The class is designed to improve flexibility, balance, and general well-being. Each class will start with a short Dharma talk that will help you focus on your practice and understand yourself better. A full hour of yoga will follow.
We use breath work and movement of all joints done seated in a chair as a way to warm up our bodies. Next we practice some standing poses and exercises before going to the floor for supine exercises and poses. If you cannot go to the floor, modifications can be made for you to participate from your chair. The last pose, Savasana, is at least 5 minutes of total relaxation.
Summary: Total time committment is 1 hour and 30 minutes.
Wednesdays: 10 a.m. Sign in at 9:50 a.m.
Fridays : 1 p.m. Sign in at 12:50 p.m.
January 6 - 2021 Moving Forward Together
January 8 - Healing the Spirit
January 13 - Healing the Spirit
January 15 - 2021 Moving Forward Together
January 20 and 22 - How the Brain Works - Visualization
January 27 and 29 - How the Brain Works - Affirmations & Self Talk
February 3 and 5 - The Body: How the Nervous System Works
February 10 and 12 - The Body: The Vagus Nerve
February 17 and 19 - The Body: Muscles
February 24 and 25 - The Body: Bones and Joints
March 3 and 5 - The Body: The Body: Focus on the Neck
Marchis 10 and 12 - The Body: Fascia
March 17 and 19 - The Body: The Glutes
March 24 and 26 - The Body: Arthritis
March 31/April2 - Chronic Pain and How It Works
April 7 and 9 - The Body: Back Pain
April14 and 16 - The Body: Sciatia
April 21 and 23 - The Body: The Spine/Osteoporosis
April 28 and 30 - Aging: What is It and How it Affects the Body
May 5 and 7 - The Body: Posture
May 12 and 14 - Falls Prevention: Physical Considerations
May 19 and 21 - Falls Prevention: Other Factors
May 26 and 28 - Mind, Body, and Physical Awareness
June 2 and 4 - Stress and How It Affects the Body
June 9 and 11 - The Body: Respiration System and Your Breath
June 16 and 18 - The Body: Types of Breathing
June 23vand 25 - TBA
June 30/July 2 - TBA
NOTE: Please sign in 10 minutes prior to class. When you sign in you go into the "Waiting Room" and you must be given permission to enter the class (a Zoom security feature). Once I start teaching, I am unable to grant permission to enter class.
Donations are welcome to cover teaching and Zoom costs. The suggested donation would be $15/month for either the Wednesday OR the Friday class. If you wish to attend both classes, the suggested donation would be $25/month. Checks made payable to "Easy Yoga Plus!" may be mailed to 101 Frost Woods Road #313, Monona, WI 53716
NOTE: Some local advertising, in error, says classes are FREE. If you are unable to make a contribution, please contact me to discuss your situation and a possible scholarship.
The following items will make your practice safe, confortable, and enjoyable.
Yoga Mat - IMPORTANT as this will give you a stable base on which to practice the yoga poses. There is no substitute for a good mat.
Yoga Blocks - Two books of equal thickness or two firm pillows may be used as substitutes.
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. See Amazon and look for the two pack. Cost will be less than $10 and well worth the investment.
"Easy Yoga Plus!" classes were sponsored by Goodman Community Center (GCC), Fitchburg Senior Center (FSC), and NewBridge (NB) at Madison locations prior to the pandemic. They are encouraging everyone to continue their practice via the Zoom platform until we are again able to have face-to-face classes.
The class is taught by Ellen L. Millar, Registed Yoga Teacher and a graduate of Duke Integrative Medicine Master Class, Yoga for Seniors.
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.