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.
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.
Slow Flow aims to teach students to communicate with their bodies & access their spiritual core so they can create a deeper relationship with their inner power. This inner power then builds the foundation for students to tap into their mental power to focus, & physical power to keep up with this strengthening yoga practice.
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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.
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.