"Easy Yoga Plus" classes are sponsored by Goodman Community Center(GCC), NewBridge (NB), and the Fitchburg Senior Center, proving classes at their facilities before the epidemic. They are encouraging everyone to continue their practice via the Zoom platform until we are again able to have face-to-face classes.
Each class will be an hour in length. You should check in 10 minutes before the class begins to get instructions and set up for the practice. We will be able to interact with each other during this 10 minutes. Everyone will be put in mute mode during the class. After class we will again be able to interact, ask questions, and talk to each other.
Summary: Welcome and Setup - 10 minutes
Class - 1 hour
After Class Chat - Approximately 10-15 minutes for visiting.
Classes will be held weekly on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. and Friday at 1 p.m. Welcome and Setup at 9:50 a.m. on Wednesdays and 12:50 p.m. on Fridays.
Summary: Wednesday Class - Wednesdays at 10 a.m.
Fridays Class - Fridays at 1 p.m.
Please sign in 10 minutes prior to class.
The class is designed to improve flexibility, balance, and general well-being. The class begins with breath work seated in a chair, followed by movement of all joints. Some standing poses and exercises will follow. If possible, the next part of the class will be done from the floor but can be modified for those who wish to remain in a chair. The last pose, Savasana, is at least 5 minutes of total relaxation. The class is taught by Ellen L. Millar, Registed Yoga Teacher and a graduate of Duke Integrative Medicine Master Class, Yoga for Seniors.
IDEAL FOR THE OLDER ADULT
ACCESSIBLE FOR EVERYONE
Donations are welcome to cover teaching and Zoom costs. The suggested donation would be $15/month for either the Wednesday OR the Friday class ($4/class). If you wish to attend both classes, the suggested donation would be $25. Checks madepayable to "Easy Yoga Plus!" may be mailed to 101 Frost Woods Road #313, Monona, WI 53716
NOTE: Some local advertising says classes are FREE. This was the case during the month of May as we were learning if/how Zoom classes would work. If you are unable to make a contribution (above is a suggestion based on face-to-face donatton history), please contact me to discuss your situation.
If you have a yoga mat, you will want to use it. You will also need a sturdy chair without arms. You may also want to have 2 yoga blocks, a yoga belt, a lacrosse ball, and a soft blanket that can easily be rolled to use under your neck when on the floor. If you do not have these items, see list below for substitutions.
Yoga Blocks - Two books of equal thickness or two firm pillows.
Yoga Belt - You may use a belt from your bathrobe, a scarf, or a regular belt.
Lacrosse Ball - You may use a tennis ball but it will not get to the tension in the deep tissues.
Please take time to register for the classes you wish to attend so we can better serve you and manage Zoom. Our sponsors use attendance information when writing grants that fund programs.
Use the contact form to email me your registration. Once you are registered, you will receive an invitation to attend with the link for the Zoom class.
TO REGISTER: See link at the top of this page or go to the contact page.
Indicate the day(s) you wish to attend. When I received your contact form, I will send you the appropriate link for the class.
EMAIL: Feel free to email me if you have questions (firstname.lastname@example.org). There is a form on the contact page that works well.
PHONE: Call me at 608-444-4058. Leave a message if I do not answer and I will call you back.
The Chakra System is the system that depicts the movement of energy throughout our body. A general explaination of the energy system will begin this week. The next seven weeks will focus on one of the seven chakras.
The Root Chakra is first chakra located in the area of the perineum, base of the spine, and coccygeal plexus. The energy associated with the Root Chakra relates to our survival, our roots, and keeping grounded.
The the second chakra is the Sacral Chakra located in the area of the lower abdomen, genitals, and womb. The energy associated with the Sacral Chakra relates to our desires, pleasures, emotions, sexuality, and procreation.
The third chakra is the Solar Plexus Chakra located in the area between the navel and the solar plexus. The energy associated the Solar Plexus Chakra is related to will and assertiveness.
The fourth Chakra is the Heart Chakra and is located in the area of the heart. The energy associated with the Heart Chakra is love and compassion.
The fifth chakra is the Throat Chakra located in the region of the throat. The energy associated with the Throat Chakra relates to sound, communication, and creativity.
The sixth chakra is the Third Eye Chakra located in the center of the forehead above the eyes. The energy associated with the Third Eye Chakra relates to seeing and intuition.
The seventh chakra is the Crown Chakra located at the top of the head. The energy associated with the Crown Chakra relates to thought, understanding, wisdom and knowledge.
For those interested in learning more about the chakras, a chakra discussion will be scheduled. Chakras are complex and their study presents opportunities to gain a deeper understanding of ourselves. Chakra healing helps us work with chakras that may be blocked or too open, helping to restore balance within our body.
Wednesday, December 23 at 10 a.m.
This is the time to celebrate Christmas.
focus on love and joy. Let's celebrate together.
As Friday is Christmas, there will be no class this day.
If you are a Friday student and wish to join our special Christmas class, please check the Register for Class button below and the Wednesday class link will be sent to you via email.
Have a Happy Holiday!