Gentle Nourishing Yoga

Date(s) - 09/05/2017
4:00 pm - 5:15 pm

This yoga class offers a gentle form of yoga and includes restful, restorative postures using props such as the wall, blankets or bolster pillows. With this, we teach breathing practices to build lung strength, and some standing and seated poses for stability and balance. All of these have been shown to reduce stress and discomfort.

We know that students are often in different stages of treatment and recovery, so the movements are simple enough that we can accommodate most physical challenges, and deep enough to engage them both mentally and emotionally. The movements are done in chairs or sitting on the floor, standing, or lying down. We generally begin with easy postures and progress to using more of the large muscles of the body, emphasizing range of motion, increased circulation, stimulation of the lymphatic system, and expanded breathing. Each class ends with a restful, floor relaxation.

This class is most suited for people who have a degree of physical stability and can get up and down from the floor. People with bone cancer are discouraged from practicing due to the possibility of discomfort or injury.

Sign up online or call us at 916-788-0333 to reserve your spot.

We highly recommend pre-registering for this class, as it can fill up. We cannot guarantee a spot for all walk-ins.

Susan Whitaker About Susan Whitaker

Susan is the owner of Canyon Spirit Yoga Center in Auburn, Ca. and primary yoga instructor at Wellness Within. She has Yoga teaching certifications from Kripalu Center and Integrative Yoga Therapy. Susan continues to teach and study in the areas of yoga therapy, creating individual practices, and yoga as a healing art.