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.

Come join us and combat those post-holiday blues by doing something positive for your body and spirit.  Our next yoga sessions begin the week of January 6th.   Monday’s 6:30-7:30 pm session runs from 1/6 through 2/24 with no class on 2/17 (President’s Day weekend).  Thursday’s 6:15-7:15 session begins 1/9 and runs through 2/27.   The price for the Thursday class is $60.  Monday night’s session cost is $55.00.  Combine both sessions for $110.00.  Drop ins continue to be welcome at $10.00.   Questions? Contact Karen Chapman at krchapman@comcast.net or via text at (203) 314-9299.

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.