With few exceptions, yoga is healthy for every one of every shape, size and fitness level. Yoga is good for balance, flexibility, strengthening, and stress reduction. It can help with controlling weight, lowering blood pressure, improving sleep and enhancing mood.
Yoga poses encourage the natural range of motion that the body is designed to do. You move slowly, allowing your body to lead. Yoga is not a hard-driving, gym-like experience. There is no pushing yourself or comparing what you do with the person on the mat beside you. Yoga is a personal experience. The only expectation is that you move within your own level of comfort. Modifications of the poses allow you to maximize the stretch, enjoy the exercise and leave the session refreshed and re-energized. Simply put, yoga doesn’t discriminate – it helps everyone to feel vital and rejuvenated.
Meriter offers a variety of yoga classes because we believe that getting healthier and stronger and can begin with only 45 minutes a week.
Below is the list of our current class options. Each yoga program is scheduled as a 4 week class, offered consecutively throughout the year.
Yoga Basics – Wednesdays, 10:30 – 11:15 am, Meriter Wellness Center, 2501 W. Beltline Hwy, Suite 207 (the corner of Todd Drive)
Yoga Basics at Noon – Wednesdays, 11:45 am – 12:30 pm, Meriter Business Center, 2650 Novation Parkway (off Rimrock Road)
Mom & Baby Yoga – Wednesdays, 10:30 – 11:15 am, Meriter Business Center
Prenatal Yoga – Fridays, 12:00 – 12:45 pm, Meriter Business Center
To register, visit meriter.com/classes, or call the Women’s Health Education Department at 608.417.8446. These classes are reimbursable through Physicians Plus and Unity.
Tish Lafferty, RN, MSN
Coordinator and Nurse Educator
Women’s Health Education