Gentle Yoga is a supportive, unhurried practice designed to open the heart and rejuvenate the entire body. Emphasis is on loosening and strengthening the body gradually through a flow of gentle stretches and poses. A delight for those newer to yoga or anyone looking for a less vigorous, more soothing and restorative experience, this class focuses on:
- Breathing and relaxation practices that reduce stress and quiet the mind
- Simple stretches and rhythmic exercises to warm-up the body
- Foundational yoga postures—gently moving into and out of a variety of poses and how to adapt poses to your abilities
Paula Connors is a devoted mother of three, nature enthusiast, certified Breema Bodywork practitioner, and longtime member of the alternative and educational communities in WNY.
Over the years, Paula has been a program instructor for People, Inc., a teacher at Calasantius School for the Gifted, the Director of Educational Outreach for First Hand Learning, and Outreach Coordinator for the PeaceWeavers. Her dedication to community is extensive. She and her husband, Kevin, were founding members of the Aurora Waldorf School. She has also coordinated many community events in the greater Buffalo area including the first Waldorf Summer School and Waldorf Winter Fair; Parks Alive Concert Series; and several PeaceWeaver events such as Relay for Peace, An Evening with Dr. Emoto, The Power of Peace and Healing, and several Wellness Weekends at Gilda’s Club.
Paula’s passion for conscious, heartfelt living blossomed after meeting the PeaceWeavers in 2001. Through her close service work and affiliation to the PeaceWeaver Community and Breema Center, she has developed a unique approach to wellness which including practices such as yoga, meditation, Do-In, Self Breema Exercises, and conscious eating. Paula now teaches Gentle Yoga at the Rising Sun Yoga Center, provides healing Breema Treatments (a series of nurturing and supportive bodywork sequences), and facilitates a variety of wellness seminars around WNY. Her deepest desire is to be well herself and create greater health and happiness in the world.