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  • Trauma Sensitive Yoga

    “The body is an important source of wisdom” -TCTSY Ways of Being. Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) is an empirically validated adjunctive clinical treatment for complex trauma. This embodied, anti-oppressive approach to healing supports recovery through movement, present moment experience, and choice. TCTSY is rooted in understandings of trauma theory, attachment theory, neuroscience, and hatha yoga. It can be used with people of all ages, and is accessible to and inclusive of all intersecting identities, body types, and abilities. No previous yoga experience is needed. Throughout the TCTSY practice, participants are invited through intentional language cues to explore guided movements and to make choices about how they would like to engage and move (or not move) their bodies in the moment. Participants are offered opportunities to notice sensations in their bodies, and are invited to make choices for movement and breath based on their own felt internal experiences. Without the use of physical assists, participants can meet themselves where they are at, and be in charge of their bodies through movement, choice, and present moment experience. TCTSY aims to support the healing process through offering opportunities to build internal awareness, sense of self, a sense of reconnection and safety with the body, and empowerment to make choices, which are often compromised as a result of trauma. TCTSY is a unique and effective treatment through its emphasis on invitational language, choice making, non-coercion, interoception, and shared authentic experience. Bring your mat and water bottle; we will also have some yoga mats available to borrow. This class will meet at CVU. UPDATE: This course was originally scheduled to start on Wednesday, September 27th. The registered students have been updated by email.
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    Zumba with Dillon!

    Zumba takes the "work" out of workout by bringing a dance party to your fitness routine. High and low-intensity calorie-burning moves that focus on cardio, muscle toning and balance will be a focus. Expect a blend of Latin, hip-hop and African rhythms that guarantee tons of fun. Stylistic and fitness variations make this class accessible for participants of all abilities and ages. No dance experience is necessary. See you on the dance floor! Water bottle, small towel, comfortable clothing, and shoes.
  • Yoga Movement Foundations with Heather

    Join Heather for a four week series focusing on yoga movement fundamentals. This series is intended for the true beginner or for those who have attended plenty of classes but never really understood the names or alignment of poses or sometimes get lost in Sun Salutations. This series will set you up with a feeling of confidence in any Hatha yoga class you choose to take in the future. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a yoga mat and any props you enjoy. We'll also have some mats available to borrow. This class will meet inside CVU.
  • Kundalini Yoga with Lish

    Join Lish for this fun, energizing 90-minute practice. You will use breath, movement and mantra to create balanced good health. Experienced yogis, beginners and the not so flexible are all welcome. Bring a yoga mat, water, and something to sit on. Drop-ins are welcome to this class. Please bring $20 (cash or check payable to "CVSD") to the instructor, Lish. For students ages 13 and older. This class will meet inside CVU. Please check in at the entrance of CVU prior to the first day of class.
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    Intro to Yang Tai Chi

    Join us for an introduction to the art and practice of the style of Tai Chi Chuan made famous by the Yang family. Strengthen the core, and improve balance and presence of mind. All levels of experience are welcomed! This class will meet inside CVU.
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    Gentle Evening Yoga with Ellen

    This gentle yoga class is a meditative, fluid, and soothing class suitable for all levels. Students will experience slow movements to warm the body and release stress and muscular tension, breathing techniques to support the nervous system, and simple postures to help build strength and stability. Suitable for beginners and seasoned practitioners alike. Bring your mat and water bottle, as well as blocks and strap (towel) if needed. We will have some yoga mats and blocks available to borrow. This class will meet inside CVU.
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    Slow Flow Afternoon Yoga with Ellen

    This yoga class moves slowly and with intention so that the student can focus on being in the present moment. The integration of breath while holding poses for longer periods of time allows students the option to go deeper in a pose or find more softness. Suitable for beginners and seasoned practitioners alike. Bring your mat and water bottle, as well as blocks and strap (towel), if available. We will have some yoga mats & blocks available to borrow. This class will meet inside CVU.