1 YMCA Dr., Uniontown, Pa. 15401
5 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, 11, 18 & 25
10:15 a.m., Friday, March 6, 13, 20 & 27
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, March 6, 13, 20 & 27
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.
6:30-7:45 a.m., Saturday, March 7
Power Yoga uses the breath to guide each pose through a flowing vinyasa-style practice that incorporates standing postures, hip and shoulder-opening poses, balance play, back bends, forward folds and twists. A well-rounded practice that infuses total-body strengthening with coordination, balance and flexibility. All-levels with modifications and variations given to suit every body. 75 minutes. Regular YMCA Slow Flow yogis, this class is for you!
Class takes place in aerobics room where regular classes are held.
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.
Yoga Arm Balance Workshop
9-10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 14
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.
Please arrive 15-20 minutes if you plan to register on Saturday. For those who attended the February workshop, new arm balances will be presented as well as new approaches to handstands.
YMCA Members: $10
*Please register at the welcome center or by calling 724-438-2584