Yoga Classes for Faculty and Staff
with Joanna Colwell of Otter Creek Yoga
April 10-May 29, 2013
Very Basic: Wednesdays from 11:30-12:30 p.m.
Mixed-Level: Wednesdays from 12:45-1:45 p.m.
109 Mahaney Center for the Arts
What to bring: Wear clothes you can move comfortably in; yoga is done in bare feet. We’ll supply the mats and other equipment.
Space is limited; register by contacting Ellen McKay (firstname.lastname@example.org). Bring your check for $64 made out to Otter Creek Yoga to the first class. A limited amount of scholarship money is available for those in financial need; please talk to Joanna for more information.
Please join us for eight sessions of the popular Iyengar Yoga classes Joanna has been offering on campus this year and year-round at Otter Creek Yoga in the Marbleworks. The focus is on classical yoga postures with attention to alignment, which helps students gain strength and flexibility safely. By learning correct action in the yoga postures, students receive the fullest possible benefit of the practice on every level—physical, mental, and spiritual. People with at least 6 months of experience in Iyengar classes should register for Mixed-Level.
• If you are looking to improve your physical and mental health, try yoga!
• If you want to heal from an unhealthy relationship with food or other substances, try yoga!
• If you are very out of shape, and fear that it will be too strenuous, don’t worry — you can work at your own pace.
• If you are very athletic, and fear that it won’t be challenging enough, don’t worry — most athletes find they benefit tremendously from yoga.
Tuition is underwritten by the Optimal Health Initiative Committee and the Committee on Campus Stress.
Yoga with Russell Comstock
T 5:00-6:15 P.M., MCFA 109
($60 for 10 classes; pay at first class)
Yoga with Jeremy Cline
F 12:30-1:20 P.M., MCFA 109
For further information, call (802) 443-5245 or visit our Web site at http://go.middlebury.edu/dance
Joanna Colwell and James Papiano
To be truly healthy, we must take care of our body, mind, and heart. A great yoga class should leave you feeling cleansed and energized, clear-headed, warm-hearted, and very relaxed. Joanna Colwell and James Papiano have a gift for helping students of every age and ability to grow stronger and calmer, relax the body and mind, and have fun. With warmth, humor, and compassion, Joanna and James rejoice in sharing the treasures they have received from their yoga practice. Joanna Colwell is the director of Otter Creek Yoga, Middlebury’s only yoga studio. Joanna began practicing yoga in 1988, and has 15 years experience working with hundreds of students of all shapes, sizes, and fitness levels. James Papiano has been practicing yoga since 1990, and has studied with Joanna for the last five years. Joanna and James are now co-teaching several classes in the Middlebury area.
Tuesday Metta Earth Yoga with Russell Comstock
5:00-6:15 p.m. Mitchell Green Lounge
• For students, faculty, and staff
• Begins September 14. $60 for 10-class session; 24-person maximum.
• Faculty and Staff, pre-register with Andrea Olsen (email@example.com); Students register and pay at first class
• Bring your own mat if you have one; some props provided.
An expression of “green yoga”, Metta Earth Yoga refreshes our connection to earth through movement, silence, mindfulness, and other spiritual life practices. The classical forms of yoga including asana (posture), pranayama (breathing), meditation, and kirtan (chanting) provide vital enlivening pathways for healing our relationship with the planet. Our practice is informed by an affinity with engaged Buddhism and Zen.
Russell Comstock, Co-Director of Metta Earth Institute, has given his life to living, learning, and loving. As stepfather of twenty five years to three grown sons, Russell is dedicated to fathering, family, and community life. Always moved by the soul of earth, he holds an MA in Contemplative and Ecological Leadership and a BA in Human Ecology. A practitioner of yoga for more than twenty years, he is certified in both Interdisciplinary and Jivamukti Yoga, and brings to all his teaching a spirit of embodied devotion. Russell is a founding member of the Green Yoga Association and serves on the Green Yoga Council. With extensive experience directing programs in wilderness, adventure, and experiential education, Russell integrates a steady intention to help humans connect more compassionately with earth and with each other. He has trained as a quest and wilderness guide with Earth Rise Foundation, School of Lost Borders, and Outdoor Leadership Training Seminars. He has been a nationally certified Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician (WEMT) for many years, and now maintains a Wilderness First Responder certification. He has recently completed a handbook called: Metta Earth Yoga – Contemplative Ecological Practices for a Sustainable Future.
Wednesday Yoga with Andrea Olsen
1:30-2:10pm MCFA 109
• For students, faculty, and staff
• Begins September 15, 12-class session. Free of charge.
• Yoga experience required; register at first class.
Andrea Olsen, Professor of Dance and Truscott Professor of Environmental Studies, teaches Anatomy for Yoga in teacher training programs at the Center for Yoga and Healing Arts, in Amherst, MA. She is a certified yoga instructor, and has offered yoga at Middlebury College since l999, initially supported by an ACLS Contemplative Practice Grant to encourage inclusion of contemplative techniques within college coursework. This class, for those with previous yoga experience, will include flow postures and meditation.
Tuesday and Thursday Yoga & Meditation with Prem Prakash
7:30 pm, Memorial Field House 3rd Floor
• For students only
• See Physical Education schedule and registration requirements