Weekly Classes

 

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Fall 2018 Class Schedule

Know that classes may be cancelled due to illness or who knows what.  If you are not on my email list and want to attend a weekly class, I strongly recommend you email me (Rachel) at dailybreadyoga@gmail.com to confirm that the class is happening. 

Monday________

9 – 10:15a.m.        Vigorous Yoga

10:45 – 11:30a.m.  Chairish Yoga

                       @ Good Shepherd Lutheran (Prospect & Devonshire)

7 – 8:15 p.m.         Monday 5 week Beginner Yoga Series 

Gentler Beginning Yoga   October 8 – November 5

Beginning Yoga   November 12 – December 10

                       @ Wesley United Methodist Church (Green & Goodwin)

Tuesday________

6 – 7 a.m.    Wake the Heck Up Yoga

                       @ Grace Lutheran Church (Prospect & Springfield)

7 – 8:15p.m.   Gentler Yoga

                        @ St. Matthew Lutheran (Philo Rd. next to Meijer)

Thursday_______

6 -7 a.m.     Wake the Heck Up Yoga

                        @ Grace Lutheran Church (Prospect & Springfield)

12 – 12:45     Noon Reset  (starts Thursday, September 6th – no class on September 20th)

@ St. Andrew’s Lutheran Campus Center (UIUC campus, Wright St)

Friday_________

9:15 – 10 a.m.   Chairish Yoga

                         @ St. Matthew Lutheran Church (Philo Rd. next to Meijer)

Sunday_________

4 -5 p.m.     Wind the Heck Down Yoga

                        5:10-5:45 p.m.  First Sundays Meditation Night***

                        October 7 – November 4 – December 2

                          @ Uni Place Christian Church (Springfield & Wright)


Class Descriptions:
Vigorous – Expect challenging, longer held poses and a faster moving, flow style practice with dynamic stretching and strength building. This class is most appropriate for people who have experience with yoga and are able to get up and down from the floor easily.

Wind the Heck Down – A calm yet rejuvenating class to relish the last hours of the weekend and clean the slate before the new week begins. All levels of experience are welcome (great for beginners!), and is most appropriate for people able to get up and down from the floor with relative ease.

Chairish – A chair based class of stretching, standing, balancing, and relaxing.  Especially appropriate for anyone with injuries or chronic pain that makes getting up and down from the floor difficult. No experience necessary.

Wake the Heck Up – An energizing and grounding class to stretch you out & wake you up. Appropriate for all levels of experience (beginners too!) and you need to be able to get up and down from the floor with relative ease.

Gentler  – Expect a slower class to stretch, relax, and release. We use a chair for some standing and strong poses to support our body weight and get “more yoga”, but we do also spend time on the floor. This class is appropriate for all levels and is great for beginners, individuals with chronic pain, injuries and those not wanting to go up and down from the floor many times.

Yoga, Chronic Pain & Healing – A 4 week series to practice and learn about yoga as another tool for living with chronic pain & chronic healing. The physical yoga practice will be chair based; sitting and standing. This class will not address specific conditions. You will learn about yoga philosophy and meditation as it best relates to chronic pain & healing. You do not have to have a personal reason or diagnosis of chronic pain to be in the class. All of our lives are directly & indirectly effected by chronic pain whether it is physical like arthritis, mental like anxiety, or spiritual like loneliness. Come as you are and as you are able.

Yoga, Grief & Growth – A 4 week series to practice and learn about yoga as another tool for living with grief & loss. The physical yoga practice will be chair based; sitting and standing.  While this class will have a dimension of community, it will be a yoga practice and not a talk therapy group.  You will learn concepts of yoga philosophy & meditation as it best relates to grief & loss.  You do not have a to have a personal reason or specific grief or loss to be in the class. We all experience grief and loss whether it is about changes to our health,  death of a loved one, or loss of a job. Come as you are and as you are able.

Beginning Series – A 5 week series to learn what all the fuss is about. You will learn the basic postures of a yoga practice and some basic yoga philosophy. You need to be able to get up and down from the floor with relative ease.

Gentler Beginning Series – A 5 week series to learn what all the fuss is about. You will learn the basic postures of a yoga practice, adapted to be less strain on the back, knees, hip, etc. We will start and end the class stretching and relaxing on the floor but will do adaptations of the traditional flowing poses, so that we do not go up and down from the floor.  So, if it takes you a minute (or two) to get up off the floor, this class is for you. 🙂  You will also learn some basic yoga philosophy.

First Sundays Meditation Night is a free, monthly meditation practice on the Meditation Mantra of the Month. We start with some conversation about the mantra and some gentle chair-based movement, followed by 15-20 minutes of sacred silence (with some guidance). The practice will conclude with some more gentle chair-based movement and closing conversation. ALL are welcome. No equipment or experience with yoga or meditation is necessary. The meditation practice is following the 4-5p.m. Wind the Heck Down Yoga class, in the basement of Uni Place Christian Church. Uni Place has a large parking lot west of the building. You can park in spots that directly face the main church building. There is also free university parking across the street at Huff Hall.  Dates are subject to change as needed, so please always contact Rachel to confirm. Registration is not necessary.

 


Cost: Your first class (of all ongoing classes) is always free to try! $5 for a single class or $50 for a 10 class pass. Cash, check, or card accepted. The 10 class is pass is good for a year and is non-refundable. You can also click on the link above to pay online. Checks are made out to Rachel Bass-Guennewig (I have a stamp of my name so you don’t have to write it!).

The Monday 5 Week Series Cost:  $10/single class  $40/5 class pass (to be used within a year of purchase)

What to bring: A yoga mat, a small blanket (to sit on orput under your head), and a bottle of water.  I have several yoga blocks and straps to borrow, but feel free to bring your own if they are important for your practice. Wear comfortable, loose fitting clothes. Yoga is usually practiced in bare feet, but you are encouraged to do what feels right for your body. Mats are not needed in the Chairish class & you are welcome to keep your shoes on in the Chairish class. If you have more questions about which class might be best for you, please contact me, Rachel, at dailybreadyoga@gmail.com.

16 comments

  1. Rachel, Of course I lost your email address after I got it after service on Sunday, but I’m happy that I found your blog. I wish I could come next Saturday, but realize that this particular day is too full. The very reason why I need it so much is the reason why I can’t come! It was a wonderful surprise to find that you were teaching class on my very first try last night. I hope I can make the retreat next month when soccer and cross country season are over :). Hope to see you next Sunday night! Katie Shea

    • yes! There is still room.Because this is a 10 week series and not an ongoing class, the first class is not free. $5 per class or you can purchase a 10 class pass for $50 that works for any of my classes. I hope to see you there tomorrow night!

  2. Rachel,
    Where is the Sunday class? I was trying to send my daughter but could not find an open entrance.
    Thanks,
    Marietta

    • Oh nuts. I cancelled tonight’s class because my daughters are sick and the weather was supposed to get bad. I’m sorry! I send out cancellation notices via an email list and also on the Daily Bread Yoga Facebook page. I’m so sorry you did not know that. If you want to receive regular emails from me about upcoming retreats, classes, and cancellations email me at dailybreadyoga@gmail.com and let me know. Again, I’m sorry for the mix up.

  3. Hi! My name is Devin and me and my friend Nikki are interested in joining your grief yoga. Is there anything we need to do or bring before coming.
    Thank you!
    Devin

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