Style of Yoga
Our gentle style of yoga taught at the Center for Integrative & Lifestyle Medicine is one that everyone can practice. It has been designed in such a way that anyone, no matter age, physical ability or experience level can participate and enjoy the many benefits that yoga offers. No previous experience is required.
Each intimate-sized class allows individualized attention and allows the student to focus on the movement, and learning to quiet the mind. A chair is used as a prop to support the body. When the student is ready, floor poses are offered.
Yoga Program Manager for Cleveland Clinic, Judi Bar, E-500 RYT, developed this style of yoga in learning to deal with her own back problem. While specializing in chronic pain and disease, she learned that this style not only helped to treat the patients but aided in preventing some physical challenges. She developed this style of yoga further for patients who found traditional yoga classes intimidating.
Consider Taking One of Our Community Yoga Classes
Whatever your age, physical ability or health, you can discover yoga’s powerful benefits. Our classes are an hour long. Available as Wellness Yoga levels 1 or 2, Traditional Yoga or Therapeutic Yoga.
Start using yoga in your own home
Simple infographics show you how to incorporate basic yoga techniques into your day - at work or at home.
- Refresh Your Work Day With 9 Standing Yoga Poses (Health Essentials Article)
- Download a printable copy
Try a DVD
Judi Bar designed two instructional DVDs with yoga techniques to release muscle tension, improve posture and balance, and breathe deeply and de-stress. It's gentle and user-friendly is perfect for beginners or experienced yoga practitioners. A chair is used for standing and seated postures, no need to change clothes or get on the floor.
- Come As You Are: YOGA - Gentle Yoga Anyone Can Do Anywhere (Total Running Time 55 minutes)
- Come As You Are: NATURE - A Variety of Postures for Beginners and Intermediate Practitioners (Total Running Time 60 minutes)
Wellness Yoga Classes in Cuyahoga and Summit Counties
Yoga can make a big difference in your life by:
- Decreasing stress
- Reducing chronic pain
- Enhancing immune response
- Lowering blood pressure
- Improving posture and body alignment
- Increasing muscle strength
- Providing a sense of joy and well-being
Types of Yoga Classes Offered
Whatever your age, physical ability or health, you can discover yoga’s powerful benefits.
- Wellness Yoga Level – (chair)
This class will incorporate postures that are practiced while seated on a chair, or standing, using the chair as a prop. The instructor will be able to guide participants of all ability levels; this is a gentle class, focusing on deep breathing and simple movement for stress management.
- Wellness Yoga Level 2 – (chair & mat)
This class will incorporate postures that are practiced while seated on a chair, or standing, using the chair as a prop. The instructor will be able to guide participants of all ability levels, and may be practiced as gently or strongly as the student prefers.
- Traditional Yoga – (mat)
This class will incorporate postures that are practiced on a mat, on the floor, and may be done from standing, seated, or lying down on the abdomen or back. While the instructor will be able to guide participants of all ability levels, this is primarily an intermediate level class.
- Therapeutic Yoga – (mat or chair, if needed)
This class is specifically designed for participants that feel limited in ability due to chronic illness, injury, or physically out of shape. While mostly practiced from a chair, some poses are done from a standing position. A variety of props are made available to offer additional support. This class is very gentle, and is instructed by experienced yoga therapists that specialize in offering simple movement and deep breathing to all bodies. Therapeutic Yoga classes are offered at Cleveland Clinic Lyndhurst Building.
Course schedule is subject to change. Please view the link to purchase passes for details or ask at your next class.
Yoga pass packages are available in hour increments. Classes are either 30 or 60 minutes in length (see schedule below). 30 minute classes require 1 pass, and 60 minute classes require 2 passes.
* Cleveland Clinic employees may contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details on employee discounts.
- $12: 1 Hour (2 passes)
- $60: 6 Hours (12 passes)
- $100:12 hours (24 passes)
Pre-Purchase Passes are required.
Classes are either 30 or 60 minutes in length.
