Wellness

November 

Gentle Yoga with Sapna

Mondays, November 2-December 7, 4-5pm
This class will be available on Zoom. Meeting code will be emailed 24 hours before class time.
Yoga offers gentle exercises that can dramatically help those with joint pain or stiffness. In this class, we will explore the classic joints-and-glands series of movements along with additional exercises, breath work, and relaxation. You can increase vital circulation, bring necessary nutrients to your body, and flush joints of congestion and metabolic wastes. Fee: $60 (ID#: YGM) —

Awakening Prana with Tracy

Tuesdays, November 3-December 22, 10-11:30am
This class will be available on Zoom. Meeting code will be emailed 24 hours before class time.
A prana-centered style of asana practice emphasizes the subtle and meditative aspects of hatha yoga practice. Maintaining continuous attention on sensation in the body and movement of the breath leads to a state of deep inner awareness, calm and tranquility. Joints and Glands exercises coupled with Yin-style postures create an appropriate practice for any level practitioner. Each session will also include guided relaxation and seated meditation. Fee: $80 (ID#: AP) —

Stretch and Relax with Jackie

Tuesdays, November 3-December 22, 4-5pm
This class will be available on Zoom. Meeting code will be emailed 24 hours before class time.
This all-levels class will take you head-to-toe(s) through a range of stretches and yoga postures that help to release muscular tension and improve range of motion. Guided breath work, relaxation techniques, and meditation will be included to soothe the nervous system and strengthen the mind-body connection moving you towards a deep sense of inner peace. Fee: $80 (ID#: YSR) —

Yoga for Core Strength with Sarah

Tuesdays, November 3-December 22, 5:30-6:45pm
This class will be available on Zoom. Meeting code will be emailed 24 hours before class time.
Yogic texts emphasize the importance of awareness, strength, and circulation in the abdominal area to deepen the effects of your asana and meditation practice. These include increased physical stability, mental concentration, and deep relaxation. This weekly asana practice is designed to help develop progressive core strength. It includes core muscle-isolation exercises interwoven within a classical asana sequence. Class will close with relaxation and meditation. Prerequisite: 6 months prior experience with Yoga 1 or greater. Fee: $80 (ID#: YC) —

Gentle Yoga with James

Wednesdays, November 4-December 9, 9-10am
This class will be available on Zoom. Meeting code will be emailed 24 hours before class time.
Yoga offers gentle exercises that can dramatically help those with joint pain or stiffness. In this class, we will explore the classic joints-and-glands series of movements along with additional exercises, breath work, and relaxation. You can increase vital circulation, bring necessary nutrients to your body, and flush joints of congestion and metabolic wastes. Fee: $60 (ID#: YGW) —

Adaptive Yoga with Julia

Thursdays, November 5-December 17, 3:30-4:30pm
This class will be available on Zoom. Meeting code will be emailed 24 hours before class time.
This class will involve modifications to traditional postures using a chair, the wall, and blocks in order to find physical balance, alignment, and ease. The instructor will offer feedback that can bring more awareness to your posture and strengthen the supporting relationship that comes from good alignment. Corrections are done in a safe and predictable way to ensure that your practice is safe and that the sensory experience through your limbs and core is felt strongly. This class is slow paced to allow for questions, transition and repetition. Fee: $60 (ID#: YGR) —

Gentle Yoga with Maya

Thursdays, November 5-December 17, 5:30-6:30pm
This class will be available on Zoom. Meeting code will be emailed 24 hours before class time.
Yoga offers gentle exercises that can dramatically help those with joint pain or stiffness. In this class, we will explore the classic joints-and-glands series of movements along with additional exercises, breath work, and relaxation. You can increase vital circulation, bring necessary nutrients to your body, and flush joints of congestion and metabolic wastes. Fee: $60 (ID#: YGT) —

Strong Seniors Level 1 with Cathy

Fridays, November 6-December 18, 9:30-10:30am
This class will be available on Zoom. Meeting code will be emailed 24 hours before class time.
The importance of building muscle while keeping the body flexible is crucial in the senior years if we want to continue to enjoy a vibrant lifestyle. Improving muscular endurance and joint mobility can help you to perform better the whole day whether walking, sitting, bending, lifting heavy things and even sleeping. Unlike weight training, yoga uses an integrated whole-body method for strengthening while also improving balance and reducing stress. Join Cathy for a yoga practice that will empower your senior years! Pre-seniors welcomed. Fee: $60 (ID#: YSS1) —

Strong Seniors Level 2 - Core Strength with Cathy

Fridays, November 6-December 18, 11am-noon
This class will be available on Zoom. Meeting code will be emailed 24 hours before class time.
The importance of building muscle while keeping the body flexible is crucial in the senior years if we want to continue to enjoy a vibrant lifestyle. Improving muscular endurance and joint mobility can help you to perform better the whole day whether walking, sitting, bending, lifting heavy things and even sleeping. Unlike weight training, yoga uses an integrated whole-body method for strengthening while also improving balance and reducing stress. Join Cathy for a yoga practice that will empower your senior years! Pre-seniors welcomed. Fee: $60 (ID#: YSS2) —

Yoga for Parkinson's with Larry

Fridays, November 6-December 18, 5:30-7pm
This class will be available on Zoom. Meeting code will be emailed 24 hours before class time.
Our Yoga for Parkinson's class is a complete yoga class specifically catered to students with special challenges in controlled movement. The instructor focuses on increasing mobility and motor control - offering students options for improving their practice with variations, props and personal encouragement. Each class includes postures and movement exercises, breath work, and relaxation. Yoga is a valuable tool for staying connected to the body and finding peace and community while working with a challenging physical condition. Fee: $60 (ID#: YP) —

Yoga for Pain Management with Stephanie

Tuesdays, November 10-December 15, 3-4pm
Sharp or dull, throbbing or stabbing, physical or emotional – pains of all kinds are both sources and symptoms of stress. When pain crops up, it compels us to find ways to manage it. Yoga breathing techniques, relaxation skills, and postures are uniquely situated to help. They are natural, easily learned, and readily available. Stephanie is a veteran of managing her own pain resulting from serious injuries and surgeries. Fee: $60 (ID#: YPM) —

December 

The Reason for the Season – Practice, Contemplation and Joyful Meditation with Julia

Mondays, December 7-21, 6:30-8pm
This class will be available on Zoom. Meeting code will be emailed 24 hours before class time. Deepen your appreciation for the inward oriented influence of the winter season by hearing from great authors and practitioners from various traditions on the benefits of contemplation and refining inner perspectives. We will practice yoga in all forms: asana, pranayama, relaxation, and meditation, as well as, discuss the tenets of self-study (svadhyaya), commitment to practice (tapas), and trustful surrender (Ishvara Pranidhana) in the context of seasonal reflection. Fee: $45 (ID#: S55) —

New Year’s Eve Walk - Beaver Island State Park with Kandy

Thursday, December 31, 10-12:30pm
Location: 2136 Oakfield Rd, Grand Island, NY 14072
We will meet at Parking Lot #1, located near the Clubhouse. Set your intension(s) for the new year and join us for a walk on the bike path along the Niagara River. The terrain is flat, but it may be a little muddy, so be sure to wear appropriate winter clothes and boots. Bring your mask and grab your binoculars for some spectacular bird watching! If the walk is canceled due to inclement weather, registrants will be notified via e-mail, and we will post it on our Facebook page.
Pre-registration is requested. Donation based. Fee: $0 (ID#: S56) —