Barbara Lyon in a yoga lunge
Regular weekly yoga class schedule now thru Thurs 6/23
Then VACATION (NO CLASSES) Sat 6/25 thru Wed July 6;
we DO have a class on Thurs July 7. Enjoy your holiday!
LIVE, In-Studio Gentle Yoga Classes for 55+ and Beginners at
11:00-noon on Thursdays at PAUSE YOGA, 91 Hampshire St, Cambridge, MA
(all props provided, masks optional, VACCINATED STUDENTS ONLY, please). This is a hybrid class, meaning in person and on Zoom, so you can take class in the studio or in your home.
FOUR yoga classes on Zoom each week (schedule below) including the in-person class on Thursdays, so you can attend it on your screen even if you cannot come to the studio.
Classes are welcoming, gentle, effective, and fun. Each week we focus on a different body part (like neck/shoulders, tight legs, lower back, hips), or concept (like tension, insomnia, boosting our immune system) - and I take requests! I have been teaching yoga since 1995 and have special training in Silver Age Yoga and fascia work.
Zoom meeting ID's for each class listed below; passcode for all classes is "cometoyoga." Farther below see instructions to get on Zoom.
ONLINE CLASS SCHEDULE
Mondays 6:00-7:15 pm EST online YOGA, for students with 1+ year experience; the most challenging level and yet still gentle; includes classic yoga, balancing, strengthening, twists, and inversions (shoulder stands, headstands). Cost $20
Zoom Meeting ID 819 9514 3820
Tuesdays 11:00-noon EST online GENTLE YOGA for 55+ and Beginners & anyone else; lots of good warm-ups with posture and balance work; a varied and effective class. Cost $18
Zoom Meeting ID 812 0709 2167
Thursdays 11:00-noon in person at Pause Yoga Studio, 91 Hampshire St, Cambridge, MA -AND ONLINE on Zoom: GENTLE YOGA for 55+ and Beginners and anyone else; lots of good warm-ups with posture and balance work; a varied and effective class. Cost $18
Zoom Meeting ID 812 0709 2167
Saturdays 11:00-noon EST online MIXED LEVELS YOGA a bit more challenging than "Gentle Yoga" - good warm-up poses, stretches, twists, and more strengtheners and balances. Cost $18
Zoom Meeting ID 869 2979 3864 + passcode: cometoyoga
DISCOUNT: Prepay for 8 or 10 classes for convenience and a small discount: 60-min classes= $17 each, 75 min classes (Mondays)=$19, and you don't have to hassle with paying each week. :)
PRIVATE YOGA CLASSES: Looking to mainstream into a public yoga class? Recuperating from or dealing with a physical challenge? Feel more comfortable with just you and the teacher? Wishing to reduce stress while increasing strength and balance? Let me know and I will write classes specifically for you. Private yoga lessons are a great way to go. See the "Where & When" page for description and prices.
**YOU CAN TAKE ANY CLASS ON VIDEO Can't attend a live class because of your schedule/ health/ obligations?
You can now purchase the video of any class,by emailing Barbara with that request. The cost is the same as a class OR, if you have taken and paid for a class, the video costs $5. **You can either watch and do the class within a couple weeks or download it to your computer and own it forever, do it as many times as you like.
AVAILABLE VIDEO TOPICS: Gentle Yoga for Wrists, Hands, Arms & Shoulders; -Ease your Lower Back & Hips; -Yoga to Open & Balance our 7 Chakras (energy centers); -Classic Yoga Poses; -Yoga using our Transverse Abdominus for Balance & Strength; -Yoga to Help Build your Bones (literally); -Yoga for Hips & Neck; -Yoga to Connect with Joy!; -Inner Thighs, 'Haunches' & Legs; - Strengthen Our -Lungs & Upper Torso; -Upper Back "Hunch;" -The Big S-T-R-E-T-C-H; -Yoga to Support our Knees; -A Stronger Core & Balance; -Healthy Breasts/ Chest/ Back/ Lungs; -Legs Long & Strong; Shoulders/Shoulder Blade Position; -Strong and Flexible Toes/Feet/Calves/Legs.
Zoom eventually deletes the videos, so they will not be available forever.
Email me, let me know the topic you'd like and the level (Gentle Yoga for 55+/Beginners, Mixed-Levels Yoga, or Intermediate). I'll tell you how to pay on Venmo, PayPal, Zelle, or with a check.
HOW TO TAKE AN ONLINE CLASS ON ZOOM: See the Online Class Schedule, find the Meeting ID (passcode is 'cometoyoga' for all classes) or contact me and I will email you the direct URL link.
