Beginners are Welcome!
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. Park anywhere on the lawn, and enter through the doors facing San Jose.
Classes are multi-level, and perfect for beginners, with plenty of instructions and modifications. You will be guided with options to increase your level of challenge as you progress at your own pace. You’ll stretch, strengthen, breathe, and relax.
The class is Kripalu-inspired, which means it encourages listening to your body, honoring its needs, and modifying whenever necessary. There is a centering/focusing meditation at the beginning of class with breathing techniques, a warm-up series, a flow of yoga postures, and a 10-15 minute guided relaxation at the end of class. Classes are 60-75 minutes.
Wear comfortable clothing, bring bottled water, an exercise or yoga mat, and a large towel or throw blanket (optional, but it can be used to cover yourself during relaxation or as a cushion). 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!
Classes are $10 each.
It’s not necessary to call ahead or register for these group classes. Feel free to email me if you have any questions, and if you’d like to get on a mailing list just for the yoga classes, sign up at this link.
I’m happy to offer these classes because yoga is another great way to be kind to your body and mind!