Rutgers Presbyterian Church Announces the Expansion of Its Adult Wellness Initiative to Include Therapeutic Yoga

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Lynn Crimando, ERYT-500, Certified Viniyoga Therapist will oversee the program

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We are thrilled to welcome Lynn to the team. Yoga offers so many useful tools for self-care and healing. Lynn’s experiences and impressive credentials make her a perfect fit to create a program suited to the Rutgers community

Rutgers Presbyterian Church, located on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, welcomes Lynn Crimando to the staff of the Rutgers Community Programs (RCP) Adult Wellness Initiative, as part of an exciting line-up of fall programs aimed at improving well being, including Yoga, Tai Chi, Feldenkrais and meditation.

“We are thrilled to welcome Lynn to the team. Yoga offers so many useful tools for self-care and healing. Lynn’s experiences and impressive credentials make her a perfect fit to create a program suited to the Rutgers community,” said Pastor Andrew Stehlik of Rutgers Presbyterian Church.

A 25-year practitioner, Lynn has worked with a wide variety of conditions in corporate, studio and private settings. “At its heart, yoga is about improving relationships–to our physical, mental and emotional realities, our friends, families, and communities, even society-at-large. By offering experiences that allow participants to tap into their own powers of self-study and healing, we hope to create a meaningful experience for our Rutgers family,” she says.

Throughout the year, yoga classes and workshops will target specific areas to offer strategies and suggested techniques to bring about positive change for issues such as chronic pain, arthritis, sleep disturbances and the like. The first three offerings will include:

Using the Tools of Yoga to Cope with Chronic Pain. This three-hour workshop will be held on Saturday, October 18 and will offer gentle movement, reframing exercises, and centering techniques to help chronic pain sufferers improve the quality of their lives. Cost is $90 for adults 18 to 61; $70 for seniors 62 and over. Those who attend will receive $20 in “Wellness Bucks” to use toward the purchase of a full price adult yoga, Tai Chi or Feldenkrais® wellness class at Rutgers.

Chair Yoga for Arthritis will be held on Mondays from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m., starting on October 27. The six-week series will provide tools for managing arthritis that including healthy joint movement, strengthening of support muscles, balance, self-comforting techniques, and an understanding of how to safely move through joint pain. The series will conclude on December 8. Cost for this six-week series is $150 for adults 18-61; $75 for seniors 62 and over.

Yoga for A Healthy Back will be held on Mondays from 6 – 7 p.m., also beginning on October 27. The six-week series will include sequences intended to help mitigate chronic, non-acute pain, address postural issues that cause stiffness and pain, and strengthen and stabilize the muscles that support the spine. The series concludes on December 8. Cost is $180 for adults 18-61; $90 for seniors 62 and over.

On Saturday, October 11, Rutgers will host an Adult Wellness Open House from 1 – 4 p.m. at 236 W. 73rd Street. The event is free and open to adults 18 and over. Free sample sessions of upcoming wellness classes will be offered and instructors will be onsite to answer any questions. Those who attend will receive $20 in “Wellness Bucks” to use toward the purchase of a full price adult yoga, Tai Chi or Feldenkrais® class series at Rutgers.

For more information on the RCP Adult Wellness classes, visit http://www.rutgerschurch.org/adult-programs-fall-2014 or contact Jennifer Moore at jmoore(at)rutgerschurch(dot)org or 212-877-8227, x 212

For more information about Lynn Crimando, visit yogalynn.com

About Rutgers Presbyterian Church
A warm, welcoming and highly progressive community that embodies the inclusion and diversity of New York City, Rutgers Presbyterian Church is dedicated to making peace and social justice a reality for all people through thought-provoking sermons, extraordinary music, exciting community programs and numerous opportunities to help others in need. Founded in 1798, Rutgers Presbyterian Church is located at 236 West 73rd Street between Broadway and West End Avenue in Manhattan. Sunday services are held at 11 a.m. For more information, visit http://www.rutgerschurch.org.

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