Ridgefield Continuing Education
Yoga - Vinyasa, Yin, Gentle, and Adapted / Chair Yoga
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Yoga ~ Day and Evening (keep scrolling)
- Classes are listed in day of week order.
The new classes are at the top and the remaining Wednesday evening summer class is at the bottom.


Substitutes
In the event of teacher absence, we will hire a substitute, if available, to teach the class. If you have Yoga teaching experience and would like to interview in case a subbing opportunity comes up, please contact Peggy Bruno at ridgefieldcontinuingeducation@gmail.com or phone (203) 431-2812.


Medical Questions:


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


Gentle Yoga with Mary Sireci ~ Evening
This class is designed to generate ease within the body, by poses that are strengthening and lengthening and suitable to meet needs of each student. Yoga magic in this class brings peace of mind, and positive energy. Ending with some yoga meditation, students will learn to calm the mind while feeling blissful in the soul. Please bring a mat, a tightly woven blanket or towel, and a water bottle. Instructor Mary Sireci, a certified Hatha Yoga teacher, has been a dedicated yogi for years and has brought her practice to others to help share the magic of Yoga. She believes that Yoga has physical benefits but also side benefits like acceptance, and commpassion. Mary has been teaching Yoga and Stretch in her Physical Education classes since 1994 and is trained in making modifications for each person’s individual needs.
Make up, if needed, is 1/27 or 5/11.


7 Sessions $ 86 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 69)
Mon., 11/18, 25; 12/9, 16; 1/6, 13 & 27 from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m.; East Ridge Middle School
NOTE: 1/27 has been added as the make up for the 12/2 weather date.


7 Sessions $ 86 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 69)
Mon., 2/3, 10, 24; 3/2, 9, 16 & 23 from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m.: East Ridge Middle School

5 Sessions $ 62 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 50)
Mon., 3/30; 4/13, 20, 27 & 5/4 from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m.; East Ridge Middle School


Spring / Summer classes will be posted on this web site at the end of February!


Morning Yoga Kickstart with Miriam Zernis ~ Morning
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. Miriam leads a timeless, balanced, meditative style for all levels. Please bring a mat, yoga block, and blanket. Instructor Miriam Zernis is an internationally certified Sivananda Yoga Master with over 20 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 1/27 or 4/27.

10 Sessions $ 123 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 98)
Mon., 10/21, 28; 11/4, 18; 12/9, 16; 1/6, 13, 27 & 2/3 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.; Town Hall Annex
NOTE: 1/27 and 2/3 have been added as the make ups for 11/25 and 12/2.

8 Sessions $ 98 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 78)
Mon., 2/10, 24; 3/2, 9, 16, 23; 4/13 & 20 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.; Town Hall Annex


Spring / Summer classes will be posted on this web site at the end of February!


Vinyasa Flow Yoga with Emma Tenley ~ Evening
Focusing on Pranayama (breath) and postures (asanas) to create space in the body, this class combines the beauty of Vinyasa style yoga (gentle flow) and the slow and meditative yin yoga and is designed to help students connect their movements to their breath. Yogis will deepen their practice with sun salutations, backbends, hip and shoulder openers and more. Asanas (poses) will be repeated with variations each week through proper sequencing and class ends with breathing exercises, meditation and deep relaxation. All levels are welcome, beginner to advanced, to come practice mindfulness and yoga. Please bring a mat, blocks, a tightly woven blanket or towel, and a water bottle. Instructor Emma Tenley has been practicing yoga since 2014. She got her 200 HR certification at Three Sisters in NYC and also teaches in South Salem and Norwalk.
Make up date, if needed, is 1/28, 4/14 or 6/16.

8 Sessions $ 98 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 78)
Tue., 11/19, 26; 12/3, 10; 1/7, 14, 21 & 28 from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m.; Farmingville School
NOTE: 1/28 has been added as the make up for the 12/17 weather date. NEW TIME: 6:30 to 7:45 p.m.

