Irrespective of age or health, we all have unique physical conditions, temporary or chronic, that can impact our movements and daily activities. The smaller setting of this yoga class allows for more personalized guidance where individual limitations can be addressed in a safe fashion. If a person has difficulty with a posture, the posture will be modified accordingly or explored with a chair, if necessary. These classes are ideal for people dealing with illness, injury, age-related conditions, medical treatments, chronic stress or reduced stamina. 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.
These classes can be attended by beginners as they are gentle in nature. ANY PERSON INTERESTED IN JOINING THE CLASS FOR THE FIRST TIME needs to contact the teacher, David Jacobs, as these classes are therapeutic group classes and David will want to make sure he understands any condition you might be dealing with prior to your first class.
The teacher for our restorative classes is David Jacobs, who is certified to teach yoga in the therapeutic tradition of Krishnamacarya and Desikachar and has been teaching for more than 15 years. 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 used to teach this program to students and to faculty and staff at Syracuse University.
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