Emp = Employees Only
Open = Employees & Community Welcome
|Cleveland Clinic Main Campus|
|Mondays||12:15-12:45 p.m.||Lerner Bldg, NA5-25||Trad / Well L2||Emp|
|Tuesdays||12:30-1:30 p.m.||JJ Building, JJ3-107||Trad / Well L2||Emp|
|Thursdays||11:15-11:45 a.m.||Lerner Bldg, NA5-03||Wellness L2||Emp|
|Cleveland East Side|
|Tuesdays||5:30-6:30 p.m.||Chagrin Falls FHC, Lower Level Conf Rm||Trad / Well L2||Open|
|Tuesdays||5:30-6:30 p.m.||Lyndhurst Campus, 2nd Flr, Yoga Rm||Traditional||Open|
|Wednesdays||4:45-5:45 p.m.||Hillcrest Hospital, Lower Level, Aud C||Traditional||Open|
|Thursdays||12:15-12:45 p.m.||Hillcrest Hospital, Lower Level, Aud C||Wellness L1||Open|
|Thursdays||5:15-6:15 p.m.||Solon FHC, 4th Flr Conf Room||Trad / Well L2||Open|
|Fridays||Noon-1 p.m.||CCAC Bldg 4, Sub-basement FC||Traditional||Emp|
|Cleveland West Side|
|Mondays||5-6 p.m.||Fairview Wellness Ctr, Room 201||Trad / Well L2||Open|
|Mondays||5:30-6:30 p.m.||Lakewood FHC, 2nd Flr Lobby||Traditional||Open|
|Thursdays||5-6 p.m.||Avon Hospital, AVH1-74||Traditional||Emp|
|Cleveland South Side|
|Mondays||4:45-5:45 p.m.||Independence FHC, 8th Flr, Rm B||Traditional||Open|
|Tuesdays||5-6 p.m.||BOC (Independence), Auditorium||Trad / Well L2||Emp|
|Thursdays||5:30-6:30 p.m.||Brunswick FHC, Conference Room||Trad / Well L2||Open|
|Therapeutic Session at Cleveland Clinic Lyndhurst Campus|
|Mondays||7-8 p.m.||Lyndhurst Campus, Yoga Rm 2nd Flr||Chair & Mat||Open|
|Tuesdays||1-2 p.m.||Lyndhurst Campus, Yoga Rm 2nd Flr||Chair||Open|
|Thursdays||6:30-7:30 p.m.||Lyndhurst Campus, Yoga Rm 2nd Flr||Chair & Mat||Open|
* Schedule is subject to change without notice. Last updated 7/10/2019.
Private Therapeutic Yoga Classes
Develop a home yoga routine tailored to your health concerns or rehabilitation needs. Available for personalized practice and therapeutic needs. $75 per hour.
School of Yoga
Cleveland Clinic School of Yoga
At Cleveland Clinic School of Yoga, modern medicine meets ancient wisdom. We believe yoga should be accessible to everyone, regardless of age, health or physical fitness. Our training will provide you with a strong basis in traditional hatha yoga. In addition, you will learn the essence of Cleveland Clinic Wellness Yoga – that simple movements, done mindfully, can have a profound effect as a method to teach stress management, improve physical health, change behavior patterns and support making healthier choices in life. Education includes mindfulness and breathing techniques to reduce stress.
Class is held over 9 weekend sessions from April to December 2019. Students MUST be able to attend Friday 5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m., plus Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
|Week||Class Dates||Friday||Saturday & Sunday|
|1||April 26-28||5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.||9 a.m. - 6 p.m|
|2||May 17-19||5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.||9 a.m. - 6 p.m|
|3||June 28-30||5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.||9 a.m. - 6 p.m|
|4||July 19-20||5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.||9 a.m. - 6 p.m|
|5||August 16-18||5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.||9 a.m. - 6 p.m|
|6||September 13-15||5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.||9 a.m. - 6 p.m|
|7||October 11-13||5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.||9 a.m. - 6 p.m|
|8||November 8-10||5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.||9 a.m. - 6 p.m|
|9||December 13-15||5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.||9 a.m. - 6 p.m|
A typical weekend consists of:
- 9 hours techniques, training, practice
- 2 hours teaching methodology (TM)
- 2 hours anatomy/physiology (A/P)
- 2 hours yoga philosophy, lifestyle and ethics (YPLE)
- 1.5 hours specialty - physician talks
Program total: $3,900
Due at Registration: $1,000 (goes toward tuition)
All courses are taught at:
Cleveland Clinic Lyndhurst Campus
1950 Richmond Rd
Lyndhurst, OH 44124
Free garage parking is available.
A short break is provided for lunch. Students may bring a cooler with food or pickup food from one of the numerous restaurants and shops within driving or walking distance to the Lyndhurst Campus. The facility is located within walking distance of Legacy Village (details).