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A comprehensive yoga program that includes yoga philosophy, breathing techniques (pranayama), yoga postures (asana), concentration and meditation techniques, and deep relaxation to integrate body, mind and spirit.

GENTLE YOGA
For all levels, especially beginners. Enjoy the calm, peace, and self-acceptance of yoga no matter what shape you’re in. Karen’s gentle approach infuses her classes with humor, humility and warmth as she invites you to go at your own pace using props and modifications that provide an accessible yoga experience for every body.

MODERATE FLOW YOGA
This flow style class is done at a moderate pace including longer holding and posture explorations focusing on proper alignment and movement coordinated with breath. This class is designed for students who enjoy a sometimes challenging yoga class. Modifications are given as needed to ensure the postures are done safely. Students who are new to yoga are recommended to take the Gentle class first. 

YOGA BASICS
For all levels, beginners and experienced students. Cultivate an internal, meditative experience while stretching and challenging the body. Practice includes a variety of foundational postures (standing, seated and on the floor) that focus on balanced alignment. Breathing techniques, yoga philosophy, meditation and deep relaxation are woven into each class. Individual attention and modifications are given as much as possible within the class situation. Modifications are offered for both ends of the spectrum, beginners and more experienced students. Classes are geared toward the majority of the students' ability in the class at the time. Students who have a specific physical limitation or injury may need to attend the Gentle class first. 

THERAPEUTIC YOGA FOR BACKS & HIPS
This series addresses postural alignment, core strength, muscular tension and techniques to relieve stress. Techniques include gentle stretching using the breath to relieve tension and somatic movements to rewrite the neuromuscular patterns that contribute to chronic pain, deep relaxation and mindfulness practices that can be integrated into daily life.This isn’t a substitute for medical care. 

DEEP REST YOGA NIDRA
Yoga Nidra is a guided, relaxing experience that can bring incredible calmness, quietness, and clarity to the mind. It's a state of conscious deep sleep where you remain awake and alert while deeply relaxing the body. Bring your yoga mat, one or 2 blankets, and a small pillow. No experience necessary. You'll leave a lot more relaxed than you arrived. You need this! 

CHAIR YOGA FOR EVERY BODY
Are you interested in Yoga but not interested in getting onto the floor? Then this class is for you! Every body can do Yoga using chairs for sitting and standing: individuals who need to support for balance and safety; individuals recovering from illness or injury or have problems with knees and hips; or for anyone interested in learning more ways to improve balance, strength, and flexibility. This fun class offers a balanced approach for strength and flexibility, breath work and meditation. And we do serious work, always adapted to the needs of each person.
Adults - all ages, levels and abilities welcome.

YOGA THERAPY FOR WELLNESS AND SELF HEALING
Learn the tools of Yoga Therapy and develop your personal practice plan for wellness and self-healing. The yogic model of health and well-being is unique - it addresses every aspect of life rather than considering each body part or system separately. Although all Yoga is potentially therapeutic and healing, Yoga Therapy is the specific application of yogic tools, postures, exercises, breathwork, meditation techniques, and more-to address an individual's physical, mental/emotional, and spiritual needs. Many people first learn about Yoga through its physical practices, but a common misconception is that Yoga is all about stretching or movement. In fact, Yoga Therapy can help people who can't move at all, as well as active individuals! 

INSTRUCTOR: Karen O'Donnell Clarke, E-RYT500 Certified Yoga Therapist, Advanced certifications from Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, Integrative Yoga Therapy & Yoga of the Heart.


General Information
  • Instructor: Karen O’Donnell Clarke, eRYT. Professional Yoga Teacher with certifications from Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, Integrative Yoga Therapy and Yoga of the Heart.
  • Using a Goldilocks approach to yoga, students are invited to work each posture toward just the right level of effort, balancing between not too hard and not too easy.
  • Register early as classes are very popular.
  • Please bring yoga mat and a blanket.
  • Recommended: 2 yoga blocks, 1 yoga strap (8 – 10 ft.)


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Gentle Yoga - Session I 
Fall 2018
16 - 99  N/A  09/10/2018 - 10/29/2018
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Ledyard Center School - Gymnasium
$65.00 R, $75.00 NR
 
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Gentle Yoga - Session II 
Fall 2018
16 - 99  N/A  11/05/2018 - 12/10/2018
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Ledyard Center School - Gymnasium
$56.00 R, $66.00 NR
 
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Moderate Flow Yoga - Session I 
Fall 2018
18 - 99  N/A  09/10/2018 - 10/29/2018
6:45 PM - 8:00 PM

Ledyard Center School - Gymnasium
$65.00 R, $75.00 NR
 
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Moderate Flow Yoga - Session II 
Fall 2018
18 - 99  N/A  11/05/2018 - 12/10/2018
6:45 PM - 8:00 PM

Ledyard Center School - Gymnasium
$56.00 R, $66.00 NR
 
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Deep Rest Yoga Nidra 
Fall 2018
16 - 99  N/A  Th  12/06/2018
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Gales Ferry Community Center
$17.00 R, $22.00 NR
 
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Yoga Basics - Thursdays, Session I 
Fall 2018
16 - 99  N/A  Th  09/13/2018 - 10/25/2018
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Gales Ferry Community Center
$65.00 R, $75.00 NR
 
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Yoga Basics - Tuesdays, Session I 
Fall 2018
16 - 99  N/A  Tu  09/11/2018 - 10/23/2018
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Gales Ferry Community Center - Event Room
$65.00 R, $75.00 NR
Registration begins September 6.
 
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Yoga Basics - Tuesdays, Session II 
Fall 2018
16 - 99  N/A  Tu  10/30/2018 - 12/11/2018
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Gales Ferry Community Center
$65.00 R, $75.00 NR
 
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Therapeutic Yoga for Backs & Hips - Session I 
Fall 2018
18 - 99  N/A  09/12/2018 - 10/24/2018
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Ledyard Center School - Gymnasium
$65.00 R, $75.00 NR
 
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Therapeutic Yoga for Backs & Hips - Session II 
Fall 2018
18 - 99  N/A  10/31/2018 - 12/12/2018
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Ledyard Center School - Gymnasium
$56.00 R, $66.00 NR
 
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Yoga Basics - Thursdays, Session II 
Fall 2018
16 - 99  N/A  Th  11/01/2018 - 12/13/2018
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Gales Ferry Community Center
$56.00 R, $66.00 NR
 
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Chair Yoga for Every Body - Session I 
Fall 2018
18 - 99  N/A  Th  09/13/2018 - 10/25/2018
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Gales Ferry Community Center
$65.00 R, $75.00 NR
 
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Chair Yoga for Every Body - Session II 
Fall 2018
18 - 99  N/A  Th  11/01/2018 - 12/13/2018
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Gales Ferry Community Center
$56.00 R, $66.00 NR
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