ASHTANGA PRIMARY SERIES
Known as yoga chikitsa, or yoga strengthening, this is a series of postures designed to strengthen and open up the body. The Primary series focuses on forward bending. The sequence of postures is the same every practice. This a a vigorous style of yoga, be prepared to sweat. This practice includes backbends, inversions and some arm balances. Mondays at 5:30 PM& Wednesday 6 AM
SECOND SERIES ASHTANGA
Second series ashtanga is known as nadi shodhna- nerve cleansing. This practice involves backbends, inversions and a series of headstands. THIS IS AN ADVANCED CLASS. Appropriate for ashtanga students, or those with a strong vinyasa practice. Fridays 6 AM.
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For your body…stretch and tone muscles, release chronic tension, de-stress and refresh.
For you mind…calm restless thought, cultivate concentration, support mental clarity and confidence.
For your spirit…encourage self-acceptance, honor inner wisdom, and invite deep peace.
What to expect in a Kripalu yoga class:
Classes begin with warm-up movements and breath awareness to prepare for yoga postures. The heart of each class is a sequence of postures that stretch, strengthen, and balance your body. Each class ends with deep relaxation and meditation. No previous yoga experience required. To Learn more about Kripalu Yoga, click here.
"Vinyasa" is from the Sanskrit term "nyasa", which means "to place," and the prefix vi, "in a special way". This flowing practice encourages the conscious connection and placement of the breath and the movement as the practitioner transitions from one posture to the next. As this connection grows it creates an inward appreciation also known as a “meditation in motion”. This class focuses on these qualities as well as on alignment, posture, strength and flexibility. This is a great practice for both the beginner and experienced yogi.
Taking time to relax deeply is essential to maintaining health and well-being. By sinking into a restorative practice you unravel the damaging effects of chronic stress such as headaches, fatigue, memory loss, poor digestion, high blood pressure, and cardiovascular disease. Just to name a few!
Class will begin with gentle flowing movements to warm and prepare the body as well as the mind for deep relaxation. We will then transition to a series of long held, passive postures (supported with lots of props) to release deeply held tension. In doing so we access the body’s natural state of rest and healing – the Relaxation Response – where blood pressure decreases and digestion and immunity improves. Most importantly we will quiet the mind, releasing its constant chatter, so that we can connect more fully, mind and body, here and now. You’ll leave class relaxed and renewed with your batteries completely recharged. You’re going to love how you feel!