this class focuses on learning the basic asanas (poses) and learning to breath in a relaxed manner. the class format is : slow warming of the body, standing postures, balance and deeper stretches. we finish with relaxation at the end of class.
this class is designed for those with a knowledge of the basics and want to develop their practice. we use sun salutations to warm the body and ujjayi breath to self monitor the quality of our breath. introduction to pranayama practices and various asanas added to depth of this class.
this class is geared toward the middle school and high school student that is interested in an introduction to yoga. learn the basic asanas, relaxed breathing and more. if you participated in any of my yoga classes at the public or private schools or the dance academy and enjoyed it, you'll really enjoy the opportunity to practcie in a studio setting! bring a favorite music cd, we may be able to use it in class.
this class is appropriate for all levels. we use props to assist us, such as blocks, straps and bolsters.
this class practices in a heated/humidified room using the 4 basic principles of pranayama, drishti, bandhas and vinyasa (breath, focus, belly locks and flow). basic knowledge of the asanas and sun salutations is helpful.
In October 2011 I completed the Foundations of Viniyoga Therapist training in preparation for the full therapist training. I continue to study with Gary Kraftsow founder of the American Viniyoga Institute (AVI). Gary began studying in Madras in 1974 in the lineage of Krishnamacharya and T.K.V. Desikachar. Yoga is adaptable to the general population through adaptation and the use of props. It builds strength in mind and body, improves balance, posture, flexibility and your sense of well-being. Start your practice slowly and with patience.