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INTRODUCING SOUL RYEDERS’ ON-DEMAND CLASS LIBRARY:

Until recently SOUL RYEDERS’ yoga classes have focused on our clients with both live and virtual Yoga 4 Cancer classes. Now, we offer on-demand classes – with all four of our communities in mind: clients, caregivers, volunteers, and donors. With a variety of classes and themes, we hope there is something for everyone. Take SOUL RYEDERS with you when you travel, work in a class when it fits your schedule.

Below is the catalog of current classes on-demand with descriptions for each class. Each class is 30 minutes or less and are complimentary. Keep coming back as we will continue to add to this growing library!

This gentle 30 minute class works on breathing and gentle stretching poses to work through anxiety and stress found in our every day lives. This class combine seated, standing and supine postures as a gentle slow flow. Feel at home in your body after this class.
Our Deep Relaxation for Sleep yoga class is designed to help alleviate the anxiety that causes the chatter in your mind which can occur from every day stress or other factors. This longer meditation is a guided nap in which you get to rest while also staying present.
Walking a labyrinth in an ancient practice to slowly, calmly clear your mind. While there is no set way to walk a labyrinth, here you can access a recorded meditation by Jackie Frederick-Berner that will show you the steps to take when walking the labyrinth in Rye Town Park. Take this recording with you and give it a try.

This is a 15 minute mindfulness meditation session using the breath as an anchor to the present moment. At the end you are given the option of concluding your meditation or continuing on longer if you would like.

Gathas are short verses that provide some assistance in keeping the mind focused on your breath and call us into the present moment. By offering the thinking mind something “to do” through reciting the words of the poem, we strengthen the observing mind.

This is a 20 minute session that is a great meditation for coming into the present movement using all five senses.

Loving Kindness is the practice of paying attention to ourselves and others with a sense of interest and care. It can help us feel less judgmental and increase our sense of connection to others. Loving-kindness can shift the way you feel about relationships and cultivate well-being.

In this short video, we introduce effective and efficient self-care practices for caregivers. This class addresses the duality of caring for yourself while caring for someone else. This is the introduction to a 3 part caregiver series, including Yoga for Caregivers and Meditation for Caregivers.
This Yoga for Caregiver class keeps in mind that caregivers may not have a lot of time to take a class – this 20-minute class is a worthwhile investment of your time. It reiterates the importance of taking care of yourself and taking time for yourself on a daily basis to keep yourself healthy while providing care to others.
This combination class begins with our Yoga for Caregivers class and moves directly to our gentle guided Mediation for Caregivers. Total class time is 30 minutes.
This 10 minute meditation for caregivers provides a calm and serene space where you can give yourself permission to take some time for yourself. It allows you to practice self care, which will replenish you with self love and a full heart that you can then share with others.
This gentle yoga practice teaches grounded, slow movements to address common side effects that may linger after completing chemotherapy. This class targets the transition time of healing after finishing your course of treatments.
This yoga class includes poses for neuropathy relief in the hands and feet for those who have completed cancer treatment. By connecting with body and breath this practice brings balance back into the nervous system which can help relieve symptoms of neuropathy.

This 25 minute class is led by certified Y4C instructor, Leanne, is the next step in our Yoga 4 Cancer series…for those that are ready for the next step in gaining more strength throughout your body.

This 14 minute class is led by certified yoga instructor, Debra Lee, and focuses on your hands. This is a great class for anyone who is suffering from neuropathy, spends a lot of time at their computer, on their phone, or just needs a little TLC for their hands.

This 35 minute class is led by certified Y4C instructor, Leanne, is the next step in our Yoga 4 Cancer series…for those that are ready for the next step in gaining more strength throughout your body.

“Thank you so much for the slow down yoga. I haven’t done yoga in over two years and I was able to do everything. It helped kicked me into doing more. During this isolation I have not been taking care of myself. Right now I will.” – Recent participant of our Slowdown Yoga class

“More than 36 million Americans practice yoga. Whether you come to your mat to become more limber, or just to be away from your phone for an hour, yoga offers a host of health benefits” – Northwestern Medicine

Yoga is often touted as a stress reliever, and many studies back this claim. Practicing yoga regularly can help decrease the stress hormone cortisol. Yoga can also help with anxiety and depression.” – Northwestern Medicine