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Reduce stress, improve mindfulness and increase strength -- yoga does it all.

CHA yoga classes are taught by certified instructors and designed for all ability levels. To ensure your safety, you should be cleared for exercise by your doctor and be able to get up and down from the ground without assistance.

Questions? Check out our FAQ section down below.

Know someone who doesn't have access to a computer? Have them come to class and speak to the teacher. We will ask a few questions and register them in person. Click here for a printable version of this webpage.

Interested in Yoga, but not quite sure you are ready?
Speak with your CHA Provider to learn more. Your first class is always free. You can also contact wellness@challiance.org with any questions regarding yoga classes or yoga registration.

Class Details:

Classes are free, virtual, and open to CHA employees and the greater community. We are using the Zoom platform to host classes remotely. Click on the date/time you'd like to attend to see available classes. New class dates are added to the zoom registration links every other Friday afternoon. If you don't see any dates listed in the zoom registration, check back after Friday afternoon. Email wellness@challiance.org with any questions.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

12:00 - 12:30 pm
with Monia

5:15 - 6:15 pm
with Danae

1:00 - 1:30 pm
with Danae

5:15 - 6:15 pm
with Danae

12:00 - 12:30 pm
with Monia

5:15 - 6:15 pm
with Danae

1:00 - 1:30 pm
with Danae

5:15 - 6:15 pm
with Danae

6:45 - 7:45 pm
with Monia

1:00 - 1:30 pm
with Danae

Disclaimer: By registering for and attending CHA yoga, you understand that any exercise program, including yoga, carries with it some risk. Please consult with your doctor to make sure yoga is right for you. Since the instructor cannot always see all individuals, it's important to only take on poses that feel right for you. If you have any questions or concerns, please email wellness@challiance.org.

About Our Insructors

Danae Laura

Danae Laura, Yoga InstructorDanae is a RYT200, scholar, activist and teacher. She enjoys teaching beginners to build their practice, and advanced students to attune their sense of subtlety. Danae has been practicing yoga for twenty years and teaching for eight. She has made a home at CHA, and appreciates practicing alongside employees and patients. Danae prides herself in retaining longterm students and developing bonds between students through a communal sense of purpose and practice.

Although an athlete, she teaches yoga from the perspective of all the benefits we gain from moving slowly and connecting deeply. She is at Lesley University earning her Masters in Mindfulness, and she collaborates with the nonprofit CMind, the Contemplative Mind in Society, which provides a meeting and teaching space for professionals bringing contemplative studies to higher education across the globe. Danae also works with Cultural Survival to partner with Indigenous Peoples. All of her efforts incorporate racial justice, and she intends for her classes to be a home for everybody and all bodies.

You can follow her on Facebook @selfmadeyoga or email her at selfmadeyoga@gmail.com with any inquiries.

Monia Fernandez

Monia Fernandez, Yoga InstructorYoga is a practice. Life ebbs and flows; presenting obstacles as well as opportunities. It’s up to you to decide on how you react to what occurs. Do you freeze or do you flow on?

For Monia, this is where the Yoga begins. Good or bad, failure or accomplishment: How can she remain true to herself and her practice within any situation?

This practice has shown her her inner strength and has led her on a journey of self-discovery. Her hope as a teacher is to help her students get a step closer to their Yoga and to foster their own abilities.

She completed her 200hr Teacher Training under the teachings of Tim Kelleher, Caitlyn Visconte & Renee LeBlanc. Her hope as a teacher is to help her students get a step closer to their Yoga and to give them tools to guide them through the ebbs and flows of life.

Her approach to Yoga is fluid movement with focus on breath and structure. Encouraging students to stay grounded/present within their practice while simultaneously helping them to maintain their strength and ability."

You can visit her website yogainom.com and/or follow her on Instagram @monanaa_

Yoga Frequently Asked Questions

  • This is my first yoga class, what should I do?

    If you are new to yoga and concerned about participating, please email wellness@challiance.org to connect with an instructor.

  • Do I have to have previous yoga experience?

    Our yoga classes are designed for all levels. You will never be encouraged to do any position you are not comfortable with and alternative poses are available.

  • What should I wear?

    We recommend students wear loose, form fitting clothing that you feel comfortable moving in. Shoes and socks are not recommended as they can cause you to slip.

  • What supplies do I need?

    Yoga mats, blocks, and straps are a best practice. But if you do not have these available, simply find a non-skid surface in your house (such as carpeting) or outdoors. A dish towel can also be used in place of a strap to support poses. A pillow or folded blanket / towel can be used instead of a block.

  • Where are the classes located?

    All CHA yoga classes are virtual (or online) at this time. There are no in-person classes.

  • Are chair yoga classes available?

    Chair yoga classes are not available at this time. However if you have limitations but are cleared to exercise by your doctor, please talk to the instructor about accommodations.

  • How intense are classes?

    Our yoga classes are designed to be inclusive for all levels. You will never be encouraged to do any position you are not comfortable with an alternative poses are often available. Instructors offer a variety of poses to accommodate all ability levels.

  • Are there any limits to how many classes to attend?

    There are no limits to how many classes people can attend. Each class is available to the first 100 people who register.

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