Yoga Classes with Karen Clarke
A comprehensive yoga program that includes yoga philosophy, breathing techniques (pranayama), yoga postures (asana), concentration and meditation techniques, and deep relaxation to integrate body, mind and spirit.
For all levels, beginners and experienced students. Cultivate an internal, meditative experience while stretching and challenging the body. Practice includes a variety of foundational postures (standing, seated and on the floor) that focus on balanced alignment. Breathing techniques, yoga philosophy, meditation and deep relaxation are woven into each class. Individual attention and modifications are given as much as possible within the class situation. Modifications are offered for both ends of the spectrum, beginners and more experienced students. Classes are geared toward the majority of the students' ability in the class at the time.
MODERATE FLOW YOGA
This flow style class is done at a moderate pace including longer holding and posture explorations focusing on proper alignment and movement coordinated with breath. This class is designed for students who enjoy a sometimes challenging yoga class. Modifications are given as needed to ensure the postures are done safely. Students who are new to yoga are recommended to take the Gentle class first.
THERAPEUTIC YOGA FOR BACKS & HIPS
This series addresses postural alignment, core strength, muscular tension and techniques to relieve stress. Techniques include gentle stretching using the breath to relieve tension and somatic movements to rewrite the neuromuscular patterns that contribute to chronic pain, deep relaxation and mindfulness practices that can be integrated into daily life.This isn’t a substitute for medical care.
CHAIR YOGA FOR EVERY BODY
Are you interested in Yoga but not interested in getting onto the floor? Then this class is for you! Every body can do Yoga using chairs for sitting and standing: individuals who need to support for balance and safety; individuals recovering from illness or injury or have problems with knees and hips; or for anyone interested in learning more ways to improve balance, strength, and flexibility. This fun class offers a balanced approach for strength and flexibility, breath work and meditation. And we do serious work, always adapted to the needs of each person.
Adults - all ages, levels and abilities welcome.
WHAT IS YOGA THERAPY ?
A free introduction. Learn about Yoga Therapy and how it can help you reach your goals of health and well-being.
ALL LEVELS YOGA
Move with greater ease. Enjoy the calm, peace, and self-acceptance of yoga no matter what shape you’re in. Karen is known for her clear and caring instructions, skillfully breaking postures into developmental increments using props and modifications that provide an accessible yoga experience for everybody. Ideal for students who want to move with greater ease and reap yoga’s many benefits. Includes a variety of postures (standing, seated and on the floor.)
INSTRUCTOR: Karen O'Donnell Clarke, E-RYT500 Certified Yoga Therapist, Advanced certifications from Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, Integrative Yoga Therapy & Yoga of the Heart.
- Instructor: Karen O’Donnell Clarke, eRYT. Professional Yoga Teacher with certifications from Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, Integrative Yoga Therapy and Yoga of the Heart.
- Using a Goldilocks approach to yoga, students are invited to work each posture toward just the right level of effort, balancing between not too hard and not too easy.
- Register early as classes are very popular.
- Please bring yoga mat and a blanket.
- Recommended: 2 yoga blocks, 1 yoga strap (8 – 10 ft.)