Mindful knitting: Healthy Hands One Stitch at a Time
Beginner to advanced. All levels welcome.
Knitting and most crafts are meditative by nature as they encourage you to focus on the present moment and keep a clear mind. Although knitting, crochet, weaving and spinning are generally considered low-impact, the repetitive movements associated with these crafts can cause injuries over time. Liza Laird has used her yoga expertise to develop a series of simple stretches and mindfulness exercises to prevent these common maladies. All movements can be made while sitting in a chair or while standing and holding onto a chair for support.
In this class you will work on a group knitting project and learn meditation techniques, simple yoga stretches, breathing exercises, and practice mindfulness techniques to enhance your knitting. No matter your skill level, these practices can help you knit for longer. No prior yoga experience or equipment required. Just bring yourself and some yarn!
2 colors fingering weight cotton yarn, and US size 4 needles.
What you’ll learn:
You will learn how to bring mindfulness into your crafting experience. These mindfulness lessons can help bring more peace and joy to your craft. You will learn simple hand and wrist stretches to keep your hands feeling flexible and pain-free. You will learn breathing techniques you can use while crafting to keep your nervous system balanced. Liza will also teaching simple self massage techniques for the hands and arms.
Instructor: Liza started knitting at the age of 8 and hasn't stopped since. She received formal yoga training in NYC as a 500 HR Registered Yoga Teacher and an 800 HR Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapist. She taught at studios for nearly a decade in NYC and Boston, like Yoga Works and Harlem Yoga Studio. Liza leads yoga retreats worldwide in places like Bali, Thailand, Italy, Peru, and locally in Vermont and Texas. Liza also hosts workshops on yoga and knitting in the United States.
CLASS REGISTRATION & CANCELLATION1. If you would prefer to sign-up over the phone, call HCW at 707-7396 with credit card information to secure a spot.
2. There is a $2 cancellation fee. A 5-day notice is required for cancellation without additional penalty. Cancellations made within 5 days of a class are subject to a 50% class charge.Cancellations made the day of class and no-shows are not refundable.
3.Classes may be cancelled in the event of insufficient sign-ups (less than 3 students) - if we cancel a class you will be notified the week before by phone & will be given a full refund.
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