The class is designed especially for those who are older or have limitations. It aims to strengthen muscles, improve flexibility, balance, and general well-being.
Each class will start with a short educational discussion to help you get more out of the class, understanding how to move into poses and stretches and to obtain a deeper understanding of yourself. These discussion are also designed to help you understand the benefits derived from yoga.
The class starts with breath work and the movement of all joints, done seated in a chair. Then we practice some standing poses and stretches before safely going to the floor for supine stretches and poses. (NOTE: Unsure about safely doing to the floor, I can show you how.) If you are unable to go to the floor, modifications can be made to participate from your chair. The last pose, Savasana, is 3-5 minutes of total relaxation. A time to connect to the energy you receive from the Universe, defining who you are.
Summary: Total time commitment is 1 hour and 30 minutes.
Wednesdays: 10 a.m. Sign in at 9:50 a.m.
Fridays : 10 a.m. Sign in at 9:50 p.m.
NOTE: Please sign in 10 minutes prior to class. When you sign in, you go
into the "Waiting Room". I must give you permission to enter the class (a
Zoom security feature). Once I start teaching, it is difficult to grant permission
to enter class. This also allows time for greeting and getting acquainted with
2022 EDUCATIONAL DISCUSSION SCHEDULE:
January Focus - Listening to Your Body/Awareness
January 5 and 7 Proprioception and Introception/Movement
Applied to Poses and Stretches
January 12 and 14 Safe Yoga with Precautions for Physical Limitations
January 19 and 21 Breath Awareness/Stress Reduction and Relaxation
January 26 and 28 Pain, How You Experience It/Pain Reduction
BONE HEALTH SEMINAR
February 8 at 1 p.m.
Offered at Goodman Community Center or at your home using Zoom
Goodman Community Center Registration: Call Gayle at 608-204-8032
Zoom Registration: email email@example.com
See home page for more details.
February Focus - New Emphasis with Somatic Yoga
February 2 and 4 Somatic Yoga Emphasis
February 9 and 11 Somatic Yoga Theory/Neck and Foot Sliders
February 16 and 18 Somatics and the Psoas
February 23 and 25 Somatics, Beliefs, and Pandiculation
Understanding How It Works
March Focus - Muscles and Somatics
March 2 and 4 Neck Muscles and Somatic Movements
Upper Trapezius Release/Foot Sliders
March 9 and 11 Back Muscles and Somatic Movements
March 16 and 18 Core Muscles and Somatic Movements
March 23 and 25 Somatic Theory Review
March 30 /April 1 Somatic Process/How to Use Somatics
April Focus - Somatics and Medical Conditions
April 6 and 8 Somatics and Medical Conditions; What's Next
April 13 and 15 Sciatica/Piriformis Syndrome and Somatics
April 20 and 22 Survey Results and Further Explanations
April 27 and 29 How to Individualize Somatics
May thru November Focus - The Chakra System
Four weeks will be devoted each month to learning about a particular chakra
and its role in moving energy throughout the body.
May Focus - Root Chakra
June Focus - Sacral Chakra
July Focus - Solar Plexus Chakra
August Focus - Heart Chakra
September Focus - Throat Chakra
October Focus - Third Eye Chakra
November Focus - Crown Chakra
NOTE: Interested in learning about a particular topic, let me know. Schedule changes can be made based on student's needs as well as the teacher's schedule.
The class is taught by Ellen L. Millar, Registered Yoga Teacher and a graduate of Duke Integrative Medicine Yoga for Seniors Master Class. See her biography on the About page.
Donations are welcome to cover teaching, website, insurance, certification requirements, and Zoom costs. The suggested donation is $15/month for either the Wednesday OR the Friday class. If you wish to attend both classes, the suggested donation is $25/month. Checks made payable to "Easy Yoga Plus!" may be mailed to 101 Frost Woods Road #313, Monona, WI 53716
NOTE: 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.
Don't hesitate to ask. Feedback is also welcome!
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.