This series uses strength and flexibility exercises to strengthen abdominal and back muscles, develop pelvic stability and build abdominal control. Participants create a mind/body awareness through focused, slow, careful and controlled exercises that improve posture.
No more back pain – having a good posture means no more back pain. Slouching can add strain to muscles and put stress on the spine. In this class we perform exercise that counter your poor posture and slowly bring it back to normal.
Look good and feel confident – have you ever noticed people walking down that street that look confident? This is probably because they have a good posture. A good posture can make you look taller, slimmer and more successful when you sit and stand tall.
Reduce stress – Stress not only causes poor posture, but also actually perpetuates it! Adopting an upright posture when stressed can maintain self-esteem, reduce negative mood, and increase positive mood compared to a slumped posture. Therefore, sitting upright might be a simple strategy to help build resilience to stress.
Amy just relocated from Chicago to Palatine. She graduated from Barat College in 1999 with a major in Dance Movement Therapy. After college, Amy danced professionally with the Chicago modern dance company, Same Planet, Different World. Amy is a 500 hour RYT Yoga Instructor with a certification from The Temple of Kriya Yoga. She has been practicing yoga for 20 years and has been teaching for 15 years. Amy has experience teaching large groups, individuals, couples, and pregnant women in studios, gyms, corporate offices and private homes. Amy is also a certified Pilates Instructor, a certified Thai Bodyworker and a NCBTMB Licensed Massage Therapist.
She truly believes in the power of yoga to address the whole being- mind, body and spirit. Amy enjoys bringing her multi-dimensional experience and education to her classes in order to assist students in finding peace and health through their yoga practice; no matter the student’s ability and/or experience.
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