Power yoga classes

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Your yoga needs are covered this semester.  Two weekly Vinyasa power yoga classes and one Kripalu yoga class are starting today (Sunday, 9/13): one run by Jessica Brownfeld ’10 through WesWell, and one by Jess Posner ’09, and Kripalu by Rachel Shopper ’10:

More details after the jump.

Jessica Brownfeld ’10 wants you to join her for WesWELL yoga on Sundays and/or Wednesdays:

ALL levels Vinyasa Yoga
Sundays 4-5:15 in the 156 High Street Dance Studio
This class will incorporate the asanas (physical poses), pranayama (breathing exercises), and brief meditations. By using these tools, students at any level can unite the body, mind, and spirit. From this union will come increased strength, flexibility, energy, and relaxation. Along with presence of mind, Jess’ class will focus on body awareness as well as development of the connection between practicing yoga on the mat and practicing the spirit of yoga in everyday life. ALL levels are welcome!

Vigorous Vinyasa – Intermediate Level
Wednesdays 5-6:15 in the Hewitt 8 Lounge
In a Vinyasa class, the breath drives all movement. By using pranayama (breathing exercises) in conjunction with the asanas (physical postures), strength and flexibility will build. Students will leave with a calmer mind and an energized body. Just what is needed to take on all those papers and meetings! This class is designed for students at an intermediate level of yoga practice. Since this can cover a large range of experience, please email Jessica at jbrownfeld@wesleyan.edu with any questions!

Classes begin the week of 9/13, and you register by coming to the first class. If you need a mat, one can be signed out for the semester at the WesWELL office. For further information see WesWELL Classes website.

yoga-handstandTake Vinyassa Power Yoga with Jess Posner ’09 to get in touch with your spiritual side and get a kickass workout:

Gone is the myth that yoga is boring or that it’s simply stretching in a quiet room. A Power Yoga class combines heat, music, breath and movement for an intense and energizing experience. If you’re looking to increase strength and flexibility, lose weight, manage stress, or just find out what the buzz is about, you’ll see why so many people are hooked on this extraordinary workout! Power yoga is high energy and torches calories. Vinyassa Power Yoga is an incredible, unique program that combines strength, sweat and spirituality. It heals, detoxifies and exhilarates the mind and body. Through synchronizing body movement with breath, power yoga facilitates increased physical vitality, Power Yoga strives to unite the body, mind and spirit and its many benefits include: increased muscle tone, weight loss, balance, agility, strength, sense of self, stress-relief and focus.

This class will work both your body as well as your mind with a vigorous asana practice and integrated meditation. Vinyassa Power Yoga is perfect for students seeking a physical challenge as well as deep relaxation. Beginner? Advanced? Somewhere in between? Jessica is an expert instructor able to guide and challenge students at all levels of their yoga journey, both beginning and advanced modifications will be offered. Prepare to flow…

There are two sections:
Sundays 5:00-6:30 Fayerweather Theatre Studio
Thursdays 4:30-6:00 Fayerweather Dance Studio

Classes start 9/13, to sign up just come to the first class. Come early, both classes will fill up!

yoga-kripaluRachel Shopper ’10‘s Kripalu yoga classes:

Nurture yourself this semester! Take time out of your busy college schedule to take care of your body, mind, and soul. Kripalu yoga is a dynamic and transformative spiritual practice of meditation in motion that empowers, detoxifies, and increases vitality. The Sanskrit word for “unity”, yoga is a practice of bringing the body, mind, and spirit into balance and connecting to source energy and joy in the present moment.

Kripalu yoga has a special commitment to honor everyone’s unique abilities, build, and pace. Rachel’s class moves students through a mindful flow based on a blend of Ashtanga vinyasa sequences and more static meditative poses (asanas), with particular focus on sensation and proper alignment.

She will also cover breathing techniques (pranayamas) and brief meditation exercises. These rejuvenating practices cultivate fitness, clarity, body-wisdom, authenticity and grace. The skills we learn on the yoga mat allow us to identify, accept, and ultimately overcome hindrances to our greatest human potential. These positive effects radiate out into all aspects of our life. Come to class prepared to breathe deep, explore, and sweat!

Rachel will be teaching two classes, a Slow Flow class at 4:30 on Tuesdays and a Hot Flow class at 5:30 on Thursdays.

Drop-in fee is 10 dollars, or you can sign up for the semester at the first class. Check out the class description at WesWell.Date: Sept. 13 – Sept. 15
Time: 4:30 PM – 6:00 AM
Place: 156 High Dance Studio
Cost: $10