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Day of the Week

Level

Yoga Location

City

Time

Yoga Class FOCUS

Monday  Glow Yoga
 (All Levels)
 Prestige Aesthetics
217 E. Unaka
Johnson City, TN 37601 6:00 – 7:00 pm Restorative
Tuesday Gentle Joints
 (Level 1)
Prestige Aesthetics
217 E. Unaka
Johnson City, TN 37601 12:10 – 12:50 pm Standing
Tuesday Glow Yoga
 (All Levels)
Prestige Aesthetics
217 E. Unaka
Johnson City, TN 37601 5:30 – 6:30 pm Balance
Wednesday  Gentle Joints
 (Levels I, II)
Prestige Aesthetics
217 E. Unaka
Johnson City, TN 37601 12:10 – 12:50 pm The General
Friday  Alignment
(All Levels)
First Presbyterian Church
119 W. F Street
Elizabethton, TN
37643
10:00 – 11:00 am Twists
Friday Gentle Joints
(Levels I, II)
Prestige Aesthetics
217 E. Unaka
Johnson City, TN 37601 12:10 – 12:50 pm Shoulders
Saturday  Alignment
 (Levels II, III)
Prestige Aesthetics
217 E. Unaka
Johnson City, TN 37601 9:00 – 10:30 am Head-to-Toe

The FOCUS of each yoga class is unique – descriptions are below.

Yoga Backbends Backbends undo the ills of the day, particularly sitting and the ever unescapable gravitational pull. “Backbends are rejuvenating. They give energy and courage and combat depression. They open the chest and make the spine more flexible.”
Balancing “The balancing poses develop lightness, strength and agility….Muscle tone is developed. Coordination and concentration increase.”
Decompression Through passive seated and reclining stretching, the muscles along the spine elongate in an effort to compress the spine.
Hamstrings A body has 6 hamstrings; hamstrings are typically thought of as muscles, but are in fact approximately 70% tendon. Tendons are tougher than muscle and thus it is not unusual to have tight hamstrings. Stretches are achieved in standing, sitting and reclining poses.
Head-To-Toe This yoga class works our “marvelous middles”, also known as our cores. “Tension Tamers” are added to the class for stress relief.
Hips The primary function of the hips is to support the weight of the body in both static (e.g. standing) and dynamic (e.g. walking or running) postures. To keep the hips stable, they need to be taken through their full range of motion. We will be releasing, toning and lengthening the psoas, abductors, adductors, IT band, Gluteus maximus, quadriceps and hamstrings
Yoga Moon Salutes Moon Salutes offer the same physical benefits of the Sun Salute stretching the entire body, increasing circulation into the heart, lungs and all the major organs, muscles and joints; toning all the major muscle groups and promoting spinal flexibility, rejuvenating the nervous system; and, preventing and treating arthritis by promoting the secretion of synovial fluid in the joints.
Shoulders The primary function of the shoulders is to provide mobility for the motions of the arms and hands, while providing stability for pushing, pulling and lifting. We will be taking the shoulders through their full range of motion to balance their musculoskeletal structure. You will be amazed at how the entire body benefits from the strength and flexibility you will build.
Standing “The standing poses are invigorating. They refresh the body and mind by removing tension, aches, and pains, They stimulate digestion, regulate the kidneys, and relieve constipation. They improve circulation and breathing. The back, hips, knees, neck and shoulders all gain strength and mobility through practice….”
Strength While you can simultaneously build muscle while stretching, this class focuses on specifically on yoga poses designed to increase strength for the upper body, core and lower body.
Yoga Sun Salutations As Nirmala Heriza says in her “Dr. Yoga” book, sun salutes stretch the entire body, increasing circulation into the heart, lungs and all of the major organs, muscles and joints. It tones all of the major muscle groups and promotes spinal flexibility, rejuvenating the nervous system. It is beneficial in the prevention and treatment of arthritis by promoting the secretion of synovial fluid in the joints.
Twists “Twists are very effective in relieving backaches, headaches and stiffness in the neck and shoulders. As the trunk turns, the kidneys and abdominal organs are activated and exercised. This improves digestion and removes sluggishness. The spine becomes flexible and the hips move more easily.”

Descriptions in quotes are taken from “Yoga the Iyengar Way” by Silva, Mira & Shyam Mehta.

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Crystal Gray, CYI, E-RYT 500
Certified Yoga Instructor
Registered Yoga Trainer


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