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.
Magnify your awareness of the beautiful parts of your reality. Spend time feeling good (or learning to feel good).
Meditation: Breath & Basics
Get back inside your body and regulate your breath. Learn correct posture for meditation.
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.
Vinyasa flow class exploring the world of inversions and arm balances.
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.
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.
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.
This is a yogi's daily practice. Includes meditation, yoga, pranayama and basic philosophical studies. Wear clothes to move in.
Yoga: Community Class with Liberation Prison Yoga
Liberation Prison Yoga: A donation-based class for all who are feeling the pain of living today." We welcome all, and invite those re-entering society whether they have been imprisoned, exiled, are refugees seeking asylum or just those who feel alienated in any way. We are all looking for home, for safety, or a refuge. We will offer you the skills to be able to find safety within yourselves in the sanctuary that is The Three Jewels. This class is trauma informed, with a focus on connecting from the heart, and safe ways to explore our inner selves through the yoga practice and mindfulness tools, vital support systems amid chaos and stress. Classes are free and taught by a certified, experienced Yoga Instructor.
Meditation: Mind Yoga
The goal of meditation is to directly experience the truth that destroys suffering everywhere. But many meditators get stuck in their practice because they lack a foundation of "skillful methods." There are over 40 Buddhist meditation subjects beyond "mindfulness" alone. Put an end to anger, sorrow, psychic knots, and obstructing beliefs using the fruit of your practice. Let us help you radiate your deepest inner smile.
In this 90 min class you will breathe, move, release, affirm and meditate. You will experience practical tools, ancient practices paired with a modern approach, to living a more integrated life. You are invited to witness where you may be holding tension, mentally and physically, as you begin to arrive fully and whole heartedly into YOUR BODY. Experience yourself in a way you have never before - from epically curated guidance and music, breathwork, dynamic meditation and movement, to yoga asana and deep release. This class will challenge you and empower you!
Yoga of Voice
Our voices are the amplifiers of our words, a reflection of our inner world, and the clearest medium to communicate with one another. Unfortunately, usually due to trauma, many of us have quieted or entirely suppressed our throat chakra and thus the ability to express our heart's wish. The Yoga of Voice aims to unlock the potential of our words, sounds, and songs by guiding participants through exercises in pranayama, mantra, and collective singing. We will explore vocal techniques that range from jazz, blues, world music and circle singing, practicing deep listening to ourselves and each other. By creating a safe vocal container, participants will develop the ability to confidently and vulnerably express the words, songs, and truth that often remains unexpressed. The workshop will explore our greatest sonic potential, harnessing the power of the voice to activate the music in our bones; to know the rhythm of our heart beats and remember ourselves as "Human Instruments" once again. His Holiness the Dalai Lama once told an audience at the Beacon Theatre: "without the Buddha's speech, we would not have these teachings."
Dharma: Great Ideas of Buddhism
ACI Foundation Course 15, The Great Ideas of Buddhism Pt. II. The Asian Classics Institute (ACI) Foundation Courses cover the main ideas of the entire course of study followed by a Tibetan monk-scholar (or geshe) at one of the great monasteries of Tibet. The three-part Great Ideas series summarizes all fifteen ACI Courses, along with the teachings of the traditional training of a Tibetan Buddhist Master. In part two, we cover ACI Courses six through ten: The Diamond Cutter Sutra, The Bodhisattva Vows, Death and the Realms of Existence, The Ethical Way of Life (Vinaya), and A Guide to the Bodhisattvas Way of Life.
Meditation: Mind Like a Cloud
Last 2 Fridays of the Month. In this class we will focus on letting go of all attachment to and grasping at mind and mental formations. To bring about this release we'll employ a variety of Lam Rim meditations (Steps on the Path) intended to diminish self-cherishing, and to develop wisdom and strong compassion.
Yoga: Master Class
This 90 min long class is part of our Yoga Teacher Training and open to the public. Expect a vinyasa yoga class mixed with a workshop on anatomy, alignment, chakras, subtle body, and adjustments.
Arm Balances and Inversions
Learn how to Fly by integrating every aspect of Yourself and changing your relationship to Gravity. In this 3 hour workshop co-teachers Michael Hewett and Gina de la Chesnaye will share and breakdown the fundamentals of arm balances and inversions such as Bakasana (Crow), Sirsasana 1, 2 and 3 (Headstand and it's many variations), Ashtavakrasana (8-Limbed Pose), Adho Mukha Vrksasana (Handstand) as well as Nirlamba Sarvangasana (Hands Free Shoulderstand) and many others. If you have ever felt that you could do any of this with just a little more wherewithal, time to figure them out or want to work on advancing what you already know - this is the workshop.
Dharma: On Anger
Join Geshe Tashi as he speaks about anger and the different practices on how to destroy it. Anger is our biggest enemy, it destroys any goodness we have, and completely closes off our hearts. Learn how to deal with anger and how it can be permanently eradicated from a Tibetan Buddhist perspective.
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