***First preference will be given to Highland Library patrons. Registrants from out of the Central Highland School District will be put on a waitlist and added if there is space.***
*You must be in good standing with the library to attend. Please make sure your library card is not expired and you have no outstanding fines beyond $10.*
This course is designed to review the primary postures, breathing practices, and fundamental philosophies of yoga, starting with the most basic and progressing to the more challenging with each subsequent class. By the end of the course, the participant will have the basic tools to utilize the Sun Salutation as the cornerstone of their own home practice. The classes are designed to be fun and challenging but each student can take the material at their own pace, with options being offered for the different postures. This is designed to be taught to college students, so it is not a gentle yoga class and participants should be prepared to move with no major physical limitations. There are 14 classes in the course and students that sign up for the course should have the intention of coming to all or most of the classes; each class builds upon the one before. Students need to provide their own yoga mat.
The following paragraph is a general definition of Hatha Yoga.
Hatha Yoga: The Yoga system of physical well-being with which most Western students begin their practice of this ancient science. Hatha Yoga uses the body as a "sacred doorway" through which we focus our awareness and by which our body's inborn potential for well-being is unleashed. Through techniques using the body and involving breath and mind, we can rejuvenate and rebalance all the body systems: endocrine, nervous, muscular, skeletal, immune, circulatory, and digestive. Yoga postures, when applied consciously, encourage concentration, inner stillness, perseverance, patience, self-acceptance, objective self-observation, and a sense of humor, all of which benefit the mind. Consistent practice can bring calmness and clarity to the emotions and help us develop the ability to witness ourselves. Hatha Yoga can be practiced by people of all ages, religions, nationalities, races, creeds, sizes and physical abilities. It intends to serve as a universal instrument to create awareness and wholeness of body, mind, and spirit. First preference will be given to Highland Public Library card holders.
Find out more about Catrine Moore.
Catrine Moore is a Registered Nurse, who has been teaching Hatha Yoga at Marist College for the past seven years as a one credit physical education course. Catrine specializes in Kripalu yoga. Kripalu means compassionate, so Kripalu yoga encourages the practice of yoga to be available to people of all shapes and sizes. Having over 30 years of nursing experience in mental health and substance abuse, Catrine can offer insights into the anatomical aspects as well as the emotional and healing aspects of yoga. The course is meant to be a comprehensive introduction to yoga, but those that are familiar with yoga can benefit by the focus on the fundamental principles of yoga practice