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CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Please see the class descriptions below to find a Benders class that meets your needs.  Don’t see what you are looking for?  Please feel free to CONTACT Benders with a class suggestion! 

Important Note:  ALL PHYSICAL ACTIVITY INVOLVES THE RISK OF INJURY.  STUDENTS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO WORK AT THEIR OWN PACE. 

Yoga Essentials Looking for a general yoga class that is suitable for all sizes, shapes and abilities from beginners on up?  This 60 or 90 minute class uses an ever-changing assortment of yoga poses and experiences that may improve flexibility, range of motion, balance, strength, breathing, and mental focus.

Gentle YogaThis class moves at a slower, gentler pace to allow the body time to consider the possibilities of each pose. Chairs, bolsters, blocks and other supports are used to open up options for movement that may not exist otherwise. This class is ideal for those with physical limitations who feel that a Yoga Essentials class may be too aggressive for them at this stage in their journey.

Slow YogaThis 60 minute class is exactly what it sounds like – yoga done SLOWLY!  This practice is all about the experience of ‘inhabiting’ each pose for long enough to make friends with it and with the person that you are in that pose.  Or not.  It may also be discovering that a pose just isn’t for you at that time – and that’s okay, too!  (Previous yoga experience is recommended for this class.)