Join us for a "Yoga for Better Breathing" Virtual Class

Saturday, August 8th at 9:30 AM EST.

Lead by Certified Yoga Instructor and Alpha Clarissa Riely.

IF YOU ALREADY REGISTERED AND PARTICIPATED IN LAST WEEKENDS CLASS: YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO REGISTER AGAIN. PLEASE JUST MAKE A GENERAL $20 DONATION AND THE NEW ZOOM LINK WILL BE SENT TO YOU! THANK YOU

*Class Link will be sent to you once you are Registered*  

Class Description: It's an easy gentle class. No yoga experience is required! Anyone can do it even those on oxygen.

What you will need: 

1) A chair

2) A yoga strap or something that acts like one (a bathrobe tie, very long mens tie, dog leash etc.)

3) Yoga blocks (or something that acts like yoga blocks....books, etc.)

Please come barefoot. 

Goal of the Class:  

  • Strengthen back
  • Stretch intercostal muscles
  • Stretch thoracic spine for flexibility
  • Strengthen core (which supports all the muscles of our breathing)
  • Become aware of diaphramic breathing
  • Learn to relax when breathing becomes difficult
Instructor Bio: Clarissa Riely started practicing yoga in 2001. In 2011 Chris was diagnosed with Alpha-1. She then set out to learn all she could about this disease and combine it with her love for yoga. Clarissa obtained 200 hours of yoga training and then went on to pursue "advanced" training with an additional 500 hours certification in the therapeutic use of yoga. 

What she found astounded her and she developed a Yoga for Better Breathing sequence using science-based information and poses which lengthen and strengthen all the muscles of respiration; focusing on pursed lip breathing and 1 to 2 breaths. Clarissa is donating her time to the Alpha-1 Foundation and Alpha-1 Community. She hopes to spread awareness of Alpha-1 and the of the benefits of practicing yoga.  

Here's how to join:         

1.Sign Up

Click on the Register button above to register online. You can Start a Team or Join a Team. 

  • Start a Team: I want to start a Team, become a Team Captain and help collect donations from friends and family.
  • Join a Team:  I want to join an existing Team and help collect donations from friends and family.   
  • Register as an Individual:I want to join as an individual participant, not linked to a Team, and help collect donations from friends and family. Registration is $20 dollars. Fundraising is encouraged!

2. Create Your Online Fundraising Page 

You will automatically get a fully customizable, personal fundraising page where you can collect donations. You can link this page to your social media pages to make collecting donations easier than ever.

3. Spread the Word 

Then you can send emails to your friends and family through your Participant Center. The emails will provide a direct link to your personal fundraising page where your friends and family can make a donation on your behalf. #BuildingFriendsforaCure #CureAlpha1 

For additional assistance, please contact: 

Angela McBride at amcbride@alpha1.org