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                                                    Focused Renewal through Yoga

Our Focused Renewal Series is designed for overall healthy people who are interested in deepening their understanding of some personal condition as well as people dealing with illness, injury, medical treatments, chronic stress or reduced stamina.  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 approached and 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 is allowed to 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. 

Focused renewal is taught on Monday mornings from 9:30 to 10:30 AM.

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) 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