Yoga for your bones.

by Megan Leigh on September 16, 2014

Next up here at CY is a series of classes for those of you with osteoporosis, osteopenia and/or scoliosis.  Yoga works to build bone density more effectively than almost any other activity.   Here’s how it works…

Osteo Photo

Gravity, dynamic tension and mechanical force all contribute to healthy bone density.  And while gravity is powerful, it’s effects can be multiplied by dynamic tension. How? Dynamic tension is created when one muscle group opposes the action of another. Most yoga poses create dynamic tension thereby build strong bones. Bone density can only be increased through sustained activity. So while massage and acupuncture may help alleviate symptoms, a passive modality will ultimately not increase density.  And while movement of all types contributes to our health,  sustained action of 8 seconds or more is the key. Yoga poses, unlike actions created by sports such as tennis or rowing are sustained for at least that amount of time.

Please register if you plan to attend as there are no walk-in slots available for this workshop. And leave a little time after class to sit by the waterfall.



September News

by Megan Leigh on September 9, 2014

Happy September everyone! I hope you all are enjoying getting back into the swing of things. We have some exciting changes and events planned this year. Chichester Yoga is partnering with Savor Spa in Woodstock to offer 2 specialty yoga classes on the weekends this fall. Both Megan and Suzanne will be teaching at this location and we are thrilled. Click on the link for details and to register. Space is limited so if you are planning to attend, sign up online.

Megan and Suzanne will also be sharing the Sunday, 9:30 Open Level at Chichester beginning in October.

For those of you looking for a foundation yoga teacher training, our 2015 dates are posted. We welcome both serious students and yoga teachers into the foundation training. It’s a wonderful and intense way to go deeper into your practice of both self-care and yoga. Our advanced training dates will be posted soon. This training will be residential and part retreat, part training. Email us for an application soon as space is limited.

Starting Friday September 26, 2014, there will be a new Gentle Stretch class on the schedule.  11am -12:15noon.  Great for those with injuries and for those of us who can use a little slowing down. Ahhhh!

A bit of housekeeping- Please be mindful to pay for class on time. We are no longer allowing people to practice who don’t pay, even though we know you are all good for it.

And as always, send us your feedback and schedule requests. The more you let us know what you’re looking for, and the more you show up, the more classes you get!

Standing Yogi toe

Chakra Yoga Immersion

June 27, 2014

Megan’s signature workshop, Chakra Yoga, is coming up!  The immersions are 7/2 hour yoga classes designed to sparkle up your energetic body and detox your muscles and your mood. This is a reminder that this is pre-registration only. If you plan on attending, please sign up by clicking the link below. Unlimited students-please email the […]

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Flip Your Wig with Petra & Suzanne

June 9, 2014

Flip Your Wig! Inversion workshop for focus, fun and exhilaration! Morning class: In the morning class you will turn on from head to toes, keying into the parts of your body that will sculpt and solidify your inversion practice.  Hint: it’s not all about abs! Afternoon inversion workshop: Expand your perception about what is possible […]

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Heading into Summer!

June 4, 2014

It’s finally warm in the mountains and things are starting to cook at the studio!  We’re a few weeks away from Foundations 1, the first section of the 2014-2015 Lalita Yoga Teacher Training.  We still have a few spots left and encourage you to get your application in this week.   The morning classes are open […]

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