Yoga for EPIC members is led by Virginia Papaioannou, Professor of Genetics and Development, and a registered teacher with the Yoga Alliance Registry.
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.
No Experience Necessary
Each one-hour class is offered for mixed levels, but designed for beginners to intermediate yogis.
The 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. class practices breathing techniques and moves through some basic yoga poses, concentrating on alignment, balance, and flexibility. Those with experience move more deeply into the poses. Bring a small towel and a yoga mat if you have one. If not, a mat will be provided. If you have them, you can also bring blocks, a strap and a yoga blanket.
From 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. we practice gentle/chair yoga, which is ideal for those of more limited mobility or flexibility. Classes include breathing, stretching, and yoga poses, done either seated in a chair or standing. No yoga mats are required for this class.
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.
Dates, Times, and Location
EPIC Yoga takes place at Faculty House on the Morningside campus. Room assignments in Faculty House vary. Please check stanchions in the lobby for room location each week.
Please check the events calendar on this site for exact dates.
The first class is free, then sign up for the next three at $10 per class. Proceeds are directed to EPIC.