Energy and Functional Yoga My 2020 Schedule

Paullene Caraher

May 2020 Schedule:

Classes are held at the SunBird Golf Resort, Navajo Room, upper level.

Morning: Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, 7:40 to 8:50 a.m.

Afternoon: Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 4 to 5:10 p.m.

Wednesday class is finished until October.

Energy Yoga includes tapping and slapping the body to increase movement of blood and energy through the body. This slapping or tapping is an ancient martial arts method of getting the energy, QI, flowing through the body. We do this at the beginning of most classes. It is a good practice for you to do at home to wake up your body and spirit.

Functional Yoga means each pose is done to enhance a specific function of the body; to strengthen a muscle, to build the bones, to activate the myofascial tissue, to activate and restore joint movement, and thereby feel more energetic and move without pain. The feet are the foundation of the skeletal system, and the hips are the stabilizers. Correct posture is necessary to have the bones, muscles, and internal organs function in an optimal manner.

Nidra Yoga is done on the second Tuesday for the morning class and more often for the afternoon class. This is a relaxing and meditative practice to relieve stress. Either lie down or relax in a chair. Listen to Paullene’s voice as your body relaxes and your mind is guided into a restful state of consciousness and awareness. This gives the cells a chance to recuperate while you are quieting the mind.

When we start up again, you will have to bring your own yoga mat. The bolsters, blocks, pillows, and bands have been washed and sanitized. They will be issued to you in plastic bags from Paullene’s car before class. You can take your bag home and bring it back to the next class. Your bag will be tagged. There are only 11 bolsters. If you have your own, please bring it. At this time, these items cannot be kept in the clubhouse. You can sign them out and pay a rental fee of $10 for the rest of the season, which will end the beginning of October. Then, you will return the items. Sanitation procedures will follow.

The blue foam mats will be issued from the upper entrance and be sanitized when finished and then put back in Paullene’s car. This is the procedure until further notice.

Thank you for your patience.

Remember, new participants are welcome. It’s easy to follow along feeling the camaraderie of shared yoga energy. Bring a donation and a mat. How do I sign up? Contact Paullene Caraher at 602-292-7858, email [email protected], or contact Peggy Mottel at 480-440-9653.