Chair Yoga & Breath
A gentle class combining “Chair Yoga” with standing poses and yoga on the mat. Specially designed for people at their workplace, and those who work sitting at the computer for long periods of time, and those with some physical limitations, post-surgery, arthritis, hip/knee replacement, injuries, cancer or for those who enjoy a slow pace in a caring safe setting. Some of the benefits: Breathing, relaxation, flexibility, balance, strength, better sleep, pain management, inner peace.
Nora Vimala PozziDirector
In 1995, after working 13 years as an architect, Nora Vimala Pozzi, E-RYT500, PRYT, Ycat, transitioned from part-time to full-time owner and director of the Richmond IYC and a Yoga Educator. She became director of the Teacher Training Program in 1999 and a Yoga Therapist in 2001.
Her yoga postgraduate teaching certifications from Satchidananda Ashram, Yogaville, include: “Advanced Hatha Yoga”, “Yoga for Stress Management”, ”Raja Yoga” (Yoga philosophy and psychology), having also served as faculty for the teacher training program since 2006. She is also certified in “Prenatal Yoga”, “Yoga for Kids and Teens”, “Yoga for the Heart” (Nischala Devi’s program, based on Dr. Dean Ornish’s program to reverse Heart Disease), and “Yoga for People with Cancer and Chronic Illness-YCat” (Jnani Chapman’s program) where she is also senior Faculty. She attended Jon Kabat-Zinn’s Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Program for Health Care practitioners. Vimala is a also a Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapist and Certified Group Facilitator, as well as a Reiki Master. Vimala is currently serving as trainer for the TAIY (Therapeutic Applications of Integral Yoga) the 300hrs course for the IAYT “grandparenting” process towards the IAYT’s individual therapist registration.
Nora Vimala offers yoga classes for various levels of ability and health conditions, yoga therapy—individual and group sessions, lectures and workshops on various subjects related to yoga, stress, health and mindfulness. She has been a speaker and presenter at many yoga conferences and at events for various public and private organizations. She also teaches and lectures nationally and internationally in English and Spanish, which is her original language.