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Yoga Workshops: Reducing and Eliminating Low Back Pain @ Hendricks Regional Health YMCA
Jul 27 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Yoga Workshops: Reducing and Eliminating Low Back Pain @ 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 Raymond at rraymond@indymca.org for additional information

 

WORKSHOP DATES & FOCUS:

July 27: Reducing and Eliminating Low Back Pain with Rachel

Yoga offers many benefits that can help relieve or prevent low back pain. There are many contributors to this pain both physical and mental. Learn how to strengthen, stretch and relax the body. Postural alignment, balance and coordination will also be addressed. Learn how to recognize stressful or emotional states and how they contribute to physical health. All levels welcome.

 

August 11: Feet off the Ground with Rachel

Learn how to work towards lifting your feet off the ground in this challenging, yet fun inversion and arm balance workshop. Learn how to engage and strengthen your core to balance in arm balances and trust your body and your mind to turn upside down in inversions.

 

August 24: Yoga for Kids

1:00-1:45pm “African Safari” ages 3-5
A yoga routine tailored just for Little Bodies!  Your child will breathe, stretch and play in a fun yoga way, all as we go on an imaginary trip to Africa.

2:00-3:00pm “I Can: Developing a Growth Mindset” ages 6-11
Yoga helps build confidence and calm, as well as strengthens the body and the mind and is the perfect format to encourage a positive attitude.  “A Growth Mindset” is the belief that skills, intellect and talents can be developed versus thinking we “aren’t smart” or giving up because “I’m not good at something”.  “I Can” will be our mantra as we do a routine tailored for kids ages 6-11.

 

September 8: 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.

 

September 28: Meditation and Stress Relief with James

An introduction to the nature of stress, it’s effects on the body, and how meditation can help reduce stress.  Class members will be taught a simple stress relief meditation based on the research of Dr. Herbert Benson’s relaxation response.

 

October 13: 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.

 

October 26: Exploring the Chakras with Jodie

In this workshop, we will discuss the 7 energy centers in the body and look at yoga poses that aim at opening and balancing each. We will also work on poses that relax all 7, and open all 7, with Chakrasana (wheel) as our challenge pose. All levels are welcome, however wheel pose is more advanced, as it is a deep backbend.

 

November 10: 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.

 

December 8: Yin to Yang with Robert

Cultivate harmony with this yogic practice based on the philosophy of balancing seemingly opposite elements. Begin with a continuous flow of dynamic and warming movements then settle into deep, cooling, and rejuvenating postures. All levels welcome.

 

December 28: Restoration and Resolutions with Alli

Get a post-holiday re-boot and resolve to evolve! Enjoy a restorative practice and look at New Year’s resolutions with a new perspective. Learn how to develop a “Sankalpa” that will be sustainable and supportive of you in your journey through the new year!

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”

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