Our Open Level Vinyasa yoga classes are as diverse as the teachers who offer them. Classes incorporate creative sequencing, yoga philosophy, meditation and pranayama (breathwork). Expect a dynamic flow progressing through standing postures, forward folds, backbends, balancing poses, twists and maybe even some inversions.
Meditation: Breath & Basics
Get back inside your body and regulate your breath. Learn correct posture for meditation.
Vinyasa flow class exploring the world of inversions and arm balances.
Restorative yoga facilitates relaxation on the cellular level, balancing the nervous system and boosting the immune system, moving one toward deep stillness. Practiced mostly on the floor in seated or supine postures with the support of bolsters, cushions, blankets and other yoga props, this practice is extremely effective for soothing mind, body and soul. This class is gentle enough for every body but typically more challenging mentally.
Magnify your awareness of the beautiful parts of your reality. Spend time feeling good (or learning to feel good).
Meditation: Loving Kindness
Cultivate states of mind that truly feel unconditional love for self and others.
Meditation: Inner Teacher
Connect to your innate wisdom and capacity. You'll get to know you're highest self, and eliminate the space between where you are now, and where your highest self resides.
Destroy negative habits, and remove guilt from past actions.
Yoga: 12 Step Recovery
Yoga for 12-step Recovery (Y12SR) is a framework for integrating the wisdom of yoga with the practical tools of 12-step recovery programs. Y12SR offers a physical, mental and spiritual approach to support recovery from addictive behavior patterns, guided by the premise that "the issues live in the tissues." Y12SR meetings are divided between a group check-in (equivalent to a 12-step meeting) focusing on a particular theme of recovery, followed by a yoga practice integrating the same theme. Y12SR is open to all 12-step program members. It is intended as part of a holistic recovery program including the cognitive work of 12-step programs, not as a replacement.
This is a yogi's daily practice. Includes meditation, yoga, pranayama and basic philosophical studies. Wear clothes to move in.
Stay aware of your deepest personal goals always. This meditation ensures that you cultivate constant awareness of your unique life mission, what really drives you. Keeping this awareness is the greatest protection.
Yoga: Slow Flow
Slow Flow is a hybrid asana class incorporating elements of vinyasa, yin and restorative yoga. Practitioners experience a peaceful decrescendo with class ending in extended relaxation and meditation. This class is gentle enough for most - teachers offer modifications and props to accommodate anybody.
The meditation lab is an experiential class that explores different methods and tools for meditation. Expect to dive deep into your mind and heart using your breath, visualizations, chanting, movement, stillness, and insight. All techniques are based in authentic traditions including Tibetan Buddhism, Thai Forest, Kundalini, the Vedas, and more.
Community Yoga classes are our offering to the community, our sangha, as an act of seva (selfless service) by the teachers who lead them. These classes will be led by teachers in training and are free to all, we always welcome donations.
Yoga: Lady Niguma
Lady Niguma yoga is a subtle body-focused practice including the nadis, chakras, bandhas, and drishti. We begin with chanting, breathwork, sun salutations, and move through an asana sequence to unwind energetic knots. When the knots are hard and tight we feel anxious, depressed and angry. When our central channel is open, we feel emotionally and physically balanced and can access higher planes of realization. This class is accessible for all.
Intro to Meditation
We will cover the basics of meditation; what is meditation, what is the goal of meditation, how to meditate, and practice a guided meditation. Gabriel Woodhouse: As a meditation teacher and guide, Gabriel Woodhouse draws on the wisdom of Chogyam Trungpa and other mentors of Tibetan Buddhism who encourage practitioners to consider meditation an open process of discovery where we cultivate friendliness with our own hearts and minds. His class offers guidance developing peaceful abiding practice using mindfulness of the body and breath, visualization techniques, and compassion exercises. Gabriel emphasizes the beauty of meditation practice with lightness, curiosity and openness.
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