Spinal asymmetry resulting from scoliosis can create complications or confusion when practicing yoga. A yoga for scoliosis class helps students with scoliosis better understand their curve(s) and work with specific postures and the breath to develop body awareness, achieve spinal extension and length, and build core and back strength. This work can bring more symmetry and less pain in their bodies, both on and off the mat. Modifications and techniques will also be discussed as how to incorporate this work into a more general class setting. Find out more.
Yoga is part of my life, and I guess scoliosis is as well -- although it's somewhat tough to face and address... Your class was comfortable, welcoming and SAFE (emotionally).
This class is open to all, but is especially beneficial for those who have bone loss or are hoping to prevent it. Modifications are offered to those who need them for safety. A combination of gentle movement and focused postures which increase balance and help to strengthen bone. Wednesdays, 4:15 pm in Scarsdale *Please always check the Yoga for Bone Health Schedule for class changes and cancelations* In the News... 12 Minutes of Yoga for Better Bone Health - NYTimes.com https://www.yogauonline.com/yogau-wellness-blog/new-research-casts-doubt-benefits-osteoporosis-drugs
This class is specifically formatted to address the physical and emotional needs of those affected by cancer and it's treatments. Whether you are newly diagnosed, in treatment, or a survivor, yoga can further your journey of recovery. Physically, yoga can build strength and flexibility in safe ways, stimulate the immune system and move lymph and build bone density. Yoga also gives cancer patients and survivors a venue to build community and feel empowered to take control of their well-being. Find Out More Please contact us if you have any questions.
You’re never too young or too old to enjoy yoga! In these classes, traditional yoga techniques have been recreated in simple and fun ways that young people can enjoy. Toddler Yoga: For parent/caregiver and children ages 2-5 years We use a combination of simple animated poses, games and breathing exercises that help to build coordination, body awareness and self expression. Moms, dads or caregivers please come dressed for yoga and ready to move and have fun. Monthly (Sept. - May), Saturdays, 4:00 pm in ScarsdaleUpcoming Class Dates: Sept. 15 Check schedule & register here Kids Yoga: Ages 7-10 Yogis and yoginis come together in a lighthearted environment for individual, interactive and partnering poses, games, music, breathing exercises, relaxation techniques, and self-expression through yoga. Fridays, 4:15 pm in Tuckahoe No class July/August. Teen Yoga- Ages 11 & up Teens experience an enormous amount of stress today. Many things contribute to it: peers, school, families, and competition. Students often become more self-aware and gain a sense of well-being, while developing strength and flexibility and learning breathing and relaxation techniques. Students also learn techniques for concentrating, reducing stress and connecting with their bodies in a loving way. Fridays, 5:30 pm in Tuckahoe No class July/August. Teens accompanied by an adult, may also attend regular level 1 classes. Once teens are accustomed to Yoga Haven and the classes, they are more then welcomed to come on their own. Mother/Daughter Yoga Mother/daughter yoga is the perfect place to move, breathe, and smile together through a basic vinyasa flow peppered with breathing exercises, partner poses, games, and wrapping up with a cozy savasana. Build strength and flexibility while increasing body awareness and boosting self esteem. No previous yoga experience necessary. It’s all about enhancing the Mother/Daughter bond and having fun! For moms and daughters (ages 8-14). Monthly Class Contact us for more information. *Please always check the online schedule for subs & cancelations*
Mommy & Baby Yoga Adjusting to life after birth, physically as well as mentally, takes time and care. Mommy & Baby yoga is a beautiful way to nurture your body and mind. Through the focus of yoga postures, moms can begin to heal, strengthen, realign the spine and support the core to relieve lower back pain. Breathing techniques are taught to quiet the mind, develop patience and relaxation. This class strives to offer moms and babies the time to experience yoga, enabling moms the opportunity to take care of themselves, while deepening their bond with their baby. Yoga Haven's strong sense of community provides support to moms during this important time and going forward. For mothers and newborns, 6 weeks to active crawlers. Attendance at prenatal yoga classes is not a prerequisite. We support both breast- and bottlefeeding during class, and encourage even moms of “fussy” babies to come. Contact us with any questions.
Wednesdays, 11:00 am – 12:15 pm in Scarsdale
Sundays, 2:45 pm - 4:00 pm in Tuckahoe (no class July/August)Strong Yogi Mamas n Babes This fun yoga based movement class is a great way for moms to rebuild strength postpartum, as well as bond with your baby. During this express lunchtime flow, we will be practicing yoga while baby wearing, using the baby as a weight, and also performing infant massage and gentle stretching with your little one. This class is open to moms and babies who are small enough to baby wear.
