Have you ever wondered what yoga is all about? Hint: it's not just about stretching, and you definitely don't have to be flexible to practice yoga! The ultimate goal of yoga is to still the mind. This is achieved through practicing physical poses (or asana) and connecting with our breath (or pranayama). Yoga is a holistic practice, uniting the body, mind, and spirit.
PRIVATE YOGA sessions
For information regarding private or small group yoga sessions, contact Marissa Stevens, Yoga Instructor, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This class will guide you through the foundations of vinyasa yoga flow and introduce you to restful, restorative poses for an overall experience of well-being and flexibility.
YANG TO YIN
This class starts with invigorating flows to warm up the muscles, then uses a seated meditation to transition participants into a relaxing yin practice that will envelop you in a feeling of safety and calmness. Yin is a healing practice that rehydrates the joints and soft tissue, reducing pain and inflammation, while helping to prevent injury.
This class connects breath to movement in order to promote alignment, posture, and safe stretching. Meditation methods will be interwoven throughout the practice for a soothing mind-body experience. It is a delicious, mindful, and moving class.
YOGA CLASS PACKAGES
NEW PRICE FOR MEMBERS, ONLY $10 PER CLASS.
Try out one of our new class packages! They give you the flexibility to choose and change up your yoga classes to best fit YOUR schedule. Classes must be used during the session for which they were purchased.
MEET MARISSA STEVENS, PERSONAL TRAINER & YOGA/FITNESS INSTRUCTOR
I trained as a yoga teacher in 2019 and quickly followed that with a certification in group fitness instruction. My journey toward health and wellness began when I was young. With a background in tennis and competitive swimming, I always knew movement was an important aspect of a well-balanced lifestyle. In 2015, I began to explore how embracing diverse elements of fitness could unlock some amazing experiences and challenged myself to learn new skills such as skiing, mountain biking, and scuba diving.
I believe that movement is for everyone. I am thrilled to be a part of the West Cook YMCA community and wish to support our members in enjoying life on their own terms through their own health and fitness paths.
Certifications: Certified 200 Hour Vinyasa Yoga Teacher, Certified Yin Yoga Teacher, Certified ACSM Personal Trainer, Certified AFAA Group Fitness Instructor