Gentle Foundational Yoga
Class offered both virtually and in-person
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:45 – 11:45am
This class is designed for the individuals who would like to begin or continue to explore yoga, breathing, and meditation. During this 5-week offering, students will meet 2 times per week to move the body through ancient yoga postures and shapes while also exploring a diversity of breathing and meditation practices. Students are invited to iteratively develop their own authentic practice with a gentle beginner’s mind. The idea behind meeting 2 times per week is to allow the student the opportunity to shift toward an incorporation of yoga, breathwork, and meditation into their daily lives on and off of the mat. This course will best serve students who are beginners or intermediate students of yoga, breathwork, and meditation or those more advanced students who would like a review of the foundations of yoga.
The intentional gentle foundational yoga practice provides a space for students to take an intentional approach to yoga, movement, breathing, and meditation in order to tune into their own anatomical alignment of the body, the calming of the mind, and a renewed connection with the spirit. This style of practice assists students in cultivating a more deeply focused attention on the engagement, activation, and functional movements of the body, a focused attention of the mind, and encourages gentle and intentional relaxation practices. All bodies in all of their diversity are invited and welcome to join in this series.
- Session: 5 weeks
- Session 1: September 7 – October 7, 2021
- Session 1: October 12 – November 11, 2021
- Cost: $120 per student for a 5-week session, or $100 per student per session with 2 or more people signing up together
- How to Register: Email firstname.lastname@example.org with “Gentle Foundational Yoga” in the subject line. Tuition due prior to the first class meeting.
About the Instructor: Annie Melzer
Annie Melzer has an advanced degree in Anthropology, is an instructor of the Anthropology of Art and World Cultures, a Certified Yoga, Meditation, and Breathwork Teacher (Certified 300-hour Foundational Yoga Teacher and is currently finishing a 350+ hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training program), is a Certified Intentional Creativity Method Coach, an Artist-Creative, Storyteller, and Activist. Her work focuses on practices that lead students with a beginner’s mind toward a true experience of embodiment, deeper and more meaningful connections with themselves, others, and the earth. Annie’s teachings serve to empower her students in accessing their own inner knowledge, deep-felt wisdom, and relaxation through yoga, meditation, and creative practices. Annie has been practicing yoga for over two decades, works to educate her students about utilizing the teachings of yoga both on and off of the mat, and offers classes and series that are made accessible to all interested individuals at all levels.