Yoga • Meditation • Mindfulness • Chakras • Reiki • Other
Fridays, April 6, 13, 20, 2710:00-11:00am
Facilitator: Keri Knutson
All Levels. Adaptive Yoga is a particularly effective practice and can have therapeutic benefits for those recovering from, or living with injury, illness or disease. This specialty yoga class blends chair yoga, restorative yoga (supported postures), gentle yoga, Pranayama (breath work), individualized attention through gentle hands-on adjustments and assists, and guided meditation techniques combined in such a way that it is an excellent choice for those who need something gentle, yet effective.
Examples of chronic conditions that may benefit from this therapeutic approach: Multiple Sclerosis, Chronic pain, Fibromyalgia, arthritis, Lupus, injury/surgery recovery, Diabetes/Neuropathy, those with limited mobility and those just wanting a safe, gentle practice to support healthy aging.
Potential students must be evaluated on an individual basis prior to joining this group. The gallery is wheelchair accessible. Dress comfortably and bring a yoga mat.
Register by day before start of class.
Thursdays, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31*
Hatha yoga is a slow-paced gentle asana practice focusing on introducing basic yoga poses and establishing a strong foundation in the practice of yoga. Hatha yoga balances the "Ha" - sun/stimulating energy with the "Tha" - moon/calming energy.
Restorative yoga helps promote deep relaxation of the body and the mind. Postures provide similar benefits to classic Hatha yoga postures and are usually done in a supported manner to minimize strain and maximize opening. Dress comfortably and bring a yoga mat.
Register by day before class
*Due to Glitzy Garage Sale, class may be noisier than usual
Fridays, May 4, 11, 18, 25*10:00-11:00am
*Note: Due to Glitzy Garage Sale preparations, conditions during the May 25 class may be less than ideal. This class may be held in a different location at Womanspace. Please call if you need more information (815-877-0118).
Thursdays, June 7, 14, 28*9:30-10:45am
Register by: 6/6
* No class on June 21. Please join us for Rockford Yoga Day on the lawn at Womanspace 11:00a-1:00p
Fridays, June 8*, 15, 22, 2910:00-11:00am
*no class on June 1 due to Glitzy Garage Sale
Saturday, June 16
All levels. Yoga Nidra means Yogic sleep; a state of conscious deep sleep where we learn to relax consciously. This class is deep relaxation with an inner state of awareness, which has been found to reduce stress, tension and anxiety. It is beneficial for insomnia and to calm symptoms of chronic pain, headaches, depression, high blood pressure, heart disease, autoimmune disease and has been shown to help those in recovery from addiction. Yoga Nidra also helps calm and clear the mind and has potential to provide emotional healing--restoring our body senses and mind to their natural functions. It is said that one hour of Yoga Nidra is equivalent to four hours of sleep. Note: this class will meet in the William Reif Gallery
Register by 6/14
Last year's Yoga Day celebration was so great, we are doing it again, a little bigger and better! We are fully embracing Rockford Yoga Day, so along with a beautiful practice with Womanspace yoga instructor Keri Knutson, we'll introduce you to some local vendors and activities to connect with!
Walk-ins are welcome, but advance registration (through June 7) gets you a FREE Rockford Yoga Day T-Shirt! This year, we'll be using Allmade shirts from Rockford Art Deli! RAD is a founding partner of Allmade, which is committed to breaking the cycle of poverty and child abandonment in Haiti, while reducing the apparel industry’s impact on the environment. Get more info by clicking the link, but don't forget to mark your t-shirt size when registering. Shirts will be the unisex crew. See the size chart here.
Thursdays, July 5, 12, 19, 26
Register by: 7/3
Fridays, July 6, 13, 20, 2710:00-11:00am
Thursdays, August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Register by: 7/31
Fridays, August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Saturday, August 18
Register by 8/16
Office Phone: (815) 877-0118
Fax: (815) 877-0265
3333 Maria Linden Dr.
Rockford, IL 61114
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