Yoga

NMCC has offered community yoga classes since 2013.  We currently offer 2 classes per week, held year around (with a 2-week break in late August), led by Kathy Bannon, a 200-hour certified yoga instructor and certified personal trainer.  See Kathy’s story below for more details about our classes.

It’s time to sign up for our next yoga session! Work out all those kinks from the never-ending yard work or just treat yourself to an hour of rejuvenation. Our Monday session will run from May 6 – June 24 with no class on Memorial Day for a total of 7 weeks. Thursday night’s session will run from May – June 27 for a total of 8 weeks. The cost for Monday night is $52.00. The cost for Thursday night is $60.00. If you sign up for both sessions, there is a discounted price of $110.00. Drop ins are always welcome. Bring a friend! Any questions or for session updates check the NMCC web page or contact Karen Chapman at krchapman@comcast.net or (203) 314-9299 evenings.

Kathy Bannon is a 200-hour certified yoga instructor through Pranakriya School of Healing Arts and certified personal trainer through the National Association of Sports Medicine (NASM).   She is currently continually furthering her yoga studies and will complete an additional 300-hour training through Asheville Yoga Center this summer.

Students in Kathy’s classes are encouraged to honor their unique body, use props and modify poses to best support their practice.  Classes are gently paced in the Kripalu tradition and students are guided through a meditative flow.

Kathy began her yoga journey to reduce stress from a demanding work schedule and family issues that felt insurmountable.  Yoga proved to be the respite she craved and an important pathway to self-discovery.   The practice offered a means to quiet the mind for self-exploration while gaining physical strength and flexibility.