Weekly Classes

Meditating on Beach

healgarden yoga

low intensity

Join Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach and Nurse, PJ DeCamp for a very special yoga series! 30 Minutes of gentle yoga with use of props (including chairs), 10 minutes of meditation, and concluding with a 20 minute discussion of special health topics:

 

Mindful Living - creating habits to live in the moment, to be fully present while reducing anxiety as we quiet the sympathetic nervous system and activate the parasympathetic system.  We change gears from stress to rest and digest mode.  

 

Promoting Cognitive Health - How  movement, nourishment, social activities, and practicing lifestyle behaviors promotes a healthy brain! Cognition includes memory, language, intuition, judgement, emotions, and learning capacity.

 

Home Detoxification - What’s in your pantry?  Tips to improve your living space by removing toxins from your home which have been linked as  contributing factors to chronic conditions.

 

Benefits of Gratitude Journaling-  Improve health,  happiness, sleep, self-esteem,  and feel more positive!

Aromatherapy Oil

aroma yin

low intensity

Yin is a particularly deep & meaningful practice, which brings you into stillness of the body, breath & mind- something we all seem to crave more in our fast paced & constantly connected world. Yin yoga targets the connective tissues, such as ligaments, bones & joints, as well as the meridians of the body. Yin yoga challenges the practitioner to slow down & be aware of the present moment - lingering in poses & finding stillness of the body, breath & mind. Regular practice helps to enhance the flow of energy, release restrictions & promote healing on a physical & emotional level. Suitable for all levels, with great regenerative potential for the dedicated practitioner.

Ashtanga Class

ashtanga

high intensity

Come practice the original Vinyasa! Learn the fundamental movements found in the ancient practice of Ashtanga Yoga. Emphasizing pranayama (breath), the practice includes Namaskars (Sun Salutations) & standing postures & is the preparation for building an authentic Ashtanga practice. 

Meditating in Nature

kundalini yoga

low intensity

Kundalini Yoga is the original of the twenty-two schools of yoga & is called the "mother yoga." It works on your entire nervous & glandular system. The word "kundalini" means awareness & manifesting the hidden potential of that awareness. In the yogic tradition Kundalini energy is portrayed as a coiled serpent lying dormant at the base of the spine. To raise the Kundalini means to awaken & enliven this creative energy.

Kundalini Yoga is an effective way to both strengthen & stretch the muscles. The increased flexibility gained will help prevent injury & avoid pain. In addition, because Kundalini Yoga incorporates the physical aspects of yoga, along with the mind & spirit, into an integrated system, you gain a working understanding of the mind/body connection. The meditations you learn will improve your concentration & focus which will improve your ability to function at your best. Finally, you will feel refreshed & attentive after each session indicating a stronger & more balanced immune & nervous system. Each class includes meditation, a series of exercises & deep relaxation.

Vinyasa Yoga

vinyasa

medium-high intensity

Enhance your strength, flexibility, balance & concentration in dynamic sequences where breath guides movement.

Meditating in Park

slow flow

medium intensity

A gentle yoga class, combining breath movement in a supportive environment.

Doing Yoga

restorative yoga with meditation

low intensity

Indulge yourself with a restorative yoga practice. Center yourself in breath & body & align the physical and mental by practicing stillness or gentle movement for extended periods of time. Use of props assist in helping you to hold poses longer. Class concludes with guided meditation, taking your mind to a place of peace.

Woman in Lotus Pose

beginner's yoga

low-medium intensity

You will learn the basic foundations in the asana practice & build into fun peak poses. Each class walks through meditation, foundations, alignment & pranayama (breath work). Come learn and explore your inner strength on your yoga mat.

This is a series & requires advanced registration. See series for more information.

School Kids Meditating

zen turtle kids yoga

low intensity

Grounded Kids Yoga teaches way more than down dog! Through Yoga, kids will learn how to tune in to, balance & direct their energy so they feel their best physically & emotionally. They are free to express their personal, authentic & unique gifts in a powerful way. Taught by a certified teacher & yoga therapist, kids will develop mindfulness, building positive self-esteem while growing their little hearts to hold empathy for the world around them. 

Yoga Equipment

alignment yoga

low intensity

This class focuses on proper alignment & breathing. Props are used to find stability in each pose to enable proper breathing. There is also emphasis on slow transitions between poses. In addition, beginner level pranayama (breath work) techniques, mudras (yoga for your hands), chakra meditation & yoga nidra (sleeping with awareness) is also taught in this class. Teacher may also share spiritual readings in class for students who desire to learn more than just the physical asanas.

Mala Yoga | 5734 Monona Drive | Monona, WI 53716

608.572.4831 | malayogacenter@gmail.com

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