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In this class we will focus on gently moving the body with postures that will strengthen, build balance and flexibility, as well as encourage a breath & body connection. I look forward to providing you with a safe and encouraging environment, regardless of where you are in your own practice, on or off the mat.
During this class you will experience a strength building series for the first part of class followed with a deep, sensual restorative stretch session for the. The focus of the class is the breath and the connection it creates between our mind, body and soul within and between the poses. This class will challenge our body and minds in the comfortable uncomfortable way to help building the mental and physical strength we apply in life situations off the mat. You will leave the class feeling fully nourished, grounded and energized - thats when people use the term “blissed out” :).
All levels are welcome! After a long day at work, get ready to relax and receive the best from your sleeping hours. You will learn easy postures that help your body to restore energy. Breathing techniques are included. You will learn some anatomy and some new terms, such as; asana, pranayama, bhanda, and especially what happens when you have your Buddha Smile!!! This class meets every Thursday at 7:30 PM! Located across from the French Gourmet and there is parking around the back of the building.
How many times have you or someone you know attended a somewhat slower, gentler yoga class…sometimes even billed as a restorative yoga class and yet come away feeling even tighter or more aware of the discomfort that you were hoping to relieve? There is a logical, physiological explanation for this phenomenon…a non-supported pose forces the body to tense muscles. MOST people already have more than enough tight muscles…and by putting more strain on these tight muscles, they will resist…tight muscles are weak muscles. We have come to inaccurately access the difference between a contracted or a stretched muscle. When muscles are contracted, they are in a state of resistance. The sensation of resistance has become synonymous with what we have erroneously termed as “a good stretch”. In order for muscles to stretch or elongate, they must be supple and soft. Properly supported yoga poses allow muscles to release all tension, allowing the muscles to return to their natural, relaxed state. When a supported pose is held for a moderate amount of time, muscles will maintain this elongation or stretch. The most defining feature of Dantayama yoga is, “Support Equals Release”. Support is applied where needed, meeting the resistance of any tight muscles, resulting in a state of neutrality…referring to a state of neutrality of body and mind. In order to quiet the mind, we must quiet the body to access a deeper, sweeter sense of Self. As a Holistic Health Practitioner, Yoga Teacher, Massage Therapist, and Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapist for the last 35 years, I have had the good fortune of working with many different modalities and styles of yoga, including Indra Devi, Svaroopa, and Kundalini yoga. Through intuition and experience, I have integrated all that I have learned into a unique blend…Dantayama yoga, which incorporates aspects from each discipline. It has been and continues to be my dharma to share the teachings and insights that have been imparted to me, so that even more people are able to benefit.