The Science of Yoga: How and Why Yoga Works (Online)

The last 10 years has seen an explosion in research studies that confirm and demystify what the ancient yogis discovered: Yoga works! In this workshop, we explore, with scientific explanations, several practices that have proven benefits, such as building bones, lowering blood pressure, growing new grey matter, decreasing inflammation and stiffness in the joints, deactivating the fear center in the brain, regulating the sleep-wake cycle, improving memory and problem-solving, alleviating low back pain, activating a healing state, and so much more. The workshop includes physical postures and movements, three important breathing practices and three
easy and transformative meditation practices. Both young and old can receive the benefits. Many of the students who have been following these teachings are in their seventies and eighties, and claim the practices make them feel 20 years younger.

Location

Online Class
Streamed to your computer

things to bring

  • Yoga mat

sessions

October 15
Sat 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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$ 39
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November 19
Sat 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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December 10
Sat 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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instructor

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Laraine Lippincott

Laraine Lippincott considers herself a yoga nerd and has been teaching yoga for 14 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.