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Info and registration: 413-230-1518

Every Wed. 10:30 - 11:30 am Dec. 4 to March 25 at the Jewish Federation, 2500 Vanderbilt Rd., suite 2201, Naples FL., 34109  $35 for 4 week series for WCA members/  $12.00 per class drop-in.  $45 for 4 weeks or $15 drop-in for  non-members

  An ongoing CHAIR YOGA CLASS will be held Fridays, Dec. 6 to March 27, 10:30 - 11:15am at the East Naples Library, 8787 Tamiami Trail East, Naples Fl. 34113. $7.00 per class  beginners, seniors, folks in wheelchairs welcome.  

 GENTLE MAT YOGA CLASS will be held Fridays
12 to 1 at Unity Naples, 2000 Unity Way, Naples, FL  34112. (located off the south side of Davis Blvd. between County Barn Rd. and Santa Barbara Blvd.  The driveway to the church is about 1/3 mile long.  There will be signs leading you to the Gathering Room.)  $10. drop-in or $50 for a 6 week series: January 10, 17, 24, 31, February 7, 14  and then February 21, 28, March 6, 13, 20, 27.

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction offers basic practices of yoga and meditation and a good look at the the physiology of stress.  It is a thorough and rigorous program that helps students reverse unhealthy patterns and integrate stress reduction into their daily lives.  I am qualified to teach this course and have been offering it for over 15 years. I have seen many people able to change their lives for the better through its practices. It does ask a lot of students: a commitment of 8 weeks/ 2 hour classes each week and daily homework.  The class is experiential.  There is a bit of reading suggested, but most of the homework is instituting a healthy daily regimen (that is fine-tuned for each person and their particular needs).  

  The Stress Reduction class will be held for 8 Thursdays starting Jan. 9, 10:30am - 12:30pm at Zen and the Arts (816 Anchor Rode Dr, Naples, FL 34103.) The cost will be $250 - $350 sliding scale. This course usually costs $400 - 600.  I want to make it affordable so it is available to more people. The price includes a manual and CDs or downloads to help bring the work home and hopefully integrate it into everyday life.   People choose what to pay along the sliding scale, based on their income level, on an honor system.  I trust that people who can pay more will and folks who can't afford the higher end will still be able to attend.


author, yoga teacher Jean Erlbaum

& author, writing teacher Chivas Sandage

Yoga offers an  exploration of our energy centers and can open us to regions of our deepest creativity. Writing allows discovery and play, expression and transformation. Combining these two powerful tools invites deep healing of the body, mind, and spirit. Together we will create a supportive atmosphere where each woman can stretch, write, and share at her own pace.

Experienced and beginning yogis and writers are welcome.

  WINTER WORKSHOP  date and time TBA 
  Yoga props, chairs, and cushions will be available. Please bring water/snack, a pen, and a notebook or journal. Wear loose, comfortable clothes.           


Jean Erlbaum and Chivas Sandage will lead the workshop. Jean holds an M.S. in Education, is a Certified Yoga Teacher, Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapist, long-time Zen practitioner, and feminist writer. She has enjoyed teaching yoga since 1972 and is the author of Sit with Less Pain (Wisdom Publications 2014). Chivas holds an M.F.A. in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Her first book, Hidden Drive (Antrim House 2012), was a finalist for the 2012 ForeWord Book of the Year Awards in Poetry and nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She has taught women’s writing workshops since 2006.

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