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TUESDAY Live Virtual Yoga during Mindfulness March

lenaellis
Community Manager
Lena E Community Manager Member Since: Apr 7, 2015
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Beginning March 2, 2021, Upwork Freelancer Natalie Thomas will host live virtual yoga sessions here every Tuesday in March at 7am PST as part of our Mindfulness March events (see announcement post).

 

 

Each day, Natalie, will guide us through different stretches. The sessions will be 30 minutes each and easy to do without materials. We recommend having a towel or yoga mat for more comfort during seated stretches. The sessions will be twice per week one on Tuesday and the other Thursday at 4pm PST, so that you can select a time that works better for you (or attend both). The video will be embedded and you can join from wherever you are, each week, just by coming to this thread (or this one for Thursdays). 

 

Please feel free to ask questions or request modifications or adjustments to fit your body here in the thread during the live event.  All experience levels are welcome! We encourage you to take a break and join for a calming uplifting yoga session you can incorporate into your daily routine to ease the body and mind.

 

The live stream will start at 7am PST on Tuesdays. You can watch the recording when the session has ended up until when the new session begins the following week. Join us here every Tuesday all March long.

 

**** All family members in your household or housemates are welcome to join! 

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lysis10
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Jennifer M Member Since: May 17, 2015
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oh this is kinda neat. I have a yoga mat already too. I've been wanting to try yoga but this poophole town doesn't have a studio anywhere near me. How are there 3453 gyms but no yoga or even pilates? Buncha plebs around here. But now I can make a complete fool of myself tryina do this stuff in my house so that's pretty neat. Two thumbs up.

lenaellis
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Lena E Community Manager Member Since: Apr 7, 2015
3 of 18

Jennifer you are hilarious. That is odd to not have a yoga studio around. Am I remembering correctly that you use to do a spin class or barre method or something before? I’m excited for yoga as well. I won't be on camera but I will be participating and if you have any questions I will share them with Natalie. Would love your feedback on the sessions!

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lysis10
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Jennifer M Member Since: May 17, 2015
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Lena E wrote:

Jennifer you are hilarious. That is odd to not have a yoga studio around. Am I remembering correctly that you use to do a spin class or barre method or something before? I’m excited for yoga as well. I won't be on camera but I will be participating and if you have any questions I will share them with Natalie. Would love your feedback on the sessions!


I used to do Orangetheory. Yes, I know. I'm one of *them*. I quit and just do a normal gym now.

 

I'm excited to try this out, so thank you to Natalie for hosting this too!

mwiggenhorn
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Mary W Member Since: Nov 10, 2014
5 of 18

I did yoga 40 years ago.  Will be interested if my old joints still have any stretch left.  I did try to go back to it some years later but everybody in the class was double jointed and painfully thin and I couldn't keep up.

aocumen
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Avery O Moderator Member Since: Nov 23, 2015
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My mom and I joined the same beginner's yoga class in our town. She has Parkinson's disease, and I encouraged her to join us to improve her balance and dystonia. She felt awkward fitting in because everyone in the class was fit and young and "looked" healthy. She eventually got the hang of it and she did some of the poses better than me (I have scolio). Unfortunately, I had to move away, so we stopped doing yoga together.  Robot Sad. We'll probably revisit the idea when everything is back to normal.

Hopefully, this inspires everyone to try and join the session/s!Robot Happy


-Avery
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astepanov83
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Aleksandr S Member Since: Jun 22, 2015
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While I hundred percent support healthy life style, I strongly encourage everyone, who's planning to attend such kinds of classes, to visit a neurologist, and make sure, that this won't make it worse. While many will benefit from yoga excercises, for some this can trigger pains, protrusions and worsen other nasty spinal bones jamming and deformations.

 

 

gilbert-phyllis
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Phyllis G Member Since: Sep 8, 2016
8 of 18

Aleksandr S wrote:

While I hundred percent support healthy life style, I strongly encourage everyone, who's planning to attend such kinds of classes, to visit a neurologist, and make sure, that this won't make it worse. While many will benefit from yoga excercises, for some this can trigger pains, protrusions and worsen other nasty spinal bones jamming and deformations.

 

 


In the US many people, especially self-employed, simply don't have the option to "visit a neurologist" for that kind of precautionary exam. That being said, I've been practicing yoga off and on for 40 years and a good teacher will always encourage students to start where they are and to stop before it hurts, and will offer modifications and substitutions as needed.

 

akriti0412
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Akriti D Member Since: Jul 13, 2020
9 of 18

This is awesome! Thank you Upwork Community for being so thoughtful, I feel so proud and happy to be working here! Looking forward to this amazing session! 

lenaellis
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Lena E Community Manager Member Since: Apr 7, 2015
10 of 18

Oh Akriti we're happy to have you here in the community! I look forward to hearing your feedback on the sessions as well! 

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