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Learn to Breathe Deeply and Enjoy the Day with Communiversity Yoga

New this Spring, Communiversity yoga classes on UC Victory Parkway and UC Clermont campuses.

Date: 4/6/2018 12:00:00 AM
By: Cassie Lipp

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Students stretching in a yoga class

The growing popularity of yoga is no surprise, given the many benefits yoga has to offer. Yoga can improve flexibility, balance, whole-body strength, recovery, range of motion and focus. For athletes in particular, the dynamic stretching of yoga poses and properly designed yoga exercises can counteract the tightness and imbalances that come from daily workouts.

It is now possible to gain the many benefits of yoga in the convenient location of UC Victory Parkway Campus with the new Every Day Yoga class this spring.

Every Day Yoga is a series of yoga practices designed to help students establish their yoga routine while nurturing their curiosity. The classes will explore some of yoga’s most ancient and fundamental practices through a modern frame-of-mind. Students will learn the power of breathing, movement and stillness in today's ever-changing world and discover how to live an Ayurvedic lifestyle.

Every Day Yoga takes place Wednesdays from April 18 to May 23 from 6:15 to 7:17 p.m. The course fee is $99. Students should bring a yoga mat, towel and bottle of water and wear yoga pants, leggings, or loose-fitting shorts.

“I’m extremely pleased to join Communiversity this spring with my Every Day Yoga course to allow participants to take some time to learn how to use their everyday around them to focus in the moment and breathe deeply,” course instructor Audrey Hamilton said.

In the course, new yogis will have the opportunity to learn variations of Hatha Yoga, Iyengar Yoga, Restorative Yoga and Yin Yoga. Building on each session, students will learn how to adopt poses when they start their day, sit or stand in class or work, drive or ride the bus, go about the day and then bring the day to a close. Hamilton said students will leave the course with the ability to enjoy the day rather than letting the day take them.

“Often we as humans are conditioned to routine, which is great,” Hamilton said. “However, we can assemble robotically or on autopilot by the breaths and movements we make. Every Day Yoga is bringing the awareness to the body and mind throughout the day to take the time to breathe deeply and be present and acknowledge that you can yoga anywhere!”

Other yoga courses offered by Communiversity include the Yoga by Marietta series at Mt. St. Joseph University and Introduction to Gentle Hatha Yoga at UC Clermont College. Hamilton is a certified coach and registered yoga teacher. She shares the yoga positions and works with a vast array of clients from athletes to seniors at various facilities around Cincinnati. 

Communiversity offers fun and innovative continuing education courses to enrich the lives of those around Cincinnati and beyond. With locations both on UC Victory Parkway Campus and around Cincinnati, Communiversity makes it easy for working professionals, retirees, and other lifelong learners to develop new skills and hobbies.

To register for Communiversity yoga courses, visit our website or call (513) 556-6932 and press 2. UC faculty and staff are eligible for a 50% discount on yoga courses!

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