Classes We Offer

Vinyasa II-III - Saturday 8:00am

Vinyasa II-III 

Each practice begins with awareness of our breath, creating a connection to fuel the focus of the mind and to fuel the power and flexibility of the body. Many athletes do not use the full capacity of their breath and thus limit their performance.

Emphasis is on safe alignment for building strength to develop core, legs, arm, shoulder, and back strength. These elements help prevent injuries and balance the front and back of muscle groups.

Learn to bring your practice from your center, that place of comfort and stability.

Class with Lynda
Level II, III
Time 60 -75 minutes.

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Gentle Mix "Stress Reducer" - Saturdays 9:30am

Gentle Mix “Stress Reducer” 

Gentle Mix is the combination of Yin Yoga, Somatic Movement, and Gentle Asana which creates a practice that gently stretches muscles, quiets the nervous system, connects the mind and body, and provides relaxation and focus away from our busy lives.

  • Whether it is focused stretches and breath work for the athlete or functional movement and supported stretches for a bad back, this practice is for everyone.
  • If you attend a Power Practice this class is for you.
  • If you attend a Mature Movers Practice this class is for you.
  • …and everything in between.
  • Stretch for back health, improved athletic performance, prevent injury, prevent back issues, overall feeling of body connection.
  • Slow down and reconnect the brain/nervous system to the muscles.
  • Supported chest stretch Open spaces in the body that we habitually hold tension and learn to recognize and change these habits.

Class taught by Lynda Kennedy E-RYT, BS Kinesiology, BS Clinical Psychology, 2 Yrs Nursing.
Class time 60 – 75 minutes.

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Slow flow /Yin "Stress Reducer" - Mondays 7:00am

Slow flow /Yin

“Stress Reducer”
This early morning class will start with the deep long stretches of Yin Yoga. Slowly awakening movement in the muscles and joints and long focused breaths.

As we deepen the breath and begin to move it is into a slow flow that begins to naturally awaken and connect the mind and the body. This slow flow vinyasa moves through our center and creates balance and a sense of awareness for our day. We finish this morning practice with a quiet mindful meditation.

Taught by Lynda. Level 1 class.
Class time 60 – 75 minutes.

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Stretch-Tone-Align-OM - Mondays 4:30pm & Fridays 10:00am

Stretch-Tone-Align-OM

Monday at 4:30 pm
Fridays at 10:00

Stretch, Tone, Align, OM…a class that integrates a variety of aspects of yoga.

Your practice will incorporate vinyasa, hatha and stretching, as well as time to play with things such as arm balances, inversions, or pranayama techniques. Each class will have a different focus.

Mondays practice focuses on Level II movement.
Taught by Christina E-RYT. 60-75 minutes.

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Morning Awakening (Vinyasa I-II) - Tuesday 8:30am & Thursday 8:30am

Morning Awakening (Vinyasa I-II) 

Morning Awakening is a practice for everyone. This practice will leave you energized and with a sense of well being to begin your day.

As a morning practice we will move a bit slower giving the body a chance to awaken and respond. Focusing on breath, being present, and then moving into some gentle awakening movement. Modifications are provided during the work phase of our practice to allow students to move to their personal depth and edge of practice with a focus on anatomy and alignment. Level I-II postures explored depending on the experience of yogis attending.

Class with Lynda. 60 – 75 minutes
Vinyasa Level I-II

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Mature Movers (Srs) - Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 10:00 AM

Mature Movers (Srs)

We laugh in this class and say that this is Mature Movers not Mature Sitters. We are all seeking an ongoing quality of life and in this class we challenge, encourage, and support each other to stay healthy and moving. Each of us have something we are dealing with and we have them all in this class: hip replacements, shoulder issues, balance troubles, double knee replacements, carple tunnel, aching hips, fallen arches. You get the picture. But we are all here moving for our health. We all have the desire to be as much as we can be. Come join us and grow with this healthy quality of life seeking group. – Lynda

Class description: In this ongoing series, we use a three tier approach that allows everyone to move at their own pace and level. Some positions we may want to use a chair to sit in for support through the movement; some positions we may use the chair or wall for standing support; and, some positions we may need no support.