5 minutes before class starts, click the URL from the email or go to www.zoom.com, click on "join meeting" and enter the Meeting ID and passcode. You will see Barbara live; when class starts you will hear her instructions and watch her doing the yoga throughout the whole class as you do the yoga at home. You can choose to turn on your video (so you are visible to her) or not.
Make sure your computer is set on "Speaker View" so you see Barbara large in the middle of your screen. If you don't know how to do that, ask her to show you before class starts.
Email Barbara at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions and for info about making an electronic payment.
PRICES are listed on the schedule. HOW DO I PAY? Venmo and Paypal and Zelle are free programs on your phone or computer (easy to use), or you can mail me a check. Please email me for the codes: email@example.com
Classes begin with a lying-down restorative pose followed by stretches, twists, core strengtheners, sitting, standing, and balancing poses, coordinated with our breathing; we end with an inversion (shoulderstand, handstand, or headstand or a more gentle modification), then savasana, a lying-down pose to utterly relax. Revitalizing for body, mind, and spirit!
Students should have 1+ years of yoga experience.
-MONDAY EVENINGS 6:00-7:15 p.m. ONLINE; LOG INTO ZOOM.COM and use the appropriate code listed on the schedule above.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Call/text: 617 959-2562 for more info or help.
Weekly class agenda posted on Facebook (and like us!)
NOTE: See the "About Barbara" page to read about the current fascia/ connective tissue training I am taking to learn yogic approaches to help rehydrate and manipulate the fascia to bring greater flexibility, improve posture, and help ease chronic pain.
Wishing for a more slow-paced yet effective class, regardless of age, weight, experience, or general stiffness? Come to this fun, non-judgmental class for seniors or anyone else. Weekly yoga stretching and strengthening can help bring ease, balance, and stamina to our body, improve our posture, reduce tension, and promote better sleep, and you are welcome to do the class sitting on a chair.
Come create better flexibility, alignment, circulation, strength, and balance for yourself. Yoga for Seniors; Yoga for Beginners; Yoga for Everyone!
Barbara has taught yoga for 26 years and has a certificate in Silver Age Yoga, which is yoga modified for senior yoga classes.
2 morning classes: TUESDAYS 11:00-noon, and THURSDAYS: 11:00-noon
online thru zoom.com. See the Zoom Meeting ID codes on the schedule above. Contact email@example.com for more info or help. You can pay on Venmo, Paypal, Zelle, or by check in the mail.
FOR INFO ON PRIVATE CLASSES AND MORE, CLICK "Where & When."
Similar to the "Gentle Yoga" classes but a bit more challenging with more strengthening and balancing moves and we hold poses longer . . . yet the class is still gentle. We start with a calming restorative pose and all classes include a breathing exercise and toe/foot strengthening. Lots of warm-ups, then some yoga, done lying, some sitting and some standing, including twists, forward and back-bending, big warrior poses, swingy movements for flexibility, posture work, and more.
Yoga will help you create better flexibility, alignment, circulation, strength, and balance...and maybe joy!
1 morning class: SATURDAYS 11:00-noon EST
online thru zoom.com.
WHAT STUDENTS ARE SAYING ABOUT THESE ONLINE CLASSES
"Your classes have been an enormous help for me physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. I feel like I have come such a long way in a year and you have been a big part of that so thank you!!"
"I continue to find the classes both helpful and enjoyable. Thank you so much for good teaching that challenges us without threatening us, and for your wonderful attitude and good cheer."
" What a wonderfully uplifting yoga class. Thank you so much for all your creative and inspiring efforts. It always feels great!"
"I took a couple of your toe, foot, and ankle strengthening classes last week. Today, walking at the farmers market, my foot caught on a cobblestone and I started to fall forward, but I was able to push down on my toes and feet, and I did not fall!"
WHAT STUDENTS ARE SAYING ABOUT THESE ONLINE CLASSES
"The huge difference between my 2021 left knee replacement surgery and my 2020 right knee replacement has been Barbara Lyon's yoga classes. The very first time I put my foot on the floor post-surgery this time, I felt a stability, strength and balance that I didn't have with the first surgery. Yoga had gotten me to use all those muscles and tendons and bones to do their job and they supported my body."
"I just took your Chair Yoga class and loved it! It is so deeply deeply relaxing and makes me feel so well and so alive. It's a miracle! It's amazing how much you can do with a chair!!"
"I already feel SO much better than I did upon waking up today - I had lots of anxiety and chest clenching. Those chest openers are critical for me right now, thank you for incorporating them! "
"Yesterday's gentle yoga class was spectacular for my legs...Whatever we did strengthened my quads and relaxed my calf muscles so that my legs were straight and felt strong and walking was wonderful. No pain in the knees. "
"Centering. Calming. Perfect. I appreciated every moment. "
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