Important COVID-19 procedures for both Monday & Thursday classes:
- Please bring your own mat & props
- Wear your mask, we will be inside the Great Hall
- We will distance six feet apart
Sign up for classes below!
Beginning Yoga at 9am in the Great Hall
This is a co-ed beginning yoga class where all level of students are welcome!
The class meets at the Kress Pavilion overlooking the bay….a perfect place to come unwind. You will learn the basics of all the beginning yoga asanas and you will find that you are getting stronger, more flexible can learn to quiet your mind. Set this hour aside just for yourself, our calm and serene setting will be sure to take your mind off of other worries.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR Liz Heller has been in the fitness industry for 40 years and loves teaching! She won Outstanding Fitness Director at the YMCA’s five state convention. She has been creator and director of an annual 10K run in Evanston, Illinois; Creator and director of a week long fitness camp for women; and has been a personal trainer, aerobics instructor and most recently a popular yoga instructor at the Northern Door YMCA.
The class will include music, flexibility and strength building in a casual atmosphere. The class will facilitate “finding your center” with breath and body balance. Starting from the ground upward to the top of your head, we will practice movements which connect you with your body, heart and intellectual wholeness. This new class will also enhance and complement your current Yoga practice. Particular “hand gesture” routines can improve cognitive functioning as well as eye and hand co-ordination. Our “spinal mobilization” movement series is a movement path toward the prevention of osteoporosis. Visualizations and “mental sense impressions” will improve ease in daily life, improve well being and the quality of relaxation.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Elizabeth Clark is an independent choreographer. Her educational background includes a BFA in Dance from Stephens College, Columbia, MO. Post-graduate studies include Special Studies in Dance Performance and Movement Science from the Juilliard School of Music and Teacher’s College, Columbia University, NY, NY. Elizabeth Clark has done Independent Study with Irene Dowd in Ideo- Kinesis for Dance Teaching and Performance. She has Certifications, Level I and Level II in Conscious Body Coaching from the National Wellness Institute. She is an Adjunct Faculty member for SUNY Empire State College developing Wellness and Movement Programs. Ms. Clark enjoys teaching all ages and levels in community settings.
* “Finding Your Center” is the title of an article on Functional Anatomy by Irene Dowd from her book, Taking Root to Fly. Ms. Dowd is an Internationally known teacher, choreographer and expert in movement Research. Her digital archive of choreographic training materials is viewable at irenedowdchoreographies.com