Gentle Yoga Practices
Gentle Yoga, Super Gentle Yoga, and Yoga for a Healthy Back classes at Circle Yoga Cooperative are designed to be accessible to all types of students. In these classes, you'll find many variations on common yoga poses, and you'll work with plenty of yoga props, which are provided to help poses fit your body. If you're joining class virtually, we recommend that you have a chair handy—preferably, a chair that is light enough that you can reposition as needed. It's also helpful to position yourself near a wall, which we often use for support and feedback during class.
Gentle Yoga is designed for adults of any age, including seniors and those with minor physical ailments, who prefer a slower paced or more relaxed practice. Students practice beginning yoga postures and work on the principles of body alignment and breath awareness. Teachers provide lots of variations to ensure that poses are accessible for students with extra tight hips, cranky knees, or other minor limitations. Students of all levels are welcome, including those who are new to yoga.
Super Gentle Yoga
Super Gentle Yoga is designed for students with injuries, limited mobility, or other special conditions that require a slow pace and more individualized attention. Super Gentle students practice yoga using a variety of props, typically including chairs, allowing them to experience the stretching and strengthening benefits of yoga regardless of their current physical condition.
Yoga for a Healthy Back
Coping with back trouble—or trying to avoid it? Use breath and movement to build awareness, mobility, and strength to support the upper, middle, and lower back. This class is based in yoga, and we'll incorporate other techniques including myofascial release and strengthening/stretching with resistance bands. Resistance bands are available for use at the studio. The Sunday class is appropriate for all levels, including Gentle Yoga students. The Friday class is most appropriate for students who would otherwise attend a Yoga Level 1 or higher level class.