Learn about body/mind connection, yoga pose alignment, breath, developing a home practice, contemplation/meditation, yoga philosophy, relaxation and silence. Detailed info here.
Breath-based and gentle, mostly on the ground, rooting in, excellent if wanting a soft and relaxing body/mind experience.
Call and response singing/chanting the healing sounds of Sanskrit mantras, vedic chants, and kirtan tunes. Chant books are provided and no experience is necessary. You are welcome to join with your voice, or just come to rest, listen and pick up the vibration. The Sanskrit language has a special vibration and great potential for healing, enjoyment, and a direct experience of yourself as interconnected with all things. Friday Evenings 7:15-8:15
Breath-based yoga with a mix of vinyasa flow and holding postures; practicing stillness, challenge, and relaxation. All levels are welcome to participate as long as you can slow down or intensify based on your own needs. You will learn the essentials of vinyasa krama; linking breath and body movement together.
Breath-based vinyasa flow; good for students with some familiarity with the poses and how to link body movement and breath, there is challenge woven into the class, as well as inversions, philosophical teachings, and relaxation. This class will continue to lay a foundation for how to link your body movement and your breath movement together as meditation in motion.
Breath-based vinyasa flow; advanced asana variations, challenging sequencing, balancing strength and flexibility, inversions, pranayama, philosophical teachings, relaxation, meditation & good overall health encouraged for participation.
Breath-based advanced vinyasa krama; emphasis is on the pause (space between breath) and all body movement directions are initiated with a breath direction. There may be some advanced asana and sequencing, however this is less a chance to explore difficult poses as it is an opportunity to practice the advanced principles of yoga; moment to moment breath extention, lengthening the pause, bandha, pranayama, and seated meditation. We recommend at least one year of regular yoga practice before attending. We also recommend you understand ujjai breath and maha bandha.
A holistic approach to being pregnant, encouraging wellbeing and a therapeutic yoga practice that can help you with many common ailments. Using breathing techniques (pranayama) poses (asana) and meditation you will feel more relaxed and comfortable with your changing life in a nurturing and supportive environment. The focus is self and baby care during pregnancy with hands on assists and relaxation. There will be a Spanish speaking translator and specialist from the Piedmont Health Center present.
A quiet, open space to roll out your mat and develop your personal practice through self-led asana: you as your own teacher. Cultivating a self-led practice inherently offers the opportunity for Svadhyaya or self-study as outlined in Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras. No donation necessary.
“A special feature of the asana system of Krishnamacharya was vinyasa. Many yoga students today are no doubt familiar with this word — it is increasingly used now, often to describe the “style” of a yoga class, as in “hatha vinyasa” or “vinyasa flow.” Vinyasa is essential, and probably unique, to Krishnamacharya’s teachings. As far as I know, he was the first yoga master in the last century to introduce this idea. A vinyasa, in essence, consists of moving from one asana, or body position, to another, combining breathing with the movement”. ~ A.G. Mohan
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