YogaX Movement Practices

Below is a list of YogaX movement practices designed especially for healthcare providers. Click on any link to begin your journey into managing stress, creating resilience, and finding community.

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Weekly Tuesday Evening Live-Streamed Yoga Class

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60-minute mat class with Heather Freeman 

This live-streamed class explores gentle movement, breath, and mindfulness to to support sleep, healthful rest, and enhanced resilience.  Minimal prop use is required to allow participants to do this practice at home, sharing it with roommates, partners, children, and pets as desired.   

When:  Tuesdays at 6-7p, starting 3.31.2020

How: ONLINE VIA ZOOM; click to register

Weekly Wednesday Morning Live-Streamed Yoga Class

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60-minute mat class with Chris Brems

This live-streamed class explores gentle yogic flow practices that enhance resilience and equanimity.  As a morning practice it supports both relaxation and invigoration to help all of us get ready fort he day.  Each practice includes guided meditation, breathing practices, and movement.  Minimal prop use is necessary, though two yoga blocks (or items that can serve this purpose), a pillow, and a blanket will be helpful.  We hope you will enjoy this practice at home, sharing it with roommates, partners, children, and pets as desired.   

When:  Wednesdays 9-10a, starting 4.1.2020

How: ONLINE VIA ZOOM; click to register 

Weekly Wednesday Evening Live-Streamed Class 

Queer Yoga for the LGBTQ+ Student Community  

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60-minute live-streamed weekly class with Liz Alire and Heather Freeman

Presented by the Weiland Health Initiative & YogaX  --  

Join YogaX and the Weiland Initiative for a collaboration that provides a live-streamed yoga space for those who identify in the LBGTQ+ community. This class will be for all levels of yoga experience and will provide modifications for poses and props to meet ALL body needs. Feel free to invite partners, roommates, children and pets to practice with you. 

When:  Wednesdays at 4-5:00p, starting 4.15.2020 

How: ONLINE VIA ZOOM; click to register

Weekly Thursday Noon Live-Streamed Yoga Class

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60-minute mat class with Heather Freeman

This live-streamed class explores gentle yet dynamic movement, breath, and mindfulness to enhance resilience and increase capacity for managing stress.  Minimal prop use is required to allow participants to do this practice at home, sharing it with roommates, partners, children, and pets as desired. 

When:  Thursdays at noon, starting 3.26.2020

How: ONLINE VIA ZOOM; click to register

Weekly Friday Happy Hour Live-Streamed Yoga Class

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60-minute mat class with Lauren Justice

The motto for this live-streamed class is "no props, no problem!" We all have to find new ways to connect to one another and reengage in yoga. This gentle flow yoga class explores new ways to help you unwind using items available in your own home, no props required. Each practice includes guided meditation, breathing practices, and movement offering a range of modifications to meet everyone where they are in their practice. Let's find a way to celebrate that we have survived another week and do our best to let go of some of cumulative stress. Join Lauren in YogaX's ever-growing online community of yogis practicing separately, yet together. 

When:  Fridays at 5-6p, starting 4.17.2020

How: ONLINE VIA ZOOM; click to register

Working with Obstacles

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40-minute recorded mat-based movement class with Heather  Freeman

This uplifting YouTube class explores coping with obstacles related to disease and injury.  It offers a gentle movement practice that will relieve back strain and worry, lightening your mood while increasing awareness. It co-stars Momo, a sweet and gentle cat to add to your enjoyment.  

To access this session with Heather and Momo, please CLICK ON THIS YouTube link. 

Being with What Is Essential

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60-minute recorded mat-based movement class with Heather Freeman

 

This YouTube movement practice is a restorative yoga session that explores how to be present for what is essential in each moment.  It requires props to help you access restorative postures that are most comfortable if your body is supported by pillows, blankets, and bolsters. 

To access this gentle session, please CLICK ON THIS YouTube link. 

Equanimity as the Foundation of Resilience

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60-minute recorded mat-based movement class with Chris Brems

This YouTube movement practice explores the concept of equanimity as the foundation of resilience and coping ability.  It uses the four-part breath as a way of exploring the gap between stimulus and response, inviting calm, quietude,and reason to moderate the effects of incoming stimuli from inside and outside the body.  The movement practice is a gentle and therapeutic flow that cultivates mindfulness, awareness, and attention.

To access this session with Chris, please CLICK ON THIS YouTube link. 

Equanimity as a Prerequisite for Heart-Opening

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60-minute recorded mat-based movement class with Chris Brems

This 1-hour yoga session focuses on cultivating equanimity as a foundation for compassion, lovingkindness, and joy. Focus is on engaging in heart-opening -- both figuratively (opening ourselves up to become more compassionate, loving, open, and joyful) and literally (engaging in a physical practice of back-bending). Four-part breathing is integrated throughout.

