Expect challenging, longer held poses and a faster moving, flow style practice with dynamic stretching and strength building. This class is most appropriate for people who have experience with yoga and are able to get up and down from the floor easily.
Wind the Heck Down Yoga
A calm yet rejuvenating class to relish the last hours of the weekend and clean the slate before the new week begins. All levels of experience are welcome (great for beginners!), and is most appropriate for people able to get up and down from the floor with relative ease.
A chair based class of stretching, standing, balancing, and relaxing. Especially appropriate for anyone with injuries or chronic pain that makes getting up and down from the floor difficult. No experience necessary.
Wake the Heck Up
An energizing and grounding class to stretch you out & wake you up. Appropriate for all levels of experience (beginners too!) and you need to be able to get up and down from the floor with relative ease.
Expect a slower class to stretch, relax, and release. We use a chair for some standing and strong poses to support our body weight and get “more yoga”, but we do also spend time on the floor. This class is appropriate for all levels and is great for beginners, individuals with chronic pain, injuries and those not wanting to go up and down from the floor many times.
Yoga, Chronic Pain & Healing
A 4 week series to practice and learn about yoga as another tool for living with chronic pain & chronic healing. The physical yoga practice will be chair based; sitting and standing. This class will not address specific conditions. You will learn about yoga philosophy and meditation as it best relates to chronic pain & healing. You do not have to have a personal reason or diagnosis of chronic pain to be in the class. All of our lives are directly & indirectly effected by chronic pain whether it is physical like arthritis, mental like anxiety, or spiritual like loneliness. Come as you are and as you are able.
Yoga, Grief & Growth
A 4 week series to practice and learn about yoga as another tool for living with grief & loss. The physical yoga practice will be chair based; sitting and standing. While this class will have a dimension of community, it will be a yoga practice and not a talk therapy group. You will learn concepts of yoga philosophy & meditation as it best relates to grief & loss. You do not have a to have a personal reason or specific grief or loss to be in the class. We all experience grief and loss whether it is about changes to our health, death of a loved one, or loss of a job. Come as you are and as you are able.
A 5 week series to learn what all the fuss is about. You will learn the basic postures of a yoga practice and some basic yoga philosophy. You need to be able to get up and down from the floor with relative ease.
Gentler Beginning Series
A 5 week series to learn what all the fuss is about. You will learn the basic postures of a yoga practice, adapted to be less strain on the back, knees, hip, etc. We will start and end the class stretching and relaxing on the floor but will do adaptations of the traditional flowing poses, so that we do not go up and down from the floor. So, if it takes you a minute (or two) to get up off the floor, this class is for you. 🙂 You will also learn some basic yoga philosophy.
First Sundays Meditation Night
A free, monthly meditation practice on the Meditation Mantra of the Month. We start with some conversation about the mantra and some gentle chair-based movement, followed by 15-20 minutes of sacred silence (with some guidance). The practice will conclude with some more gentle chair-based movement and closing conversation. ALL are welcome. No equipment or experience with yoga or meditation is necessary. The meditation practice is following the 4-5p.m. Wind the Heck Down Yoga class, in the basement of Uni Place Christian Church. Uni Place has a large parking lot west of the building. You can park in spots that directly face the main church building. There is also free university parking across the street at Huff Hall. Dates are subject to change as needed, so please always contact Rachel to confirm. Registration is not necessary.
Your first class (of all ongoing classes) is always free to try! $5 for a single class or $50 for a 10 class pass. Cash, check, or card accepted. The 10 class is pass is good for a year and is non-refundable. You can also click on the link above to pay online. Checks are made out to Rachel Bass-Guennewig (I have a stamp of my name so you don’t have to write it!).
Monday 5 Week Series Cost:
$10/single class $40/5 class pass (to be used within a year of purchase)
What to bring:
A yoga mat, a small blanket (to sit on or put under your head), and a bottle of water. I have several yoga blocks and straps to borrow, but feel free to bring your own if they are important for your practice. Wear comfortable, loose fitting clothes. Yoga is usually practiced in bare feet, but you are encouraged to do what feels right for your body. Mats are not needed in the Chairish class & you are welcome to keep your shoes on in the Chairish class. If you have more questions about which class might be best for you, please contact me, Rachel, at firstname.lastname@example.org.