This yoga class is designed for students interested in a traditional hatha yoga class. It is a comprehensive, balanced class with a steady flow, short relaxation between poses and guided instruction throughout the entire 1 1/2 hour class.
Not an exercise class, as ‘exercise’ tends to give the idea of a practice done with quick movements and a measure of strain. Yoga “asanas” simply mean poses that give one steadiness and comfort. In addition to asanas, there is a period of deep relaxation, some breathing practices and a brief meditation.
The intention of this open class is to practice yogic tools for self-care in a nurturing environment. The methods for relieving the effects of stress through yoga are simple, but very effective. First time students are welcome. Please let the instructor know if you are attending a yoga class for the very first time and/or have any physical limitations or concerns.
Wear loose, comfortable clothing that does not constrict your movement. Layers are good, as the temp. in the hall can fluctuate. Please bring a thick (non-stick) yoga or pilates mat and a blanket for deep relaxation. Pillow (for under knees when lying on the floor) and water bottle are optional. The class meets on Tuesdays from 7 – 8:30 pm and the fee is $10, payable to the town of washington grove.
Please direct questions to the instructor, Terry Strother (240-631-2759). Terry taught at the Integral Yoga Institute in NYC before moving to Washington Grove, and is certified to teach, in addition to hatha classes, prenatal and postpartum yoga, infant massage and therapeutic yoga. She has experience working in hospital settings with cancer and heart patients.