Yoga for EPIC members is led by Ginny Papaioannou, Professor Emerita of Genetics and Development, and a registered teacher with the Yoga Alliance Registry.  All classes are currently offered only online via Zoom.

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 Previous Experience Necessary

Each one-hour class is offered for mixed levels, but designed for beginners to intermediate yogis.

The Hatha Yoga 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. A yoga mat, yoga blocks, and a yoga strap are recommended.

The Gentle Yoga class practices 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 but yoga blocks and a yoga strap are useful.

What to Wear

The most important thing is to wear clothing that is comfortable for moving, bending, and twisting: tights, shorts, sweat pants, t-shirts, and sweatshirts are all fine. Layers are particularly good to shed or don as the body warms and cools.

Dates, Times, and Location

EPIC Yoga takes place online via Zoom on Thursday mornings at 10 am (Hatha Yoga) and 11:15 am (Gentle Yoga).

To join EPIC Yoga, contact Ginny Papaioannou ([email protected]).

Online Zoom classes are free.