Yoga Special Topics

Yoga Special Topics

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You may use your All Class Pass or SYM Membership for the classes below.

Understanding your Core in Yoga with Patricia Videgain 
with Patricia Videgain
Thursdays at 3:30 pm
Sucking your stomach in and tightening your abdominal muscles is
not the way to develop a strong core.
When you tense up your core muscles, you actually diminish your
strength and hinder function by constricting your ribs, diaphragm,
and the internal organs that lie under your abdominal muscles.
To properly strengthen your core boils down to one goal: ensuring
your skeletal system is stable enough to maintain its integrity as
you do complex, involved movements…while your breathing stays
Your body has to be synchronized and fluid. It’s not about sucking
your belly in, which actually makes it harder to move and breathe.
Your core involves your pelvic floor, your deep abdominal muscles,
transverse abdominis, deep lower back muscles, and diaphragm.
All together with the spine, these components create a container
for your abdominals and organs, and that container likes to move
and breathe, not be sucked in.
The whole goal with strengthening your core is to create a
dynamically stable spine that allows you to move safely and

Yoga for Neck and Shoulders 

with Patricia Videgain

Wednesday at 11:00 – 12:15 am

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Many people suffer from chronic tension in the neck and shoulders. This may be experienced as mild to severe pain in the neck and/or shoulders, as mild to severe tension in the jaw (TMJ) and/or head, as mild to severe limitation in the mobility of the head, as mild to severe restriction in the movement of the arms. Yoga can help understand, alleviate, and support healthy movement of the upper region. This can
have profound implications in breathing as well. Open to all levels.

Virtual Yoga For Arthritis and Pain Relief

with Patricia Videgain


In this class, we will learn yoga to find a medium place – doing just enough to help the process of healing but not too much so inflammation is the result. Each class will introduce principles of yoga for those that have never practiced or done yoga before. It also welcomes those that are versed in yoga but suffer from pain or arthritis and are looking for a new way of moving.

It is recommended to have props such as a Chair, 1-2 quick release yoga straps, 2 foam blocks, 3 blankets or quilts (no towels please), bolster and/or pranayama pillow, sticky mat, and a softball or a tennis ball.“Your Body is Your Temple”. B.K.S. Iyengar

Yoga for Bone Strength     

Tuesday at 3:30 pm with

Alaka Palsole

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Yoga has well-defined sequences that can help you retain and gain bone strength. In this class you will experience a carefully crafted combination of poses that are weight-bearing, and well supported to focus on help to strengthen your bones, increase bone density, and develop a strong skeleton.

Virtual Recovery Yoga

with Jacki Routhenstein

Recovery during the time of Covid 19 


You may use your All Class Pass and/or SYM Membership.

Guruji (Shri BKS Iyengar) would say that the gateway to health is a healthy
circulatory system and healthy respiratory system but if one of these fails then the disease will come to the body.
This Year has brought a multitude of health stresses. The pandemic has affected everyone in a multitude of ways. Recovery Yoga Class is designed to help many of the symptoms of Covid 19. Each pose addresses one of more of the many long-standing symptoms the survivors are facing each day.
This class is for anyone post –Covid 19, or anyone that experiences similar symptoms, including:
*Brain Fog
*Difficulty Breathing
*Aches and Pains

Prop List:

2 chairs no arms

4-5 blankets (or towels)

2 – blocks

1 – 9′ quick release belt

1 – bolster

You may buy them at Tools for Yoga and schedule a pick up at Studio Yoga

Prenatal Yoga & Women’s Health

Teachers: Jane Caulfield

Pregnancy is a unique phase in a woman’s life. By integrating the practice of yoga
during your childbearing months you will develop a closer connection to yourself
and to your baby. Yoga will help you maintain your strength, develop stamina, and
create a reservoir of energy and calmness for your daily life.


Explore & Restore

Enjoy a yoga class designed to completely relax your body and mind in order to create a sense of calm and ease.

Completely supported by a variety of yoga props, these gentle poses will help strengthen your immune system by reducing both physical and mental stress.