The Yoga Studio at RVCC

Our fully-equipped Yoga Studio offers a variety of classes throughout the week, taught by qualified and knowledgeable instructors specializing in Iyengar Hatha, Multi-level Hatha, Men’s Yoga, and more. No matter what your fitness or experience level may be, there is a class that will work for you. Many of the instructors also offer private or small-group instruction. If you are interested in teaching a Yoga class, please contact the RVCC Office at 434-361-0100 or rockfishcc@gmail.com for more information.

Mondays, 8:00 – 9:00 AM: Integrative Yoga with Agnes F. Schrider, physical therapist, and certified Yoga Instructor
Agnes has been teaching Yoga since 2006 and integrates her training in physical therapy and anatomy, mindfulness and wellness for a safe and fun class. All level students are welcome. Private individual and group yoga sessions available by appointment. To sign up or get more info, contact Agnes at agnesyhw@gmail.com. For class schedules, fees, changes in schedule due to holidays, inclement weather etc) and to read Agnes’s blog for wellness tips, visit www.agsyogaworks.com.

Mondays, 9:15 – 10:45 AM: All levels Iyengar with Sandra Pleasants – A certified Iyengar Instructor
434-361-2262 or sandra.pleasants@gmail.com.

Mondays 11:15 AM–12:30 PM: Yin Yoga with Rebecca L’Abbe  (no class Feb 19)

Contact Rebecca L’Abbe at rebecca.labbe@gmail.com or 434 466-2696.
$72/6 classes (must be used within 9 weeks of purchase) or $14/drop in. Partial scholarships also available through instructor.
Yin Yoga is a slow-paced style of yoga that uses gentle long held postures practiced with an attitude of compassionate acceptance to awaken the more Yin (feminine) parts of our physical, emotional and spiritual selves. A meditative approach to yoga, yin aims at cultivating awareness of inner silence and is an opportunity to step outside our usual judgements and desires and to be at peace. Through the practice of Yin we can help bring health to our bodies and balance to our busy Yang (masculine) style lives.  Another intention of Yin yoga is to promote the physical and energetic health of the connective tissue around the joints by applying moderate stress to the tendons, fascia, and ligaments with the aim of increasing circulation in the joints and improving flexibility. To do this we put gentle physical stress on these tissues by controlled stretching. Since everyone’s body is different, yin yoga promotes the use of cushions and blankets for support in the poses. The practice of yin yoga cultivates concentration and mindfulness to remain present in the poses.
Rebecca’s Bio: After many years of studying and performing ballet and modern dance, the gift of yoga provided a natural transition to stay strong, creatively curious, and mentally disciplined minus the stress of competition. She began her teacher training at the Iyengar Institute in San Francisco, but was sidelined by a back injury that had its roots in years of dancing. Yoga was the cornerstone of her recovery, not only on a physical level, but through years of careful loving care from teachers who helped her to overcome her fears about hurting her back again, realign her body from its years of compensating, and regain confidence.  Rebecca received her teaching certification through YogaWorks at Yoga Source, Richmond, VA in 2003. Her primary instructors there were Sandra Pleasants and Jennifer Elliot. Additional certification includes training to teach yoga to people with Multiple Sclerosis. Before that she studied with Manuso Manos at the Iyengar Institute in San Francisco and taught locally. She continues to study in Afton, VA with Sandra Pleasants. Rebecca has recently completed training in Yin Yoga with Biff Mithoefer. Her teaching is informed by many streams of interest including dance, an ongoing study of physiology and anatomy, and a sense of humor.

Mondays, 6:00 – 7:30 PM: Advanced Iyengar with Sandra Pleasants – A certified Iyengar Instructor
434-361-2262 or sandra.pleasants@gmail.com.

Tuesdays, 10:00 AM: Gentle Iyengar Yoga with Sandra Pleasants
For those who are new to yoga, or would like a yoga class that moves more slowly than a regular class and uses props where necessary to facilitate those with injuries. Contact Sandra Pleasants – A certified Iyengar Instructor 434-361-2262 or sandra.pleasants@gmail.com.

Tuesdays 6:30–7:45 PM: Yin Yoga with Rebecca L’Abbe (no class February 20)

See class description above.  Contact Rebecca L’Abbe at rebecca.labbe@gmail.com or 434 466-2696.  $72/6 classes (must be used within 9 weeks of purchase) or $14/drop in. Partial scholarships also available through instructor.

Wednesdays, 8:30–10:00 AM: Integrative Yoga with Agnes F. Schrider
Agnes has been teaching Yoga since 2006 and integrates her training in physical therapy and anatomy, mindfulness and wellness for a safe and fun class. All level students are welcome. Private individual and group yoga sessions available by appointment. Contact: agnesyhw@gmail.com. For class schedules, fees, changes in schedule due to holidays, inclement weather etc) and to read Agnes’s blog for wellness tips. visit www.agsyogaworks.com.

Wednesdays, 9:00 AM:  Core Fusion with Kelly Whalen
(In the Core Fitness Synergy Studio, room 10.) A blend of Core Strength Conditioning, Pilates & Yoga. This class fuses the control and precision of Pilates with yoga postures, stretches, and complete Core training for a total-body toning class! Visit www.corefitsynergy.com for more info.

Wednesdays, 10:30–11:45 AM:  All Levels Yoga with Kate Zuckerman
Kate’s teaching incorporates the philosophy of yoga and emphasizes presence, peace, and poise in each pose. Students will hold postures for a period of time in order to learn more about themselves and the pose. This class will challenge more experienced students and is also appropriate for all levels.This class is offered by donation. Please give as generously as you can, as 100% of your donation will be donated to a local nonprofit organization. January/February’s donation recipient: The Rockfish Valley Foundation.
Contact Kate at kate@commongroundcville.org.
Bio: Kate Zuckerman began teaching yoga in 2002 and is the founder of Common Ground Healing Arts, a nonprofit organization that brings complementary health services to Charlottesville and the surrounding communities on a donation basis. Kate is grateful to her primary teacher, Kofi Busia, who is one of the world’s foremost instructors in the Iyengar tradition.

Wednesdays, 6:15 -7:15 PM: Multi-level Hatha yoga with Martina Compton, RYT
Contact Martina Compton, RYT martinac1959@gmail.com.

Thursdays, 6:30 — 8:00 PM: Men’s Yoga with Brian Webb
Contact Brian Webb 434-361-9218

Private Yoga Instruction:  Sara Agelasto, Certified Iyengar Yoga Instructor
Have you wanted to try yoga but do not know where to begin? Do you have a yoga practice but need a refresher? Can’t find a yoga class that fits in with your busy schedule? Try a personalized Yoga and Wellness Class with Sara Agelasto. As a Certified Natural Health Professional, Clinical Herbalist, and Certified Iyengar Yoga Instructor with over 10 years of experience, Sara works with you to create a yoga and wellness practice that suits your individual or small group needs. Contact sara@iHanuman.com or 434-825-5983.

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