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
Margaret L. Kaiser is a graduate of the Iyengar-based Essential Teacher Training Program (2006) with Iyengar teacher Francois Raoult at Open Sky Yoga Center, as well as the Restorative Yoga Teacher Training Program (2007 & 2009) with Judith Hanson-Lasater, Ph.D., PT, RYT. In 2006 she began teaching yoga classes in Newfane, New York. In 2010 she opened her own yoga studio, Yoga Here & Now, in Newfane.
Her private practice includes continued study with Francois Raoult, as well as other accomplished Iyengar teachers. Margaret approaches teaching with a gentle touch and is clearly focused on the needs of her students.