Yoga – vinyasa style


Sheila Axtman

Wow – It’s already December. Lots of activities and food, parties, friends and family. Vinyasa yoga will give you an hour twice a week to breath, move, re-center yourself and forget for a few minutes everything on the “to do” list. Every year on the last yoga day before Christmas, I teach a class I call “Low and Slow Christmas Crazy.” It is an antidote for all the stress at that time of year. This year, it will be Thursday, December 20. We will practice more on the ground (meaning less standing) than we usually do. We will have a nice, long Savasana and the only Yoga Nidra (guided relaxation) of the year. This class is relaxing, centering and rejuvenating. But the rest of the month, classes are as usual, except no class Christmas Day.

Vinyasa yoga is not suitable for students who have never done yoga before. However, if you are fit and healthy, Tuesday’s class may be a good fit for you. Both Tuesdays and Thursdays, I will offer modifications so everyone can benefit from their practice, and everyone can explore their limits. However, Tuesday’s classes will be less challenging than Thursday’s. We will move slower and I will offer more modifications. Thursday’s classes may move a bit faster, and more challenging variations may be offered.

The yoga group is friendly and fun. Please join us. Class schedule: Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. in Room A-6 at Cottonwood. Class fee is $5. There are some blocks, straps and blankets available in the room for students to use. There are a few yoga mats available, but if you have one, bring it. Come a few minutes early the first time you come to class. I am a registered yoga teacher. I live in Cottonwood. I can be reached at 480-264-9951. Sheila Axtman, RYT 200 Yoga Alliance Registered