This playful, drop-in series explores how yoga can uniquely support the hormonal, energetic and creative changes brought on by the menstrual cycle. Vinyasa yoga sequences will focus on postures that support and nourish pelvic organs and work with fluctuating hormone levels throughout the physical and creative seasons of life.
Working in tandem with the lunar calendar, the first month (April) of this series will explore the four phases of the menstrual cycle and how yoga can support the hormonal changes in each. The second month (May) will expand upon this to incorporate the four phases of the creative cycle and explore how yoga and knowledge of the menstrual cycle can guide one's energies and inspiration for creation. The final month (June) will parallel the energies of the menstrual cycle to four seasons of life and discover how yoga can ease and support the hormonal transitions from one season to another.
While the content of this class is geared toward people with menstrual cycles, all who are interested are welcome. Series runs April 2 - June 25 from 7:00 - 8:15pm, drop-ins welcome. Open to all yoga levels.
*Please note that the classes on April 16, May 14 and June 11 will be a restorative yoga practice in observation of the new moon/menstrual phase. No classes on Memorial day, May 28.
About the instructor:
Jenna has been practicing yoga for 15 years and has had the privilege to complete yoga teacher trainings in YogaWorks and Anusara Yoga. She has taught life-affirming, alignment oriented flow classes in a variety of settings, including in Durham’s first Yoga of 12-step Recovery meetings.
She is now excited to bring her love of women’s studies and a personal cyclic yoga practice to students with a 12 week Women’s Yoga course.
When she is not practicing yoga she can usually be found playing with her husband, young son and rambunctious dog.