Labor Day Weekend Holiday Hours-
Regular class schedule on Saturday and Sunday.
Monday, 9:30am class ONLY. NO EVENING CLASSES on Monday.
SEPTMEBER SPECIAL CLASSES
COMPLETE YOGA: with Karen Sedlazek, RYT
Mondays, September 14th - October 5th, 7:30-8:30pm (this is a 60 minute class)
(sign up for all 4 classes at a reduced rate of $52) Drop-in $16 or use your regular class card
This is a breath-based practice based in the tradition of T. Krishnamacharya. We will practice yoga from a holistic perspective including centering, chanting, visualization, asana, pranayama and finally, stillness. We will learn to slow the breath and move through each sequence intelligently with steadiness and ease. This class moves at slow pace to allow for a more meditative practice.
"Master your breath, let the self be in bliss, contemplate on the sublime within you." - T. Krishnamacharya
T’AI CHI CHIH: with Janet Oussaty, PhD
Check it out. Try it for FREE!
T’ai Chi Chih is a series of 19 simple, gentle movements and 1 pose that activate, circulate and balance the intrinsic energy of the body known as chi. The practice can be performed by individuals of most any age, ability or condition, while standing or sitting.
Considered a moving meditation, its daily practice enables the mind to become less distracted and the heart to become more centered and peaceful, enabling one to live in the present moment. Originated in 1974 by Justin Stone, some of the reported benefits from this evidence-based practice include enhanced energy and stamina, balance, flexibility, bone density, sleep, immune response, creativity, mental focus and clarity. It has also reduced or regulated stress, blood pressure, cholesterol, metabolism/weight, arthritic symptoms and depression.
T’ai Chi Chih has been endorsed as a positive and beneficial practice by The Arthritis Foundation, The American Medical Association, The Mayo Clinic Health Letter and the Tufts University Health and Nutrition Letter. Publications from UCLA’s Neuropsychiatric Institute have shown the positive effects of TCC on the elderly. An instructional series on “T’ai Chi Chih: Joy Thru Movement” has been televised by PBS for over 14 years.
Classes begin Wednesday, September 16th and end October 21st for 6 consecutive sessions. $83. Please preregister.
6:00 - 7:15pm Beyond Beginners
7:30 - 8:30pm Beginners
FREE!!!!! INTRO CLASSES: Wednesday, Sept 9!! Please preregister.
11:00am – Noon for beginners
6:00 - 7:15 pm for returning T'ai Chi Chih students
7:30 - 8:30 pm for beginners
MEDITATION: The Power of Cultivating Loving Kindness: with Beth Youmans, PhD
Saturday, September 12 & 26, 11:30am-12:30pm. $16 Drop-ins welcome.
Experience a practice that is truly life transforming. By being kinder to ourselves (less critical and more accepting) we will begin to be kinder to others, developing a comfort and ease with life.
You do not need to be an experienced meditator nor do you need to attend both classes. Bring an open mind and leave with an open heart.
ROLL INTO THE WEEKEND WITH YOGA ON THE ROLLER
With Ana Giametta, RYT
Friday, September, 18th, 6:00-7:15pm
$18 for the class, $16 for the roller
Please preregister, space is limited.
Foam rollers have been used as therapuetic props for a long time and the benefits are many. Rolling improves blood and lymphatic circulation, and stimulates the stretch reflex in muscles, reducing pain and increasing the range of motion in virtually all parts of your body. This session will show you how to give yourself a deep tissue massage and relax deeply. No previous experience is necessary. We have a few new gentle rolls for lower back issues.
Not recommended with people with osteoporosis or herniated disks unless you bring a note from your Doctor.
FREE QI HEALING SESSIONS: with Janet Oussaty, PhD
Saturday, September 19th, 10:00-11:30am
Experience Qi Healing. Janet is offering 15 minute sessions!
Qi Healing, more formally known as Clinical or Medical Qi Gong, is based upon the time-honored, evidence based practices of Classical Chinese Medicine. It can restore, revitalize and rebalance our health as it works with both acute and chronic conditions at the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels. Working with the root causes of these imbalances, deep healing can occur, even repairing one’s DNA.
Qi Healing is a subtle and gentle approach to working with energy. The practitioner assesses and corrects the energy field of the client’s body and offers recommendations of remedies the client can do for self-care. The client is sitting in a chair, fully clothed in this hands-off practice. Full one hour sessions can also be scheduled at a later date for a fee of $75. Clients would be lying on a massage table during the full sessions.
“SHRED YOUR STRESS” YOGA - Free Class! With Donna McMullin, RYT200
Friday, September 25th, 6:00–7:15 pm
Give your week the perfect ending … come to a free yoga class at Yoga Central on Friday, September 25 in celebration of National Yoga Month. This multi-level class is a perfect mix of poses selected to enhance your overall well-being. Better than a “happy hour,” this 75-minute class will help you stretch and de-stress while recharging your energy. You will leave feeling reenergized and ready for the weekend. The class is perfect for someone new to yoga so bring a friend!
Donna is a Certified Yoga Alliance Instructor and a longtime practitioner of yoga. Donna was trained by Stephanie Pappas at Devalila Yoga and has also taken many continuing education classes including several at Lourdes Wellness Center’s Institute of Wholistic Studies. Donna structures her classes to facilitate personal growth for her students. Respectful of the individual differences of her students she scaffolds the physical poses of yoga to make them accessible to all.
Note: If you are not a student at Yoga Central, please come early so we can acquaint you with our studio.
Pre-register by email, phone (908-707-0759) or in person at the studio.
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