Our Classes & Yoga
We offer a variety of fun and interesting classes that meet the differences, challenges and interests of our students:
(*Beginner & Intermediate)
*We offer Private Lessons for all Yoga styles & Fitness Classes.
*Check out our Events & Calendar page for Workshops!
Class Guideline Requests
Please arrive 10 minutes prior to class.
Please avoid wearing perfume and noisy jewelry.
We are excited for YOUR healing, as well as the OTHERS in class. So, we request your courtesy and awareness of voice levels.
We recommend pre-registering for classes, especially those
with space limitations:
Stretch & Strength and Adult Fitness
With our Beginner & Intermediate Levels, or even Private Lessons, it's EASY to get up off
the couch and join us!
There are 35 million Americans over the age of 65 who account for 60% of our
country's total healthcare costs. 85% of that 35 million suffer from AT LEAST one chronic health condition. Regular exercise will improve your quality of life, your self-image, social life, as well as increasing your sense of independence & self-esteem.
Not to mention, Physiological Benefits of increased activity are:
- Profound impact on the nervous system, improving reaction time and balance
- Musculoskeletal improvements that have a significant effect on bone mass & joint stability
- Increase muscle mass, strength, power & endurance
- Can reduce your risk of Coronary Heart Disease and high blood pressure
Even if you're hesitant, take the leap, let's just get moving together!
Instructor: Dan Mahoney
Strength & Stretch
This hour long class "does a little" with every part of the body.
It varies weekly, always using breath, core work, stretching, and the resistance of your own body.
If you are recovering from injury, need to build balance, or simply need a gentle re-entry into exercise you can get moving again with Stretch & Strength.
Instructor: Sondra Dansby
Tai Chi has been proven to be one of the best ways to reduce falling.
This specialized program is intended to improve posture and stability, control of body position, gait initiation and locomotion, coordination of movement, range of motion around ankle joints, and lower extremity strength.
Instructor: Sondra Dansby
Chair Yoga is a gentle yoga, using one or two chairs, rather than a mat. For most poses, the breathing and basic body mechanics are the same as in other yoga styles. It is easily practiced at home since no special chair is needed.
Chair Yoga is all about adaptability and so lends itself to creativity. You'll never be bored.
Instructors: Cindy Bender & Deb Rolfe
Iyengar Yoga creates a unique teaching environment that allows you to focus in the moment and “abide calmly in the body."
It differs from most other yoga styles in that:
Asanas are held longer, allowing mind-body coordination and deeper expansion.
Props such as belts, blocks, and blankets are used, making it accessible to most people regardless of skill level.
There is a strong emphasis on detail, precision, and alignment in posture and breath control.
Iyengar teachers actively correct the mis-alignments through words and touch.
There is a sequencing of poses to aid understanding and performance.
Certified Iyengar Yoga instructors are held to an unusually rigorous standard of knowledge and training. Successful completion of standardized , difficult assessments are required to attain the eight levels of certification from Introductory to Advanced Senior.
Instructors: Susan Carter, Sarah Nordin
The basis of Kundalini Yoga is the belief that a dormant energy lies at the base of the spine.
Rather than alignment, the focus is on freeing energy in the lower body and purposefully moving it upward. This is accomplished using specific mantras, breathing techniques, exercises and postures.
Instructor: Cindy Bender
Do you appreciate the depth allowed in a one on one yoga class?
Do you need a sequence of poses addressing a specific ailment or challenge? Perhaps you wish to attend a private yoga class with only close friends?
All of our yoga teachers can be available for private yoga classes either here at the center or in a space of your choosing. Call us to discuss how a private yoga session or sessions can be customized for you or for you and your friends.
for Health & Wellness
A Holistic Approach Center
15971 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33908