Did you know that everyone can do yoga, regardless of age, weight, flexibility or physical ability? Well, you can!
Yoga is about connecting the body and the mind through the breath to create calmness and well-being, and to help reduce stress.
Christie, Certified Yoga Instructor and Reiki Master, provides personalized instruction and individual attention in each class allowing you to experience the full benefits of yoga at your own pace and according to your own abilities.
All of Christie’s services are available in both English and French.
Même si le site Internet n’est qu’en anglais, Christie offre tous ses services en français aussi!
In our sedentary society, where we sit more than anything else, the focus been put on the need to exercise. We’re told that we need to exercise at least 30 minutes four to seven times weekly to be healthy. Or we rely on the “Fitbit” to tell us if we’ve met our "daily step quota." But is that really enough to make a true difference in our health?
Think about your typical 24-hour cycle: you sleep for six to eight hours; you work for about eight hours with perhaps a 30-minute or one-hour commute to and from work; and then you sit and watch TV or play video/computer games for two or three hours before bed. Most of your day is spent without movement of any sort.
With the advances in technology, there’s been a noticeable decline in our health and experts are suggesting it’s because there’s been a serious decrease in our level of general physical movement. Fifty years ago, people didn’t worry about how much they exercised. They were too busy walking to the store (instead of driving their car); they walked up the stairs (instead of taking the elevator up two or three flights); they pushed or pulled doors open (rather than pressing the handicapped button).
Studies are showing that by integrating small bursts of movement into our day actually increases our health and vitality. Exercise is great, but movement throughout our waking hours can make a huge difference in a short period of time. We think that as we get older our body is supposed to get weaker and more fragile, that we’re supposed to have aches and pains, but nothing could be further from the truth! It’s because our sedentary lifestyle has made us a lazy society!
What can you start doing to get out of your lackluster lifestyle? Start walking from place to place, taking the stairs, and pushing or pulling doors open! You’ll notice very quickly that your body will get stronger, you’ll feel better, and soon your body will crave even more movement!
Christie's Summer public yoga classes begin the second week of July. Spots are still available in these limited classes so register soon to get in on the fun!
Hatha Yoga - Thursdays at 7 p.m.
Gentle Yoga - Fridays at 10:30 a.m.
Yoga Tune Up® - Sundays at 10:30 a.m.
In addition to her current session, Christie is also available to teach private yoga classes in the comfort of your own home. Contact Christie for details.
Be sure to check out her course calendar for up-to-date information on all of Christie's classes!
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