Gentle Yoga (Virtual)

11:30am Saturdays. Instructor: Ann.
Yoga is a relaxing way to learn breath control, simple meditation, and use specific bodily postures to develop balance and strengthen core muscles. If you have a yoga mat, please have it ready for this class. Participate in this very low-intensity yoga class via Zoom.

11:30 am
Instructor: Ann Ford

Instructor: Ann Ford

Ann has been a Certified Group Exercise Instructor (AFAA) for 22 years and has taught yoga for 21 years. She has had her 200 hrs Yoga training since 2004 and is currently working on her 300 hr yoga training (to be completed December 2022). Ann’s thirst for education never ends - she is in training to further her knowledge on a regular basis. She enjoys learning new skills to continue to better serve her students. Ann's training in fitness and yoga is extensive. She has been trained as a Certified Hakomi Therapist, Level 1 Eric Franklin Method Educator and Phoenix Rising Yoga (both as yoga teacher and therapist). She is also a Certified Cancer Exercise Specialist. Ann is able to incorporate most of her various trainings in her fitness and yoga classes. Exercises include fascial fitness and enhancement of body awareness through movement to improve posture, physical presence and movement ability to bring about a feeling of equanimity. She will add a dash of anatomical education during her classes so her students will understand how their body works in movement.

Explanation of Graphics


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Flexibility: Ability to move joints well enough to prevent injury through a full range of motion.

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Aerobics: Increases breathing and heart rate; also known as “cardio.”

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Balance: Encourages functional movement to prevent falls. Important for safety, especially if experiencing neuropathy.

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Strength: Increases coordination and ability to move weight — bodyweight or other. Form is always more important than weight!


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Very Low: Focused on moving slowly and breathing deeply. An excellent starting point or a restorative activity to combine with other workouts.

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Low: Involves light activity that doesn’t feel hard; it may not change your breathing pattern or make you sweat.
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Moderate: Gets your heart pumping but will generally allow you to carry on a normal conversation.

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High: Requires endurance and may be intense enough that normal conversation may not be possible.

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