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Barbara Lyon in a yoga lunge
Happy New Year! Here's to a great 2021 for all of us! I suspect - and hope - that like wine and pickles, it will get better and better each month.
Class focus this week is "Yoga for our Brain" (and eyes, neck, shoulders) Jan 18-23This yoga can bring gifts like improving concentration, clarity, memory, decision-making, physical coordination, and improved blood flow to the brain, and can help release long-held stress. Join us!
See the Zoom meeting ID's for each class below; passcode for all classes is "cometoyoga."
Go to Zoom.com 8 min before class and log in using them. Times listed are EST so adjust for your time zone.
These codes are the same for every week thru Feb 2021.
Mondays 11:00-11:45 EST online CHAIR YOGA, very gentle and yet effective, mostly done sitting with some standing and holding the chair for balance; please use a sturdy chair. Cost $10
Meeting ID 850 4457 9267
Mondays 6:00-7:30 pm EST online INTERMEDIATE YOGA, and yet still gentle; includes inversions (shoulder stands, headstands, etc.). Cost $18
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 $16
Meeting ID 812 0709 2167
Thursdays 11:00-noon EST online 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 $16
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 $16
Meeting ID 869 2979 3864 + passcode: cometoyoga
DISCOUNT: Prepay for 8 or 10 classes and 60-min classes= $15 each, 90 min classes=$17, 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.
**NEW WAY TO ATTEND A CLASS! Can't attend a live class because of your schedule/ health/ obligations?
You can now purchase the video of any class, but be sure to email Barbara with that request within a couple days of that class. The cost is the same as the cost of the live class. OR, if you have taken and paid for a class, the video costs $5. **You can either watch and do the class within 2 days or download it to your computer and own it forever, do it as many times as you like.
To take a live online class: See the Online Class Schedule and find the Meeting ID (passcode is 'cometoyoga' for all classes) or contact me and I will email you the direct URL link.
7 or 8 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 password. 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) 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 email@example.com with questions and for info about making an electronic payment on Venmo, Paypal, or Zelle (all free) before class. You can also mail a check.
PRICES are listed on the schedule, but in these Coronavirus times you can pay what you can, especially if your income has been impacted by the virus.
HOW DO I PAY? Venmo or Paypal or 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 6:00-7:30 p.m. ONLINE; LOG INTO ZOOM.COM and use the appropriate code listed on the schedule above.
Email: email@example.com 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 25 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
"I need the anti-anxiety, the breathing for calm, the grounding the class provides for me. Gentle yoga, because it is so deliberate, always appealed to me and now in a world that has been turned on its axis, it is essential."
"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. "
"I took a couple of your toe, foot, and ankle strengthening classes last week and, amazingly, they saved me! Walking at the farmers market today 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!"
Chair Yoga is our most gentle class and yet we do good and effective yoga. Come get your joints, muscles, and circulation moving! Lots of stretches, twists, arching, forward and side-bending. Plus gentle strengthening in the core, back, legs, shoulders and posture work every week. Much of the class is done sitting on a chair but we do stand and work on our balance while holding onto the chair. (Your choice to stand or continue sitting). Please use a sturdy chair.
WHAT STUDENTS ARE SAYING ABOUT THESE ONLINE CLASSES
"The huge difference between my 2019 right knee replacement surgery and my 2020 left knee replacement (last week) has been Barbara Lyon's yoga classes. The very first time I put my foot on the floor post-surgery, I felt a stability, strength and balance that I didn't have before I started zooming with Barbara on Mondays. Her Chair Yoga classes are so very gentle but to my surprise, I had the strength and stability I needed. My feet and legs had been reminded to use all those muscles and tendons and bones to do their job and support 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! "
"Centering. Calming. Perfect. I appreciated every moment. "
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