We're looking for various kinds of balance - the classes are 1½ hours, with sitting, standing, lying; twisting, balancing, back- side- and forward-bending; aerobic sequences, meditation, relaxation. Each week the class is different and I email a stick person lesson plan - great for home practice.
There are mats, yoga belts, blocks, and 'eye things' with lavendar for the relaxation. I also have sandbags, bolsters, pilates balls, golf balls, marbles...
All the classes have students new to yoga and students who have been coming for many years. All of us have challenges, and we support and encourge each other in finding modifications to make it all useful for each of us.
You pay for a term's worth of classes (most often 10 or 11) and take them as it suits you during the term - so you can mix and match between my six classes (the Frank Lee and Women's Resources Centre's systems are separately managed), and you can also bring or send friends to use them up.
Students have told me that they feel the classes have helped with strength, flexibility, toning and relaxation and that they can walk, ski, run, sleep and garden more easily. Joints are eased and muscles lengthened. The classes are welcoming, lighthearted, life-affirming.
Variety, interest in us as individuals - Jenny Jacobsberg