1 YMCA Dr., Uniontown, Pa. 15401
5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 and Feb. 5, 12, 19 & 26
10:15 a.m., Friday, Jan. 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 and Feb. 7, 14, 21 & 28
This all-levels flow (vinyasa) yoga class links breath with movement in a light and creative way. Moving at a slow, steady pace allows time for students to fully experience each posture, building strength and coordination in standing and balancing poses and deepening flexibility and relaxation in seated and supine stretches. Slow Flow increases mind-body awareness and total-body strength and provides a healthy challenge through graceful sequencing. This is a soul-soothing class perfect for new to advanced practitioners. 50 minutes.
Classes are free for YMCA members. Non-members can purchase punch cards at the front desk. $40 for 6 classes and $75 for 15 classes. Class passes do not expire.
11:15 a.m., Friday, Jan. 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 and Feb. 7, 14, 21 & 28
Yin Yoga, an all-levels practice, was developed as a means to improve hip and spinal health. Students hold seated and supine poses for two to 10 minutes in an effort to decompress the joints and remove blockages from the connective tissue (ligaments, tendons and fascia) with attention to breathing. Yin Yoga can provide a sense of therapeutic healing to the physical body and nervous system. This is an excellent, complementary practice to balance an active lifestyle, high impact sports, a busy work life and stress affecting the mind and soul. 25 minutes.
Classes are free for YMCA members. Non-members can purchase punch cards at the front desk. $40 for 6 classes
and $75 for 15 classes. Class passes do not expire.
6-7 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 8 & 22 and Feb. 5 & 19
Class takes place in the new auxiliary room
This prenatal yoga class will flow through a series of sequences designed to balance energy, from light, energizing, active postures to deeply restorative, soothing ones. Poses will focus on strengthening and preparation for birth, relaxation for a joyful, peaceful pregnancy and poses to accommodate the growing belly.
Common pregnancy ailments, such as sciatica, pubic symphysis pain, nausea, sleeplessness, digestive issues, round ligament pain, tight hips and back and anxiety will be addressed.
Meditation to connect mom with baby and to manage fears and doubts of labor and motherhood will be incorporated. Students will be taught breathing exercises to promote peace and balance.
Suitable for women in their first, second and third trimesters. Must be 12 weeks pregnant or more to attend.
Located in auxiliary room/ask at front desk
PRICE: Classes are free for YMCA members. Non-members can purchase punch cards at the front desk. $40 for 6 classes and $75 for 15 classes. Class passes do not expire. Please inquire about prenatal yoga prices for non-members. MEMBERS and NON-MEMBERS MUST SIGN IN AT FRONT DESK.
Yoga Arm Balance Workshop
9-10:30 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 22
This workshop will explore the foundations (core strength, balance, open hips and shoulders) for safely lifting into challenging, playful arm balances with integrity and correct alignment within the realm of a flowing, power yoga format. The focus is on starting from the ground up and learning what it takes to build toward arm balances, and the intention is to have fun! Beginning with a warm-up that targets the core and stretches the shoulders and hips, students will learn the keys to approaching classical arm balances with courage and mindfulness by using the breath. Each pose will be broken down, step-by-step, in a precise, thoughtful, safe way, while keeping the rhythm of the vinyasa flow and cadence of ujayi breath. Leave your ego at home, bring a light heart and smile, and get ready to delve into a lifetime of exploration that can take your practice to the next level! Props used: blocks and straps.
YMCA Members: $10
*Please register at the welcome center or by calling 724-438-2584