Monday, October 27, 2014

Yoga Basics Classes at Bernardsville Library

In a partnership of Bernardsville Library and Bernardsville Recreation, a six-session course on yoga basics will be offered in the library's Community Room on Tuesdays, November 11 to December 16 at 1:00 pm. Taught by Julie Shaw of Lotus Mind and Body, the total cost for the 6-week session is $30.  Registration is required through Bernardsville Recreation’s Community Pass portal, Students should bring a yoga mat to class; a yoga blanket is helpful, but not required.

Suitable for all students, the classes will offer an integrated sequence of poses designed to warm up the body and then work toward a specific intention within the natural movements of the spine. Students are encouraged throughout the entire practice to link their awareness of breath to the movements of the body. This awareness is the single most important key to a Hatha yoga practice because it serves to keep the practitioner in the present movement, observing and accepting what is.  Pranayama (breath work) and a final deep relaxation are integral to every class.

Instructor Julie Shaw is a certified Yoga teacher and therapist in the Viniyoga Tradition. She has more than 25 years' experience practicing, studying and teaching yoga. Her classes are for every body and every experience level, integrating breath, movement and awareness in the service of greater self-knowledge. Her intention is to offer others what she has found herself in the practice of yoga – a system for pulling together the myriad aspects of life (body, mind, work, family, spirit, etc.) and living in a way that fulfills one’s deepest intentions and convictions. 

For further information, call Bernardsville Library at 908-766-0118 or Bernardsville Recreation at 908-766-2546.

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