Jim Turner RYT500 has practiced yoga for sixteen years and has been teaching for the past ten years. He is a graduate of The Living yoga Program and the Kripalu school of yoga. His specialty trainings include, “Teaching Yoga to Seniors”, “Yoga for Arthritis”, Liz Franklin’s“Yoga in Chairs”. Lakshmi Voelker’s Chair Yoga”, and “Teaching yoga to special populations”. He is a regular assistant for the 500 hour teacher training program at Kripalu school of Yoga and has assisted Charles MacInerney on several retreats. He believes that yoga should be available to everyone regardless of their limitations.
This is not your grandmother’s chair yoga. Come an see how interesting and challenging doing yoga in a chair can be. Learn how virtually any asana can be done while seated in a chair, including headstand. Whether you have difficulty getting up and down from the floor or spend most of your day in an office chair, this class has something for you. And of course, Grandmothers are welcome!
70% asana / 15% lecture / 5% meditation / 10% pranayama
Kripalu yoga is a style of hatha yoga inspired by Swami Kripalu’s practices. We focus on the breath as we relax into the postures, noticing how the body feels and observing change as we allow the yoga to happen. At Kripalu we refer to this as (B.R.F.W.A.) Breath, relax, feel, watch, and allow. In this class we will explore developing pranayama practices as we open deeper into some basic postures. This session is suitable for most fitness levels, with modifications.
80% asana / 5% lecture / 5% meditation / 10% pranayama