Yoga is a form of exercise that has been clinically proven to aid in the treatment of these and many more conditions: stress, hypertension, depression, addiction recovery, racing thoughts, and so much more. We offer several forms of yoga here at the women's wellness center, so you can find the style that works best for you. Think of it like food — everyone needs to eat, but some prefer salad over grilled veggies.
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Yoga Fundamentals with Mara Critchett

Yoga Fundamentals with Mara is an educational class, looking at the basic yoga poses, and how they are the underlying foundation of all the yoga poses.The student is encouraged to understand who they are in their bodies and how this will show up in their yoga poses. The student will approach and practice the fundamental yoga poses, by using various props such as walls, chairs, blocks and straps, The student will learn how to recruit important muscles to safely explore these basic yoga poses. Great for the beginning student, and the student who wants to deepen their understanding of alignment and what the poses are really there to do.

Gentle Yoga with Mara Critchett

Gentle Yoga with Mara is a recommended beginner's class. The class has a slower pace, which allows ample time for the student to develop skills necessary to find safe alignment. This is an all levels class and recommended for those wanting to approach yoga with awareness and precision.

Mindful Vinyasa with Melissa Panisse

Mindful Vinyasa with Melissa is an energizing and vigorous style of yoga which consists of a series of postures linked together with breath. Time is spent breaking down sun salutations and other poses fundamental to a Vinyasa practice. Props and modifications offered for proper alignment and ease in the postures. This class integrates meditation and mindfulness practice with classical yoga asana, encouraging heightened awareness of breath and body in order to guide one's attention to the present moment.

An emphasis is placed on self-knowledge and self-care, as students are guided to listen and respond skillfully to the wisdom of their own body. Mindful Vinyasa blends a focus on alignment with a graceful heart opening attitude and the flowing sequences of Vinyasa yoga.

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