My approach to teaching is grounded in respect for tradition following the guidance of the science of the breath.
Yoga Nidra is an experience of expanded awareness in a state of deep relaxation - It promotes parasympathetic dominance, calming the physical body, mind, brain, senses, and nervous system. With pratyahara (sense withdrawal) we work through levels of the unconscious and subconscious, removing energetic blockages and releasing karmas. Trauma, stress, health issues, emotional & physical disturbances, etc are some examples of manifestations of these blockages.
There are different yogic practices that lead to the state of yoga nidra. The guided practices are done lying down using verbal instructions to occupy the mind as the body relaxes, and the practitioner remaining a witness, awake and aware moves into a subtle state of conscious deep sleep (the state between wakefulness and sleep).
My classes are offered in a sacred, safe, warm-hearted, and supportive environoment - Honoring and accommodating the uniqueness of everyone's practice.
Yoga as a system addresses our modern imbalances due to multi tasking, stress, anxiety, and living in a fast paced society - Reducing our rajas (restlessness, body/mind disturbances), tamas (inactivity, lethargy, laziness), and promoting sattva (purity, clarity, calmness, peace).
Yoga Philosophy, Diet & Lifestyle
Studying yogic texts is an important and necessary part of the yogic path of self inquiry/self knowledge.
Yogic Diet and Lifestyle are also important in supporting and maintaining our practices.
Yoga at Work
Workshops and weekly classes
Trauma Informed Yoga
Creating a safe space and practice sensitive to trauma
Group and Privates
A gentle approach to postural integration inspired by vinyasa krama and traditional hatha yoga with breathing exercises and meditation.
Senior Chair Yoga
Offering Retirement Communities and Senior Centers the benefits of yoga practiced in a chair - using gentle breath synchronized movements, sounds and meditation
Learn practices based in whole brain learning techniques of ancient Himalayan Yoga. Vinyasa Krama is slow, conscious and contemplative, based in Patanjali's Ashtanga Yoga. This Nath practice is the original yogasana that integrates pranayama into the asana practice.
Move into Stillness and Silence with Breath
Maintaining the science of yoga....
This system is based in Patanjali's Ashtanga Yoga, emphasizing "prayatna shaithilya ananta samapatti bhyam”- and designed to increase our sattvic tendencies by slowing down our breath and heart rate and calming our mind. Using the conscious, expanded spiritual ujjayi breath, concentration and precisely synchronized slow movements with intelligent sequencing for the physical and energetic process of opening the body and channeling the prana, drishti (gaze), bandhas (energetic locks), mantra, mudra, pranayama, pratyahara and meditation- we infuse prana throughout the body, ruminating and merging into the internal sound current (nada) - calming the mind creating a meditative state while strengthening the body and opening up the energy channels.
A devotional and serene practice moving to the mantra of the breath - aligning, balancing, and strengthening our physical, mental and subtle bodies. The foundational ujjayi breath, has a pause or kumbhak after each inhalation and exhalation for stillness and aligning the prana - which trains the heart and mind for stillness. Our intention stays inward as we merge with the breath, with subtle awareness in the heart center and nada. As the practitioner becomes fluent in this system it flowers into ananta samapatti.
Facilitating optimal distribution of prana, sharpening our concentration, creating a healthy, supple and strong body, and a peaceful mind.
My teaching is based on the 12 Kramas that Srivatsa Ramaswami learned from Krishnamacharya for over 33 years - 10 Kramas (sequences) that can be practiced alone (with prep and follow up vinyasas) or sequentially combining vinyasas from each or a few kramas, Vishesha Kramas (sub routines), and winding down procedures (pranayama, pratyahara, meditation). My teaching also incorporates vinayasa krama, pranayama, pratyahara, meditation of the Hansa Yoga Tradition taught by my Satguru His Holiness Swami Vidyadhishananda. The kramas (sequences) may vary by root tradition but maintain the same emphasis.
With over 700 vinyasas, various pranayama and meditation techniques, there is a practice that can be catered for everyone.
Structured classes for beginning to advanced students. Offering private one on one and small intimate group sessions, public classes, and workshops.
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