ANUSARA YOGA SADHANA
Sādhana literally translates as “a means of accomplishing something”, in the yoga tradition it refers to any spiritual exercise that is aimed at progressing the student towards their most complete expression of Self. This more traditional approach to Anusara yoga is designed as a more introverted exploration of Self through the contemplation of different Tantric teachings, alignment focused asana (posutures), pranayama (breath work) and meditation. The goal of this class is to:
- Introduce you to the teachings of Tantric philosophy,
- Help you establish proper biomechanical alignment in your asanas,
- Give you tools and practices that you can use to create or build upon an at home practice.
Level 1 (NEW FOR BEGINNERS!): A course for those new to yoga and Anusara yoga. The objective of the course is to introduce you to basic yoga postures and body awareness practices. You’ll improve overall strength and flexibility as well as develop a better ability to bring yourself out of stress and into the present moment. [Prerequisites: Desire to learn about yourself]
+ Yoga Nidra: Yoga Nidra is a powerful method of guided relaxation that brings with it all the benefits of meditation. It’s sometimes added to the end of certain classes.
Level 1-2: This is a moderate paced class. Poses are held for longer and students will be taught a wider range of postures (asanas). Beginner and more intermediate modifications will be offered to suit the average needs of the studnets present in the class. Yogic breathing exercises and meditaiton will also be introduced at this level. [Pre-requisit: 6-months practice or more. Desire to learn about yourself]
Level 2-3: This is a dynamic class for serious yoga students and yoga teachers. We will explore more complex yogic theory, yoga asanas (including headstands and hand-balancing), pranayama & meditation. [Pre-Requisite: 2 years of regular Anusara or Hatha yoga practice -OR- teacher’s permission. Yoga teachers are always welcomed]
EYE OF THE TIGER:
This intermediate practice includes a full spectrum of yoga postures (sun salutations, inversions, standing poses, backbends and arm balances, seated poses). The challenging 3-hour sequence will help you build strength and stamina and reignite your passion for the practice. The teacher practices with the students, therefore, minimal verbal instructions will be given. [Pre-requisites: Familiar with sun salutations, full wheel & handstand at the wall, sense of humor and enthusiasm, no active injuries]