Virtual Yoga Classes
A regular mind-body practice keeps you flexible, strengthens the back, legs, arms, and joints, builds breath awareness, and opens the heart. Strong & Steady Yoga is an approach that builds inner resilience as we refine our physical alignment in postures.
As we mark a new year during a time of racial, social, political, economic, and cultural divides, I will be dedicating our classes to bringing the disparate aspects of our physical selves into a powerful experience of unity.
During the first winter session, each class is dedicated to examining parts of the body (feet, knees, hips, lower spine, upper spine, shoulders, wrists, neck…) and how they support the experience of inner unity. The second winter session is focused on fundamental yoga principles that support unity and a sense of wholeness in the body. Along the way, we will come together to release stress and renew a sense of flow in body, mind and spirit.
Class List, Dates, Times & Cost posted below.
SPECIAL NOTE ABOUT ZOOM YOGA: Virtual classes allow you to be with YOUR experience without the distraction of other participants in the room.
At the same time, I cannot see you well enough to ensure safety.
You are responsible to gauge the safety of your practice within your personal limitations. It’s better to build up strength over time rather than force or strain. The experience you should notice is exertion with relaxation. Stay safe and adapt the teachings to your level of energy and flexibility, inviting some joy and release into your day! Come try it out!
Strong & Steady Yoga Weekly
Tuesdays 9:30 – 10:30 am: This chair-to-mat class focuses on postures that support bone health. We practice specific postures that target muscles and tissue in the spine and hips to stimulate bone development. This is an accessible class that is well paired with the Friday morning class. 8-Week Session Dates: Jan 5 – Feb 23, 2021 & Mar 2 – April 20, 2021
Wednesdays 12:00 – 1:00 pm: This mat-based class builds strength and stability in body, breath, and mind. Together we focus on alignment and fundamentals to build postures from the ground up, including lunges, balance postures, twists, and back bends. This is a good lead-in class for Saturday morning. 8-Week Session Dates: Jan 6 – Feb 24, 2021 & Mar 3 – April 21, 2021
Fridays 9:30 – 10:45 am: This gentle chair-to-mat class is designed to release tension, stretch the body, and support joint health. Full focus is on safe movement, alignment that supports the healthy spine. As my most accessible class, it is great for anyone with age-related health conditions or recovering from physical injury. 8-Week Session Dates: Jan 8 – Feb 26, 2021 & Mar 5 – April 23, 2021
Saturdays 9:30 – 10:45 am: This mat-based class builds strength and stability in body, breath, and mind. The focus is on alignment and reviewing fundamentals to build postures from the ground up, including lunges, balance postures, twists, and back bends. A great way to kick off the weekend! 8-Week Session Dates: Jan 9 – Feb 27, 2021 & Mar 6 – April 24, 2021
Accessing Zoom: All classes are taught live via the Zoom platform. Sign up for a free Zoom account at: https://zoom.us/ I will send you the specific link after you have signed up for a class.
Preparation: Please set up your personal practice space at home with your yoga mat (rug, towel) or chair (solid folding chairs are great), blocks (thick books), a strap (belt, dog leash, sash). It’s nice to have a blanket and pillow handy as well.
Please arrive into the Zoom room a few minutes early to settle in and adjust settings. I typically arrive into our Zoom room 10 minutes before class and stay on 10 minutes after class.
Registration & Payment:
Contact me at email@example.com to let me know you are coming, and I will send you a welcoming message with password for the class(es).
Cost per 8-week session: $125; Drop-in rate: $20
Bring-a-Friend or Twice-a-Week Yoga: $225
First Class is FREE: If you are new to my Zoom classes, come try out a class as my gift to you.
If you have to miss a class, please let me know and come on a different day, preferably that same week. No carry-overs across sessions.
Send payment preferably via Venmo to: @Esther-Wyss-Flamm-MINDFUL. Venmo works like a debit card. Or as a check to: Esther Wyss-Flamm, 45 West Gravers Lane, Philadelphia, PA 19118. Also via PayPal at (not preferred due to fees): firstname.lastname@example.org.
Let me know if you’ve got any questions… I look forward to continuing our yoga journey together