2022 Spring Schedule

21 April – 30 June 

All classes are offered on-line using Zoom and unless otherwise noted, all class times refer to U.S. Eastern Time Zone. 

 

Yoga Nidra Meditation 

Friends and Family Yoga Nidra Meditation – Each Monday beginning 25 April –  7:30 – 8:30 pm EST.   

Email your interest to me.  Zoom link is forwarded the day before class to all who express interest.   Donations can be made by PayPal or personal check.  

Curious about Yoga Nidra?
Although I have been trained in various styles of Yoga Nidra (sometimes referred to as Yogic Sleep), I tend to offer practices based on either iRest® Yoga Nidra Meditation created by Richard Miller, PhD, or the I AM™ Yoga Nidra created by Kamini Desai.  These practices are extremely healing during stressful times.  During the pandemic, I completed advanced studies in both approaches.  Each technique shares the benefits of allowing you to connect more deeply with yourself as well as creating a deeper sense of relaxation and ease when you most need it.   Please join us each Monday.  Take the initiative to help reduce your reaction to life’s daily stressors!

 

Yoga Classes on Zoom – 

Friends and Family Chair Yoga  – Each Thursday beginning 21 April – 30 June –  No Class on 5 May – Class is now Full

10:00 – 11 a.m. (4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Central European Time) – Zoom link opens at 9:45 to allow for socialization with the rest of the class.

What is chair yoga?

This gentle class  is suitable for any age.  Each class starts with an opening meditation or breath practice.  Seated movement in an armless chair encourages healthy movement of the joints.  A chair yoga dance is sometimes added for fun!  We spend about 10 -15 minutes in standing balance poses supported by the chair.  This lively fun group of friends and family have been gathering on zoom since the early days of the pandemic.  Come join the fun. 

Payment options for Friends and Family classes:

  • On-line —   Payments can be made with PayPal @denyse.lefever@gmail.com
  • Check — make check payable to Denyse LeFever and mail to the following address:
    3417 Walnut Hill Court, Falls Church VA 22042
  • Friends and Family Chair Yoga Flexible Fee Structure (April – June 2022)
    • First time students – first class is free 
    • Drop in – pay for one class at a time – $10   
    • Pre-register for series – $65   
  • Zoom link is forwarded after payment – usually 1 to 2 days before class.  Email me with any questions.

 

NEW SERIES

Lifestyle Guidance for Renewed Living – Thursdays, 2 June – 7 July –  (Only 2 spaces remain)

5:00 – 6:15 pm EDT

What is this class about?

Many chronic conditions, like T2 Diabetes or Heart Disease, can be the result of poor dietary choices, lack of exercise, poor sleep or unmanaged stress in life.   This introductory series will focus on research backed skills that may help prevent the occurrence or improve management of T2 Diabetes.     Primary medical based references for this series are the  CDC’s Diabetes Prevention Program for decreasing risk of T2 Diabetes and Take Control of Your Diabetes Risk by John Whyte, MD, MPH.

Each session will include gentle yoga practices that may help you to implement healthy changes to your life.    The group will be small and open on a first come basis.  The course outline which is subject to change is as follows:

Week 1 – What is Diabetes? Who is at Risk?    Setting an Intention for the next 6 weeks
Week 2 – Diet – Mindfulness and Role in How/What/When You Eat
Week 3 – Exercise – Getting Active to Improve Metabolism
Week 4 – Stress Management – Yoga Stress Busters to Better Manage Stress
Week 5 – Role of Sleep – Why Sleep is Important – A Yoga Nidra Practice to Ease Fatigue
Week 6 – Review Wrap-up – Next Steps

 

 

Yoga Nidra Meditation & Restorative Yoga at Inova Life With Cancer

These classes are open to anyone living with, caring for, or affected by cancer, regardless of location, age or where the person with cancer is being treated.

Yoga Nidra
Wednesdays 
2:30 – 3:30 p.m. – April 27, May 11 & 25, June 8 & 22, July 13 & 27, Aug 10

Restorative Yoga
Thursdays
2:30 -3:30 p.m. April 21, May 12, June 2 & 30, July 28, Aug 18

Register on-line at Life with Cancer

 

Check Out Yoga Vista TV Wellness Practices!

This year Denyse partnered up with her Chair Yoga Teacher, Sherry Zak Morris.  Both Sherry and Denyse are Certified Yoga Therapists.  Sherry has created a broad selection of quality on-demand yoga videos over the past decade.  They can all be found on her subscription TV channel,  YogaVista.TV.   Recently, Sherry has added a series of Wellness Practices to her internationally acclaimed TV channel.  Denyse contributed content for:  Wellness Practices for Cognitive Enrichment and Wellness Practices for Diabetes Self-Management.   Additionally she wrote these supporting articles: Wellness Practices for Cognitive Enrichment, Remembering the Forgetting,  Wellness Practices for Diabetes Self-Management and  Yamas and Niyamas: A Lifestyle Practice.Please check this out!

Gentle Yoga for Perennials – Not Offered Spring 2022 

What is gentle yoga for perennials?
A few years ago, one of my young at heart yoga students observed that “senior” implied you were either old or had recently graduated from high school or college.   The term perennial,  in her mind, was more suitable.   She noted that her yoga practice allowed her to come back year after year.  I loved this analogy and quickly adopted it.  

Gentle yoga for perennials is a mat based gentle yoga class that includes a variety of poses lying on the mat, on hands and knees,  or standing. In includes breath work and meditation.  Please email  for additional information or interest. 

 

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Denyse’s restorative lavender yoga class I attended went beyond restoration. I felt refreshed, relaxed and once more centered into my being. It was definitely worthwhile and healing to stop and be present for a few moments in a busy life.

– 50-something, Busy Mom and School Teacher

I felt so wonderful after the last session that I just went to bed to enjoy the feeling – all the hormones dancing around my body!!!

– 70-something, on-line Chair Yoga Participant