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Shining Head

Exercises posted to the “Try This!” section are for you to try at home. The shining head breathing exercise will give you a quick energy boost and help clear your mind. 1. Stand erect or sit on your heels. Lean your trunk forward and place your hands on your thighs. 2. Breathe in gently through the nose, then breathe out… Read more →

What is Yoga?

Yoga is over 5,000 years old.  It is not a religion, it is a philosophy.  Each person’s practice is as unique as the individual. In our classes, we practice hatha yoga.  “Ha” stands for sun, and “tha” stands for moon.  Yoga is the joining of the body, mind and the spirit; that which has never been apart. Central to yoga is the… Read more →

Suggestions for New Students

As you practice, remember that all these exercises are stretches — make them as pleasant and luxurious as those exuberant stretches you used to do spontaneously as a child, and enjoy the refreshing sense of well-being. Wear clothing you can move easily in (no baggy clothes, as they obscure alignment). Bare feet are essential. Do not wear perfume or heavy… Read more →

Welcome!

Hi, I’m Barbara Bannerman.  I have been practicing yoga for over 40 years, and teaching for the last 15 years.  If you are looking for a yoga class that will bring you peace, fitness, flexibility and a few laughs along the way, I encourage you to attend  one of my ongoing classes a retreat or. New students are always welcome!  I will do my… Read more →