Yoga Classes held at:
The Windham Senior Center, 2nd Floor, 47 Crescent St, Willimantic. CT 06226
Everyone is welcome to the Center for my yoga classes.
No Center membership, no age restrictions or residential requirements required, open to all.
Weather Cancellation - No class today Monday February 8th
Kripalu Yoga helps to:
Ease tense muscles.
With regular practice, you will improve your flexibility and gain more body strength.
It will help you with your balance and coordination.
Improve your cardiovascular fitness.
Yoga postures combined with breathing techniques stimulate the circulation, the digestion, the nervous and endrocrine systems of the body.
You will discover it increases your level of energy and vitality.
You will find it helps to improve your memory and your concentration.
It helps strengthen the immune system.
Learn how to relax both body and mind.
You will experience an overall sense of well-being.
It's a low-key work out.
It’s enjoyable exercise.
You will feel great!
Kripalu's mission is to empower people and communities to realize their full potential through the transformative wisdom and practice of yoga.
Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health
New to Yoga?
Not quite sure what it is all about?
Not sure if it is for you?
Like to find out more,
before attending a public class?
Deciding to give yoga a try is the first step.
It’s easy to get stuck here, though, don’t get intimidated!
This one hour session provides you with all the basics, enough information to help you get comfortable,
to enable you to take the next step of going to a public class,
so that you can start enjoying the pleasures
and benefits of a regular yoga practice.
Includes the yoga basics, the format of a yoga class,
how to sit and move comfortably,
basic deep breathing techniques,
beginner yoga postures and much more.
Private - $45.00 one person 2 people - $25.00 per person 3 people - $20.00 per person
4 people - $17.50 per person
Swami Kripalu was a bridge between the traditions of ancient India and contemporary Western society. A yoga master renowned for the intensity of his spiritual practice and the depth of his compassion, Swami Kripalu came to the United States in 1977 where he spent the last four years of his life in residence at the original Kripalu Center founded by Yogi Amrit Desai in Sumneytown, Pennsylvania.
"Love is the only universal language and worldwide religion. Whether the scripture you hold in your hand is theVedas, the Bible or the Koran, it is trivial without love. Love is God's only envoy, everyone's well-wisher, and the only guide on the true path"
FAQ's What to wear? Comfort is the key word. Wear clothing that is non-restrictive that allows you to move freely. Generally, any exercise clothing is appropriate. Don't wear items that will restrict your movement such as jeans, belts and excessive jewelry. Yoga is practiced in bare feet or special yoga socks.
What to bring? Bring a yoga mat, if you have one. Yoga blankets and other props such as blocks, straps etc., are provided in class. You may wish to bring your water bottle. Having your own mat and blanket is a good idea, especially during cold and flu season. I can offer suggestions if looking to buy yoga items. Can I eat before class?
It is best not to eat a full meal 2 hours before class or a light snack 1 hour before class. Yoga does not feel good on a full stomach!
When should I arrive for class? Try to arrive at class about 5 minutes before it is due to start. This will give you time to sign in and settle down. Since classes start with centering (a time of quiet) arriving late can be quite distracting to your fellow students. If arriving late, please enter as quietly as possible, stand just inside the door for breath work and then move to your mat when the class begin to move into pratapana (warm-up movements).
Yoga Class Etiquette: Be considerate of your fellow students, remember to turn off your cell phone. Do not wear heavy fragrances, as others may be sensitive or allergic to them.
Many years ago, I began yoga with a very fine and well-known teacher. In comparison, however,
the group class,Yoga with Carole, provides me with far more assurance, thanks to the superior
organization of each session. Respectful of each individual's ability at the moment, Carole emphasizes
the non-competitive aspect of each exercise, thereby heightening focus and relaxation.
At seventy, I am slowly regaining my sense of balance, which had all but disappeared. The joy of
rediscovering and reawakening the various parts of the body means that I am much better to assess
my physical strengths and weaknesses and to feel good about implementing a sense of wholeness.
Thanks for all that you do!
Five years later, at the 3/4 century mark and then some, I am convinced that my yoga practice has
been the primary reason for my excellent health. Although there are devotees of every age and
both genders in class, one recognizes that yoga is flexible and non-competitive: any posture is
adaptable to any state of mind or body. Carole is such a nurturing mentor. I feel so good after class!
It's been almost a year since I discovered Yoga with Carole. What I notice is that when I've done yoga, I feel taller and some muscles in my back have come alive, gotten much looser than they were. At first I thought I'd never be able to do some of the postures, and, just naturally over time, I found my way. What I love about Carole's teaching is that she develops good workouts, offers modifications if we need them, and constantly reminds us to be mindful of our own pace. It is interesting how, at the end of a session with Carole, one can feel better physically and emotionally. Issues that may have seemed important before the class seem to lessen in their intensity after an hour with Carole in her class. I've made a commitment to myself to do yoga for the rest of my life. Virginia Fulton, Windham Center,
Yoga with Carole has added such a positive dimension to my life. I have always been active with hiking, strength training at the gym, and gardening. But as a 62 year old woman, I lacked flexibility and balance. Yoga provides both and more. It is such a wonderful way to truly connect with your body. The classes are offered in a lovely, peaceful setting. Carole provides instruction with such calmness and grace, encouraging each of us in our yoga practice, but always mindful of our physical limitations and providing alternative ways to move into postures. I can't think of a better way to spend an hour a week. No matter what age or physical state, we can all receive the benefits of yoga. I encourage anyone to try a class. Deb Russel. Windham Center, CT
Yoga is the best thing I have done in a long time. I do Chair Yoga and not only has it gotten me stronger but has taught me to be able to deal with stress.The most important thing it has done for me is to help me breath better. Last July I got very sick and I was on oxygen 24/7 and with the help of yoga breathing I am now able to go 6 to 7 hours a day with out the help of oxygen. I am also able to walk over a mile without the aid of oxygen.Dan Chace