*Note: Only the first class appears on the schedule.
5/6, 5/13, 5/20, 5/27 - No class on Memorial Day, 6/3, 6/10, 6/17
5/6 - Mandi Jo Murtaught, PT, DPT, WCS will be subbing for Alison.
Sedentary lifestyle, repetitive movement, and the new standard American posture (think hunched over a computer, phone, steering wheel, etc) are impacting health and mobility. Some potential symptoms from these actions include chronic tension in the back and shoulders, pain in the hip flexors and hamstrings, and even lack of flexion in the wrists from computer or phone use. Can you relate?
This six-week series combines the mindfulness of yoga through pranayama (breath control), asana (postures), and meditation with functional movement. Functional movements like jumping, balancing, and lifting or carrying objects translate to more ease in everyday life. Combining these approaches will encourage mobility, longevity, and sustainability in your body and help foster the creation of a movement rich lifestyle.
Learn how to use yoga to create a sustainable movement practice.
Explore the difference between exercise and movement and why the distinction is important.
Discover the synergy of strength, flexibility and mobility.
Take yoga and functional movement off the mat and into real life - especially out into nature!
Clinical discussion on anatomy, yoga and functional movement.
Movement practice inside Tacoma Nature Center's auditorium.
Movement practice outside along the trails.
What to bring
Mat - we have extras to borrow
Shoes appropriate for outdoor activity, though bare feet are welcomed and encouraged
Alison first arrived on her mat 30 years ago, began teaching in 2014, and remains in awe of the healing power of this practice. She honors both the science and spirit of yoga, leads with curiosity, and endeavors to help students rediscover their personal agency and rhythm. Outside of class, you'll find Alison walking her talk and in the woods - usually with her people and funny pup in tow.