FEES: $15/class with the purchase of a series or $18/class, payable to the teacher.
The number of classes in the series will be set by the teacher. Please bring a yoga mat for all classes. Wear comfortable, easy to move in clothing.
Yoga with Emily Chou
6 – 7 pm
Yoga with Eva Yam
9:30 – 10:45 am
Chair Yoga is a gentle and relaxing form of yoga practiced sitting on a chair or standing using a chair for support. The poses, or asanas, are often adaptations of modern yoga poses. Chair yoga is a non-intimidating introduction to yoga and provides opportunities to meet people and socialize. It is great for people of all fitness levels and abilities. It not only provides increased joint mobility and strength, but it will also improve cardiovascular health, and overall balance and stability.
Pilates is a mat class based on the original exercises developed by Joseph Pilates, utilizing Pilates basic principles of concentration, centering, control, precision, breath, and flow. Neutral spine, a properly engaged core, pelvic and shoulder stability, spinal articulation, and breath work are all key elements to Pilates mat work. Pilates can aid in flexibility, improve posture, and help with overall balance in your body.
Yoga with Core is a combination of floor, seated, and standing pose sequences with an added core work element. The focus is on breath, alignment, pelvic and shoulder stability, and core activation.
Eva Yam has been teaching since 2005. Her classes involve both active and therapeutic approaches to yoga. Her classes are grounded in yoga therapy based on the needs of each participant (knees, shoulders, etc.).
Emily Chou has been practicing yoga for more than 20 years. She has explored various styles of practice, but chose to become certified under classical training. Her focus is salutations.
Valerie Tucker joins us after having taught adult fitness classes at the Lincoln Park Cultural Center. A fully certified Pilates and Yoga instructor, she has been in the fitness and wellness sector for upwards of 25 years.