Class Descriptions

14 wk SESSION – 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 + Yoga Nidra: A course for those new to yoga and Anusara yoga. The objective of the course is to introduce you to basic yoga postures, help you increase flexiblitiy in hips and shoulders and strengthen your core muscles. Each class will end with Yoga Nidra in a relaxing posture. Yoga Nidra is a method of relaxation that brings with it all the benefits of meditation. [Prerequisites: Desire to learn about yourself]

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 advanced modifications will be offered to suit the average needs of the studnets present in the class. Yogic breathing exercises (pranayama) and meditaiton will also be introduced at this level.  [Pre-requisit: 6-months practice or more. Desire to learn about yourself]

Level 3: This is a dynamic class for serious yoga students and yoga teachers. We will explore more complex yoga asanas (including headstands and hand-balancing) and pranayama. [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]

“Whether she relies on knowledge, skills or pure intuition, Jeannine has the extraordinary ability to sense exactly what the body is trying to communicate in it’s own “words”. Her lengthy expertise in various fields, alongside her genuine empathy and compassion, makes the journey towards healing, a comfortable and enjoyable one.” Melina