Gentle yoga is essentially performed at a slower pace, with less intense positions, and usually includes extended time for meditation, yogic breath work, and relaxation. A gentle class usually includes more warm-up movements and the yoga postures are often held longer. Modifications are done to help people of all fitness levels enjoy the benefits of yoga without putting themselves at risk for injuries. There is a stronger emphasis on stretching, seated poses, and low-impact movements in these classes.
A slower and gentler practice of yoga allows a person to move at a comfortable pace, does not push them to do anything that may make them uncomfortable, and creates less strain on their muscles and joints.
Gentle yoga can be practiced by just about anyone, regardless of age or physical condition. It is especially great for people with injuries, pain, mobility, or health issues. A gentle yoga practice is a great choice for anyone who is afraid they are not flexible or fit enough to do the yoga poses.
Gentle yoga, with its emphasis on breathing and quiet reflection, allows us to come away feeling flexible in our bodies, relaxed in our minds, and calmed in our nervous systems. Gentler practices often provide rewards: mental, physiological, and spiritual rejuvenation, without having to endure the sweat and tears first.
Instructor: Brenda Olivieri
$5.00 per class, per person + applicable facility fee
No experience necessary
Fridays, 10am-11am, beginning October 20