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      Restorative/Gentle Yoga

These classes are designed for people dealing with illness, injury, medical treatments, 
chronic stress or reduced stamina.  They also are appropriate for individuals who are 
healthy but who nevertheless wish to deepen  their understanding of some personal
condition, more slowly and methodically. Irrespective of age or health, we all have 
unique physical conditions that can impact our movements in postures as well as 
in daily activities. These condition may be temporary or chronic.

The smaller setting of this yoga class allows more personalized guidance where 
individual limitations can be respectfully challenged in an appropriate and safe fashion. 
If a person has difficulty with a posture, the posture will be modified accordingly
or even explored with a chair, if necessary. 
In this supportive environment, every person
can develop greater body awareness
and experience the immediate and numerous
benefits of yoga. In the long term, a therapeutic
realignment of body and mind can take place. 

Each class concludes with a quieting and centering experience which provides
more support to the system than other typical means of relaxation or even sleep.
 

                                                                                       
        Restorative or gentle yoga series are taught
        on Monday mornings from 
9:30 to 10:30 AM
              and on Monday afternoons, 1 to 2 PM.

The teacher is David Jacobs, who is certified in the therapeutic tradition of Krishnamacharya
and Desikachar and has been teaching for more than 15 years.
David continues his education through an on-going mentorship relationship with his own yoga teacher. David has also received certification from Nischala Joy Devi, who was instrumental in developing the yoga portion of both The Dean Ornish Program for Reversing Heart Disease and the Commonweal Cancer Help Program in 
California.
In addition, David has trained at the Center of  
Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), a model developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn and teaches this program to students and to faculty and staff at Syracuse University.
For more information or to see if this class would be good for you, call us at 445 4894 or e-mail David at info@upstateyogainstitute .