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omaha yoga path - schedules and fees

Fall/Winter Sessions Schedule 2015

Fall I Session begins  Tuesday Sept. 1  to Sunday Oct. 25/ 8 week session
                     No classes Sunday before Labor Day, Sept. 6

Fall II Session begins  Tuesday Oct. 27  to Sunday Dec. 20/ 7 week session
                     No classes November 26 – 30 due to Thanksgiving Holiday

DAY

TIME

TYPE

TEACHER

  Sunday 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. Level 1 / Drop-in
(Pay What You Can)
Desarae Skidmore
5:00 – 6:30 p.m. Level 2 Mark Watson
 Monday 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Open Meditation Honey Locust Sangha
Tuesday 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. Level II(starts Sept. 8) Gay Robinson Abraham
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Noon Drop-in (all levels) Mark Watson
5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Level II Mark Watson
 Wednesday 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Noon Drop-in
(Pay What You Can)
Marci Baker
5:00 – 6:30 p.m. Level I Mark Watson
6:45 – 8:45 p.m. Level III Mark Watson
Thursday 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. Level I Mark Watson
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Noon Drop-in (all levels) Mark Watson
5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Vinyasa Flow^ Kim Schwab
7:15 – 8:45 p.m. Level II (starts Sept 8) Gay Robinson Abraham
Friday 6:00 – 7:30 a.m. Level III Mark Watson
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Noon Drop-in (all levels) Mark Watson
9/4 & 10/16 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. Gentle Vinyasa ^ Kim Schwab
9/18 & 10/2 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Gentle Vinyasa^ Kim Schwab
Saturday 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. Drop-in/Level I Mark Watson
10:300 – 12:00 Gentle Therapy Mark Watson

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Tuition for  Fall I  Sessions

All session class are 90 minutes long and your payment secures your spot for the entire term of the session.

Fee for 8 week Session is $ 120\ Unlimited Classes in Fall I Session $180.00*
^Fee for Vinyasa: 9 classes  is $75, 13 classes is $95 \ Drop-in class is $10 each
*includes all session classes  except those taught by Gay Abraham
{email Gay at glrabraham@gmail.com to register for any of her classes}

 

Fees for Drop-In Classes
1 Class $17
4 Class Punch Card $64
8 Class Punch Card $120
Punch cards expire 60 days after purchase

Drop-In Classes: For students with shifting work schedules, this class is designed for those of beginning and mixed level wanting to focus on their asana practice while learning rudimentary Yoga concepts.

[Drop-ins are allowed in session classes if space is available. Cost is $17.]

Pay What You Can:  These classes  accept money, food, art, or treasures of any kind as payment. Examples include tea, snacks, or readings for the Yoga Path collection, or anything else you can think of as you get to know this practice, our school and teachers.

Out-of-town or occasional drop-in visitors are welcome at any time at the appropriate level class. Experience in yoga is necessary to drop-in any classes except the Beginning Yoga class. Please call or email the class you would like to attend so we can notify the teacher.

All noontime “Chai” classes are
$10 for 1 class\
$36  for 4 class punch card \
$64 for 8 class punch card
Punch cards expire 60 days after purchase


What is a session class?

Many classes at the Yoga Path are taught in “sessions”. This is like a semester of school. The format allows for a continuity of instruction, so poses and practices can be introduced, developed, and refined over a period of time as with most learning. So students enroll to attend a weekly class. (Some choose to come more often.) In the event a student is unable to attend their regular weekly class, making up that class time during the session is recommended and encouraged.
“Drop-ins” students may come to any “session” class, keeping in mind they may not get the full benefit of continuous instruction. There are also several purely “Drop-in” classes available during the week. See schedule for details.

 

Class Descriptions

Beginning  Level 1 Classes: Recommended for students new to yoga. This class introduces basic poses, principles of correct alignment and posture, yoga philosophy, relaxation, and breath awareness. Essential fundamental yoga concepts, terms, and traditions will be touched on that will greatly aid students in developing a clear understanding as the intent and practice of Yoga.

 

Level 2 Classes: For students with a year or more of experience in practice of asana along with a rudimentary understanding of the philosophy of yoga.

 

Level 3: For continuing students with three or more years experience in yoga and have established a personal practice outside of class in postures, breathing, and sitting.

 

Vinyasa flow merges classical yoga poses (asana) together in a sequence that is linked to the breath (prana). Each class offers a unique experience that can be challenging, yet with options that accommodate all skill levels.

 

Qi Gong is a stationary practice of a series of choreographed movements focused on cultivating and moving your breath’s energy (Qi) through your body to promote wellness and healing. This is a series of movements/ exercises originally used by warriors of ancient China and India for improved concentration, healing, strength and self- control, yet can be performed and adapted to any individual’s capabilities. Qi Gong differs from traditional forms of exercise in one primary way: it lowers cortisol. Cortisol (also known as the “stress hormone”) creates inflammation in the body. Many traditional forms of exercise actually accelerate the release of cortisol. Qi Gong enhances energy rather than depletes energy.

 

Meditation training: For people wishing to learn the principles of mindfulness meditation. For people wishing to learn the principles of mindfulness meditation. Mindfulness is the energy of being aware and awake to the present moment. It is the continuous practice of touching life deeply in every moment of daily life. To be mindful is to be truly alive, present and at one with those around you and with what you are doing. It is recommended that new students commit to attend this training for four consecutive weeks. No yoga postures are practiced other than sitting.

 

Gentle\Therapy: An appropriately paced class for people who are hesitant to try yoga due to stiffness or other health issues. This class is ideal for people recovering from injury, surgery, or long illnesses. on-going class for people who are hesitant to try yoga due to stiffness or other health issues.

 

Group Meditation: There is no formal instruction during the group sits and no fees (just donation). The practice in informal and nurturing. Cushions and zafu are available for sitting, as well as chairs.  On Monday evening the Yoga Path hosts the Honey Locust Sangha, a community which practices mindful living in the tradition of the Buddhist monk, teacher and author Thich Nhat Hanh. (click the link for more information)
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