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Yoga and Functional Movement for Daily Living

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Thursday 10/28/2021 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Thursday 11/4/2021 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Thursday 11/11/2021 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Thursday 11/18/2021 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Thursday 12/2/2021 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

$115.00 Yoga and Functional Movement for Daily Living

Or... How do you get that package in the house?

Here’s the scenario, you’re on the floor playing with your pandemic pup and the doorbell rings—it’s that package you ordered online—and now you have to bring it in the house. In this five-week workshop, we will look at five basic functional movements, how they relate to yoga, and how they will support your being able to carry in that heavy box.

The five movements we will explore are getting up and down off of the floor, the hip hinge (the safest position for picking up that heavy box), squat and lunge patterns (so you can walk with that box), dynamic balance (so you stay balanced while walking up and down stairs with that box), and overhead mobility/strength (so you can put it away on a high shelf).  We will do our best to accommodate your injuries and conditions.

About Jill: This past year has been preoccupied with six months of rehab for a serious knee injury. I had to relearn these functional movements so that I could regain my strength and mobility to do every day things. It is inspired by what it took to bring in my at-home delivery of groceries to feed a household of two 60+ adults and three millennials plus a dog. In addition to practicing yoga and meditation for over 30 years, I have spent the last six years building strength and mobility with kettlebells and functional movement training.

The co-op member fee for this workshop is $100. Not a member? Learn more and join today. 

This workshop will be offered in a hybrid format, so you can participate in person at the studio or at home via Zoom. Students who plan to attend in person must be fully vaccinated and are required by DC mandate to wear a face mask.

Photo by Erda Estremera on Unsplash

Jill Minneman

Jill has practiced yoga for over 25 years, has taught yoga and meditation for more than 10 years, and holds certifications in yoga therapy (C-IAYT), ParaYoga, and coaching (ACC). In her classes, Jill creates a compassionate, supportive, and friendly space where students can challenge themselves, increase self-awareness, and find steadiness on the mat and in their lives. Her main teacher is Yogarupa Rod Stryker, the founder of ParaYoga. Jill has assisted Rod Stryker at trainings throughout the country. She is also a student of Pandit Rajmani Tigunait of the Himalayan Institute with whom she has studied in the United States and in India. She studied Iyengar Yoga for many years.

Off the mat, Jill is a community leader who advocates for social change and justice as a board member of the American Jewish World Service and the Sitar Arts Center.

What to expect in class
Expect a balanced practice that meets you where you are. Jill's classes emphasize a mix of dynamic and static poses coupled with awareness of breath and mind. The intention for teaching is for students to experience the benefits of steadiness, community, and also some fun. Jill's expertise includes alignment, modifying poses for injuries and conditions, pranayama (breath and energy regulation), meditation, and philosophy.