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Foundational Yoga

07/27/2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
RSY Surya Room

You've heard so much about yoga. You know it's supposed to be great for you - make you fit, flexible, focused and obliterate stress. But you don't know where to start (or what it actually is). Or maybe you've done the videos, but you're not sure what you are doing is OK.

At Rising Sun Yoga, we are your beginners' and beyond oasis. We'll guide you, step-by-step, as you discover this wonderful practice. A great way to continue your practice after you have immersed your self in the Intro to Yoga Course is with this simple and friendly class. Each class may cover:

Simple breathing exercises that are common to our practice;

Foundational yoga postures and how to adapt them to your abilities and needs;

Meditation techniques to reduce stress;

How to breathe so that you may link postures together and never feel out-of-breath.

We repeat things a lot so you are sure to learn them. And, we also make time to teach you how to modify the postures to accommodate your body and its unique needs.

We accommodate everyone...those who are new and have no experience, those with little experience, those who have not done yoga in a long time, those who want a refresher, and those who love working the foundational aspects.

This is a Continuous Class (you can join in at any time).

Beth Steinberg
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Beth Steinberg recognized the beauty of yoga at Rising Sun in May of 2010, when the studio was housed in a tiny storefront in Snyder, NY. She knew as she walked out of her very first class that her life had just changed dramatically. While she had earned a Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do at age 45, and run/walked a half-marathon in celebration of her 50th birthday, Beth was at a point where she wanted something more than what she’d previously pursued, and was very intrigued by yoga’s approach to bettering one’s health and well-being.

Beth quickly discovered that yoga classes offered not only the physical exercise she wanted and needed, but also provided a much deeper, more holistic experience she was seeking. The arc of a class, from the opening centering meditation to the restful Savasana at the end, provided the physical work of stretching and strengthening, but enveloped it with a sense of peace, balance, meaning, and love. Yoga quickly became her passion and source of support, providing an avenue for reducing stress, helping her find perspective and balance, and acknowledging her most authentic self.

As her practice has grown and deepened, she has learned much about her body and its capabilities. She makes liberal use of props and modifications, and has learned not to regret her limitations. As a yoga instructor, Beth is dedicated to offering that same assistance and encouragement to all of her students — especially those who don’t feel flexible, thin, young, athletic, or beautiful enough to practice yoga. She knows that everybody and every body is capable of enjoying the vast array of benefits to mind, body, and soul that yoga offers. Beth considers her yoga practice a blessing, and is grateful to have earned her 200-Hour Teacher Certification at Rising Sun Yoga Studio.

Beth lives in Williamsville with her husband, her two Shelties, and whichever of her three children, all in their 20’s, happen to show up for a free meal, a hockey game on tv, or to do their laundry. She is an elementary schoolteacher at a private school in Amherst, NY, and delights in sharing yoga techniques for de-stressing with her young students.