Medicine for the modern mind, Moon Practice is a deep, challenging and nourishing Asana practice with longer holds and an emphasis on creating stability and calmness of both body and mind. Standing poses and floor work, coupled with a focus on conscious and extended exhalations are used to guide awareness inwards to touch that pure space of stillness that exists beyond the thinking mind. Moon practice is the foundation of all Tantric Hatha practices that follow. Always take the moon with you.
Sun Practice is about energy management and developing a deeper relationship to Prana, the energy that sustains us and all life. A more dynamic practice than Moon, the Solar path rides the line between cultivating the power we need to excel and the sensitivity we need to touch the subtler planes of reality. In addition to Asanas that open the chest and upper body and an emphasis on developing the inhalation, here we see the introduction of the deeper Tantric practices such as Bandpass and Mudras to increase the voltage and radiance with this vessel, the body. A steady and calm mind is an absolute necessity on the Solar path. Always take the Moon with you.
Igniting the radiant power of Soul. Using Asana practice as the framework, all elements of the Tantric path, including deeper work with Bandpass and Mudras, are utilized to still the mind, cultivate energy, burn through limitations and safely call forth the dormant and sacred power at the base of the spine, Kundalini. Although the arc of physical challenge also increases in Fire practice with the inclusion of inversions, the true emphasis is on the cultivation of an internal heat centered in the navel and a complimentary directing of awareness and energy into the spine, considered our pathway to the Infinite. Ignite, thrive, live the highest version of yourself. And always take the moon with you.
TEEN Yoga is a complimentary class for young adults 11-19 years of age. Serving as an introduction to yoga, this class explores asana (the physical practice), pranayama (breath techniques), meditation and basic yoga philosophy and principles. This class is fun, challenging and accessible for teens of any experience level.
CHAIR Yoga is a combination of chair yoga, standing postures, gentle stretching and meditation. We are working toward increased stability, mobility, strength, balance and peace of mind. Practices include asana, pranayama, mantra & meditation.
STRENGTH & PURIFICATION Practice
Prior to engaging in a meaningful yoga journey of practice, self enquiry and evolution, it is vital to engage in the proper preparation. The system of Tantric Hatha prescribes a series of strength and purification practices for body and mind. These include rigorous physical postures (asana), breath purification techniques, diet and lifestyle adjustments. I recommend continuing with Strengthening and Purifying practices to keep the body and mind stable and supple throughout your journey.
BREATH & MEDITATION
Pranayama, Dharana, Dhyana and Samadhi are the final four limbs of the eight limb path of Raja (royal) yoga. They are what makes yoga YOGA as opposed to an eastern inspired workout regimen. Through intentional breath and meditation we are able to learn how our mind's function, to resolve the disturbances which cause our suffering and develop the mind as the exceptional tool that it is, while fulfilling its purpose of bringing us home to the soul. These practices range in difficulty and complexity, but there is something for everyone. Dive in!
Yoga, Breath & Meditation for Recovery
This work is therapeutic at its core. Utilizing conscious breath and Pranayama, mindful Asana, intention setting and meditation, Yoga creates spaciousness and stability in the body and the mind. The physical practice brings the body back to its natural alignment, while breath and meditation bring the mind back to its innate state of serenity.
Private sessions allow you to explore all that Yoga has to offer in a specific, prescriptive way. Yoga incorporates philosophy, psychology, diet and meditation, as well as a physical practice. Private lessons give us the opportunity to incorporate all of these aspects in a highly customized way to bring you greater freedom and fulfillment. Ideal for beginners, students with unique health conditions and advanced yogis ready to deepen their practice. Rates are on a sliding scale beginning at $100/hour.
Special customizable group sessions for parties, events, fundraisers, and more. Highly customizable while remaining in integrity with the tradition I represent.