Classes and Workshops

Drop-in Yoga Class Schedule

(No need to register ahead, just drop-in.)

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Yoga for Every Body (All Levels) 

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


Wednesday

Gentle Yoga Plus (with Extended Relaxation) 


Saturday 

Gentle Therapeutic Yoga


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


Click here for Outdoor Yoga Deck Classes. 
The Yoga Deck is Closed for the Year. See you next year!


Workshops and Special Classes

Yoga Nidra
Sunday, January 12
4-5 p.m.
$15
at the Chi Healing Center

Imagine a relaxation session that can help you sleep better, rejuvenate your nervous system and bring deep relaxation to all the layers (koshas) of your being, not just your physical body. Yoga Nidra can help facilitate all these things and more. Yoga Nidra or “Yogic Sleep” is a combination of relaxation, affirmation, respiration and visualization techniques that are used together to create deep relaxation. This multidimensional approach to relaxation facilitates deep integration of mind, body and spirit. Anyone can do this! You don’t need to have any yoga experience. Your fitness level doesn’t matter either. Come as you are! Please dress comfortably and warmly in layers, as you will be lying in Savasana (Relaxation Pose) for an extended period of time. There are also several anti-gravity chairs for those who would rather not lie on the floor. Blankets are also available. Reservations are suggested, but not needed.


Yoga and Self-Massage With Yoga Tune Up Therapy Balls
Friday, January 17
6-7:30 p.m.
$22.50 Unlimited Members/$25.00 Others
at Yoga Union, Unionville

From the soles of your feet to the crown of your head, learn to massage the micro-regions of your body and excavate tension from your joints and tissues.  These therapy balls provide targeted self-massage trigger point therapy.  Learn the ways you can use these balls to relieve pain and help you live better in your body.  They effectively target various parts of the body to relieve stress, increase mobility and penetrate through layers of skin and muscle to massage deeply.  Come enjoy a full body rolling experience, ending with a nice Savasana for deep relaxation. No experience necessary.  Wear form-fitting clothes for best results.  Register here.

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Yin Yoga
Wednesday, January 29
5-6:30 p.m.
$25
at the Chi Healing Center

When a practice is still, the result is meditative. The edges dissolve, and we can access the deeper places in ourselves, both physically and emotionally. Join me as we drop into this simple, yet profound practice that addresses the spine and hips. In this class, we will spend 5 minutes holding each pose, moving the hips and spine through their range of motion with the intention of freeing up adhesions in the connective tissue and accessing a deeper level of peace. No yoga experience is necessary. Call the Chi Healing Center to register at 860-352-8902. Registration is required.


Partner Yoga
Friday, February 14
6-7:30 p.m.
$22.50 Unlimited Members/$25.00 Others
at Yoga Union

You and your partner will help each other build strength, flexibility and balance in partnered versions of familiar postures. Working together in the poses, you will cultivate camaraderie, connection, compassion, trust, and awareness. We’ll finish with some deeply relaxing partner breathing and a sweet restorative pose. Perfect for couples, friends, and family; newbies and practiced yogis welcome.  Preregistration required, space is limited. Register here.
 

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.)

Class Locations

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

First Church of Christ, Congregational, 1652, Amistad Hall, Entrance on School Street, Farmington, CT 06032. Turn right once inside the building and head to the basement. Take a left at the bottom of the stairs.

Yoga Union, 30 Mill Street, Unionville, CT 06085, 860-404-5345, yogaunionct.com

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