Thursdays, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm in Scarsdale*Please always check the schedule for class changes and cancelations*
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Prenatal Yoga emphasizes self-awareness, relaxation and composure, it is the perfect preparation for pregnancy and childbirth. No previous yoga experience required. Some of the benefits of Prenatal Yoga for both you and your baby include:
- Reduce common discomforts of pregnancy
- Maintain tonicity, strength and fitness
- Practice movements that help you prepare for labor and encourage optimal positioning of your baby for birth
- Learn deep relaxation and breath techniques for pregnancy, birth and beyond
- Enjoy time to connect with yourself and your baby
- Gain helpful resources and information for your journey into motherhood
- Meet other moms-to-be
I looked forward to your yoga class every week and believe that it was a large part of my pregnancy going so well, not just physically but also because of the emotional support and personal connections.
The doctor said that I did an amazing job pushing and that I was very focused. I told him that it was my amazing yoga training!
I am grateful for your support during my pregnancy and delivery. Your yoga classes centered me, provided me with a community, and enabled me to safely get the exercise I needed.
Come Play! You do not need to be a circus star, lifelong yogi, or natural-born acrobat to try this fun class. With the support of aerial hammocks, explore, and refine traditional poses, in the air and on the ground. Allow gravity to assist as you realign the body and center the mind. To participate you must have knowledge of basic yoga poses, have the strength to jump into the hammock, and a willingness to try and hang upside down! Check the Aerial Yoga Calendar for upcoming classes, or contact us about setting up a private session for you and your friends. **Not suitable for students with glaucoma/detached retina, vertigo/inner ear issues, recent concussion/head injury, back or neck conditions, motion sickness or botox within 24 hours. If you have questions about your participation, please contact us before signing up so we can chat and determine if this is an appropriate class for you.
This four-week series focuses on a supportive series of poses, breathing, meditation techniques, visualizations, and deep relaxation that support and enhance before, during and after your cycle. How exactly does yoga work to boost fertility???
- Reduces stress – (daily stress reduces fertility).
- Detoxifies the body, increases circulation, enhances the immune system, helps keep ovaries healthy & rebalances the endocrine system.
- Supports the emotional ups and downs of treatment, and creates community for women.
I left each class feeling amazing especially on days that were really difficult for me whether it was work related or related to issues regarding my fertility. The class allowed me to feel safe, welcomed and connected.
The Feldenkrais Method is for anyone who wants to improve their abilities to move, think and feel better. It is an empowering form of movement awareness that teaches the student how to move with less effort, in order to make daily life easier. It can also help to improve movement with specific sports like golf and running, or improve body mechanics and posture for actors and musicians. Learning to move with less muscular effort, relaxes the nervous system and yields less wear and tear on muscles, tendons and joints. Students often report improved posture and breathing, decreased chronic pain, and an overall feeling of relaxation after a Feldenkrais lesson. These classes are gentle and appropriate for all levels. Weekly Class: Functional Movement & Feldenkrais with Patricia Mondays, 12:00 - 1:00 pm in Scarsdale *Please always check the online schedule for class changes and cancelations* Patricia also offers private, Awareness Through Movement (ATM) and Functional Integration sessions. You can learn more about those here.
A healthy and strong spine is essential to full body health as well as emotional well-being. In this class, we use precise alignment cues as well as the support of various props to complete a well-rounded practice that can help bring awareness, strength and flexibility to the spine. This class is appropriate for all levels of yoga practitioners, [including those with various back conditions such as scoliosis, mild herniations, and generalized back discomfort]. Students, however, should be able to get up and down from the floor without difficulty; no acute or major injuries or medical conditions please. Tuesdays, 12:30 - 1:45 pm in Tuckahoe *Please always check the online schedule for class changes and cancelations*
Yin Yoga is a practice that targets the connective tissue, ligaments, joints, fascia and bones. Yin Yoga is a slower paced class with passive poses that are held for up to five minutes, which gives the body a chance to work into these deeper tissues. Yin is a quiet and introspective practice which benefits joint health, flexibility, circulation and mental awareness. Yin is appropriate for all levels. Tuesdays, 1:00 - 2:15 pm in Scarsdale *Please always check the online schedule for class changes and cancelations*