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Chester Recreation offers multiple Yoga classes throughout the week taught by certified Yoga instructors.   Please click on the flyer below for more information and instructor bios. 

The next session of Adult Yoga will run from March 5th thru April 20th.  There will be no class on Saturday, March 14 (Town Meeting).

We hope to continue the Family Yoga series soon which is held on Wednesdays.  Check back for start date and session time.

Classes will take place on the following days:

Schedule   
MONDAY                   6:30 - 7:45 PMIntermediate Kripalu Yoga
WEDNESDAY             3:30 - 4:30 PMFamily Yoga (TBD)
THURSDAY6:30 - 7:45 PMBeginner/All Levels Kripalu Yoga
SATURDAY8:30 - 9:30 AMGentle Yoga

Intermediate Kripalu Yoga is ideal for those with an existing yoga practice. It includes sustaining some challenging poses while moving through others in a flow-like sequence (vinyasa). It is taught at a moderate pace and assumes students have enough familiarity with postures to self-modify. Through this “meditation in motion,” students cultivate mental focus, strength, and flexibility. Classes come to a close in savasana with a well-earned Yoga Nidra!

Family Yoga is for children (ages 5-12) and their caregivers. In this gentle yoga class, students will focus on breath, body awareness and self-care.  Each class will include a guided breathing exercise, gentle warm-ups, poses to increase balance & flexibility, relaxation and meditation.

Beginner/All Levels Kripalu Yoga is for anyone new to yoga, as well as for those who enjoy a slow steady pace. Poses are built from the ground up with clear instruction, a variety of modifications, and props that provide physical support. Known as “the yoga of compassion,” Kripalu yoga encourages students to focus inward and cultivate self-acceptance. Through postures, breathwork, and guided relaxation, students will stretch and tone the body, quiet the mind, and move the inner self toward stillness.

Gentle Yoga focuses on modified poses and a gentle approach for relaxation. Whether you are brand new to yoga, desire a simple pace, or would like to return to the fundamentals of yoga, this class is for you. It is designed to meet you where you are and helps students understand the holistic science of yoga and how to incorporate it into their everyday actions.

 

Fees Per Person for the Adult Series (7 week session) - Beginner/All Levels Kripalu Yoga, Intermediate Kripalu Yoga and Gentle Yoga: 
6 classes$50
7 classes$60
10 classes$80
12+ classes$90
Fees for the Family Series (4-6 week session): 
Family Session (per family)TBD

Since registration is based on the number of classes one is interested in attending (rather than a particular day/time), classes can be attended any given day. Missed classes cannot be carried over into the next session. Classes can be attended on a walk-in basis for $10.

DISCOUNTS: If more than one member of the same household registers for a session in the adult series, a 20% discount off the combined registration payment applies!  Also, many students find that participation in a yoga program is reimbursed by their health insurance companies; check out your policy!

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