Not everyone can afford a yoga therapist. Because Simone believes that an introduction to yoga at any level or through any venue can be life changing, she offers affordable group classes. She also offers "functional group" classes, where people with similar health conditions can benefit from yoga therapy at a reduced cost.
All classes are a blend of Iyengar-inspired postures along with yoga in the Krishnamacharya tradition, some physical therapy/yoga therapy "exercises," and Judith Lasater's restorative postures. If these terms are foreign to you, just know you will experience a combination of repetitive movements to build fluidity of muscles and joints, as well as holding still in postures to build strength and focus. You will also learn how breathing in specific ways can help you sleep, improve your immune system, calm or stimulate the nervous system, and more.
Group classes are offered on and off line. Live online classes are recorded so you can attend or review at your convenience. Classes are usually for students who would like to continue yoga after their yoga therapy, but can be attended with instructor approval. They are designed for people with limited mobility or stamina due to illness or injury and are also appropriate for students who simply would like a gentle, mindful yoga class. Classes are accessible to all abilities, and bodies. No prior yoga experience is necessary.
Pre-registration and/or consultation is required before joining a class.