Movement, Breath, Awareness, Deep Relaxation, and Meditation. A balanced practice nurtures the tools we need to face life's changes and challenges. You will be guided through a safe, strong and structured practice while you are encouraged to listen within to find your own freedom and be mindful of your limitations. Your yoga practice can be done on the floor, in a chair, on a bed. Your work is to find a practice that is steady and comfortable for you.
Wednesdays, 5:30-7:00pm (this class starts April 2018)
Montague Retreat Center, 177 Ripley Road, Montague, MA
Prenatal Yoga relieves common discomforts of pregnancy such as back and hip pain, muscle stiffness, leg cramps, sciatica and varicose veins. Circulation and digestion improve. Many people find that they sleep better and are more able to find balance amidst the physical, mental and emotional changes that come during pregnancy.
Learn to tap into breath as a powerful tool to energize and calm both body and mind and reduce stress. The practices will help you connect with your own inner wisdom and with your baby.
Many of the postures, movements and breathing practices we do in yoga are natural to labor. Flowing through a balanced practice will build your confidence and courage as you prepare to work with the powerful energy of birth.
Yoga Sanctuary, Thorne's Marketplace, Northampton
Yoga for Cancer
This yoga practice is for people at any stage in the cancer journey, from recent diagnosis, through treatment, to survivorship. The class incorporates practices of yoga safely for people with various medical issues. The class includes poses and movements to stretch, strengthen and build balance, ease and flexibility. Class also includes attention to breath, a guided deep relaxation and meditation as tools for managing stress and anxiety. Beth gives a full explanation of every practice done in class. You are encouraged to practice at the level at which you are steady and comfortable. This class is free.
Bangs Community Center, Amherst, MA