Yoga Classes

Rookie Yoga Classes with Caroline

My Rookie Yoga class will be perfect for you if you’ve ever thought the following about yoga…

“I don’t have the fancy yoga clothes…”

Wear what makes you comfortable! It only took me 6 years to get comfortable wearing neon spandex, that may or may not become part of your practice.

“I am not flexible.”

Nor am I. I’ll share a little story, my mom is a retired librarian, she used to tell the kids she was the loudest librarian they’ll ever meet. It was the truth. She has a daughter that is the least flexible yoga teacher you’ll ever meet. But seriously, yoga will help you so much. It’s a non-competitive practice so it only matters that you do what your body is capable of….

“I don’t know what to expect. I am afraid yoga will be awkward.”

Well…how was your first middle school dance? First kiss? Try it. Yoga’s not awkward, we are. You’ll be fine!

“I don’t like being a beginner. I don’t like not knowing the moves or what to do.”

Me either! As this is a rookie class, I’ll cue and teach you everything you need to know to have a safe, powerful workout.

“Yoga isn’t a good enough workout.”

Say that to my face. You’ll be sorry you doubted me.

“I don’t like to exercise and am not athletic.”

Perfect. I’ll convert you into a yogi with the last 10 minutes of class called ‘final relaxation’ – what other workout has built-in nap time?!

Rookie Yoga classes with Caroline McKean Image

Come join my yoga class, it’s great for newbie’s and anyone looking for a good workout!

Yoga Class Schedule

7:15pm on Tuesdays:  

Paid Classes begin Tuesday, August 30 and continue until further notice

$13/class or $40 per 4-pack 

Payment

Call Cynthia at Spine and Orthopedic Rehab of Virginia
 540-685-6500 to pay by credit card

or bring exact cash or checks and pay me before class! 

Location

Spine and Orthopedic Rehab of Virginia

1310 3rd Street, SW, Roanoke, VA 24016

Important

Please bring your own mats and props, we will not provide any extras.

Also note:  the location is a physical therapy office and not a traditional yoga studio.

Stay tuned for other locations and times in my schedule.

Benefits of Yoga

Improved Flexibility

Hear that y’all? It’s the most common excuse for why people don’t want to do a class, ‘I am not flexible enough.’ If you are inflexible yoga will help you so much, it’ll release tension and discomfort. Time to find a new excuse, folk. Oh and if you are really flexible, yoga will help strengthen those muscles and joints.

Improved Strength

Yoga’s gonna make you strong. Stronger than you imagined, mentally and physically. You might even experience less road rage. Bonus!

Relaxed State Afterward

Yoga is one of the few up-regulating and down-regulating workouts due to matching your breath to movements. This means that you body not only gets amped up but ‘zened’ out, as opposed to running or weightlifting where you feel a little cracked out afterward. Yoga leaves you strong and zen

Improved Bone Structure

Yoga puts more pressure on the bones than gravity when encouraged bone cell growth. Don’t believe me, read some of the technical stuff here: http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/12/21/12-minutes-of-yoga-for-stronger-bones/?_r=0

A consistent practice also improves posture, emotional resiliency, balance, functional movements, strengthens muscles and joints, and helps prevent injury in all ages.

It’s also low impact and a powerful cross-training tool for athletes and people who want to move when they are 90.

About Our Yoga Practice Together

I practice and teacher a mostly vinyasa yoga which is matching breath to movement. It’s a very flowing and organic style. My classes are modified to all different levels. I encourage a focus on proper form for safety and comfort but want my students to know that what a pose looks for me will be totally different for you. We are not in a yoga class to compare ourselves to our teachers or other classmates, but instead set an intention and turn inward. It’s a time to focus on our strengths, improve our weaknesses and let go of expectations.

This is why yoga is such a successful tool for stress relief, physical and mental rehabilitation, and building personal strength. It’s a deeply personal practice and very empowering.

A Request

As a student in my classes, I will ask for patience and compassion with yourself, with me as a teacher, and with other students. We will all seem strong, resilient, and in-tune with our bodies and at other times completely inflexible, wobbly and uncomfortable.  Your practice is a small representation of your life. If you can take this hour to release some tension, concern and frustration; that will flow into the rest of your life.

I have a sense of deep gratitude to have the health and body to teach yoga and look forward to sharing this incredibly powerful, fun, and relaxing workout with you. I look forward to teaching many yoga classes in the future so please stay tuned to new locations, times, opportunities for private yoga classes and retreats. 

Namaste

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