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Beecher Hill Yoga, Body Work, Health Coaching, Professional Training -- Hinesburg, Vermont.

Beecher Hill Yoga
September 2017

September greetings. September often brings new things: new endeavors, new activities, new outlooks. The slower energy of summer begins to give way to the exciting energy of early Autumn changes. See below to learn about exciting changes for our 2017 Fall Schedule and more…

   Read below for more...

 

 


Statement of Inclusivity 

In the current political and social climate, it’s necessary to be explicit. Beecher Hill Yoga  welcomes and supports people of all races, religions, ethnicity, countries of origin, abiities, sexual orientations, and economic status. We invite all organizations, businesses, schools, communities, etc. to make similar statements of support and inclusivity.

 

 

 

Exciting New Fall Classes Begin September 11

Check out BHY's Fall schedule of classes below. All classes are designed with the same goals: strength, balance, vitality and well-being... body and mind...Classes are always personal AND professional, challenging AND safe, lighthearted AND serious, calming AND energizing... the balance of opposites.

Grounding, Centering & Finding Balance with Integrative Yoga:
Early autumn can be hectic and stressful. This 6-week session will focus on postures, breath techniques and meditations to help us stay physically and mentally grounded and calm, even in the eye of a storm. Appropriate for people of all abilities and experience, including beginners.
Mondays. 5:30 -6:30 pm. September 11- October 16
Teacher: Laura
$84/6 week session
Contact us to register or for more information…
 
Integrative Yoga for People Over 50
This ongoing class is designed to help us stay mentally and physically strong, flexible, and vibrant. During our practice we will feel challenged, supported AND safe. Appropriate for people of all abilities and experience, including beginners.
Tuesdays. 8:30 -9:30 am. September 12- October 17. Hinesburg
Teacher: Laura
$84/6 week session
Contact us to register or for more information…
 
Integrative Yoga @ CVU ACCESS
Beecher Hill Yoga’s mission is to make the benefits of Yoga accessible to people of all abilities, backgrounds, and experience. This safe, supportive and fun class focuses on the integration of body, breath and awareness as a path to greater strength, flexibility, vitality and well-being. Appropriate for people of all abilities and experience, including beginners.
Tuesdays. 5:30-6:30 pm. September 26 – December 12. CVU ACCESS. Hinesburg
Teacher: Laura
Contact CVU for cost and to register.
 
Grounding, Centering & Finding Balance with Integrative Yoga:
Early autumn can be hectic and stressful. This 6-week session will focus on postures, breath techniques and meditations to help us stay physically and mentally grounded and calm, even in the eye of a storm. Appropriate for people of all abilities and experience, including beginners.
Wednesdays. 8:30 -9:30 am. September 13- October 18. Charlotte
Teacher: Laura
$84/6 week session
Contact us to register or for more information…
 
Better Posture with Integrative Yoga
Effective postural alignment is key for moving with grace and ease. Improving our posture can reduce pain, improve breathing, lift mood, help our internal system function better, increase confidence and, of course, help us look ‘fabulous.’ During this 6-week session, we will focus on strength, flexibility and deep body awareness to lengthen, open, lift and realign. Appropriate for people of all abilities and experience, including beginners.
Thursdays. 5:30 -6:30 pm. Hinesburg. September 14- October 19. Hinesburg
Teachers: Dzeraldina and Liz
$84/6 week session
Contact us to register or for more information.
 
Tapping Your Unlimited Potential with Yoga
We at BHY know that coming to class more than once/week can make a powerful difference in how you feel on and off the yoga mat. We want Yoga to become part of your life, to do for you what our practice does for us. So we offer a significant discount for the ‘unlimited’ option.
$150/2 or more classes per week/6-week session. (excluding Integrative Yoga @ CVU ACCESS)
Contact us to register or for more information.
 


Better Posture?
Your Health And Well-being May Depend On It

The August 2017 newsletter from the U.S. National Institutes of Health is entitled, “Getting It Straight : Improve Your Posture for Better Health.” This article (https://newsinhealth.nih.gov/issue/Aug2017/Feature1 ) is an important update for everyone, especially as we age.
 
“’Older adults tend to adopt a progressively hunched posture,’” says Dr. George Salem, an NIH-funded researcher at the University of Southern California who studies how movement affects health and quality of life.  “’When shoulders continue to round forward over time, it creates excessive loading on the shoulder joint. This can create injury and limit the independence of older adults.”   The NIH article also discusses the increased wear and tear on the spine that results from poor posture.
 
The dangers of poor posture go beyond muscles and bones, though. Studies have shown that poor posture in older adults is correlated with poor breathing function, poorer cognitive performance and greater likelihood to need assistance with the activities of daily living.
 
Is there any good news? Yes. According to this NIH article, several practices including Yoga, Qui gong, physical therapy and others can prevent and/or improve poor posture. “An extremely hunched posture, or hyperkyphosis, affects up to two-thirds of senior women and half of senior men.”
 
“Salem and other researchers have been studying the possible health benefits of yoga, particularly for older adults. Yoga is a mind and body practice that typically combines physical postures, breathing exercises, and meditation or relaxation. In one study, older adults with hyperkyphosis showed significant improvement and less rounded shoulders after a 6-month yoga program.


“’More people are participating in yoga,’ Salem says. ‘We’re using innovative tools—like motion analysis with high-speed cameras and platforms that measure force—to understand what yoga is actually doing and how it’s targeting the biological processes of our body.’ Ultimately, Salem says these findings will help therapists and yoga instructors design programs that are safe and effective for older adults. The team also plans to study other age groups and people with disabilities.”

More good news… Beecher Hill Yoga will be offering Yoga for Better Posture, a weekly Yoga class designed specifically for improving posture. This class is appropriate for people of all ages, abilities and Yoga experience, including beginners. Yoga for Better Posture, will be co-taught by Dzeraldina Zigic and Liz Poulsen, both are Beecher Hill Yoga certified and Yoga Alliance registered instructors. Classes meet from 5:30 to 6:30 pm on Thursdays in Hinesburg, starting September 14.

 

Caring for yourself helps you care for others. Are you ready to increase your balance, vitality and well-being? To make simple, powerful changes to reduce stress and anxiety?

This free 50 minute consultation can be the first step . Take advantage of this opportunity to explore your health goals & concerns and to begin your path to gradual, do-able, lasting change. Contact Laura today at bhy@beecherhillyoga.com