Many people think that yoga is just a bunch of stretching. While stretching is certainly involved, yoga is really about creating balance in the body through developing both strength and flexibility. This is done through the performance of poses or postures, each of which has specific physical benefits. The poses can be done quickly in succession, creating heat in the body through movement or more slowly to increase stamina and perfect the alignment of the pose. The poses are a constant, but the approach to them varies depending on the training in which the teacher has been trained.
Tuckahoe Recreation Club's offers yoga classes as both a meditative and physical discipline that trains the body as it quiets the mind. With practice, students can develop greater awareness of their bodies while increasing their strength, balance, and flexibility.
Yoga Classes with Fritz Partlow (Tuesdays)
Fritz Partlow is a certified Iyengar teacher with many years of experience. Her training in anatomy, alignment, and breath work along with her enthusiasm for the practice of yoga make her classes safely challenging for students in body and mind. Fritz teaches Iyengar yoga which emphasizes correct alignment in the poses. This practice is designed to improve balance, build strength and stamina, and improve flexibility. Each class begins and ends with a short meditation for centering and relaxation.
Yoga Classes with Sue Lyn Schramm (Thursdays)
Sue Lyn Schramm is a registered yoga teacher who has taught students of all ages and abilities since 2006. Her training in anatomy and alignment, together with her strong interest in yoga as a therapeutic tool, make her classes safely challenging for students in body and mind. These classes are appropriate for students new to yoga and those with some physical limitations. Each class begins and ends with a short meditation for centering and relaxation. Sue Lyn teaches hatha yoga, emphasizing correct alignment and safety in the poses. Poses are held for increasing durations as students’ stamina in the poses increases.