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 3-5 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 : 11 a.m. Sign in at 12:50 p.m.
DHARMA TALK SCHEDULE:
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 - More About Pain
April14 and 16 - Falls Prevention
April 21 and 23 - The Body: The Spine and Back Pain
April 28 and 30 - The Body: More About Back Pain
May 5 and 7 - The Body: Respiration System and Your Breath
May 12 and 14 - The Body: Types of Breathing
May 19 and 21 - The Body and Physical Awareness
May 26 and 28 - Stress: How It Affects the Body
June 2 and 4 - Future of "Easy Yoga Plus!"
June 9 and 11 - Class Conditions Statistics/Pain
June 16 and 18 - Joints
June 23vand 25 - Posture/Balance
July 2 - July 4th Weekend - NO CLASS
July 7 and 9 - Sciatic Joint
July 14 and 16 - Mountain and Warrior Poses
July 21 and 23 - How Pain Works
July 28 and 30 Back Pain and Yoga Poses
September 1 and 3 - The Spine
September 8 and 10 - Our Breath - Its Benefits
September 15 and 17 - The Breath - How to Use It
September 22 and 24 - The Vital Breath and Subtle Energy
September 29October 1 - The Subtle Energy System - The Chakras
October 6 and 8 - FOCUS/GROUNDING - The Root Chakra
October 13 and 15 - THOUGHTS/FEELINGS - The Sacral Chakra
October 20 and 22 - STRENGTH/POWER - The Solar Plexus Chakra
October 27 and 29 - LOVE - The Heart Chakra
November 3 and 5 - COMMUNICATION - The Throat Chakra
November 10 and 12 - INSIGHT/WISDOM - The Third Eye Chakra
November 17 and 19 - AWARENSS/UNITY - The Crown Chakra
November 23 and 25 - Gratitude
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, I am unable to grant permission to enter class.
Donations are welcome to cover teaching, website, insurance, 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: 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.
ZOOM CLASS SPONSORS
"Easy Yoga Plus!" classes were sponsored by Goodman Community Center (GCC) and NewBridge (NB).
The class is taught by Ellen L. Millar, Registed Yoga Teacher and a graduate of Duke Integrative Medicine Master Class, Yoga for Seniors.
Don't heistate to ask. Feedback is also welcome!
EMAIL: Feel free to email me if you have questions (email@example.com). 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.