The classes are designed for the movement we need for quality of life as we mature. Balance for walking, hand strength and flexibility, shoulder rotation, safe bending…moving all 620 muscles of our body.

You will learn a little something in each class about about one or more of the following: anatomy, healthy living, nutrition, aging, relaxation, meditation, reducing stress, building functional strength, etc. We have a lot of fun and it is a great group to hang with.

How do I get started?: You may just drop in or call first if you’d like. Arrive just 5 minutes early; there is a class before yours. Dress comfortably so you can move. We will supply the yoga equipment. You may want to bring water.

Bring a friend, it always make the first time easier.

This class by Lynda Kennedy RYT, BS Kinesiology, BS Clinical Psychology, 2 Yrs Nursing.
Class time about 75 minutes

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“I want to tell you I have enjoyed being part of your classes and you truly bring your inspirational spirit and expertise to all that attend. We are very fortunate to have you helping us in Chelan.” – Glade

“It’s great to get back to your studio. It is filled with great energy and warmth. I love the way you take time to assist us to feel the right way in a pose. And yes, the relax at the end is a little bit of heaven.” – Namaste’ Ginny

Sloga "Stress Reducer" - Tuesday 6:00pm

Sloga “Stress Reducer” 

Gentle Yoga or Sloga (Pronounced:”slow ga” Definition: Yogachelan’s slow, gentle yoga class)

The perfect practice for the end of the work day or to bring balance to your stressful workouts.

To quiet the mind, to quiet the nervous system, these classes will spend more time on the breath phase, meditation and the relaxation phase of the practice. Modifications are given for those with different needs making this a very comfortable environment. Gentle moves for those delicate wrist, shoulder, knee, and hip joints. This practice is all about safety, alignment, and a feeling of connection. We moves slowly and gently for those who may be working with an injury, illness, pregnancy, arthritis, back concerns, etc.

This practice is taught by Lynda: E-RYT, BS Kinesiology, BS Clinical Psychology, 2 Yrs Nursing.
Class time 60 – 75 minutes
All levels

From the doctor on Back Pain.
Doctors now realize that lying around is actually counterproductive, leading to a decrease in conditioning and an increase in pain. The longer you stay in bed the more muscle mass you lose (up to 3 percent per day) and the resulting loss of strength can interfere with your rehabilitation, and force you to overwork other muscles to compensate. Rather than babying a back injury, doctors now recommend people start gentle activities the first day.
– Yoga as Medicine T. McCall, MD

Precautions for Prenatal Yoga
Stress: Watch this short video about the effects of stress and what you can do. (click here TED-Ed)

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Restorative Yoga - Wednesdays 4:00 (by appt)

Restorative Yoga

Guided practice of gentle yoga postures and movement designed for cancer survivors, individuals living with acute or chronic illnesses, and caregivers. The intent of this practice is to find time for ourselves, to connect the mind and the body, to learn to breathe to reduce stress and pain, to increase relaxation, and to find some control of our health and state of mind.
Please consult with your physician if you are presently undergoing any treatment for illness. I will be happy to speak with your physician. Please call or email me before attending your first class.

No charge for attending. The classes are not dependent upon each other. The class is sponsored by the Wenatchee Wellness Place and Lynda donates her teaching time and studio space.

This class is taught by Lynda Kennedy E-RYT, BS Kinesiology, BS Clinical Psychology, and a 12 year breast cancer survivor.

Lynda: info@yogachelan.com or 206-818-2619

CoreYo - Wednesdays 5:15pm

CoreYo 

Reach deep into the full core. Our core is not just that search for the six pack in the front of the belly.

In our CoreYo practice we’ll work on the core related to the belly itself but also on the core related to standing balance and arm balances and just pure strength. We’ll learn a little anatomy along the way.

Are you ready for the challenge!

60 minutes.

Class with Lynda.

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Yin Yoga - Wednesday 6:30pm

Yin Yoga
The other side of your yoga practice.

A focus on feeling…..
Slow down and come back into balance…..
Perfect for the committed athlete……

Yin Yoga is a perfect complement to the dynamic and muscular (yang) styles of yoga that emphasize internal heat, and the lengthening and contracting of our muscles and is suitable for almost all levels of students*. Yin Yoga generally targets the connective tissues (such as the ligaments; bones, and even the joints of the body) that normally are not exercised very much in a more active style of asana practice.

