he gong produces a whole spectrum of harmonics that are based on pressure waves, vibrating the energy meridians in the body and bringing them into balance. students will be guided through a short centering and gentle breath work (pranayama) to relax the physical body. lying in savasana, receivers are "bathed" for 40 minutes in the deep nurturing sound of the gong. the "living tones" build upon each other and evolve on their own, producing a sea of sound that is both timeless and alive. we not only hear the sound through our ears but through our bodies, affecting us at the deepest cellular levels. within this experience, tensions are released, blockages cleared - mind and body are soothed. no previous experience is necessary - simply show up and be open to the experience.
iyengar yoga is the progressive system of yoga study developed by yoga master b.k.s. iyengar. when necessary, supports called "props", such as blocks, belts, blankets and bolsters are used to facilitate learning and to allow all students to progress safely and intelligently based on their specific needs, strengths, and weaknesses. iyengar yoga offers useful and practical ways to experience the valuable art, science, and philosophy of yoga. poses are modified to accommodate all levels of experience as well as particular physical conditions. students will be introduced to asanas from different families
kripalu yoga was originally taught in the west by amrit desai, a student of swami kripalvanandaji (swami kripalu). what defines kripalu yoga is its emphases on following the flow of life-force energy, practicing compassionate self-acceptance, observing the activity of the mind without judgment, and taking what is learned "off the mat" and into daily life.
kundalini yoga is the yoga of "awareness". it is the science of bringing mind, body and spirit together in a totally balanced experience and includes all elements of the ancient teachings of yoga. this ancient system draws upon the vast body of teachings brought to the west by yogi bhajan who is quoted as saying "kundalini yoga is the scientific technology of happiness".
Shake Your Soul Yoga Dance
shake your soul yoga dance combines practices from yoga, qi gong, body-mind centering, and expressive healing movement. it draws from modern and free creative dance, building on international music that includes african and latin rhythms. it is a fun, dynamic, creatively expressive, stress-busting, and healing workout. mind, body and spirit connect through involvement and community for every "body" and for people of all ages.
Open Space Yoga, located at 19 Factory Street, is a co-op of experienced, certified teachers who will be bending over backwards (literally) to teach that Yoga is truly for everyone and has an immediate effect on your life. Yoga may be a 5,000 year old science, but it has direct application in modern day-to-day living, and its benefits are needed today more than ever. Yoga is not just for the flexible, it is adaptable to your individual needs and the benefits go way beyond the physical. Yoga is also for the emotions, the breath, the personality, and the mind, and changing one dimension changes them all. In these extraordinarily challenging times, yoga can help alleviate anxiety, high blood pressure, insomnia, chronic fatigue, depression, and many other conditions. It also builds confidence. When we are stressed, we cannot see clearly to find the solution to our dilemma. Yoga can get us unstuck.