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 at yoga!  All levels are welcome and drop ins are only $10.00.  Monday nights continue at 6:30 (doors open at 6:15) from 11/4 -12/16 (no yoga on 12/23 or 12/30).  The session price is $60.00.  Thursday night’s class meets at 6:15 (doors open at 6:00) and the session runs from 11/7 (no class on Halloween) – January 2 (no class on Thanksgiving or 12/26).  The session price is also $60.00.  If you sign up for both sessions, the price is $115.00.  Any questions, contact Karen Chapman – text only please, (203) 314-9299 or krchapman@comcast.net.  Namaste!

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.