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Yoga ~ Day and Evening (keep scrolling) - Classes are taught In Person or Live and Online via Zoom.


Some classes are in person and some are on ZOOM.


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.


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 have a mat, yoga block, and blanket available. 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 added to an open date or the end of the session. (Please reserve 2/13 and 27 if needed).

7 Sessions
$ 88 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 75)
Mon.,10/3, 17, 24, 31; 11/14, 21, 28 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Annex (HYBRID - Zoom is also available). No class 10/10; 11/7.


7 Sessions
$ 88 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 75)
Mon.,12/5, 12, 19; 1/9, 23, 30; 2/6 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Annex (HYBRID - Zoom is also available). No class 12/26; 1/2, 16.



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 have a mat, yoga block, and blanket available. 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 added to an open date or the end of the session. (Please reserve 2/8 and 15 if needed).

7 Sessions
$ 88 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 75)
Wed., 9/28; 10/12, 19, 26; 11/2, 16, 30 from 8:45 to 9:45 a.m. taught online using Zoom. No class 11/9, 23.

7 Sessions $ 88 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 75)
Wed., 12/7, 14; 1/4, 11, 18, 25 from 8:45 to 9:45 a.m. taught online using Zoom.
No class 12/21, 28.


Gentle Yoga with Mary Sireci
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 mat, blocks, blanket or towel, and water bottle. This class is for any interested person as modifications are made of each level. Please bring a yoga mat or towel. Yoga blocks and yoga straps are helpful, but not necessary. Instructor Mary Sireci, a certified Hatha Yoga and Physical Education teacher, has been a dedicated yogi for years and is trained in making modifications for individual needs. Makeup date, if needed, is 12/14.

6 Sessions $ 75 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 64)
Wed., 11/2, 9, 16, 30; 12/7, 14 from 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. at Veterans Park School. No class 11/23.


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 have a mat, blocks, blanket or towel, and a water bottle available. 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 added to an open date or the end of the session.

Mondays

7 Sessions $ 88 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 75)
Mon., 10/17, 24; 1/7, 14, 21, 28; 12/5 from 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. at East Ridge Middle School. No class 10/31.

7 Sessions $ 88 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 75)
Mon., 12/12, 19; 1/9, 23, 30; 2/6, 13 from 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. at East Ridge Middle School. No class 12/26; 1/2, 16.

Thursdays

7 Sessions $ 88 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 75)
Thur., 11/10, 17; 12/1, 8, 15; 1/5, 12 from 7:15 to 8:15 p.m.; taught online using Zoom. No class 12/22, 29.


Powerfully Gentle Yoga Class for Body, Mind and Spirit with Rona Levine
Unwind at the end of your day by joining Rona for a yoga series that will include: warm up movements for stretching and joint mobility and basic gentle yoga postures, to build flexibility, balance, strength. Each class will begin with a breathing practice and end with a relaxation and meditation practice.
Mental/Spiritual Benefits of engaging in a yoga practice can include: an increased sense of feeling more balanced, grounded, centered and develop a deeper connection to your own body
No prior experience is necessary. Everyone begins at exactly the place that they are at. Please bring yoga mat and or blanket and a cushion. Rona Levine is a 500 hour level yoga teacher, with certification in Prana Yoga, Kundalini Yoga and training in Yin Yoga and Mindful Based Stress Reduction.

8 Sessions $ 100 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 85)
Tue., 11/8, 15, 29; 12/6, 13; 1/10, 17, 24 from 5:45 to 7 p.m. on Zoom for the Winter NOTE: No class 11/22; 12/20, 27; 1/3.


Meditation Class with Rona Levine
Everyone responds to different forms of meditation in different ways. Take a deeper dive into the world of meditation by learning and practicing; meditative breathing techniques, developing individualized affirmation, practicing mindful based stress reduction exercises, participating in guided meditations and yoga nidra. Benefits include: stress reduction, emotional balance and increased clarity of thought. The benefits of meditation class will be enhanced when proceeded by the yoga class. No prior experience is necessary. Everyone begins at exactly the place that they are at. Please bring a mat and or blanket and a cushion. Rona Levine is a 500 hour level yoga teacher, with certification in Prana Yoga, Kundalini Yoga and training in Yin Yoga and Mindful Based Stress Reduction.

8 Sessions $ 100 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 85)
Tue., 11/29; 12/6, 13; 1/10, 17, 24, 31; 2/7 from 7:10 to 8:10 p.m. on Zoom for the Winter NOTE: No class 12/20, 27; 1/3.


Medical Questions:

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