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Balance. Explore yoga for overall well-being. From gentle to challenging, it’s all here for you.

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00-4650 Hatha Yoga: Basics and Beyond

Debbie Cohen (wks 1-5), Carla Fontaine (wks 6-10)
Mondays from 12:00pm-1:00 pm
42 Brattle Street
June 6 - August 15 (no class 7/4)
Fee: $100 ($50/HUGHP members)

Ever practiced yoga? Why not begin today? Whether you are a first-time participant or have been practicing yoga for several years, you won't want to miss this opportunity to start your week with limited stress. The benefits of this practice are sure to keep you calm and prepare you to face the challenges of each new work week.

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00-4651 Yoga: Open, Energize, and Restore

Carla Fontaine
Mondays from 5:30-7:00 p.m.
114 Mount Auburn Street, 4th Floor, Cambridge MA 02138
June 13 - August 22 (no class 7/4)
Fee: $150.00 ($75.00/HUGHP members)

Yoga can have a remarkable impact in your mind, body and spirit. Whether you are interested in supplementing other weekly exercise, trying yoga for the first time, or starting a personal practice, try this relaxed and fun class to start your week right. Instructed in the hatha style, this class is appropriate for beginners and those who have some previous yoga experience. The majority of the class will involve an active hatha practice, then the final third of the class will integrate restorative poses that help to heal the effects of chronic stress and physical ailments. Props such as blocks, belts, and padded mats are used so that all students, regardless of age or ability, can benefit from the yoga poses (props are provided). Bolsters will no longer be available. By learning/practicing the basics of positioning, alignment, and action in the poses, you can achieve a balanced experience of the challenges, discoveries, and restorative healing of yoga.

 

00-4652 Yoga Fundamentals for Beginners

Mally Smith
Tuesdays from 5:30pm-6:30pm
114 Mount Auburn Street, 4th Floor, Cambridge MA 02138
June 14 - August 16
Fee: $100 ($50/HUGHP members)

Many of us are beginners or have never given yoga a chance! Join this class designed to teach and explain the basics of yoga, and benefit from the support of other beginners. This Vinyasa (flow) class will move through different poses at a gentle slow pace allowing the instructor to give verbal support and help modify poses for those who would benefit. The physical practice focuses on strengthening the core, opening the hips, supporting the back and improving balance. By moving through the poses and bringing awareness to the breath, your body and mind will feel restored, rejuvenated and relaxed.

 

00-4653 Yoga for Living Well

John Schlorholtz
Tuesdays from 1:00-2:00 p.m.
42 Brattle St.
June 7 - August 16
Fee: $110 ($55/HUGHP members)

Get well! You will be encouraged to notice the positive changes in your well-being that yoga promotes. The course focuses on personalized rhythmic movement, breathing techniques, and the development of balance and flexibility. Emphasis is placed on attending to the unique needs of each individual, especially those new to yoga and those who desire a gentle approach to their personal practice.

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00-4654 Simply Yoga: Fundamentals and Integration

Marianne Bergonzi
Wednesdays from 5:30-7:00 p.m.
114 Mount Auburn Street, 4th Floor, Cambridge MA 02138
June 8 - August 16
Fee: $165 ($87.50/HUGHP members)

Positioning, alignment, and movement in basic yoga poses are all explored in this course. Attentive, step-by-step instruction will familiarize you with fundamental technique and guide you in structuring your practice at home. Course repertoire includes: standing poses, simple forward bends and twists, and basic breathing techniques. Mats, blocks and straps will continue to be provided, but bolsters will not be available.

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00-4655 ***CANCELED*** Relax and Renew Yoga

Jason Jedrusiak
Fridays from 12:00pm-1:00 pm
University Lutheran Church, Alumni/ae Room, 66 Winthrop Street, Cambridge MA 02138
June 10 - August 19
Fee: $110 ($55/HUGHP members)

Yoga provides a unique opportunity to build strength while cultivating flexibility and balance; to relax and quiet the mind while simultaneously energizing the body through vinyasa-style flow (repeated sequence of poses). This class will help students unlock the power of yoga and set the foundation for a home practice. Students will learn how to use traditional yoga poses and breathing techniques to counteract life's stresses on body, mind, and spirit. Emphasizing proper alignment, this class will offer appropriate modifications for all body types and levels of experience.

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00-4661 Peabody Terrace Yoga **By invitation only**

Karoline Barwinski
Saturdays from 9:00am-10:00am
Peabody Terrace Common Room
June 4 - August 6
Fee: $50

This 10-week yoga series for residents of Harvard's Riverside Graduate Commons Program will leave you balanced, energized, relaxed, and restored. Participants will need to provide their own mats and/or props.

 

00-4664 Yoga Fundamentals at Peabody Museum**By invitation only**

Mally Smith
Wednesdays, 5:30pm-6:30pm
Peabody Museum, Education Classroom, 11 Divinity Ave, Cambridge
June 8 - August 17
Fee: $110 ($55 HUGHP members)

Join this class designed to teach and explain the basics of yoga. The class will move through different poses at a gentle slow pace allowing the instructor to give verbal support and help modify poses for those who would benefit. The physical practice focuses on strengthening the core, opening the hips, supporting the back and improving balance. By moving through the poses and bringing awareness to the breath, your body and mind will feel restored, rejuvenated and relaxed. Because of the location of this class, registration is limited to Peabody Museum, Department of Anthropology, Harvard Museums of Science and Culture, Human and Evolutionary Biology Department, and Tozzer Library. Participants will need to provide their own mats and/or props.

 

455200 ***Class is CLOSED. New reg. added to WAITLIST*** Yoga Fundamentals for Beginners

Mally Smith
Tuesdays from 5:30pm-6:30pm
114 Mt. Auburn Street, 4th Floor
January 19 - May 17
Fee: $180.00 ($90.00/HUGHP members)

Please note the new location for 2016. Many of us are beginners or have never given yoga a chance! Join this class designed to teach and explain the basics of yoga, and benefit from the support of other beginners. This Vinyasa (flow) class will move through different poses at a gentle slow pace allowing the instructor to give verbal support and help modify poses for those who would benefit. The physical practice focuses on strengthening the core, opening the hips, supporting the back and improving balance. By moving through the poses and bringing awareness to the breath, your body and mind will feel restored, rejuvenated and relaxed.

 

 

I have gotten enormous contributions to my health, fitness, and overall well-being. I have wanted to continue in large part because of the two instructors. They were so compatible. They are both extremely competent, knowledgeable, but also empathetic and sensitive. The Center for Wellness has a good range of program types and personalities to lead them.
- Female, Harvard Staff, Participant for over 10 years