Fully Awake, Fully Aware & Fully Alive
“Our body-mind container must be strong and stable. Then we can fill it with energy from our practice and carry that energy everywhere we go as a heightened state of aliveness.”
-Yoganand Michael Carroll
This quote from my teacher is the inspiration that motivates me. The practice of yoga is a way of life. By challenging our physical body, we discover our response to challenging circumstances in our everyday life. We begin to dissolve old patterns of thinking that prevent us from living life to our fullest. We begin to develop a new way of relating to ourselves. It is an opportunity to enhance our bodies, heal the fluctuation and negativity of our mind, and open to the possibility of becoming compassionate in the way in which we live life!
All classes offer a well-balanced, eclectic blend of various styles of yoga, the classes move dynamically with constant attention to breath.
Slow Flow is a flow style practice with long holding postures which establish a solid understanding of alignment and safety.
Vinyasa (Athletic Yoga) Is a challenging class which requires some experience. Proper form and understanding of alignment are essential as variations of postures are more challenging. Come with an open heart and leave your competitive mind at the door!
Gentle Stretch Yoga is a great way to begin a practice! The practice consists of gentle flowing movements designed to improve the health of the joints while developing muscular strength. All of this cultivates better balance.
Restorative Yoga is designed to restore and renew the body by releasing tension and stress. Holding tension in the body can cause damage over time. Likewise, anxiety and mental stress can lead to 'dis-ease' for our mind.
Allow yourself to 'hit the reset button'!
Rejuvenate in this class with passive yoga postures using blocks, bolsters and blankets.
Restorative Yoga is a perfect complement to a challenging yoga practice and active lifestyle. This class is appropriate for all levels of experience and a nice option for those looking for a prenatal style class.
~ Breathing Practice ~
Yoga breathing, which is known as Pranayama, is the first step toward
re-orienting and improving the functioning of your body by learning to optimize the breathing process. All classes incorporate breathing techniques to maximize the benefits of a complete yoga practice.
One of the challenges of Yoga Practice is - it takes practice! Our lifestyle is filled with instant gratification. We live in an impatient society. It seems that we take on the burden our culture tries to lay on us; the notion that 'looking good' is of more value than feeling good.
The breathing practice is an amazing path to tapping into the joy of internal strength and flexibility ~ adaptability! Feeling good on the inside brings such joy to our lives.
The breathing practice is like going on a little journey of introspection. Again, not easy! It may be even more challenging than any of the physical classes.
But it's worth it!
September 10th - 30th 2021 Classes at Indigo $20 per session
Yoga Basics - All levels
10:30am - 11:30am
4:30pm - 5:30pm
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Each week we discover posture sequences designed for specific parts of the body.
9:00am - 10:00am
All levels Community Class $15
9:30am - 10:30am