classes to start Sept. 7
“Yoga can increase your flexibility, improve your posture and help relax your mind and body regardless of your gender, age or physical condition. Some exercise programs use the motto, no pain no gain, but yoga is designed to only do what feels comfortable for your body,” said Sue Lattin, Registered Yoga Teacher, who taught a five week yoga series in Cottonwood last spring.
Lattin will be teaching a series of five Yoga classes on Wednesday evenings from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. beginning September 7 and ending October 26. Classes will be held in the Cottonwood Community Center. They are open to the public and interested participants do not have to attend all sessions. No registration is necessary.
Lattin completed a 280 hour program in Yoga Motion Teacher Training. She has over 60 hours experience in teaching yoga. Her training in massage included courses in anatomy, physiology, ethics, trigger points, joint mobility, orthopedic assessments, remedial exercise, nutrition and kinesiology. She currently teaches yoga in Grangeville.
The cost for the sessions will be $56 for all eight classes or $10 per session drop in fee. Checks or cash will be accepted before each class. For information about the series of classes call the Cottonwood Medical Clinic, 962-3267. For questions about yoga leave a message for Sue Lattin, Grangeville Medical Clinic, 983-6027.
Following each yoga session will be a class on stress management taught by Deanna English, RN, Integrative Health Coach. This series focuses on using yoga, meditation, deep breathing and other techniques to manage stress and achieve greater balance in a person’s life. It will be offered from 6:45 to 8:45 p.m. The classes complement on another, but it is not necessary to take both. The cost of the stress management class is $200 which includes the eight sessions, a half day retreat, a workbook and practice CDs.
“Both classes are an investment in your mental and physical health,” said English. “Not coping well with stress can cause a number of negative physical and mental side effects. The class was originally designed through the University of Massachusetts Medical Center to help people living with chronic pain and illness. It works well for people with medical issues, but it has also been used throughout the United States to help people avoid chronic illness through reducing stress.”
Both series of classes are sponsored by St. Mary’s Hospital and Clinics.