Yoga for Mental Wellness

with Elizabeth Plapinger
Tuesdays & Thursdays

A typical YMW class involves gentle movement (asana), attention to breathing, attunement to the present moment, deep relaxation, mindful, nonjudgmental awareness of the mind, body and breath, and delight in movement. Experience and research suggest that yoga can be a powerful tool for addressing emotional and mental illness. For many of us, the regular practice of yoga can lift the mood, reduce stress, enhance problem-solving, improve strength and flexibility, lessen fatigue and increase energy. Read what some of our students have to say.

Class size is limited to 8 students to allow for individualized teaching, the growth of connections between student, teacher and classmates, and the development of healing communities. Anyone who believes our classes would be helpful to them is welcome to register and attend. Our students live with a variety of emotional and mental health issues, including grief and trauma, anxiety and depression, as well as a variety of mental health diagnosis, including bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, schizoaffective disorder, depression, dementia and other psychiatric and physical illnesses. Family members, caregivers, and anyone working in the mental health field area also welcome to attend our classes at Babies Project at no charge.

Join us in this experiential practice and see how yoga works for you!

  • Class is FREE of charge.
  • Pre-registration is required before your first class. Email Elizabeth at  (or call her at 551-358-2269) for more information or to register.