Yoga for Building Bones

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New research shows that in addition to yoga’s many other health benefits, it also improves bone density in the spine, hips and femur. In this class, we will strengthen our skeletons with seven standing poses, along with postures on all fours, seated and lying down. No prior yoga experience necessary, and class covers all the basics so that your yoga experience is comfortable, beneficial and therapeutic. You will not only build your bones, but you will build strength, flexibility, enhance immunity, calm the mind, and enliven and deepen the breath.

Location

Steinberg Wellness Center for Mind & Body
310 Baker Ave
Steinberg Wellness Center for Mind and Body

things to bring

Yoga mat

instructor

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Laraine Lippincott

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.

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Susan Chormann

Susan has been practicing and studying yoga since the mid 1990s. She became a certified instructor in 2001 and has been teaching consistently for over 14 years. In addition to her 200-hour certification, she is certified in trauma-informed yoga, Love Your Brain yoga for traumatic brain injury and concussion, yoga for pregnancy, yoga for children, yoga for seniors and Thai Yoga massage. Susan has also done extensive advanced training in yoga therapeutics, anatomy, mindfulness and energy studies. She has taught at area health clubs, yoga studios, hospitals, senior centers, synagogues and businesses in Acton, Concord, Carlisle, Devens and Lincoln. Her inspiration comes from numerous yoga styles, decades of dance training, and from her sensitivity to her students’ needs and energies.

 

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Karyn Force

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.

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