Stephanie Harding

Stephanie completed a 500 hour Viniyoga teacher certification in 2006 and additional 500 hour Viniyoga therapist certification in 2013. She currently works with individual yoga therapy clients and offers classes ...

Chair Yoga - Emphasizing the Spine and Core

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Chair yoga is especially useful if you have knee issues, or just have difficulty getting down on or up off of the mat. You might be surprised at how much one can do while seated in a chair! We will start and end the class seated but then will do some standing poses in the middle of the practice.  We will emphasize linking breath to movement: using the breath to support and enhance movement, to energize, to de-stress, to refresh. Poses are repeated several times, setting up a gentle rhythm which warms up the muscles and joints and makes it safer to  hold poses for several breaths.
One of the key facets of Viniyoga is adapting poses for each individual practitioner:  getting the pose into the person, not the person into the pose!  Although this is a group class, alternatives will be offered if a pose is not appropriate for you. I am happy to tailor each class to the needs and desires of attendees, so come ready with your requests!