8 Sessions $ 98 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 78)
Tue., 2/4, 11, 2/25; 3/3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 from 7:15 to 8:30 p.m.; Farmingville School

8 Sessions $ 98 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 78)
Tue., 4/21, 28; 5/5, 12, 19, 26; 6/2 & 9 from 7:15 to 8:30 p.m.; Farmingville School

Spring / Summer classes will be posted on this web site at the end of February!


Gentle Morning Yoga for Body, Mind and Spirit with Miriam Zernis ~ Morning
Get your morning started with guided breath work, sun salutations, a series of easy, gentle poses with some variations and a deep guided relaxation that will leave you centered and ready to face your day. This well-rounded, meditative class is appropriate for all levels of practitioners with an added emphasis on stress relief, positive thinking, and self-empowerment. Please bring a mat, yoga block, and blanket. Instructor Miriam Zernis is an internationally certified Sivananda Yoga Master with over 20 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 1/29, 2/5, 3/25.

7 Sessions $ 86 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 69)
Wed., 11/20; 12/4; 1/8, 15, 22, 29 & 2/5 from 8:40 to 9:50 a.m.; Town Hall Annex
NOTE: 1/29 and 2/5 have been added as make ups for the 12/11 and 12/18 weather dates. The 2/5 overlap will be adjusted for students continuing into March.

7 Sessions $ 86 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 69)
Wed., 2/5, 12, 19, 26; 3/4, 11 & 18 from 8:40 to 9:50 a.m.; Town Hall Annex

7 Sessions $ 86 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 69)
Wed., 4/15, 22, 29; 5/6, 13, 20 & 27 from 8:40 to 9:50 a.m.; Town Hall Annex

Spring / Summer classes will be posted on this web site at the end of February!


Adapted/Chair Yoga with Miriam Zernis
Yoga truly can be for everyone. This class is for those with mobility challenges or those who have difficulty getting up and down from the floor. Poses are either done in a chair or involve using a chair for support giving students an opportunity to enjoy the many benefits of traditional yoga. The basic movements promote flexibility, strength, awareness, and balance in a peaceful, non-judgemental environment. The class includes centering, warm-ups, yoga postures, guided relaxation & meditation all meant to increase both physical and mental well-being. Instructor Miriam Zernis is an internationally certified Sivananda Yoga Master with over 20 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 3/25.

7 Sessions $ 86 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 69)
Wed., 2/5, 12, 19, 26; 3/4, 11 & 18 from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m.; Town Hall Annex

7 Sessions $ 86 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 69)
Wed., 4/15, 22, 29; 5/6, 13, 20 & 27 from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m.; Town Hall Annex

Spring / Summer classes will be posted on this web site at the end of February!


Yoga with Emma Tenley ~ Evening
This class combines the beauty of vinyasa (gentle flow) and yin (slow, meditative) yoga and is designed to help students connect their movements to their breath.  Asanas (poses) will be repeated with variations each week through proper sequencing and class ends with breathing exercises, meditation and deep relaxation. All levels are welcome, beginner to advanced, to come practice mindfulness and yoga. Please bring a mat, a tightly woven blanket or towel, and a water bottle. Instructor Emma Tenley has been practicing yoga since 2014. She got her 200 HR certification at Three Sisters in NYC and also teaches in South Salem and Norwalk.
Make up date, if needed, is 1/23, 4/2, 6/11.

7 Sessions $ 86 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 69)
Thur., 11/14, 21; 12/5, 12; 1/9, 16 & 23 from 7:15 to 8:30 p.m.; Veterans Park School NOTE: 1/23 has been added as the make up for 12/19.

8 Sessions $ 98 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 78)
Thur., 1/30; 2/6, 20, 27; 3/5, 12, 19 & 26 from 7:15 to 8:30 p.m.; Veterans Park School

8 Sessions $ 98 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 78)
Thur., 4/16, 23, 30; 5/7, 14, 21, 28 & 6/4 from 7:15 to 8:30 p.m.; Veterans Park School

Spring / Summer classes will be posted on this web site at the end of February!


Medical Questions:

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