Classes sometimes include a brief meditation and and some final chants. As well as the classes described below, we also offer a regular meditation class on Sunday nights and Kirtan from time-to-time.
Private instruction is also available. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
In this 60 minute class we will explore in detail some foundational postures that create a well rounded vinyasa practice. Ideal for new students and/or seasoned practitioners that like to move very mindfully, the pace of this class will be slow and steady with special attention given to alignment, movement on the breath, pranayama and basic meditation techniques.
The challenging experience of Bhava Vinyasa practice strengthens and stretches the body, helps to quiet the mind, and uplifts the heart.
A typical Bhava Vinyasa class begins with the chanting of OM and sometimes Kapalabhati breathing, which is a Kriya, or purifying practice. Ujjayi breathing is emphasized throughout the class.
We then move into sun salutations and standing poses for 30-45 minutes, to warm the body and establish a centered mood. We focus on deep breathing, in a Vinyasa flow, and on proper alignment.
The rest of the class is devoted to Asana on the floor: a well-rounded blend of twists, forward bends, backward bends, balances, inversions and rests, carefully sequenced so as to access the inner grace in the more “difficult postures.”
The class closes with a substantial final relaxation sequence.
As we practice imbuing our efforts with grace, this approach becomes habitual and intrinsic to our nature on and off the yoga mat. Through the flow of our Vinyasa practice, we unfold toward greater self-awareness and acceptance, increased resilience and compassion, a healthier, calmer way of being.
Focusing on strength, stability, balance and the importance of working from your center.
Duration: 1 hour and 30 min.
Kundalini yoga is a stress-reducing, meditative experience, that produces physical, emotional and mental stamina and endurance. This is achieved by combining Asana (postures), Pranayam (breathwork), Mudras (hand positions), Bhandas (body locks), Dristhi (eye focus), Mantra (sound current), Kriya (set of exercises), Meditation & Deep Relaxation
Kundalini yoga builds our physical, mental, emotional, energetic and spiritual capacity. This practice helps us to better connect with our own inner wisdom. In doing so our life experience is enhanced and we are more able to meet life's challenges with great inner strength and develop a natural sense of well-being.
Kundalini yoga and Meditation offers many benefits to all who practice this powerful technology. The benefits of practicing Kundalini Yoga include:
- An affordable holistic practice for body, mind and soul
- Can be practiced by anyone, regardless of age, physical condition or flexibility.
- Effective and quick in its results
- Reduces stress
- Increases vitality and work productivity
- Enhances your general feeling of well-being
- Strengthens the muscles, joints and spine
- Removes toxins from the body
- Enhances the functioning of organs, glands, blood circulation, nervous system and immune system.
- Develops and balances both brain hemispheres, giving you a stronger focus and increasing your efficiency
- Deepens a spiritual awareness and sense of oneness with everything around you
A sequence of Vinyasa flows designed to unwind tensions from the week, bring balance, and revitalize for the weekend. Class begins with an intent and a warm up, then dives into an energetic practice before winding down and in to soothe and restore. Class ends with a luxurious Savasana for maximum absorption of yoga benefits. Escape the everyday and embrace your body's infinite wisdom!
Assists and Modifications
Please speak to your teacher if you have any special needs or concerns or if you are uncomfortable being touched during the traditional posture assists we offer. All yoga practices can be modified—by the use of props, modification of pace or posture, or alternative postures—to suit any individual student.