Yoga 101: a guided 4-week series to get you started

The yoga pose is not the goal. Becoming flexible or standing on our hands is not the goal.

 

The goal is to create space where you were once stuck. To unveil layers of protection you’ve built around your heart. To appreciate your body and become aware of the mind and the noise it creates. To make peace with who you are. The goal is to love, well, you.

 

Shift your focus and your heart will grow.

During this workshop series, designed specifically for those who are new to yoga, you’ll explore the elements of yoga in a slow paced and comfortable environment. You’ll learn how to develop a yoga practice that is safe for you while you build strength, flexibility, and balance for a lifetime.  

 

The small class size will allow for individual attention and modifications.  

 

With this 4-week series we will focus on the fundamentals of the most common poses and pranayama (breathing exercises) with a brief introduction to the history of yoga and yoga philosophy. You’ll discover the foundational practices, techniques and guiding principles to begin your yoga journey on a path of personal growth and wellness. 

 

One of the greatest aspects of yoga is that regardless of your experience or level of fitness or flexibility there is a way to modify to match your exact level of ability and this series will teach you how. This workshop includes verbal instruction, gentle hands-on adjustments, and practice to help you form good habits from the beginning of your yoga practice.

 

Registration includes 2 Yoga for Beginners classes on Tuesdays, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Benefits of Yoga

Yoga has both preventative and therapeutic benefits, it has been shown to offer both physical and mental benefits to the body and the mind.

Some of the many physical benefits of yoga include:

A few of the many mental benefits of yoga include:

  • Improved flexibility and muscle joint mobility
  • Strengthened and toned muscles
  • Healthy posture
  • Strengthened spine
  • Reduction in back pain
  • Improved muscular-skeletal condition
  • Improved breathing capacity
  • Encourages weight loss

  • Centered attention & sharpened concentration
  • Relaxed mind
  • Refreshed body by relieving muscle strain
  • Change and relief of chronic stress patterns in the body
  • Increased body awareness
  • Increased mindfulness in day-to-day life

IT’S TIME TO START SOMETHING NEW AND TRUST THE MAGIC OF NEW BEGINNINGS!

February 7, 14, 21 and 28

4:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Grace Tree Yoga Studio, 8933 Cincinnati-Dayton Rd. West Chester, OH  45069

In-studio and livestream options available.

 

All sales are final. In the case of inclement weather, the workshop will be rescheduled for another day.

 

A minimum of 5 students required.

 

Feel free to contact Jill at (513) 267-0550 or jillconyers@gmail.com if you have any questions.

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING:

  • Jill’s style of teaching yoga has helped me find a me that I didn’t realize existed. She is a master of embracing the environment, getting a pulse on what her students need on any given day, and she actively seeks out a personal connection by engaging in conversations prior to the start of class. Jill’s style of teaching has taught me to slow down, even stop. She sets a mindful and intention oriented class from the beginning. Her cueing (physical and verbal), her voice, her modeling, and her variety of modifications makes every class suitable to what I need on any given day. She is even a master of music; her playlists are uplifting, relaxing and are perfect for the flow of the class.  

     

    I am learning every day that yoga, like my life, is a journey of practice, not perfection. And if I have days where I lose sight of this, all I need to do is meet Jill on the mat and she will gently guide me back.

    Jodi

    Middle School Teacher

  • My experience with Jill’s class has been nothing short of a game changer for my personal practice. I remember the first day I walked into one of Jill’s classes, she immediately identified that I was a new face and introduced herself and made me feel comfortable.

    I have been practicing yoga for about 4 years now, and have enjoyed the journey very much, but I don’t think I was completely in touch with the meditative nature of yoga until I set foot into one of Jill’s classes. Her classes have helped me elevate my practice, escape my mind and be 100% present in my body. Jill is a gifted teacher who can effectively help elevate newcomers and show them the true magic that is Yoga.

    Jennifer

    Management

  • I can honestly say Jill changed my life. When she was offering a workshop called Miracle Morning, I decided to sign up because I enjoy her classes. She taught us a daily yoga routine including meditation and journaling. It has changed my life and I have found the journaling has helped me work through problems in my life. Thank you Jill!

    Parul

    Physician

  • I was surprised to learn how grounding yoga is for me. I loved that Jill emphasized that yoga can be whatever the “yogi” allows it to be, whether it’s a form of exercise, meditation, stress relief, or spiritual practice. I really enjoyed the meditation at the beginning of each class, and incorporating essential oils in the practice. I would definitely recommend taking Jill’s workshop. I feel like it’s a great starter course for anyone wanting to learn more and develop a deeper understanding of yoga beyond the physical practice.

    Megan

  • I have been talking to all my friends and coworkers about Jill’s classes and Yoga 101 workshop. I am amazed at how much better I feel mentally and physically. I strongly believe that taking care of the mental and physical health begins with motion and yoga provides that and tied in a spiritual aspect as well.  I have started taking yoga classes and I feel like I have a better understanding of why the movements are done the way they are with Jill’s teaching methods. In Jill’s workshop I loved learning more about how to use props and deeper understanding of the terminology. Lastly, and my favorite, is that it surprised me that I could do things I never thought I could do. I have realized I am stronger than I thought I was. I look forward to taking more of Jill’s workshops and classes in the future as I continue to my practice.

    Julie

  • The Yoga 101 series was even more helpful and enjoyable than I thought it would be! Can’t wait to come back and take a class.

    Shannon

  • Yoga 101 was a wonderful foundation onto which I can build my yoga practice.  Before taking this class, I didn’t even know there were different types of yoga.  Jill was patent, sharing her knowledge, skills, talent and passion for yoga with each of us.  I learned how to modify moves for my body type and limitations, with and without props.  The biggest take away for me was learning about the way yoga can positively influence other areas of my life, such as mindfulness, meditation and breathing.  I highly recommend Yoga 101 to anyone who wants to learn about yoga for the first time, or to a skilled person, as a refresher!

    Chris

    Management

  • My biggest takeaway from taking Yoga 101 with Jill was the ability to add and modify poses to my existing routine. Also, I was able to concentrate on certain aspects of my form that were a bit lax.  Both of these allowed me to see and feel a difference in how my soul and body was experiencing my time on the mat.  I would definitely recommend this series to any yoga enthusiast who is just starting out or wants to adjust their current routine.

    Meg

Follow me on Instagram