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Gentle Kripalu Yoga is suitable for beginners and any one who wants to move every joint in the body, stretch gently and strengthen with calm breath and awareness. You will feel a shift during class from busy to calm and from tight to released. The class starts with centering and pranayama (breath work) and moves through poses designed to work the six motions of the spine (forward and back, side to side, and twisting left and right). The long muscles of the spine are gently strengthened with a variety of simple but powerful sequences to tone and balance the system. The class finishes with mild inversion and savasana. You will leave this class feeling refreshed and more easy in your body/mind. Pat is a Kripalu professional level (E-500) Yoga teacher. Pat earned her Kripalu Yoga certification in February, 2008 and has been teaching since. Her style is welcoming and nurturing, and her classes range from extra gentle through moderate to vigorous. She encourages students to listen carefully to their bodies and to learn to follow their own internal wisdom while practicing the 2000+ year old tradition that is yoga. Classes include pratapana (gentle warm ups), pranayama (breathing), asana (postures) and meditation. Each class involves a mixture of Vinyasa flow sequences (moving with each breath) interspersed with holding postures. Inversions, balancing poses and Savasana (resting) are included, as well For any last minute changes to the schedule, please check here (http://clients.mindbodyonline.com/ws.asp?studioid=41335&stype=-7&sView=week).
Stretch and find your Inner Strength! This class builds on the experience of Yoga 101. We will continue to explore beginner and intermediate yoga poses but with longer holds to build strength and stamina. This class may also be an introduction to and practice of “flow”. A “flow style practice” is one which knits and links familiar poses together with great emphasis on slow and easeful transitions from one pose to another with emphasis on the use of breath. As always, our class ends with a deep relaxation and mindfulness meditation. This class is appropriate for anyone who has feels comfortable with our gentle/ beginner level classes and is looking for a little bit more challenge. Just a few benefits of this class include: Increase balance and strength Increase ability to focus and concentrate Decrease stress Register at www.SOHUM.org
Strengthen the body, Focus the mind! Journey though a series of moves to stretch and strengthen the body and focus the mind, followed by restorative poses, to relax and release. Props will be used to enable the body to feel completely supported, so that you can reach a deeper state of healing and relaxation. Modifications can be made for students of all-levels. Some benefits of this class are Reduce stress Improve balance and flexibility Increase strength Reduce the risk of injury in daily life Students of all levels welcome to this class! You can achieve a high level of health of body, mind and energy working at your own ability level. Register at www.SOHUM.org Drop-Ins are welcome!
Svaroopa® Yoga is a deep and meditative style of yoga that uses props and precise alignments to reach deep into the core muscles around the spine to relieve tensions in the body. Svaroopa® Yoga promotes healing and transformation and is a consciousness-oriented style of yoga. Group classes and individual yoga therapy sessions are excellent for relieving back, neck, knee and shoulder pain. The guided awareness done at the beginning and end of every class provides a deep relaxation and reduces the stress that many of us experience in our daily lives. Svaroopa® says that it all begins at the tailbone, therefore in every class you will experience release of deep spinal muscles from the tailbone to the rib cage, leaving you feeling incredibly refreshed and relaxed after every class. Just a few of the benefits include: • Relief of neck, shoulder, back, leg and hip pain • Stress reduction • Improved sleep • Improved strength and flexibility Carol began teacher training with Swami Nirmalanada (formerly Rama Birch) at Master Yoga Foundation. She became a Certified Svaroopa ® Yoga teacher at the 500 hour level in 2004 and has been teaching at studios in the metro west area for over 10 years. Carol continued into Advanced Teacher Training and is a Certified Svaroopa ® Gentle Teacher, Deeper Teacher and Certified Svaroopa ® Yoga Therapist. For any last minute changes to the class schedule, such as weather related cancellations, please see the online schedule here (http://clients.mindbodyonline.com/ws.asp?studioid=41335&stype=-7&sView=week). Such last minute changes in schedule may not be reflected on this meetup page and we recommend checking the online schedule before attending the class.