The Tree of Health Center is a Natural and Spiritual Health Center providing services and classes to evolve the spirit, mind & body through the spiritual foundation of MARCI® — Mindfulness, Awareness, Responsibility, Compassion and Intuition. TTOHC partners with the American Legion Post 86, located at 20 Yates Ave in Andover, NJ. Their yoga classes take place in the Legion’s expansive great hall with a wall of windows to brighten the experience.
Chair Yoga has been very successful with Julie Lain Trilling at the American Legion, bringing students to a more flexible and stronger capacity. The weekly class is for those with physical challenges, limited mobility, seniors, pregnant women and those recovering from an injury. Students practice sitting in a chair with options to stand. “Chair Yoga” is a great way to learn postures to do from a desk, car, or any other time you’re sitting. Students work in and out of postures to increase strength and flexibility while allowing time to rest, breathe and integrate. These weekly classes are ongoing on Thursdays from 10:30-11:30 a.m.
For those looking for more than Chair Yoga but still wish to go easy on their bodies, Gentle Mat Yoga is now offered. It provides a safe and encouraging environment to learn the foundations of a yoga practice, while allowing the body to release tension and de-stress. The focus is on stretching and toning muscles, breathing exercises and meditation. Students will develop strength, stamina and flexibility while relaxing and rejuvenating the body and mind. These weekly classes are ongoing on Mondays from 5:00-6:15 p.m. beginning January 29th.
All three yoga classes are facilitated by Registered Yoga Teacher and Certified Childlight Yoga Instructor Julie Lain Trilling. Julie initiated yoga and mindfulness programs at local day care centers and preschools and volunteers at Project Self-Sufficiency’s Little Sprouts Early Learning Center teaching Yoga and Mindfulness classes. She recently completed a program at Stepping Stone School in Branchville.
“Chair Yoga” is $12/class or $60 for six classes. “Gentle Mat Yoga” is $12/class or $60 for six classes. No one will be turned away for financial reasons — please speak to the teacher to make an arrangement.
To learn more about these and other classes, go online to Tree-