Energy Yoga and Chair Yoga September 2018 schedule


Paullene Caraher

Experience the benefits of Energy Yoga with Paullene. Classes are held in the Navajo Room, which is on the third floor of SunBird Golf Resort.

Mornings: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 7:45 to 8:45 a.m.

Afternoons: Tuesday and Thursday, 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. – No afternoon classes on Mondays

No Chair Yoga in September. Chair Yoga will start in October on Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m. You must sign up for these classes. There are five Tuesdays. The price is $20 for the five, or $5 for one class. At least five need to sign up; otherwise, the classes will be canceled. So, sign up now.

Energy Yoga includes tapping and slapping the body to increase movement of blood and energy through the body. This slapping or tapping is an ancient Martial Arts method of getting the energy, QI, flowing through the body. We do this at the beginning of every class. It is a good practice for you to do at home to wake up your body and spirit.

The other yogic exercises increase strength and flexibility. One does not have to be super flexible, just enough to enjoy doing things like playing golf, tennis, tying your shoes and putting on socks without strain. By doing these movements consistently, you will be stronger and have more bone density and your joints can make more synovial fluid, hyaluronic acid and thereby replace cartilage. The body mostly gets stiff because of non-use and poor posture in standing and sitting. Enjoy exercising your whole body by increasing strength and flexibility through joint rotations and stretching. We do some modified poses called asanas, such as Mountain Pose, Warrior One and modified squats. Throughout the hour, we usually cover all the joints and give extra attention to the hip and knee and ankle joints. Yoga in not about being limber, but about exercising the muscles and activating the connective tissues and ligaments which hold your body together. Over time, you will get more limber.

Nidra Yoga is done on the second Tuesday for the morning class. This is a relaxing and meditative practice to relieve stress. Either lie down on a mat or relax in a chair. Listen to Paullene’s voice as your body relaxes and your mind is guided into a restful state of consciousness and awareness. This gives the cells and chance to recuperate while you are quieting the mind.

Remember: New participants are welcome; it’s easy to follow along and feel the camaraderie of a shared yoga energy. Bring a donation and a mat. There are mats in the room.

Classes are not free. When you receive a service, there is an exchange. I keep it on a donation basis, so the participants can decide the rate of exchange, depending on their budgets. When there is no exchange, there is an imbalance, and the receiver is the one who is depleted… not the giver. Most are very generous. Some forget and put in double the next time. I am grateful for the donations, and I am very happy I can lead the yoga classes.

I have been teaching these classes since November, 2001. The classes then were based on the Korean Dahn Method, and I still incorporate these Qigong practices. I’ve taken advanced Yoga training since then and provide professional, energetic and healing yoga classes. So, come.

How do I sign up? Call or text Paullene Caraher at 602-292-7858 or email her at [email protected], or call or text Peggy Mottel at 480-440-9653.