Gentle Chair Yoga
In this 6-week series, you'll practice yoga asana (postures) while sitting on a chair or using the chair for balance while standing.
Each week, you'll learn new techniques and revisit postures from the previous practice to build on and continue to progress. Postures will translate well to your home practice to allow you to continue to improve and build your home practice throughout the series.
Chair yoga increases flexibility, mobility, strength, circulation, posture and postural awareness, lung capacity, improves balance and relieves stress.
In this series, we will explore twists, hip stretches, forward folds, and gentle backbends. Students will gain confidence and learn exercises to develop small and large muscle groups while stretching, practicing balance (in or near chair), building strength and improving proprioception.
This series is open to all and is especially suitable for seniors, beginners, recovering from injury or surgery, or those with balance concerns or disabilities.
Instructor, Alissa Newberg, will offer techniques for yoga asana (postures), pranayama (breath control), and meditation. With over a decade of experience, Alissa brings her knowledge and expertise, centered in postural awareness and body positioning cues, to lead you through your practice while offering use of additional props to enhance your practice and experience. You will end each class with a gentle meditation and calming breath.
**We have chairs, mats & props, but you are welcome to bring your own props as you desire. We are not responsible for any props brought from home**
Improve Posture & Flexibility
Utilize support from the chair to explore your posture, lengthen, and expand your lungs. With assistance from additional props, learn proprioception and enhance your practice.
Relieve Stress & Breathe
Tune into your physical body and connect with how to breathe. Improve mindfulness, compassion, and gratitude for yourself. Relieve physical and mental tension and stress.
Increase Range of Motion
Learn techniques that can be incorporated into your daily routine while getting in tune with your own body, developing mind-body connections, and building confidence.
Her grace and compassion are magnetic, and she radiates love and light.
Her classes offer thoughtful and intentional words and ideas to help you connect on a deeper level and continue to inspire your practice off your mat and throughout your day.
Alissa has been teaching in this space (and others around GR) for almost a decade. She has a passion for Anusara yoga, teaching traditional yoga postures emphasizing alignment and core stability, while offering a gentle vinyasa.
She pairs her practices with insightful wisdom from teachers and authors that have inspired her along the way, creating a deeper mindfulness experience each time.
She enjoys connecting with her students, and has a special love for offering kindness, compassion, and support.
Alissa also teaches Gentle/Basics Mon at 6p, Wed 10:30a, Fri 9, and Restorative Wed at 730p. She also offers private sessions and specializes in Birth Based Yoga, pre/post natal.