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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.)

Monday (No classes on Columbus Day, Oct. 8)

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

Yoga for Every Body (All Levels) 


Wednesday

Gentle Yoga Plus (with Extended Relaxation) 

Chair Yoga for Every Body (No class Oct. 3 and 10)


Saturday 

Gentle Therapeutic Yoga (No class on Oct. 6)


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


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Upcoming Workshops

Yoga for Strong Bones
Sunday, October 21
2-4:30 p.m.
$50, pre-registration required
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.

Candlelight Restorative Yoga with Live Music
Wednesday, November 14
7-8:30 p.m.
$30
at the Chi Healing Center
Please pre-register by calling 860-352-8902.

Slow down. Pause. Relax as the busy holiday season begins! Surround yourself with the warm glow of candlelight and the soothing sounds of the Handpan with musician Bob Eccleston. In this class, you will discover the richness in holding comfortable yoga poses, or rather, with the aid of props and blankets, allowing them to hold you. Your body will thank you as we explore the layers of relaxation in this deeply nurturing class.

A Handpan is a rare artisan crafted sound sculpture known for it’s uniquely entrancing characteristics. This gentle, peaceful, centering music will provide a relaxing soundscape to facilitate our relaxation and renewal. No prior yoga experience is needed.

Yoga Nidra
next date 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.


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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