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$20 session/$15 mbrs. (discounted price will display for members upon login)
Enrich your health and lifestyle, advance your personal yoga practice, or simply slow down to create space and calm.
The five-week series of classes are a great introduction to those new to yoga or for those looking to deepen their practice. Students will learn to connect with their breath and experience micro-movement, with a slow, steady build towards strength, balance, and flexibility— with an emphasis on safe alignment.
“This gentle but powerful approach to yoga is supportive to any age or stage of life,” says instructor Cricket Desmarais, who has been teaching Slow Flow yoga since 2012, including YMCA classes where ages ranged from 19-78 in the same hour. “It gives you the space needed to soften and meet yourself where you are, and helps your inner radar know when you’re going too far— or not working to optimal capacity.”
Desmarais emphasizes that though the class speed is toned-down, the experience is often quite powerful.
“Slow Flow Yoga offers a nice counterpoint to a culture that is hard-wired to consistently push hard and fast,” she says. “It gives us the opportunity to slow down for an hour and really feel ourselves from the inside out. In that space, a lot can be revealed.” And at the very least, “you’ll typically leave feeling calm, strong, and centered,” she says. Who couldn’t use an hour of that?
No experience is necessary to participate, but students are asked to wear comfortable clothes and bring their own mat.