While initially this style of yoga can seem boring, passive, or soft, yin practice can be quite challenging due to the long duration of the poses. We can remain in the postures anywhere from five breaths to several minutes! Yin and yang tissues respond quite differently to being exercised. You need to experience this to really know what Yin Yoga is all about. After you have experienced it, even just once, you will realize that you have been doing only half of the asana practice.

Yin Yoga postures put the mind and body in a blissful state of peace and calm. Return to the world refreshed, renewed, and centered.

Class taught by Lynda Kennedy E-RYT, BS Kinesiology, BS Clinical Psychology, 2 Yrs Nursing.

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*This is not a restorative practice, it is meant for healthy tissue. Please join our Sloga (slow gentle yoga) or Mature Movers/Seniors Yoga.

Slow Flow (vinyasa level I) - Thursday 5:30pm

Slow Flow (vinyasa level I)

This Slow Flow level I vinyasa class gently connects one posture to the next in a way that the poses run smoothly together. The positions flow with the breath and the breath creates the flow.

A class that gives you the space to move as gently as you want or need or adding more intensity if you choose. After all, yoga is all about listening to our bodies and moving in our space.

Perfect for beginniers.
Instructor: Lynda Kennedy E-RYT
Class: On-going
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Entiat Yoga Series - Mondays 5:15 (see dates)

Yoga series in Entiat*. Classes are designed for the beginner to intermediate student with emphasis on breath, alignment, posture, and safe movement for our everyday life.  Modifications to movements and poses makes this a class for everyone allowing participants to practice at their own pace and level of comfort and challenge.

Spring 2017 Series:

Seven class series: May 8 – June 26 (no class May 29)
Time: Mondays 5:15 PM  (60-75 minutes)
Price: Drop in $17  $110 for the series, early bird $98 by May 1
 

Location:  Entiat Middle School Library
Registration: Pre-registration and payment required. Minimum class size eight.
Other: Can’t make all classes, share the series with a friend.**

Info:  Yogachelan contact  Lynda 206-818-2619 (text or call) or lynda@yogachelan.com.

Wear comfortable clothes, a shirt that will stay put when you bend over. Arrive 10 min. early to the first class, and then at least 5 min. before the following classes. Bring water, a large towel or blanket, yoga mats will be available to borrow or purchase, and take a moment to read Yoga Etiquette.

**If you can’t make all eight classes and would like to share with someone, just indicate that when you pay. 

*These classes are separate from in studio passes and are not transferable.  Thank you.

Brewster Yoga Series - Tuesday 4:00 (see dates)

Yoga series in Brewster*. Classes are designed for the beginner to intermediate student with emphasis on breath, alignment, posture, and safe movement for our everyday life.  Modifications to movements and poses makes this a class for everyone allowing participants to practice at their own pace and level of comfort and challenge.

Spring 2017 Series:

Eight class series: April 11 – May 30
Time: Tuesdays 4:00 PM  (60-75 minutes)
Price: Drop in $16
 

Location:  Brewster Elementary School Library or Multipurpose Room
Registration: Pre-registration and payment required. Minimum class size ten.
Other: Can’t make all eight classes, share the series with a friend.

Info:  Yogachelan contact  Lynda 206-818-2619 (text or call) or lynda@yogachelan.com.

Wear comfortable clothes, a shirt that will stay put when you bend over. Arrive 10 min. early to the first class, and then at least 5 min. before the following classes. Bring water, a large towel or blanket, yoga mats will be available to borrow or purchase, and take a moment to read Yoga Etiquette.

If you can’t make all eight classes and would like to share with someone, just indicate that when you pay. 

*These classes are separate from in studio passes and are not transferable.  Thank you.

Hot Yoga spinal energy awakening - 4/30, meets on selected Sundays

Hot Yoga

This practice follows the works of Vishnu Devananda and the school of Sivinanada. The practice works through all the planes of the spine: forward and back bending; rotation; and side to side. This is a vigorous practice 90 minute practice.

We meet on selected Sundays.

Taught by Lynda.

Phone: 206-818-2619

 

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