Yoga

 

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Many people think that yoga is just a bunch of stretching.  While stretching is certainly involved, yoga is really about creating balance in the body through developing both strength and flexibility.  This is done through the performance of poses or postures, each of which has specific physical benefits.  The poses can be done quickly in succession, creating heat in the body through movement or more slowly to increase stamina and perfect the alignment of the pose.  The poses are a constant, but the approach to them varies depending on the training in which the teacher has been trained.

 

Tuckahoe Recreation Club's Yoga Classes is both a meditative and physical discipline that trains the body as it quiets the mind.  With practice, students can develop greater awareness of their bodies while increasing their strength, balance, and flexibility. 

 

Yoga  Classes   with  Fritz Partlow            

Fritz Partlow is a certified Iyengar teacher with many years experience.  Her training in anatomy, alignment, and breath work along with her enthusiasm for the practice of yoga make her classes safely challenging for students in body and mind.  Fritz teaches Iyengar yoga which emphasizes correct alignment in the poses. This practice is designed to improve balance, build strength and stamina, and improve flexibility.  Each class begins and ends with a short meditation for centering and relaxation.

 

Yoga  Classes  with Monika Leiss            

Monika Leiss is a certified yoga instructor who teaches a Vinyasa style of yoga that is designed to move you from one alignment to another.  An emphasis is placed on movement, flowing and proper breathing as you move from one pose to another.  This is an athletic practice which involves Astanga (flow), Iyengar (alignment), and breathing exercises to build heat and calm the mind.  Classes are appropriate for students new to yoga as well as those seasoned veterans.