Traditional Hatha and Raja Yoga

Beginner/Intermediate - All levels are welcome

Before developing a healthy relationship with others, it is essential to first develop a healthy relationship with yourself; your body, your mind (thoughts coupled with emotions), and your Spirit.
Yoga is one of the best and fastest ways to "know thy Self".  Strengthen your body, open your mind and heart, and feel at peace with yourself and others through this dynmic and restorative practice. This class is Iyengar-based yoga with a Vinyasa flow.

Enjoy individual attention, breath and body awareness, dynamic and static movement, and relaxation exercises.

Calm your mind;

Nurture your body;

Care for your soul.

Jennifer Beauregard’s Hatha Yoga practice includes:
  • A challenging, flowing practice with essential postures;
  • A full and rich understanding of functional anatomy, alignment, respiratory function and its significance to health, well-being, personal/spiritual growth and consciousness;
  • Expertise on physiology and functional anatomy;
  • Techniques for being present while holding a posture;
  • Hands-on assistance while learning technique;
  • Meditation as the source deepening your practice, enhancing your creativity, strengthening your awareness and mastering your healing and your health.

Location:
1351 South County Trail, Suite 304, East Greenwich, RI

Schedule:
Tuesdays at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Wednesdays at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Saturdays at 8:30 am - 10:00 am

Fee: $15.00 per class
  • Mats and props are provided.
  • Please bring water to refresh as you exercise.
  • Please see guidelines below for instructions to enhance your yoga practice.
I look forward to practicing with you!

Namaste!
-JB

Meet your instructor

Yoga Class Dos and Don’ts

Here a few ways to get more out of your yoga practice and the classes you attend:

DO arrive early. Getting to class 10 minutes early can help you settle in, ease your mind and align your attitude with your purpose in class. While you are waiting, you may want to practice relaxed, steady breathing, do a few stretches, work on a pose you find challenging or, simply sit or lie quietly and get centered.

DON’T eat prior to your yoga class. Allow four hours after a heavy meal,two hours after a light one before practicing yoga. The stomach and bowels should be empty. If you practice yoga on a full stomach, you may experience cramps, nausea, dizziness or vomiting. Large amounts of blood are required to break down and digest food. Practicing yoga on a full stomach will take away the strength and energy required to help you focus, balance and hold postures.

DO let your instructor know if you have any injuries or ailments which might affect your practice. If you are injured, tired or otherwise out of balance, simply skip postures with which you have difficulty or find too challenging, or perhaps attempt a modified version.

DON’T bring pagers or cell phones or other distracting devices to class. Leave business and socializing outside the studio so that you devote your attention to your practice and respect others and the peace in the class.

DO bring your intention to class. To help you focus, it may be helpful to dedicate your practice to a certain intention. You may want to become more aware of the quality of your breathing, you may want to become more accepting and loving, understanding or aware. Perhaps you would like to feel healthier or stronger, more compassionate, more skillful or energetic for yourself or someone you care about.

DON’T force it! Instead of trying to move more deeply or quickly into a posture as others may be doing, practice what YOU can do to the best of your ability without straining or injuring yourself. Understand that you will move much further, faster if you choose a more loving, relaxed approach to your practice. Work from where you are, accepting and respecting that place, not from where you think you should be.

DO leave your borrowed mat where you practiced for cleaning purposes.

DO pick up your blankets and props after class and restore them to their proper places.

DON’T arrive late and leave early. It is disruptive to others.

DO breathe smoothly throughout your practice! Holding the breath causes strain. The eyes, ears, jaw, throat and abdomen should remain relaxed.

DON’T wear tight clothes that restrict breathing, digestion or circulation.

DO take time afterwards to contemplate what you have attempted and achieved. Perhaps you will want to review certain postures or breathing exercises, or note any instructions which made sense to you or struck a cord personally, emotionally or spiritually.

You’ll soon gather a lot of information that can deepen your own practice. And please, do be patient with yourself! Yoga practice is a mental and physical process. It takes time to grow and develop. Take pride in who and where you are in your life. You are special in your own personal way.