Yoga 1 with Weights

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Tuesday 8/16/2022 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Tuesday 8/23/2022 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Tuesday 8/30/2022 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Tuesday 9/6/2022 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Tuesday 9/13/2022 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Tuesday 9/20/2022 10:00 am - 11:30 am


This is a yoga 1 class that adds 2-4 pound weights to the yoga practice. Participants provide their own weights.

Cathy Rees

Practicing yoga with the belief that yoga is a way of life, Cathy (ERYT500) intertwines her knowledge of yoga with her 35 years of nursing practice. As a Master's prepared critical care nurse, Cathy recognizes the detrimental effects of unhealthy lifestyle behaviors on the body, and as a yoga teacher, she acknowledges the amazing healing benefits of yoga. Her gentle yoga classes emphasize calming breath work as well functional movement so that yoga can be practiced safely and effectively on and off of the mat. Cathy has been a registered yoga teacher since 2013. She completed the Yoga for Seniors training at Duke University Integrative Medicine in 2016.  She is a certified Lakshmi Volker Chair Yoga teacher and has assisted her with teacher training. In 2019, Cathy became a certified Grief Yoga teacher and offers regular classes to help journey through grief using sound, breath and movement.  Most recently, she completed training for yoga for people with Parkinson's Disease where her mom is a regular student.  Cathy is part of the faculty at the Yoga Center of Columbia, teaching about the "Miracle of Yoga on the Brain".  You can contact Cathy through her email at  Or subscribe to her free YouTube channel, Nothin' Fancy Yoga.  She can also be found on her Nothin' Fancy Facebook page. Feel free to take a look, ask questions or comment on posts! 

Diana Danaher

Diana Danaher teaches alignment-based Hatha yoga, with playful, flowing sequences. She encourages students in her classes to release tension and develop a balance of strength and flexibility.  Diana aspires to deepen each student’s self-awareness through yoga practice. Her class formats are diverse, including alignment-focused asana, vinyasa, and restorative asana. Diana discovered the benefits of yoga when she began practicing over 10 years ago, and desires to help students with varying physical abilities realize their own yoga practice.   She completed 200 + 300 hours Yoga Alliance Teacher Certification training at the Yoga Center of Columbia in 2014 and 2017.  In 2019, she completed the Duke Health and Well Being program, Integrative Yoga for Seniors.

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