Instructor: Erinn Wharton
Tuesdays, 3:45 - 4:45 pm
April 4 - May 23
Elementary School Music Room
Min. Class Size: 7
Fee: $56 / 8 classes
Fitness classes do fill up, advance registration is advised.
Need to bring:
Yoga mat, blanket for sivasana (if wanted), wear comfortable clothes, bare feet
Open Yoga Class - What to Expect:
An Open Class is a traditional, slow paced, meditative class that helps encourage proper breathing, flexibility, strength and vitality in the body while calming the mind. Because Yoga is a spiritual system with a physical component, this non-competitive approach helps the practitioner gain much more than just a healthy body.
A typical open level class includes pranayama (breathing exercises), warm-ups including Sun Salutations (Surya Namaskar), 12 basic asanas (postures) and deep relaxation. The focus is on mastering the basic asanas from which variations are then added to further deepen the practice. The asanas follow an exact order that allows for the systematic movement of every major part of the body in a balanced way that enhances prana or life force energy, keeping the mind quiet and without the need to think beyond each individual pose. Additional variations may also be taught.
Erinn Wharton's day job is teaching 3rd grade at EPES. In her free time she enjoys hiking with her daughter & husband, teaching exercise, yoga, and dance classes to the community. Wharton has an MFA with a Dance Education emphasis and a Graduate Teacher Certificate from the University of Colorado, Boulder. Whartonhas a BFA with a Dance Education emphasis from the University of the Arts Philadelphia, PA. She has also attended Kurt Jooss’ Folkwang Hochschule in Essen, Germany and the Sivananda Ashram in Woodbourne, NY to study dance and yoga.