Class Descriptions

Yoga for Seniors

This chair-based class safely explores balance, joint rotation, and encourages the strengthening and toning of muscles.  Students with different abilities or limitations can practice together. Movement is medicine!

Gentle Yoga

Gentle yoga classes nurture students who are either new to yoga or students of any level who seek a more peaceful, mindful practice.  Weaving in meditation and breath work, we strengthen and tone the muscles, create greater flexibility in the joints and work on improving our balance.  Alternating between flowing movement with the breath and holding poses for longer, we move slowly through vinyasas and asanas andcome away feeling renewed and refreshed.

Slow Flow

Slow Flow is an open level classes allowing students of all levels to practice together, with options for both new and more advanced students to go their edge. With an emphasis on safe alignment, skillful action, and connection to the breath, we explore the asanas (yoga poses), pranayama (breathing) and meditation with creativity and mindfulness.

Vinyasa

Vinyasa flow is a dynamic, flowing style of yoga harmonizing breath and movement.  Open to all practitioners who have some familiarity with the asanas or some athleticism,  Vinyasa Flow builds heat, emphasizes skillful action and highlights the mind+body+breath connection.

Gentle Yoga + Barre

In this  gentle yoga class we safely explore the asanas both on the mat and at the barre.  The barre is wonderful for extension, stability and balance!  The difficulty level falls somewhere between Chair Yoga and Gentle Yoga.

Yoga and Creative Imagery at the Clark Art Institute

The four-week class explores visualization techniques and meditation to reduce stress and encourage a greater sense of peaceful well-being. Edgerton instructs seniors how to stretch and tone muscles, safely explore greater mobility in the joints, improve balance, and more. Seniors of all different levels in mobility or flexibility can participate in this chair-based yoga class. No experience required. Please bring a yoga mat if you have one. specially designed for seniors on Tuesdays, September 22, September 29, October 6, and October 13 at 11 am at the Clark Art Institute. Classes will be held at the Hunter Studio in the Lunder Center at Stone Hill on the Clark’s campus. The cost is $40 for all four classes ($30 members), or drop in for $12 per class ($8 members). Visit clarkart.edu or call 413 458 0524 to register.