relaxation including Restorative Yoga, Reflexology, ThaiYoga, Reiki, Aromatherapy, Mudra, Mantra and Sound, Therapeutic Balls and Guided Imagery. We will spend a little bit of time with each of these modalities, blending them to create an afternoon of calm and release. Come along, and bring a friend. No yoga experience is necessary. This workshop is for everyone who needs to take a rest from the rush of December. Melt into the presence of your true and inner self, and maybe discover a new way to relax you haven’t experienced before! You will take home a calming tea blend to keep the the feeling going when you arrive home as well as a $15 off coupon for a Private Yoga ThaiYoga, Reiki, or Reflexology Session!

Yoga Nidra
next date 2019 TBA
$15, pre-register please
at the Chi Healing Center

Yoga Nidra or “Yogic Sleep” is a combination of relaxation, affirmation, respiration and visualization techniques that are used together to create deep relaxation in the physical body. This multidimensional approach to relaxation facilitates deep integration of mind, body and spirit. This practice is appropriate for anyone, regardless of your physical condition. Please dress comfortably and warmly in layers, as you will be lying in Savasana (Relaxation Pose) for an extended period of time. You may eat a light meal 1 hour before arriving. No yoga experience needed.

Yoga for Strong Bones

Please note: This workshop is being postponed until Spring.

at the Chi Healing Center

Yoga is for everyone, and if you are concerned about a diagnosis of osteoporosis or osteopenia, yoga can help you! Join Leslie and Naturopathic Physician, Dr. Michelle Pouliot, as they help you unravel the myths and medicalizations of osteoporosis and osteopenia. Dr. Pouliot explains bone density, what the results of various bone tests indicate, and natural approaches to support bone strengthening and healing. Leslie will teach how to safely incorporate yoga into your daily routine. This workshop is appropriate for beginners, those with physical challenges, and people of all ages. You will leave with the knowledge of how to be safe in yoga classes, with a short program to practice at home, and hopefully inspired that anyone at any age can stimulate and improve their bone health with as little as 10 minutes of yoga daily.


Class Descriptions

Yoga for Every Body–All Levels

These classes are mostly non-vinyasa which mean they move from posture to posture with longer holds. We have time to sink into postures, listen to our bodies and make adjustments and modifications to suit our individual and unique bodies. Special attention is given to alignment, safety and modifications for injury. Classes vary depending on the theme. A welcoming class for everyone. Every class is different based on YOUR needs!

Gentle Yoga and Gentle Therapeutic Yoga

Gentle stretching and strengthening yoga postures will be offered in this therapeutic practice for those with chronic injuries and conditions. If you have always wanted to join a yoga class but felt your condition disqualified you, this is your class. Everyone is welcomed, and modifications will be offered to make this class accessible to everyone. (Note: Gentle Yoga Plus will add a few extra challenges.)

Chair Yoga for Every Body

The benefits of yoga are not limited to those who can easily get up and down from the floor. Yoga is for Every Body, and in this class, the chair enables us to do many of the postures that are typically done on the floor with the aid of a chair. We will explore seated, standing and balancing poses, breath awareness, guided imagery and a variety of other yogic “tools” to help us stretch, strengthen and RELAX! This class is suitable for those new to yoga and all fitness levels.

Class Locations

Chi Healing Center, 136 Dowd Avenue, Canton, CT 06019, 860-352-8902, www.chihealingcenter.com.

First Church of Christ, Congregational, 1652, 75 Main Street, Farmington, CT 06032.

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