Classes

At Yoga4Change, we believe that learning should be:

  • Student-centered and Inquiry-based:   with the student doing the work of learning.  Yoga presents a natural opportunity for this, engaging students’ natural curiosity as the most effective way to motivate.    
  • Objective / Theme Driven: Meaningful learning requires meaningful delivery.  Each class should be centered around 1 main inquiry with yoga activities to support that inquiry. 
  • Compassionate and Strengths-Based: The Yoga classroom should be a safe space for every participant and content should be instructed in a way that focuses on student strengths versus ‘fixing what’s wrong with them.’   
  • Fun:  Activities that require listening, focus, thoughtful attention to self/other, should be interspersed with games, movement and fun.

We offer the following programs

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Y12SR

Y12SR combines the wisdom of yoga with the practical tools of the 12 step program. Each class begins with a an opportunity to check in and share challenges and successes in a non-judgemental meeting of peers, followed by a yoga class to get at the issues in our tissues.

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ADULT & Senior

We offer classes for low income adults and seniors. Our classes for CT seniors are delivered in housing developments and at senior centers, using the evidence-based Silver Age Yoga program.  All senior classes are chair based, with instructors modifying to accommodate those that seek / develop a need for greater physical challenge.  

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Youth

Utilizing the evidence-based Kripalu Yoga in the Schools Curriculum, we provide youth-oriented classes for kids age 3 - 18 in the community and in schools across CT.