Yoga

NMCC has offered community yoga classes for over 5 years.  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.

🌷 Spring is coming and so is our next NMCC Yoga session! There is no better way to begin your week- just ask Karen, Roberta, Kate, Vicki, or anybody else you know that attends our Monday or Thursday night sessions.

Monday night sessions will run from 3/11 – 4/29 from 6:30-7:30, as usual.  Session price is $60.  Thursday night sessions will run 3/14 – 5/2 with no class on Maundy Thursday (4/18).  Thursday nights continue to meet from 6:15-7:15 (come on all you choir members!) and the cost is $50.  If you sign up for both session the cost is $105.    Busy spring? Drop ins continue to be welcome at $10/class.    Questions? Contact Karen Chapman at (203) 314-9299 (evenings only please)

Kathy Bannon is a 200-hour certified yoga instructor through Pranakyla 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-exportation while gaining physical strength and flexibility.