The Practice of Yoga (EIGHT WEEK COURSE)
Fall Semester—Begins week of October 10, ends week of December 12
Instructor: Glenn Lawson
Class Date: Wednesdays
Cost: $100 non-current paid Pride Center annual members
$80 current paid Pride Center annual members
YOGA CLASS DESCRIPTION
The word Yoga means union or connection. The practice of Yoga is a series of movements and positions called “Asanas” that unite and connect the student to a greater awareness of their body and mind.
The practice of Yoga begins by consciously connecting to the breath which allows the body to relax naturally. This in turn opens the pathway to the movements and “Asanas” of the practice. As the student becomes stronger and more flexible through the Yoga practice, there is a unique experience of acceptance and understanding that transpires in the mind.
The effects of this experience are positively influential in releasing the stresses and anxieties that are accumulated throughout life. In addition, Yoga gives each student the tools of confidence, self awareness and radiant health.
The course will encompass 6 modalities of the practice of Yoga:
The best way to learn Yoga is through direct physical experience. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel, yoga mat and water.
The Practice of Yoga with Glenn Lawson
Syllabus for 8 week program.
Weeks 1 and 2.
- Breathing and Flexibility.
ü The student will learn techniques to connect with breathing as well as movements to release muscle tension.
Weeks 3 and 4.
- Strength and Balance.
ü The student will learn the “Asanas” that will strengthen the body and focus the mind.
Weeks 5 and 6.
- The Salute to the Sun.
ü The student will learn this ancient combination of movements that incorporates the knowledge
of weeks 1 through 4.
Weeks 7 and 8.
- Relaxation and Meditation.
ü The student will practice the art of relaxation and meditation.
Certified Yoga Trainer
Glenn’s career in physical fitness began 25 years ago and includes competitive swimming, indoor cycling, road cycling, free weight training, aerobic training, nutrition and Yoga. He has traveled the United States, Europe and South America designing physical wellness programs for Reebok International, World IDEA Federation and the Spinning Organization.
Currently, Glenn teaches private and small group classes in the disciplines of Yoga and Meditation. He is also an instructor for the The Sri Naranda Yoga School in Fort Lauderdale where he trains and certifies new yoga teachers in the practices of Hatha, Sivinanda and Vinyasa Yoga.