Led Ashtanga Beginner
Half Primary Open Level
This group class flows through the first part of the Primary Series working with the needs of the group up until around the “Half Primary,” point, introduces more Sanskrit counting and more of the finishing series postures. It is open to students of all levels with yoga experience.
Mysore Style is a way of practicing the Ashtanga sequences at the pace of one’s own breath. The teacher does not lead the class but rather watches giving verbal adjustments and teaching individuals additional poses when they are ready. The student’s practice will slowly lengthen as he or she gains strength, stamina, flexibility, and concentration. Previous Ashtanga yoga experience is required for our online Mysore classes. This could be a beginner level led class, our Intro to Ashtanga course or outside experience.
Led Ashtanga Primary Series (Intermediate/Advanced Level)
This exhilarating group class moves through the entire Primary Series with the traditional vinyasas counted in Sanskrit. Traditional Sanskrit mantras open and close the practice, and the focus is on pacing and mastering the more challenging postures in a safe setting. This class is appropriate for Ashtanga practitioners or drop in students with yoga experience, it is not appropriate for beginners.*
*Students with an existing Ashtanga practice have the option to move with the group until “Half Primary” (or until their “last posture”) and then begin their finishing series, take rest and leave the class early. This allows newer students who might not be ready to attempt all of the postures to attend. If interested, please ask your teacher for more details.
Same Yin & Restorative you love without “official” yoga props. Please have throw blankets, various size towels and a couple of paperbacks handy to use as props. No need to practice on a yoga mat, find a cozy spot in your home, preferably near a wall or sofa for support in some poses. All levels welcome.
Yin & Restorative Yoga: When a joint is underused, the connective tissue loses elasticity. In yin yoga we compress connective tissue, rather than stretch them by gently holding long seated poses. Restorative yoga uses props to safely and comfortably support the body in supine yoga poses, fostering complete relaxation. Combined, these two practices allow students to let go of any holding; relieving stress and tension. Great compliment for active practices or students looking for an after spa-like feel. Students of all levels and those recovering from injuries welcome. Light chanting music is played.
Our live-steam gentle yoga is for students of all ages, abilities and yoga experience. The class will be taught slowly with time for transitions and suggestions for modifications. A balanced practice focusing on proper alignment and breathing. Great for relieving stress, learning the basics, and building strength and flexibility. Practice on a hard surface, thin rug or yoga mat. Use a block or hardcover book for modifications and have a small towel or blanket to pad the knees if necessary.
These evenings provide an easy introduction into Buddhist meditation practices. No previous meditation practice required. All are welcome. Chairs will be provided for those who can’t sit on the floor.
In this mediation course we will focus on the meditation method of Ānāpānasati meaning “mindfulness of breathing” (“sati” means mindfulness; “ānāpāna” refers to inhalation and exhalation). This central method can be described as the core of Buddhist meditation and was originally taught by the Buddha in several sutras including the Ānāpānasati Sutta and found his way to all different schools of Buddhism like Tibetan, Zen or Theravada as well as western-based mindfulness programs like MBSR (Mindfulness Based StressReduction) by Jon Kabat-Zin.
Anapanasati means to feel the sensations caused by the movements of the breath in the body. According to this meaning this course is designed to learn and to experience how to still the mind through establishing a constant awareness of these sensations, how to deal with distraction like thoughts and emotions during the meditation and how to apply the benefits of it into your daily life.