Kripalu - Exploring the Yoga of Life
Jean Cipriano is a certified Kripalu Yoga teacher who has been teaching Yoga for eight years, iincluding one year here at the Fellowship. "Kripalu" means compassion. The basis of Yoga is compassionate listening to our bodies and to the energy/spirit that resides within in order to bring health, healing and ease. Yoga means union. The goal, during our practice is to bring union to body and soul through postures that are stable, steady, strengthening and healing. It may look entirely different from what you've practiced in other classes and definitely different than what you see on the cover of "Yoga" magazine. Our entire Yoga practice will be "meditation in motion." Welcome to a healing journey, bring your inner spirit and allow the energy of that spirit to guide you on your individual path.
Jean explains that this form of yoga teaches you to listen and be aware of your own body. What is it telling you? Movements are tailored to the individual's range of motion. It can be considered a spiritual practice, a meditative practice, and a defuser of stress in the body.
Classes are generally held on Monday mornings (9:00 a.m.) and Monday evenings (6:00 p.m.) Our summer session includes a few Wednesday classes to accomodate the instructor's schedule. $144 for a 12-class semester.
Our fall semester 2013 classes dates: Sept. 16, 23, 30; Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28; Nov. 4, 11, 18, 25; Dec. 2 (Makeup date is Dec. 9)*
Our winter semester 2013 classes dates: Jan. 6, 13, 20, 27; Feb.3, 10, 17, 24; March 3, 10,17, 24.
*Makeups are only for classes that might have been cancelled because of instructor illness or weather.
Drop-ins are welcome for $15 per class, although if you pay in advance for the rest of the semester you will get the $12 per class price. Please contact Linda before dropping in as not all classes are appropriate for beginners.
For more information about Kripalu yoga, visit the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health web site.