Welcome

Since its founding in 1978 by Donald Moyer, The Yoga Room has made yoga available to people of all ages and abilities. As a multi-generational community, we are concerned with encouraging proper alignment in the poses and helping students maintain a balance between strength and flexibility. With our emphasis on personalized practice, we offer alternatives for almost anyone — from children and the elderly, to those dealing with health issues and disabilities, to those who want a truly deep and challenging experience.

Welcome

Since its founding in 1978 by Donald Moyer, The Yoga Room has made yoga available to people of all ages and abilities. As a multi-generational community, we are concerned with encouraging proper alignment in the poses and helping students maintain a balance between strength and flexibility. With our emphasis on personalized practice, we offer alternatives for almost anyone — from children and the elderly, to those dealing with health issues and disabilities, to those who want a truly deep and challenging experience.

New Year’s Day Practice

with Gay White
Monday, January 1, 11am–1pm | $40


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We will explore peaceful balance with an emphasis on relaxing and enjoying the basics of asana and breathing. We will practice to soothe the nerves. No experience necessary.

Gay White is Director of The Yoga Room and Co-Director of The Yoga Room’s Advanced Studies Program. She has studied asana and pranayama from Donald Moyer since 1991 and at the Iyengar Institute in Pune, India. Gay’s classes and workshops are dedicated to alignment and awareness in a safe and creative mixed-level learning community, and she leads yoga retreats and intensives locally and around the country. 

 

Yoga Room Book Group

with Debbie Gilman 
Sunday, December 3 | 2:30–4pm

The Yoga Room Book Group meets every other month to explore the history of yoga and our place in it.

Our next book is A History of Modern Yoga by Elizabeth De Michelis which traces the roots of Modern Yoga back to the spread of western esoteric ideas in 18th century Bengal’s intellectual circles. In due course Raja Yoga, published by Vivekananda in 1896, became the seminal text of Modern Yoga largely because, the author shows, it reconfigured the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali along the lines of a then emerging New Age occultistic style of secularized and individualistically oriented religiosity.With regard to 20th century developments, this book proposes a four-fold typology of Modern Yoga comprising Modern Psychosomatic, Modern Meditational, Modern Postural and Modern Denominational forms. Iyengar Yoga, one of the most influential schools of Modern Postural Yoga, is then analyzed in the light of this framework.

This meeting is free and open to the public.  For more information, contact Debbie Gilman: debbiegilman.yoga@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

Yoga for Osteoporosis

with Shari Ser
Saturday, December 9, 2–5pm | $55

Osteoporosis is a disease in which bones become fragile and are more likely to break or fracture. The bones become porous and there is a loss of bone mass. There are many causes of osteoporosis or osteopenia (the precursor to osteoporosis). There is no “cure” but there is no better course of action and self help than using yoga to build bone strength and improve bone density. This 3 hour class will introduce class participants to precautions to employ in a general yoga class to keep you safe as well as ways to maintain erect posture and ways to work at home developing balance skills to prevent falling.

Shari Ser PT, RYT 500, E-RYT 500, CIAYT, has over 30 years of physical therapy clinical practice and experience and expertise teaching yoga for a wide range of medical conditions. Shari combines her expertise as a physical therapist and a long time yoga practitioner to make her classes safe and accessible to all students who want to practice yoga. Shari teaches beginner level 1-3 classes as well as co-teaches a Yoga for Healthy Aging class for frail community seniors at the Yoga Room. She is a certified trainer in Dr Fishman’s Osteoporosis method and teaches an ongoing Yoga for Osteoporosis class at the Yoga Room on Sunday afternoons from 4-5:30pm.