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Chair Yoga Stress Reduction Workshop CEXTN07-202180

Sep 8 - Sep 11, 2021

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Full course description

Wednesday and Friday, 9/8-9/10/2021, 12-1pm

Instructor: Claire Brees

This introductory 2-part workshop is suitable for people of all abilities: sedentary Zoomers, those with mobility issues, and for everyone experiencing chronic stress or physical tension. Learn the tools of simple targeted movement synched with the breath to center, focus, relax, and restore energy.

Much of the practice will be seated with some options for standing while using the chair as support. Brief guided meditations will be incorporated to help deepen the benefits of this practice. Students will learn practices to incorporate throughout their day: simple seated postural adjustments to reduce back and neck tension, gentle stretching movement that can be done throughout the day, mindful breathing techniques to calm the body-mind when stressed and energize when depleted, plus increased awareness of the mind-body connection.

Workshops are taught online through Zoom and Canvas. Students will need a computer or smart phone with webcam and microphone, internet and web streaming capacity, and the Zoom application installed to their device. 

Materials needed:

a firm (non-upholstered) chair, preferably with no arms. that's it! (possible use of pillow and other items the student is likely to have at home).

Claire Brees, CCSF art faculty, is also a dedicated yogi and yoga instructor. Her teaching synthesizes various movement traditions, decades of vipassana and yogic meditation, and 6 plus years of teaching yoga - to older adults, office workers (at lunch), to those with mobility issues and those suffering from chronic stress. She has taught community classes through Kaiser Hospital and at various other venues. She currently teaches classes at SF Towers.