Yoga for Cancer Thrivers
Wednesdays noon to 1:15 pm, starts November 11
Yoga for Cancer Thrivers is a kundalini yoga and meditation class for all levels and designed for any stage of one’s journey with cancer and other illness. The class will be therapeutic and use movement, breath, meditation, and sound to support each person to heal, strengthen, release, and balance the mind, body, and soul. Each journey with cancer and illness is different but the need to find peace, persevere, and thrive during and after are not so different.
Teacher: Jacqueline Buschmann came to Kundalini Yoga after being diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in 2011 and undergoing a bone marrow transplant in 2013. She was initially looking for strength and balance to support her through chemotherapy–and ended up finding a lot more. She enjoys all types of yoga but ultimately uncovered her true passion in kundalini for its power to heal, strengthen, uplift, and balance the mind, body, and soul. In her past life, she worked in health policy and advocacy. Jacque and her husband live with their dogs in Park View, DC. She will be completing her Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training Level 1 certification at Lighthouse Yoga Center in November 2015 and completed the Y.O.G.A. for Youth training in August 2015. She has experience working with people touched by cancer and has a passion to work with underserved and at-risk members of our community.
Stretch and Restore
Thursdays 6 pm, starts November 12
This hour-long class is a great way to wind down the week. Move through a well-balanced sequence of poses to detoxify and open the entire body and finish with a luxurious restorative pose (think resting weightlessly on a cloud of props and blankets) with hands on adjustment and massage (optional) to help you let go and relax completely.This class will be replacing the Thursday Level 1 class and will be accessible to students of all levels.
Teacher: Emily Moore accepted the invitation of a friend to join her for a yoga class in 2008 and has never looked back. Emily continued attending yoga classes regularly because—as most yoga students discover right away–it felt so good. Somewhere along the way Emily quit doing yoga and yoga started doing her–the age old practice began transforming her body, mind, and soul in ways that she didn’t even known to ask for but is immensely grateful for. Emily received her RYT-200 certification in Integral Yoga at Satchidanda Ashram-Yogaville. She’s currently completing her 500-hour teacher training with Dharma Mittra in New York. Emily’s hatha classes emphasize balance and peace and draw students inward through yoga postures that combine strength with steadiness and ease and through the incorporation of the more subtle yoga techniques such as breathing, meditation, and relaxation.
3-week series, Mondays 4:30-5:30 pm, November 9, 16 and 23
Cost: $50 for all 3 classes
Infant massage seeks to give parents another tool in their toolbox for caring for and becoming closer to their infants. In this three week series, parents and caregivers will learn the basics of a valuable skill set for bonding with their baby. Both parents and babies can benefit beautifully from infant massage! Babies benefit physiologically, gaining more sound sleep, relief from digestive and sinus issues, and increased stimulation, while parents learn how to read and respond to their children’s cues, and gain confidence along the way. In this class, babies can be babies- it’s encouraged that parents respond to fussy infants while having the full support and instruction from the class, whether they need to take the time for a feeding, a diaper change, or just a cuddle- this class is understanding and nurturing. Please join us! NOTE: This class is best for pre-crawlers.
Teacher: Lauren McGrath has worked in youth outreach with all age groups, but she holds a special place in her heart for parents and infants. She is passionate in her support for families, and enjoys helping new parents through Infant Massage instruction and community. Coming from a long line of birth workers, lactation consultants, and infant massage instructors, she trained under Linda Storm in 2013, an internationally respected Infant Massage advocate. Lauren works in the elementary program at Lee Montessori Public Charter School.