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Mar
23
Sat
Yoga Workshops: Focus on Backbends @ Hendricks Regional Health YMCA
Mar 23 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Yoga Workshops: Focus on Backbends @ Hendricks Regional Health YMCA | Avon | Indiana | United States

Yoga workshops are designed to deepen your yoga practice by focusing on different breathing techniques, postures, and meditation practices.

Each workshop will be two hours long and will be offered the second Sunday and fourth Saturday of each month.

Cost per workshop:
$20/member
$40/non-members.

Contact Rachel Burge at rburge@indymca.org for additional information

 

WORKSHOP DATES & FOCUS:

March 23: Focus on Backbends with Katarina

A heart-opening workshop with a focus on gently opening our hearts through functional warm up of our shoulders, chest and upper back which lead to more advanced poses. You will learn how to use and integrate your muscles to keep you safe and strong while finding the edge of the pose in your body. Workshop will include brief Dharma talk (Yoga principles) and a pranayama or meditation. All levels welcome.

 

April 14: Road to Recovery: The Healing Powers of Yoga with Rachel

Almost everyone acquires a mental or emotional wound that creates depression, fear, anxiety, or stress. These wounds can manifest into physical ailments and hold us back from living a happier, healthier life. Come experience a “body centered” perspective for growth and recovery through the healing powers of yoga asanas and breathing. All levels welcome.

 

April 27: Pranayama and Meditation with Robert

Learn and experience the classical breathing techniques of yoga to quiet the mind. Then dive deep into the practice by exploring various meditation practices. All levels welcome.

 

May 19: Balancing the Body – Part 2: Yoga for Tech Neck with Jodie

Do you sit at a computer all day or spend hours looking down at your phone? Are you noticing pain or tension in your shoulders or neck? This workshop looks at anatomy that is negatively impacted by our tech focused lifestyles. The postures will target the chest, neck and shoulders, so that participants will leave understanding postures that help balance out the effects of using technology too much. All levels welcome.

 

To register: Click on the class name and you’ll be redirected to the registration page in our Active system. When you are redirected, if you do not have an Active login, first click on the button to create one, then search for “YOGA WORKSHOP”

Mar
25
Mon
School’s Out Cooking Program: Spring Break @ Irsay Family YMCA at CityWay
Mar 25 @ 9:00 am – Mar 29 @ 4:00 pm
School's Out Cooking Program: Spring Break @ Irsay Family YMCA at CityWay | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

The School’s Out Cooking Program offers a week of fun at the Y! Each morning we cook and bake in the kitchen and eat what we make for lunch. Then we spend the afternoon in the fitness center, play games in the gym, swim and do crafts.

While in the kitchen, we focus on basic cooking skills, kitchen safety best-practices and fresh spring recipes! Each participant will go home with a personalized apron and a book of recipes made that week. Each week features a different theme.

Open to kids ages 7 – 15. Child care is available before and after class for $5/hour per child. Please email the instructor, Mia Schulte at mschulte@indymca.org, with any dietary restrictions prior to class.

Mar
28
Thu
Adult Cooking Class: Healthier Desserts @ Irsay Family YMCA at CityWay
Mar 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm

In this demonstration class, our talented chef, Jazz Leaf, will show step-by-step recipe preparation of nutrient-dense recipes. Students are provided recipes to take notes as they watch and learn the important culinary techniques, ingredient choices, equipment selection and meal-timing associated with the recipe.

These classes incorporate both hands-on and lecture-style instruction. Students will have the opportunity to try each recipe at the end of class!

Mar
30
Sat
Bunny Yoga @ YMCA at the City Market
Mar 30 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join us once again for the cutest, cuddliest event of the season, BUNNY YOGA! Enjoy a relaxing yoga class with adorable, adoptable bunnies from local rescue organization, A Critter’s Chance. You’ll hop and play for the ultimate Zen experience.

Admission is a $10 donation that is split between the YMCA at the City Market’s Annual Campaign and A Critter’s Chance. Donations to the YMCA’s Annual Campaign help children and families afford Y memberships and programs. Donations to A Critter’s Chance support their organization’s work. Funds go towards spaying/neutering and adoption costs for animals they house, including the bunnies. Space is limited so reserve your spot early!

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