Fall Classes at CCLCF

It’s that time again and the Community Center of La Canada Flintridge is offering a few of my programs for Fall I and Fall II, 2018.  Register today to get a spot!

Mindful Children’s Yoga for children ages 8-12, Fall I, starts Monday, August 27th at 3:50pm.  Kids really enjoy this class!  They learn about yoga poses, mindfulness and community with activities that let them get to know one another!

 

My Mindful Pogis program for preschool children.  Fall I, starts on Wednesday, August 29th at 12:30pm.  This program is a fun way for preschoolers to learn simple yoga poses and a little about mindfulness on their level.  Don’t be surprised if you see your preschooler practicing their yoga poses at home.  Most children love how interactive this class is!

 

Chair Yoga for Seniors, Fall I, starts Tuesday, September 4th!  Join me for a well balanced class to gently move your body.   Calm your mind and body with a Mindful Meditation along with a much needed Savasana!

 

For those who like a little more heat in their practice.  Join me for Yoga with Core for adults.  Fall I, starts Wednesday evenings on September 5th!

 

For all classes please register directly with The Community Center of La Canada Flintridge or call them directly at 818-790-4353.  See you then!

 

Sunset Gentle Yoga at CCLCF this Summer!

Join me this summer for Gentle Yoga!  Starts, Wednesday June 20th

June 20th through August 18th (no class 7/4), 7pm at The Community Center of La Canada Flintridge.  Register here!

Wind down from your day with a well rounded Gentle Yoga class for calming and stress-relieving.  Stretch and strengthen the body gradually.

Yoga postures are practiced at a slower pace with attention to alignment and detail.  Emphasis on building awareness with the breath and body using Mindfulness and Meditation. Recommended for all levels (beginner, intermediate or advanced) looking for a lighter approach, especially those newer to yoga.

Yin Yoga at The Community Center of La Canada Flintridge

I’m excited to announce my Yin Yoga class at The Community Center of La Canada Flintridge starting Monday, April 9th from 10:30-11:30am.  Register directly with the Community Center at The Community Center of La Canada Flintridge

So, what is Yin Yoga?  In Yin Yoga postures are more passive asanas, mainly done on the floor with props. Props are mainly used in Yin Yoga to support your body in the postures. Yin Yoga is unique in that you are asked to relax in the posture, soften the muscle and move closer to the bone.  It is not uncommon to see postures held for 3-7 minutes. The time spent in these postures is much like time spent in meditation. Accessing the deeper tissues such as the connective tissue and fascia, many of the postures focus on areas that encompass a joint (mainly the knees, pelvis, sacrum, and spine).  Yin offers a much deeper access to the body. Connective tissue is different from muscle and needs to be exercised mindfully and differently.  Yin is a gentle and effective practice that help to relieve stiffening and restrictions in the body. When we have restriction in our bodies, our fascia becomes dehydrated, stiff, weak, and stuck. Along with hydration and other healthy lifestyle choices, yoga (especially slow yoga like Yin) can change our connective tissue.  Yin Yoga is suitable for all levels: Beginner to Advanced 

 

Before taking up yoga practice you should seek advice from a doctor and discuss the suitability of these practices for your personal health. We do not offer medical advice. Please get advice from your physician if you are pregnant prior to practicing.  It may not be advised to practice Yin Yoga after the first trimester. Those suffering from high/low blood pressure, obesity, diabetes, vertigo, nervous disorders, heart conditions, back, neck and hip conditions and other chronic conditions or disabilities should always consult a doctor before taking up the practice of yoga and other exercises mentioned in this site. This site may not be tailored to match your physical and mental health. We accept no liability whatsoever for any damages arising from the use of this website.

 

Yoga Sama Series III

Spring is about new opportunities!  Join me for my Yoga Sama Series III Program, starting on Monday April 9th from 9:15-10:15am at the Community Center of La Canada Flintridge.  This program is great for folks new to yoga or anyone looking to practice with a small group.  YSS III, is for 4 weeks (meeting on Mondays at 9:15am) and you can register directly with me at the studio or online.  There are only a few slots since, the class size is limited, so register today!

Class Descriptions:  Click here for descriptions

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Register online: Sign Up Here 

Mindful Children’s Yoga, Spring I

It’s that time again!  Mindful Children’s Yoga at The Community Center of La Canada Flintridge starts back on Monday, April 9th.  Yoga and Mindfulness lessons for children ages 9-12.  We have a great time and create great connections!  Join us!  Register at:  www.cclcf.org

Peace

Thinking about all that has been happening lately, it’s always a good reminder to keep “peace” the main goal each day.  Upon rising, if we keep peaceful thoughts and if we use peaceful words when communicating we can start to create peace within.  Taking time out of our day to breathe; looking up at the sky and seeing the beauty we receive everyday just by looking up.  It’s peaceful , it’s free and it’s a gift.  Share peace with others, by starting to be the peace within.  Share this with your children for they deserve peace. They will be the peacemakers of our future.                                                               -Rachel