We progress from meditative breathing to gentle stretching and strengthening exercises to more energetic poses, all the while coming back to awareness. We practice without judgment, letting go of preconceived notions of what yoga might be and keeping in mind that we can all do yoga, if we approach it gently and respectfully. Recommendations: Bringing your own yoga mat(s), yoga blankets or bath towels, and yoga strap is recommended. Ideally, you should be able to get down to, and up from, the floor, as well as remain seated for several minutes.
Fran Ross (email@example.com) is a nationally certified yoga instructor, combining Kripalu, Anusara, and therapeutic yoga influences in her teaching. Fran also has a doctorate in expressive arts in therapy, education and social change.