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Gary Halperin is a certified Professional Level Kripalu Yoga Teacher and Meditation Teacher and has been teaching yoga and meditation since 1994. He is the author of Feel Better Now...Meditation for Stress Reduction & Relaxation and Feel Better Now...Essays on Yoga, Meditation, Mindful Living, and Love and the creator of the Feel Better Now Yoga DVD. 
Gary was the Spa Director at the Grandover Resort in Greensboro, North Carolina and the Spa Programs Director at the Coolfont Resort in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia. He was a resident, practicing a yogic lifestyle, at the Kripalu Center Ashram in Lenox, Massachusettes for 3 years. He graduated from Amherst College and served in the Peace Corps in the Dominican Republic.  His clients in Sarasota have included guests and members of the Longboat Key Club and Resort, the Sarasota Orchestra, the Ringling School of Art and Design, the region's top 10 income producing realtors, and Sarasota County employees.


Yoga Class Information
*Please bring a yoga or exercise mat or large towel
*Class size is usually about 10 students.
*Wear loose fitting clothes that you feel comfortable moving in.
*Please attempt to arrive 10 minutes early if it is your first class. Otherwise please attempt to arrive at least 5 minutes early.
*Classes, unless otherwise noted, are ongoing and you may drop in.
*A mixed levels Kripalu Yoga Class includes gentle warm-ups, standing yoga postures, floor yoga postures, and a relaxation. Classes are appropriate for beginners and anyone looking to reduce stress and feel relaxed.
What is Kripalu Yoga?
Kripalu Yoga teaches breathing, stretching, and relaxation techniques while emphasizing the practices of being present, listening to one's body, and accepting where one is today in terms of flexibility, strength, and alignment. Any style of hatha yoga will give you the benefits of physical strength and flexibility, Kripalu yoga also teaches you to accept yourself how you are in this moment.
As you become more experienced in Kripalu Yoga, you will be guided into Flow Kripalu Yoga where you let go of the mind and allow the energy of the body to guide you into spontaneous movement.

What can Yoga do for you?
Yoga can improve your flexibility, range of motion, coordination, posture, concentration, sleep, digestion, strength, fitness, and breathing. Yoga can also help you reduce stress, lower blood pressure, and increase your peace of mind.