Open your Second Heart – with Jess
Saturday April 19th from 2-4pm
BKS Iyengar calls the muscles of the lower leg (soleus and gastrocnemius) the muscles of the second heart. The second heart is a system of muscles, veins, and valves in the calf and foot that work together to push deoxygenated blood back up to the heart and lungs. Vein valves act as trapdoors that open and close with each muscle contraction to prevent the backflow of blood.
When valves become defective or weak the second heart can be overwhelmed, blood can pool in veins, and varicose veins, spider veins, back pain, poor circulation, and pain when you walk. Regular movement is essential to maintain the healthy functioning of these valves.
This workshop will use postures to show how yoga helps to maintain active, and flexible calf muscles so that this pumping action stays regular and healthy.
Saturday May 10th: Matt Dreyfus
Freedom in Back bending
$40 in advance.
$45 on the day.
“When the effort to perform an Asana becomes effortless, the infinite being within is reached.” (The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali, II.47)
Backbending Asanas provide an opportunity for profound opening. Explore a sequence which uses support to access deeper opening in these rewarding postures with less effort, allowing for a freer experience of the body, breath and mind.
Yoga for Teens: Spring Course with Joanne Leffeld.
Build strength, flexibility, and confidence.
Focus and Calm your Mind.
Yoga for teens builds strength, confidence and a deep sense of self control and wellbeing. School sports build strength in the limbs but pay little attention to the overall health of the spine. Teens spend more time than any previous teen generation in sedentary poses, often slouching over computers. Abdominals weaken, shoulders tighten, neck and headaches often result as well as a tight lower back. A regular yoga practice can change the paradigm. This series aims to give teens an awareness of their spine – from the perspective of building a strong core, open shoulders and a lifted chest (known to be an anti-depressent).
March 6th through June 19th 2014. (15 weeks)
Checks made payable to Joanne Leffeld. Bring your check on the first day of class.
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Saturday Special classes
- Classes are focused on particular areas
- Work on a specific area with close guidance *
- Learn how to modify or work poses to support and strengthen your focus area in your ongoing practice*
No more than 6 people for 90 minutes on a focused topic. $40 per class.
No classes scheduled at this time.
Sign up at the studio or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to book your spot. Minimum 48 hour cancellation please.
$40 per class
*These classes are not “therapeutic” classes. I am not qualified to teach Iyengar therapeutics at my level of certification.
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One class $18
Five classes $85
Ten classes $160