I’m excited to announce that I’ll be guiding a gentle yoga class a few times a week at the Harriet Beecher Stowe Community Center at the corner of San Jose and Orange Picker, beginning April 1 (not an April Fool’s joke!) The class was formerly led by my friend Pam Davis, who has decided to move out of town.
I have been practicing yoga for about 25 years, and had decided this was the year I’d like to finally attend a yoga teacher training course. I casually mentioned it to Pam, and she was like, “hey, do I have an opportunity for you!” She has given me a training in guiding her classes, and I will be attending formal training in mid-June through mid-July.
Things to know:
Classes are held Monday & Thursday mornings at 10am, and Wednesday evenings at 7pm at 12148 San Jose Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32223 — The Harriet Beecher Stowe Community Center on the corner of San Jose Blvd and Orange Picker Rd, across from the Mandarin Library.
It is a very gentle class, so if you’re hoping for something vigorous where you really work up a sweat, these are not the classes for you!
The class is Kripalu-inspired, which means it encourages listening to your body, honoring its needs, and modifying whenever necessary. There is a 10 minute centering/focusing meditation at the beginning of class with breathing techniques, a warm-up series, a flow of yoga postures, and a 15 minute guided relaxation at the end of class.
Wear comfortable clothing, bring bottled water, an exercise or yoga mat, and a large towel or throw blanket to cover with during relaxation (optional). Avoid heavy meals before class (have a light healthy snack one to two hours before class) and drink plenty of water for proper hydration. Please arrive 10-15 minutes early to settle into class on your mats. Doors are locked during class to avoid interruptions, be on time!
Prices (through September 2019):
This upcoming quarter: April, May, and June — $90 for 3 months of unlimited classes or $10/class drop in — There will not be classes the week of May 6-10 (previously scheduled yoga & massage workshop) or June 17-30 (yoga training at Discovery Yoga)
July, August, and Sept — $90 Unlimited Classes or $10/class drop in — No classes July 1-19 while I finish my yoga teacher training. Classes will resume on July 22 for the regularly scheduled classes.
I’m happy to offer these classes because yoga is another great way to be kind to your body and mind!