Yoga Tuesdays Presentation by Marcia Camino
As part of the Library’s focus on wellness, Marcia Camino, owner of Pink Lotus Yoga, presents a series that introduces four diverse systems and styles of yoga, all of which provide various, long-lasting health benefits. In each session, Camino will offer opening comments that touch upon the history and philosophy of the practice followed by a Q&A. Then, she will lead guests through an experiential sample practice. No yoga experience is necessary. All classes will provide a limited number of yoga mats. Attendees are strongly encouraged to bring their own yoga or exercise mats.
Marcia Camino is a certified yoga instructor and teacher-trainer living and working in Lakewood. In 2011, Camino opened her studio on Detroit Avenue, which offers a wide range of yoga styles, including Indian Hatha, Vinyasa, Kundalini and Restorative Yoga, as well as Yoga Nidra, meditation and Chinese-influenced Yin and Yang Yogas. Her studio regularly helps those in need by donating goods, classes and staff teaching time. A writer as well as yogi, Camino has written, recorded and produced two yoga CDs and is the author of Crayzee Aayzee, an alphabet poetry book that includes several poems featuring yoga, and Oomee Boomee: Space Yogi, a yoga adventure series for children.
Historic Hatha Yoga - Tuesday, June 6 at 7:00 p.m.
Most styles of yoga in the West today are considered Hatha Yoga. Hatha’s rich history is both ancient and modern with both Eastern and Western influences. Its practices are designed to align and calm the body, mind and spirit.
The “Quiet Revolution”: Yin Yoga - Tuesday, June 13 at 7:00 p.m.
Yin Yoga makes the body’s yin, or connective tissue, stronger and more flexible. Yin helps knees, hips, pelvis, shoulders, neck and back—where our bodies take much undeniable stress. It is highly therapeutic and quiet in nature.
The World of the Sun Salutation - Tuesday, June 20 at 7:00 p.m.
The sun is a life-giving power. As a way of honoring that life force, yogis move through a series of postures facilitated by breath. Learn the history of the Sun Salutation and try out some of the several styles.
The Power of Breath Work and Guided Relaxation - Tuesday, June 27 at 7:00 p.m.
Though known as a practice made up of postures, yoga is equally rich with more subtle—and in some instances more ancient— health-enriching exercises such as breathing, concentration and relaxation. Explore several in this class.