There are so many different ways to practice hatha yoga in the USA. The resurgence of this eastern practice is huge! How do you know which class or which teacher or which method? When I began to seek out yoga teachers (1976) I had no choice. I could only find one methodology and one teacher. But that is not the case today. Most large cities, tourist areas, and even most sleepy suburban areas all have yoga studios today. And, some of those studio’s are open from dawn to dusk with round-the-clock classes, 7 days a week. Whew. That’s a lotta yoga.
The classes I offer might be considered “old school” by many. And, if your only yoga experience was gained in a gym, or with yoga/pilates, then my classes will feel very different. What we do is come together for sadhana. We practice some postures slow and gently, with occasional vinyasa’s of more vigor & heat. We are on a carpet. We roll around a bit. We also practice ‘being in our bodies’ in unexpected ways sometimes. We get off the mat! Overall, we practice about 80 different asana’s and all the other limbs of Patanjali’s 8-Limbed Yoga path too. Hopefully you will learn and experience Yoga.
Every class includes: Discussion(topics can be requested by students) Centering, Sankalpa, Asana, Pranayama, Mudra, Savasana & Meditation. Occasionally we learn and practice: Yoga Nidra, Nada Yoga (sound/hearing), Ayurveda, Jyotish (Astrology), Yamas, Niyamas, and Co-Listening. My education, training, and experience has taught me that yoga is only learned “in the present moment” and I strive to keep each and every class a reflection of just that, the present.
If you are new I suggest you arrange for a teacher interview, either in person or on the phone. All classes and workshops are currently online at Zoom. All Welcome.