These classes are for you if you have one or more of these conditions:
You have mild low back, neck and/or shoulder pain.
Mild arthritis, or you are stiff/sore and want a gradual approach to strengthening and stretching.
You're over 50.
Suitable for individuals with hip or knee replacement.
We will be doing the exercises on the floor and in standing. You'll need a few thick blankets, a yoga belt or something similar like an old tie or bathrobe sash, and a chair or wall space.
Your own music playing in the background is an option. All participants will be muted.
The benefit to attending live classes online rather than a pre-recorded class is that I can see you as you practice - it's the next best thing to being there. I can address you directly if a movement or posture isn't working for you and provide additional information on how to do something, if I find you struggling. You will also be practicing with other people in the comfort of your own home.
Other benefits for live online classes:
practice in the comfort of my own home
no winter driving
100% safe from Covid-19
the teacher can still give me some individual attention
option to play my own music in the background
an opportunity to grow your ability to stay present, focused and engaged
Hi Joanne, The warm ( hot) weather has truly dampened my enthusiasm for indoor activities. So I guess I will consider myself finished with the online Yoga classes for the time being. But I do want to THANK YOU over and over many times for your pandemic series of classes. For me it was a greatly appreciated break from the solitude and isolation. I applaud your caring and creative spirit in creating those classes during those times. Thanks again, Joanne." Brenda Harris
Hi Joanne, AJ and I aren't going to be at yoga this morning. But we are both interested to sign up if you continue another session. He is enjoying the classes and would like to continue. It's helping his tight hips, easing lower back pain, tight hamstrings and sciatica. Thanks." Susan
"So excited and thankful to have experienced my first on line yoga class.Thank you Joanne." Joanne Vivona
"...I should also mention I slept incredibly well Thursday night. Slept straight through from 10 pm to 7 am!! Didn't even get up to pee! LOL". Candace Castro
"Hi Joanne, this was so wonderful of you to do this. It really helped the feeling of isolation and I loved how you focused on some relaxation techniques. Thank you for taking the time." Pam Odam
"Thank you so much. I loved that (class). I got so excited as this was my first scheduled event in a month. I have pretty much been sick with a flu cold since I saw you at your home. Heading into week 4 of hanging at home. I will continue to do the restorative class. I will also try to have the camera thing figured out by next class." Maureen Munden
'Thanks for the class Joanne. It's been quite a while since I've seen you and I hope you have been well throughout. It is a great thing that people such as yourself are offering these continuations of regular life, very helpful." Jill Willington