 

Helpful yoga props include a strap (tie or belt), 2 yoga blocks (or substitutes), and blanket.

To access this calming session, please CLICK ON THIS YouTube link. 

Gentle Hatha Practice for Self-Inquiry

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60-minute recorded mat-based gentle class with Heather Freeman

Recorded live gentle hatha class practicing svadhyaya (self-study) with Heather from YogaX. 

This class focuses on being able to "be your own researcher" as you practice holding and moving through postures to build self inquiry and awareness. No props are necessary (but always welcome!) other than a space to move your body and study your mind! Excerpt from "The Yogi's Road Map: The Patanjali Yoga Sutra as a Journey to Self-Realization," by Bhavani Maki.

To access this calming session, please CLICK ON THIS YouTube link. 

Practicing Patience

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60-minute recorded mat-based gentle class with Heather Freeman

This gentle yoga class explores the yoga sutra that discusses the yoga of relationships (Sutra 1.33) and practicing patience. Props needed are a pillow, yoga block (or item serving that purpose), and a strap (or similar item).

To access this calming session, please CLICK ON THIS YouTube link. 

Restorative Session with Essential Ingredients of Yoga

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60-minute recorded mat-based gentle class with Heather Freeman

This restorative yoga session with YogaX focuses on integrating two essential ingredients of the yogic path, namely, working with integrating abhyasa (commitment, practice and devotion) and vairagya (letting go, surrender and nonattachment to outcome). Physical focus is on hip flexor openers and stretches for the low back.

 

Props required are a yoga mat, pillow or bolster, and bricks.

To access this restorative session, please CLICK ON THIS YouTube link. 

The Fierceness of Compassion

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60-minute recorded mat-based dynamic class with Chris Brems

This yoga session explores compassion as a practice of mindfulness and fierceness.  It views compassion as based in awareness and choices that share and transcend suffering.  The class investigates developing compassion in postures and breath, encouraging practitioners to find the compassionate middle way in their actions and thoughts.  Natural breathing and extended exhalation are integrated throughout.

Helpful props for this session include a blanket and two yoga blocks (or equivalent).

To access this dynamic class, please CLICK ON THIS YouTube link.

Compassion as Engaged Action

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60-minute recorded mat-based dynamic and active class with Chris Brems

To be compassionate you have to be all in! You can't be half-hearted; you can't leave part of you behind. In a prior class on compassion we explored the importance of mindfulness and fierceness as foundations of compassion. In this active and dynamic class, we explore compassion as engaged action.  In auspicious action, mindfulness and fierceness combine with commitment to motivate us to act, challenge, and contribute to growth and evolution.

 

Two yoga blocks, a chair or yoga ball, and a blanket may prove helpful for this class.   

To access this energizing session, please CLICK ON THIS YouTube link. 

Compassionate Service to Self and Others

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60-minute recorded mat-based dynamic and active class with Chris Brems

This recorded class was originally live-streamed as one in a series of four classes exploring the embodiment of compassion.  This class focuses on the notion that compassion requires service – to self and others.  Compassion becomes active when it is directed toward providing support to the self (body, breath, emotions, and mind) as well as service to others (friends, family, community, sentient beings, the world).  This concept is explored via natural breathing and hip-opening movement that invites compassionate engagement of inner strength and outer kindness.

Useful props include two yoga blocks, a blanket, and if available, a chair or yoga ball. 

To access this energizing session, please CLICK ON THIS YouTube link. 

Gentle Yoga for Veterans: Chronic Pain Series

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A series of classes produced by the Pertland VA, featuring YogaX Team Member Nina Hidalgo 

This series of gentle yoga class explores how to apply yoga movement and breath in the context of dealing with chronic pain.  The classes are expertly taught by by two VA employees (one of whom, Nina, is a YogaX Team member).  All classes in the series offer many modifications and the option to practice the entire class seated in a chair.  

To access these amazing yoga classes, please CLICK ON THIS YouTube link. 

Calming Yoga to Support Sleep

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20-minute recorded mat-based restorative class with Jahnavi

 

This very sweet and calming 20-minute YouTube class is taught by a YogaX teacher trainee.  We are grateful for her bravery as a new teacher recording an online practice.  She is offering this class to bring you restful and restorative movement that will support relaxation, calming of the nervous system, and sleep. It is a perfect evening practice.  

To access this lovely evening session, please CLICK ON THIS YouTube link. 

Upright Standing Postures

Offering you ideas for variations, modifications, and adaptations

Forward Folding Postures

Offering you ideas for variations, modifications, and adaptations

Twisting

Postures

Offering you ideas for variations, modifications, and adaptations

Resting

Postures

Offering you ideas for variations, modifications, and adaptations

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