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YOGA / Qi Gong / Tai Chi

CLASSES & FEES

We're happy to announce a new session of ZOOM classes beginning in September -  October 2022! To register, please see class descriptions, times and registration links below.

 

FREE QiGong and Yoga practices are posted at
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC505DBObpuvhpbzwvThGcug/videos.

 

John and Mary are also available for private sessions in Yoga Therapy, Yoga Nidra, QiGong and Energy healing via Zoom. Please call or email for more information, fees or to make an appointment.

FEES (ZOOM CLASSES) 

Sliding scale: $8-$10 per class, or $100 - $120 unlimited, September - October 2022 by PayPal to peacefulpostures@gmail.com (friends & family option), Venmo to Mary Rachel Platt, or contact us for address to send check.

WEEKLY ZOOM CLASSES

 

MONDAY

TAI CHI 24 FORM SIMPLIFIED, ZOOM

10-11:00 AM EDT (John)

September 5 - October 24

To Register on Zoom, click here:

  https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0ufyoqzIrE9fMfEVgxNHq2e40xiXJIAkl

 

Tai Chi is a series of silent, fluid, seamless slow-motion movements. The slowness of Tai Chi puts the brakes on the fast momentum of our lives and fills the void each moment with enhanced awareness. However, the beautiful soft movements are only the surface of the magic. The big secret of Tai Chi comes with understanding that the graceful stepping and hand movements are nothing more than training aids for deeper principles such as developing balance and a sense of feeling centered, living in relaxation and harmony with your environment.The 24 Simplified Tai Chi form is a beautiful short set of moves that allows you to quickly learn the basics of Tai Chi and thus quickly advance to these underlying principles – the soul of the practice.

TUESDAY

GENTLE YOGA - ZOOM (Mary)

10:00-11:00 AM EDT

Sept. 6 - October 25

To Register on ZOOM, click here: 

 

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEufuGsqz0qHtdwbYFGW6FF5gRrAaHEdZan

 

This class combines somatics (slow, conscious isolated movements of major muscles and joints which reprogram the body to move fluidly), and stretch postures, along with breath, mudras, and internal focus. We will also practice classical gentle Yoga poses, mudras to specifically direct & open energy in the body, as well as flowing poses and stretches from Tao Yoga that allow energy to flow through the meridians. This gentle to moderate class promotes flexibility, lightness, and graceful movement. Appropriate for all levels.

 

THURSDAY

QIGONG FOR HEALTH AND VITALITY- ZOOM (John)

10:00-11:00 AM EDT

September 8 - October 27

To Register for ZOOM, click here:

 

 

 https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAocOCorT4sH9LUD0e2BxROVs6RvWSOgt3T

 

Learn to activate, cultivate and store your life force energy through single QiGong movements, flowing dances and QiGong sequences, with an emphasis on balancing energy for physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. Learn pressure points and other energetic self-healing techniques. Suitable for all levels.

WEEKLY IN-PERSON  CLASSES

MONDAY

Chair Yoga For Seniors

11:00 am - Noon

$4 per class

at St. Martin de Porres Sr. Center (in church's Nativity Center), 118 Cedar Valley Road, Poughkeepsie 12603

 

Designed for seniors,  this class will include seated poses and soft flowing movements on the chair and standing postures using the chair for balance and support. We'll also do gentle breath work which, when combined with our attention, not only brings more oxygen into the body but also quiets the mind, easing stress and tension. Benefits of this gentle, joyful practice include increased strength and flexibility, stronger bones, greater fluidity in the joints, more vitality, and happier heart.

TUESDAY

QiGong 

10-11:00 a.m.

$15 drop in

At Hudson Valley Healing Center, 51 Springside Ave, Poughkeepsie

https://www.hudsonvalleyhealingcenter.com

Learn to activate, cultivate and store your life force energy through single QiGong movements, flowing dances and QiGong sequences, with an emphasis on balancing energy for physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. Learn pressure points and other energetic self-healing techniques. Suitable for all levels.
 

THURSDAY

Chair Yoga 

10-11:00 am, $15 drop-in

at Hudson Valley Healing Center, 51 Springside Ave, Poughkeepsie

https://www.hudsonvalleyhealingcenter.com

Chair Yoga is an adapted form of yoga that makes yoga accessible to everyone! In this class, our practice will include seated poses and soft flowing movements on the chair and standing postures using the chair for balance and support. We'll also do gentle breath work which, when combined with our attention, not only brings more oxygen into the body but also quiets the mind, easing stress and tension. Benefits of this gentle, joyful practice include increased strength and flexibility, stronger bones, greater fluidity in the joints, more vitality, and happier heart. All levels welcome!

 

 

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MONTHLY CLASSES

 

YOGA NIDRA

 

Zoom Series and Recordings Available soon! Please check back here!

***NEW*** PRIVATE YOGA NIDRA/HEALING SESSIONS AVAILABLE

contact Mary for more information peacefulpostures@gmail.com

  

Yoga Nidra means “yogic sleep.” It is a state of profound stillness and peace in which the body is in the deepest state of relaxation, yet the mind is awake. Practitioners are led through a series of techniques using body, breath, and awareness, resulting in deep physical relaxation, subtler mental states, and eventual stilling of the mind. Old reactive patterns and stresses are effortlessly dissolved, freeing the practitioner to function in life with greater clarity and inner joy.