Yoga Where You Are
Thursdays, Sept. 9 through Dec. 16, 2021
7 – 8 PM ET
(No class Nov. 25)
Thursday Night Yoga Where You Are lets you experience the community of a live Yoga class with the comfort of practicing in your own home – in your pyjamas if you’d like! And you’ll be supporting a good cause while you practice.
Connect body, mind, and soul as we move mindfully through sun salutations, standing, seated, supine, and prone asana (poses), pranayama (breathwork) and close with savasana (relaxation) and meditation. This series will be beginner-focused, though more experienced yogis are welcome, and a variety of options will be offered. You must sign up below at least one hour prior to the class to receive the Zoom link and password. (Earlier is appreciated!)
Donations are optional, and proceeds benefit charity. In the winter and spring of 2021, participants supported the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York and the Hemkunt Foundation (providing oxygen supplies for COVID patients in India).
Fall 2021 donations will support Women for Afghan Women, a nonprofit dedicated to protecting and promoting the rights of disenfranchised Afghan women and girls in Afghanistan and the U.S. Donate here.
Contact me if you have questions.
Get ready for Yoga Where You Are
Find a place with enough space to move and stretch.
A Yoga mat offers cushion for your feet and knees, and creates a sticky surface to help keep you more stable in standing poses. A towel/blanket over carpet also works. If you’ll be practicing on a hard floor without a mat, skip the towel or blanket for standing poses. It will be too slippery.
Yoga blocks help bring the floor a little closer to you if, say, your fingers don’t touch the floor when you bend over. They can also be used to prop parts of the body for support or comfort. I’ll offer modifications with and without blocks, so no worries if you don’t have these.
2 folded blankets or towels can be used for cushion and support, or to cover up for savasana.
Drink plenty of water.
You do NOT need to be thin, flexible, or have good balance. We practice Yoga asana to care for and connect with our body so that it is better prepared to support a calm mind and nourished soul. It is not about achieving particular shapes.
I love when you have your camera on! It feels more like an in-person class when I can see you and know that my cues were understood, or when I need to rephrase. I also know lots of people prefer to practice with their camera off, and that’s cool too.