This class is designed for beginners, however all are welcome. Each class begins with quieting the mind, releasing stress, slow stretching and warming the body. The instructor introduces the class to basic principles of yoga using optional props and modifications suitable for all ages and body types. Moving to basic yoga asanas (poses) standing and seated, each offering the student additional stretches and the opportunity to make the body more flexible. Recognizing that bodies move and adapt at different rates, the class moves at a slow pace to insure a safe practice. At the completion of our practice, time is taken to release tension and stress. As students progress, they are encouraged to begin working with more advanced variations, additionally they are instructed on how to strengthen their bodies even with slow movements. Ahlara can provide all the mats and props you need to begin your practice. Teacher: Joan
Tuesdays and Thursdays 10am
This is an all level yoga class that allows students to practice yoga at their own ability and comfort level, with or without props. This is a vinyasa (flow) class, moving smoothly from one pose to the next. After warmup stretches the class moves on to standing poses, some simple, some more challenging. Modifications, are always given for all levels. Poses and movements enhance flexibility, build strength and relieve stress. Practicing breathing techniques to connect the mind, body and our spirit. Teacher: Joan
Class and Package Pricing
Single (Drop-in ) Class = $12.00
Eight Class Pass = $80.00
30 Day Unlimited Pass = $69.00
About Joan Leather:
Looking for a way to build strength and flexibility after raising her two children, Joan began practicing yoga in 1998. She soon discovered that yoga was not just a fitness routine but also an easy and enjoyable way of releasing stress while developing mindfulness. In 2006 she became certified as a yoga instructor so she could share her love of yoga. Over time, through continued study and experience, Joan developed her specialty: teaching yoga to those over 50 and to those limited by arthritis. In 2011 she completed a comprehensive teacher training program through a Yoga Alliance 210 hour school.
Presently, Joan teaches Vinyasa, a yoga style that requires linking the breath with asana (yoga poses). Her classes are appropriate for students of all levels, including those with limitations typical of many senior adults. Joan also incorporates deep stretches and pranayama (conscious breathing techniques) in her classes. Having also been a certified Pilates instructor since 2003, Joan knows that both disciplines will always be part of her life and she looks forward to continuing to help others to make them a healthy part of their own lives.