yoga!

Lynn Van Patten holds yoga classes on Wednesday evenings and Sunday afternoons! They serve as a great complement to our S.M.A.R.T sessions or as a wonderful hour all on their own! Scroll down to learn more.

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THE CLASSES

$16 in advance                                     $20 Drop-in

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DESTRESS YOGA

Wednesdays, 7 pm

 

This is a very gentle movement practice designed to help counter the effects of chronic stress. This is a great class for people who deal with: 

  • Fatigue

  • Trouble sleeping

  • Difficulty focusing

  • Feeling tired but wired

  • Anxiety or depression

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yin & release YOGA

Sundays, 3 pm

Become freer, more resilient, and more at ease in your body! This class combines Self-Myofascial Release and “yin” yoga to unwind areas of holding, tension, or stress. A great complement to your current activities, especially if you practice strength training or yoga that's more “yang.” Great for us all, really, whether we sit at a desk, play sports, or both!

 

More about Lynn

Lynn Van Patten considers herself a yoga student first and a yoga teacher second. She's been practicing yoga since the mid-1990s and has been teaching for more than 6 years in the Marshall area. She loves to learn more about yoga and makes continuing education a priority in order to better serve her students, her family, and her own body. You can learn more about Lynn and her yoga practice at her website

Self-Myofascial Release (SMR) is a practice that uses tools to target fascia in the body. When fascia is healthy, it is supple, flexible, and supports our bones and other tissues, including our muscles. When fascia isn't healthy, it can be dry and hard; it can restrict movement and cause discomfort.

Most yoga in American culture is “yang” and focuses mostly on the muscles. Yin yoga is a practice focused on the deeper “yin” tissues of the body: ligaments, joints, deep fascial networks and even bones. By applying gentle, consistent pressure, the body is stimulated to release holding & tension, improving the condition of those tissues.​ When we combine SMR with Yin yoga, we get a deeper connection to those “yin” tissues & the benefits increase.