2944 National Pike, Chalk Hill, Pa. 15421
Prenatal Yoga - 4:45-5:45 p.m., Wednesday, July 18 & 25
Pregnancy is a wondrous, special time in a woman’s life and requires supreme self-care. When mom is radiant, happy and healthy, so is baby!Our prenatal yoga sessions offer a warm, supportive environment where expecting mothers can connect to their babies and deepest selves. The intention of our prenatal classes is to explore the fullest capacity of our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual beings as mothers in order to empower our gestational and birth experience.
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. Yoga props, such as bolsters, blocks and straps, will be used.
Suitable for women in their first, second and third trimesters. Must be 12 weeks pregnant or more to attend. Drop in for $12 or use your class pass.
Power Yoga for Beginners - 6-6:45 p.m., Wednesday, July 18 & 25
This a strong and energizing vinyasa class moving to a medium-paced rhythm for beginners and advanced practitioners with strong focus on the breath. In this class, students will build strength, endurance, balance and flexibility while learning proper alignment of poses. Challenge your body, challenge your mind! (No children under the age of 16 are permitted to practice hot yoga).
Classes at Uniontown YMCA
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.
Yin Yoga - 11 a.m., Friday, August 3, 17 & 31
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. 30 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.