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FREE Community Care Week VIRTUAL Strength Essentials

Join us for free virtual drop-in classes every day from Monday, February 20 to Sunday, February 26. Community Care Week is one way that we’re sharing our resources with anyone who needs them. We all need one another to survive and thrive - so let’s practice together.

Movement: Strength training (non-asana) - active, powerful yet doable

Mood: upbeat, informative, empowering

If you’ve ever felt intimidated by strength training, this class will leave you feeling strong and empowered. You can build strength without a gym membership, and Strength Essentials is a great place to start or reintroduce strength training.

In this class, you can expect to combine exercises that use external load (like hand weights and resistance bands) and body weight, with time for recovery in accessible yoga poses. You’ll learn functional movements, like squats and doable push-up progressions, to help you build strength and increase capacity for daily tasks and recreational activities. We’ll take a fun and lighthearted approach to strength building in a group setting, and participants who attend regularly can expect to build physical capacity and confidence progressively, over time. This class is ideal for folks who want to increase bone density (to prevent the progression of osteoporosis) or gradually rebuild strength after a major life change such as a pregnancy or illness.

Beginners of all ages with no major wrist, knee or core limitations are welcome and encouraged to participate

**This class will include weight bearing on all fours (knees and wrists). Some alternatives will be given, however if you have significant limitations being on your hands and knees, we recommend starting with the Essentials class on the drop-in schedule.

Reserve your spot online at least 30 minutes in advance. We will email you the link to join about 20 minutes before class time.