Yoga Therapy

Yoga for Backcare and Wellness Class

At Island Yoga Center Thursdays, 6:30 – 7:45 PM With an emphasis on back care, this class uses basic yoga postures to focus on core strength and flexibility. Learn specific yoga sequences designed to bring relief to common areas of pain and discomfort in the body such as the lower back and neck. Drop-ins welcome […]

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Fascia and Fluidity Workshop — Getting Unstuck

At The Yoga Tree Saturday, September 28, 1:00-3:30 PM Fascia is a matrix of tissues that connect, organize and support every part of your body.  When it is healthy, fascia makes your muscles supple and strong, and allows your organs, muscles and joints to glide smoothly and function properly.  But without proper care, fascia can […]

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Yoga and the Subtle Body

Yoga and the Subtle Body Workshop At The Yoga Tree Saturday, October 5, 1:00-3:30pm Yoga is an ancient practice that uses body and mind to access greater power, vitality and clarity. Although modern practice often focuses on physical exercise, traditionally yogis have worked more directly with the subtle or energetic body.  This workshop will introduce […]

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Breath and Asana Workshop

Breath and Asana At The Yoga Tree Saturday, October 19, 1:00-3:30 Our breath is the underlying support for every aspect of our body and our yoga practice.  A fluid, free breath keeps our joints mobile and our cells nourished and cleansed.  A calm, steady breath cultivates a calm, steady mind and a relaxed state for […]

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Power Poses

Yet another fascinating TED talk.  The Yoga Sutras claim that yoga lets you uncover your true Self.  This research about the psychological effects of body posture offers an interesting way to understand that claim, and adds to the list of potential benefits of asana practice.

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Hypermobility — What every yoga student and teacher should know

Are you “double-jointed”?  As a kid, did you amaze and gross out your friends by bending your knees, elbows and fingers backwards?  Are you a yoga teacher who’s been baffled trying to adjust students who seem to have no bones — every movement creates a cascade of motion, and it seems they can be anywhere […]

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