Get Centered with our New Class – Yoga with Kimberly

Kimberly Ropicky sits in a yoga pose (photo by Karolina Zapolska)This month we begin offering a new yoga class for beginners aged 14 and up.

Yoga Teacher Course helps promote physical, mental and spiritual balance and can provide you with a foundation of flexibility and centeredness. If you experience challenges with balance and mobility, yoga can assist you in increasing your strength and tone, providing you with the confidence you may be striving for in your mobility.

No experience with yoga is necessary – Kimberley will work with you no matter what level of experience you have. Class times are below and you must register prior to attending, or complete registration upon your first day of participation.

Where: the new Exercise Room at LightHouse for the Blind, 1155 Market St., 10th Floor, San Francisco, California 94103.

Classes and Times as follows:

Yoga for Beginners
Mondays beginning June 6th, 3:30 to 4:45 p.m.
We’ll go at a slower pace and will focus on learning yoga poses.

Yoga for Every Body
Mondays beginning June 6th, 5:30 to 6:45 p.m.
We’ll review poses during each class.
This class is open to the public, so bring your friends.

Yoga for Every Body
Wednesdays beginning June 9th, 2:00 to 3:15 p.m.
We’ll review poses during each class.

Yoga mats, blocks and belts will be provided.
Class fee is $10 per class for persons 14 to 54. There is no charge to adults who are blind and 55 and over – the class fee is provided thanks to the State of CA Older Individuals Who are Blind grant funding.

Space is limited, so sign up now. Contact Debbie Bacon to register at 415-694-7357 or dbacon@lighthouse-sf.org.

Note: yoga is an activity that may require intense physical exertion and while it can be modified to meet your needs, we suggest that if you have any concerns prior to participating, please consult your doctor.

Special Saturday Workshops to Review Poses
Kimberley will also be facilitating three Saturday Workshops that review poses and deepen your practice.

Where: LightHouse Headquarters (1155 Market St., 10th Floor, San Francisco, California 94103)
When: Workshop Dates are June 25th, July 30th and August 27, 9:00 a.m. to Noon.
Cost: $20 per workshop for persons 14 to 54. There is no charge to adults who are blind and 55 and over – the class fee is provided thanks to the State of CA Older Individuals Who are Blind grant funding.
Contact Debbie Bacon to register at 415-694-7357 or dbacon@lighthouse-sf.org.

About Kimberley Ropicky
Kimberly’s yoga journey began in the Midwest during a college elective course. While the location of her practice has changed since then, her focus on body alignment, strength, and flexibility remains. Over the years, her practice has grown increasingly mindful, expanding to encompass more than just the physical poses. For Kimberly, yoga has become a safe space to work through emotions and relieve stress. It is this focus that led her to become a teacher, deepen her personal practice, and begin to share this mindful space with everyone who enters her classes.

Kimberly provides her students with a playful, core-focused yoga, designed to promote strength, flexibility and focus. Her creative sequencing encourages students of all levels to try something new. Hands-on assists and thorough explanations of body alignment create a safe and supportive environment to learn and explore. Kimberly is certified with Pete Guinosso’s “Lighting the Path” Teacher Training and has achieved RYT-200 designation (successfully completed a 200-hour yoga teacher training program) with Yoga Alliance.