Kripalu Gentle Yoga
Kripalu Yoga is a traditional practice designed to awaken and align the energy in the body, quiet the mind, and access states of deep connection internally. A combination of breathwork and postures allows the student to explore posture flows and deep meditation simultaneously. Class begins with pranayama (breathing) to bring each participant fully present and open for exploration. Students then prepare for posture flows, opening the body through deep stretches and pratapana (building heat). Posture flows move slowly and purposely, and classes are designed with careful attention to movement and alignment of the spine. Often referred to as “Meditation in Motion”, all students are encouraged to move with the breath and explore each pose within their own physical limit and strengths, making this class appropriate for all levels of student.
Mindfulness based meditation. Meditation has been proven to reduce stress and anxiety and to improve overall cognition, focus, and mental and physical health. This class offers an introduction into mindfulness based meditation. We learn to meditate for short periods of time with techniques which are easily accessible and designed to enable you bring more focus and mindfulness into your daily life. We conclude with a guided meditation that helps you achieve a state of calm and feeling of connected centeredness. No prior meditation experience is necessary.
Basic Vinyasa with Meditation and Pranayama
This is a beginners’ class that is suitable for types of students. Each class emphasizes the three pillars of yoga: mindfulness mediation, breath (pranayama) and posture (asanas). Using Sun Salutations and some fundamental Vinyasa sequences we practice mindfulness, breathing, and learning how to center and connect with the body. This class is suitable for beginners and advanced yogis who want to revisit and deepen their relationship to yoga as a meditation practice. Students will leave the class feeling calm, energized, and will have learned gentle postures designed to develop strength and flexibility in the body over time.