Yoga Classes at Galter Life Center

We offer yoga classes in the Hatha branch, which focuses on physical postures designed to purify the body and provide strength, stamina, and flexibility.

What is Yoga? 

Yoga is an ancient practice that encourages the union of mind, body and spirit. We offer the Hatha branch of yoga, which focuses on the physical body with postures designed to purify the body, build strength and stamina and increase flexibility and balance.

Galter Life Center offers a variety of different types of yoga classes from beginner to advanced, including: 

  • Aqua Yoga: Relaxing aquatic exercise focused on balance and strength using traditional yoga poses in the water. 
  • Chair Yoga: A gentle form of yoga utilizing the chair for yoga postures and support and allowing for greater flexibility and joint mobility. Great yoga for beginners and seniors.
  • Gentle Yoga: Simple poses/stretches at a slower pace focused on relaxation of the mind and body through easy breath work and restorative poses. All levels welcome.
  • Prenatal Yoga: Yoga for pregnancy, including poses that will ease the stress caused by carrying the baby.
  • Vinyasa Flow: A faster paced yoga class with emphasis on a creative and energetic flow, linking the poses together and connecting breath and movement.
  • Yoga Flow: A flowing practice to build strength, flexibility and wellness.
  • Yoga Foundations: Starts from the basics of breath work (pranayama) and physical poses (asana).

Frequently Asked Questions

    How is Yoga Different From Stretching or Other Kinds of Fitness?

    Yoga is a technology of sequenced movements that occur in sync with our breath. It is more than physical postures and stretches. Connecting our mind, body and breath helps us to increase focus as the senses move inward. This internal focus lets us become aware of the present moment and recognize our habitual patterns. Yoga encourages the noncompetitive spirit and letting go of ego.

    What Should I Expect?

    Yoga class may begin with a period of quiet. The teacher will then take you through gentle warm up exercises and into a series of postures. As your abilities advance you will be taught progressively more difficult postures. Movement through the class should be pain free. Class generally ends with a period of relaxation with the student resting comfortably on the floor. With the exception of chair yoga, all yoga classes are done on the floor using a mat and for some, with the aid of props.

    What Do I Need to Begin? 

    Come dressed in comfortable exercise clothes. We practice barefoot and have mats and props to use. Try to refrain from eating two hours before class and inform the teacher that you are a new student. Let the instructor know if you have any physical limitations. We ask that you follow the class format.

Contact Us

If you are interested in starting a yoga program please call Francie Habash at 773-863-3139, ext. 7343, or email

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