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Yoga, Five Tibetans ~ Day and Evening (keep scrolling)


Substitutes
In the event of teacher absence, we will hire a substitute, if available, to teach the class.

Medical Questions:

We expect students to have consulted with their doctor before starting any new exercise program.


Gentle Yoga with Shanta Marshall Ballou
This class will teach you a foundation of yoga poses that you can do anywhere - at anytime! This is the “Integral” yoga style which is a mello, low-key, stress reducing class with light aerobic activity. Suitable for all levels, beginner to advanced. Begins with opening chants, warm-up stretches and sun salutation. 15 plus asanas (poses) will be learned that will be repeated and varied each week. A deep relaxation period, breathing exercises, an introduction to meditation and closing chants follow. Focus is inward to the eternal self and concentration is on a meditative flow and calming the mind and emotions. Please bring a mat, blanket, and throw pillow. Instructor Shanta Marshall Ballou , M.Ed., a certified Integral Yoga teacher has taught in the county since 1997. She has 500 HR trainings in Beginners, Intermediate, Advanced, Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga. Other certifications: Macrobiotics, Ayurveda, and Reiki.

Mondays:


7 Sessions $ 84 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $63)
Mon., 9/17, 24; 10/1, 15, 22, 29 & 11/5 from 7:15 to 8:30 p.m.; East Ridge Middle School

7 Sessions $ 84 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $63)
Mon., 11/19, 26; 12/3, 10, 17; 1/7 & 14 from 7:15 to 8:30 p.m.; East Ridge Middle School

Wednesdays:


7 Sessions $ 84 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $63)
Wed., 9/26; 10/3, 10, 17, 24; 11/7 & 14 from 7:15 to 8:30 p.m.; Veterans Park School

7 Sessions $ 84 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $63)
Wed., 11/28; 12/5, 12, 19; 1/9, 16 & 23 from 7:15 to 8:30 p.m.; Veterans Park School



Morning Yoga Kickstart with Miriam Zernis
Get your week started with a positive, calm mental attitude and a un-kinked body in this class based on the undiluted, classical and holistic approach to yoga as a complete healing system. Students will move systematically through warmups, sun salutations and a short sequence of powerful poses to tone and strengthen all the muscle groups of the body. A deep and healing guided relaxation at the end of practice leaves you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. This is a timeless, balanced, meditative style for all levels. Please bring a mat and blanket. Instructor Miriam Zernis is an internationally certified Sivananda Yoga Master with 19 years of experience in the teachings of yoga asana and philosophy, a certified Holistic Health Coach, Reiki Master and Kirtan (devotional chanting) artist. Make up date, if needed, is 1/14.

6 Sessions $ 73 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 55)
Mon., 9/24; 10/1, 15, 22, 29 & 11/5 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.; Venus Building (old high school)

6 Sessions $ 73 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 55)
Mon., 11/19, 26; 12/3, 10, 17 & 1/7 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.; Venus Building (old high school)


Yoga for Body, Mind & Spirit with Miriam

Get Experience the power of classical yoga on the body, mind, and spirit through guided breath work, sun salutations, a scientifically-designed series of 10-12 poses with variations and a deep guided relaxation that will leave you centered and ready to face your day. This is a well-rounded, meditative class appropriate for all levels of practitioners who enjoy moving at a gentle to moderate pace with an added emphasis on stress relief, positive thinking, and self-empowerment. Please bring a mat, block, and blanket. Instructor Miriam Zernis is an internationally certified Sivananda Yoga Master with 19 years of experience in the teachings of yoga asana and philosophy, a certified Holistic Health Coach, Reiki Master and Kirtan (devotional chanting) artist. Make up date, if needed, is 1/23.

7 Sessions $ 84 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 63)
Wed., 9/26; 10/3, 10, 17, 24, 31 & 11/7 from 8:15 to 9:30 a.m.; Venus Building
(old high school)

7 Sessions $ 84 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 63)
Wed., 11/14, 28; 12/5, 12, 19; 1/9 & 16 from 8:15 to 9:30 a.m.; Venus Building
(old high school)


Align & Flow Yoga with Jessica Outlaw
Bring your life into balance with this 75 minute slow flow alignment-focused class that  includes yoga postures, proper breathing and deep relaxation  to calm the mind, open the heart and invigorate the body. Jessica leads students on a path of self-discovery within a nurturing and safe environment, by encouraging them to practice with intelligence, mindfulness and curiosity.  Modifications and variations will be offered for students of all levels and abilities. Please bring a mat, 2 yoga blocks and large towel or blanket to class. Jessica Outlaw has been teaching hatha, vinyasa, restorative, prenatal, postnatal & mommy n me yoga in the New York City area since 1999. She enjoys bringing the practice to people to expand its therapeutic and fitness benefits to all. 

8 Sessions $ 96 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 72)
Tue., 9/25; 10/2, 9, 16, 23, 30; 11/13 & 20 from 7:00 to 8:15 p.m.; Farmingville School

8 Sessions $ 96 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 72)
Tue., 11/27; 12/4, 11, 18; 1/8, 15, 22 & 29 from 7:00 to 8:15 p.m.; Farmingville School


The Five Tibetans

The Five Tibetans
Learn five vital and dynamic exercises practiced by Tibetan lamas for generations designed to stem the aging process. Rhapsodized as the “fountain of youth”, they increase strength, energy, and mental alertness. Once you have fully integrated these moving and meditation practices into your daily life, you will feel their profound and lasting effect. Bring a yoga mat. Led by Rev. Audra J. Mace. Audra Mace operates Lady Chakra Holistic Healing in Bethel, CT. Responding to a calling to promote peace and healing to humanity, she trained passionately becoming a Reiki Master, Chakradance™ Facilitator, Tai Chi Easy™ Practice Leader, Numerologist, and licensed security officer.

4 Sessions $ 48 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 36)
Tue., 10/2, 9, 16 & 23 from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m.; Venus Building



Medical Questions:

We expect students to have consulted with their doctor before starting any new exercise program.