Yoga At The Old Gallery
What Is Hatha Yoga?
Traditional hatha yoga is a holistic approach to exercise; including disciplines, postures, purification procedures, mudras, pranayama breathing, and meditation. Hatha is often considered as the base of all yoga styles – all other approaches branch out from Hatha. Qualified instruction is key (see below).
Why Practice Yoga
The benefits of yoga are many! It has been shown to:
• lower high blood pressure
• relieve tight and sore muscles
• increase flexibility (which makes all of life’s activities more enjoyable)
• build strength
• assist in one’s ability to focus attention, and brings an amazingly rewarding unity to body, mind and spirit. A known stress-reducing practice!
How Do I Get Started – Classes Are Available
First, there are no age/health restrictions; as yoga can be done at a wide variety of levels and to varying degrees. Everyone was a beginner at some point.
There are two options available, both are held at The Old Gallery (upstairs), 14863 Peak to Peak Highway, Allenspark, CO 80510:
Beginner/Gentle: 9:30 – 10:15 AM each Tuesday
Intermediate: 6:00 – 7:15 PM each Monday
Atmosphere of classes is fun and educational, with opportunities for being challenged to gain maximum value. Classes are each ~75 minutes. Mats, blocks, straps, blankets are provided (or bring your own if you prefer). Wear comfortable, stretchy clothing AND bring an empty stomach along with your water. Each class level has a nominal fee of $10/session or a 10-class pass can be purchased for $85.
Let Peggy know in advance, if possible, that you plan to attend. Or if you have questions. See contact information below.
Peggy Donahue, PachaMama Massage & Yoga
303-747-0489 or E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
A Bit About Peggy
My training was at Shoshoni Yoga Retreat Center in Rollinsville, CO. I received the 200 hour certification in 2006 and have been teaching consistently since that time. My personal yoga practice began more than 35 years ago! I am also a massage therapist since 2008, having trained at Crestone Healing Arts Center in Crestone, CO. I have found that these two therapies work extremely well together. I thoroughly enjoy and live the practice of Hatha yoga and look forward to sharing my enthusiasm with you.