We offer classes for everyone, no matter ability, age, or experience because everyone deserves to belong and live their best life.
Being able to fully relax is a skill that takes practice. To learn relaxation we practice with mudra, mantra, asana and some philosophy thrown in to loosen the attitudes. This class helps me remember what I need to keep at the forefront of my mind: when we remember relaxation everything flows effortlessly. In this class we will visit and revisit asanas that bring us nearer and nearer to complete relaxation. We will learn the places we hold tension in the body with curiosity and practice being gentle with our release.
This class focuses on moving into each asana (posture) with attention to alignment and breath. Focusing on small details and breath control during each asana allows you to find balance in the body and mind while releasing stress. Poses are mostly held (rather than flowing) to help build stamina and improve balance. Props are used to help create a poses that fits your body on any given day.
CORE-FOCUSED HATHA YOGA
The core is not just the belly, it's a set of interrelated and intertwined muscles that run along the inside of the entire body. It is the foundation of all healthy, stable movement and especially yoga practice. If we truly want to gain strength, flexibility, endurance then we will need to bring our practice to the inner, deeper and the outer muscles of the back, sides and stomach. In this class we do gentle practices that engage the entire core area progressively and then we deeply relax to enjoy the energy we have created.
Combining gentle somatic movement with a traditional yoga practice offers an accessible and introspective experience. Students will build a connection with their body allowing them to find joy and comfort in the movement of their bodies. Much of the class is done laying on the floor, then building towards bigger movements if desired. Students will walk away feeling light and expansive in their own bodies.
TRAUMA CONSCIOUS YOGA