About EPIC Yoga

Yoga for EPIC members is led by Virginia Papaioannou, Professor of Genetics and Development, and a registered teacher with the Yoga Alliance Registry.

No Experience Necessary

Each one-hour class will be offered for mixed levels, but designed for beginners to intermediate yogis. The class will practice breathing techniques and move through some basic yoga poses, concentrating on alignment, balance, and flexibility. Those with experience will move more deeply into the poses.

Yoga can benefit people at all levels of physical training and health, but it is always wise to consult with a physician before undertaking any new exercise regime. Modifications will be offered to any participants with specific limitations arising from recovery from injury, arthritis, limited movement, or other causes.

What to Wear

The most important thing is to wear clothing that is comfortable for moving, bending, and twisting. Clothing that is either loose or stretchy is best; tights, shorts, sweat pants, t-shirts, and sweatshirts are fine. Layers are particularly good to shed or don as the body warms and cools. Shoes will be left at the door, but socks may be put on during relaxation.

What to Bring

Participants should bring a small towel and a yoga mat. A yoga mat will be provided for those who do not own one. Participants may also bring blocks, a strap, and a yoga blanket.

Dates, Times, and Location

In the Spring 2017 semester, EPIC Yoga will be offered most Friday mornings from 10 to 11 a.m. at Faculty House on the Morningside campus. Please check the events calendar on this site for exact dates.