Healing through Yoga class to start Oct. 16
EASTON — A new class featuring yoga as a healing therapy will be offered weekly at Talbot Hospice beginning Tuesday, Oct. 16.
“Healing Through Yoga” will be led by Leslie Orndoff, RYT, and will meet 9 to 10 a.m. every Tuesday morning from at 586 Cynwood Drive in Easton.
The class includes gentle opening and stretching for individuals of all levels. No previous yoga experience is necessary. Yoga mats will be provided, and walk-ins are welcome. There is no charge for this or any grief support group offered by Talbot Hospice.
“This new complementary therapy is a wonderful adjunct to our vast grief and support services, offering more options for our families to find the support tailored to their needs,” executive director Vivian Dodge said.
Instructor Leslie Orndoff is a mother of three, a writer and a former fitness instructor. She found yoga five years ago and soon realized how much it enhanced her already strict fitness regime. She also felt its profound effect on not only her physical but mental wellbeing.
As a result, she sought to obtain her 200-hour certification so she could help people improve and enhance their lives through the practice of yoga. She learned the Iyengar style, and through its emphasis on proper alignment, she incorporates the other limbs of yoga into her practice and teaching.
Talbot Hospice Bereavement Coordinator Becky DeMattia describes the class as therapeutic, guiding participants through mindfulness and poses that direct healing in positive ways. Participants will learn empowering techniques to cope with their grief and honor their loss.
“Everyone has a different journey with grief, and we are pleased to be able to offer yet another tool for processing and healing,” DeMattia said.
For more information about “Healing Through Yoga” contact Talbot Hospice at 410-822-6681. For a full list of grief and caregiver support groups visit TalbotHospice.org.