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Un-hunch: A Yoga Series for Your Upper Back, Shoulders, and Neck

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Monday 4/19/2021 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday 4/26/2021 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday 5/3/2021 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

$95.00 Un-hunch: A Yoga Series for Your Upper Back, Shoulders, and Neck


Pricing: $95 general / $65 members.

Slouching seems to be a way of life. Our shoulders roll forward when we are on our computers, looking at our phones, eating our food, driving our car, and riding our bikes, just to name a few. It's no wonder so many of us experience pain in our neck and shoulders! Unfortunately, the solution isn't quite as simple as just standing or sitting up straight. Armed (pun totally intended!) with more awareness, we can un-hunch to more openness and ease in our upper body.

This series is devoted to the exploration of the connections between your upper back, shoulders, and neck. We'll explore somatic exercises to bring more awareness to your head, neck, shoulders and arms. You'll discover the ways your shoulder blades move well and other ways they don't move much at all. This will help you understand how weakness or lack of mobility in these movements could be contributing to your neck, shoulder, and back pain. Using simple strength building exercises coupled with posture work to increase flexibility, you will develop your own plan to correct your slouch. 

Our work in this series also includes an exploration of the yoga poses and transitions that tax our shoulders the most. Knowing how to vary these movements makes your yoga practice more accessible and more supportive. 

This series is appropriate for all levels of practitioner and especially great for anyone who:

  • Wants to learn about shoulder anatomy and movement.
  • Experiences discomfort in neck and shoulders in daily life or on the yoga mat and wants to feel better.
  • Is recovering from a shoulder injury and trying to ease back into yoga practice.


ON-SITE at Lighthouse!

The fine print

On-Site Protocols that we ask you to accept:

  • There will be no on-site transactions. All reservations must be made online in advance.
  • At this point, you will be required to bring your own mats, though there are some props available on-site for your use. (Don’t have your own mat? You can purchase from us online).
  • No latecomers. All students will be asked to line up 6-feet apart outside, and will be brought in by the teacher a few minutes before the start of the class. (This prevents crowding in the lobby and contact with door knobs, etc).
  • Windows will be open during class to maximize air circulation.
  • Bathrooms will be available but we encourage you to go before you come.
  • Studio will be cleaned before and after class.
  • All classes are 60 minutes. Unfortunately, no post-class tea or schmoozing quite yet.
  • No partial registration, refunds or credits.

Tara Lemerise

Tara Lemerise teaches the time-honored philosophy and practice of yoga in an accessible and joyful way. Registered with Yoga Alliance at ERYT-200, Tara has been teaching yoga philosophy, movement, and meditation since 2005. She has over 7,000 hours of teaching experience.

According to Tara, there is nothing to “fix” with yoga. Instead, there are only more opportunities to understand and be more fully present to our separate and together experiences. She is known for offering clear and helpful instruction to students at all levels and makes the wisdom of yoga feel relevant and relatable.

Tara’s classes include action-based instructions in asana that are a result of study of anatomy, kinesiology and creative movement. In addition, Tara provides plenty of opportunities for stillness and contemplation in her classes, which are deeply influenced by her study and practice of Restorative Yoga.

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