This class is for the new student of yoga, and those with a tight body, stiffness, injury or recovering from illness or surgery. Includes yoga breathing, and a variety of foundational postures: standing, seated and on the floor. Bring a yoga mat.
Laraine Lippincott considers herself a yoga nerd and has been teaching yoga for 12 years. She started studying yoga while a student at Wellesley College and now specializes in Gentle Yoga. In her classes, she offers a fusion of Kripalu postures, Anusara heart openers, Kali Ray Triyoga flows and Kundalini breath work and mantras. A registered teacher with Yoga Alliance, she is also certified in Pilates, Kripalu Yoga Dance, Radiant Child Yoga, and Yoga Dance for Special Populations, and continues her studies for her Yoga Therapy certification through the International Association of Yoga Therapists. She has a Masters in Education and a Masters in Fine Arts, both from Boston University.
Karyn Force, RN, CKYT and Reiki Master teacher is the founder of Wellness With Care. Karyn combines her extensive background in health counseling, psychology, nursing and western science with complementary and alternative practices to help others reach their optimal level of well-being. Karyn is a registered nurse and has worked in neuroscience, triage and preventive medicine. She is a professional-level certified yoga instructor in both Kripalu and Ashtanga (500 hours), and has an extensive background in Pilates and Iyengar yoga. As an international wellness presenter with over 20 years of experience, Karyn has designed, promoted and led retreats, teacher trainings, full-service corporate programs and wellness events throughout the U.S., Costa Rica and Mexico. With a deep commitment and passion for healthy living, she inspires and guides others on their journey to wellness.