There are so many different ways to practice hatha yoga in the USA. The resurgence of this eastern practice is global. How to choose which class or which teacher or which method? When I first looked for a yoga class (1976) I had no choice. I could only find one class 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. The general public responded well to this new availability. Then came the lockdown and most yoga studio’s closed. However, if the need to teach is there the will will find a way. So, today, the classes that were foremally available at The Sanctuary, Allenhurst, NJ are happening online and all are welcome.
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 postures slow and gently, with occasional vinyasa’s of more vigor & heat. We lie down and roll around. We practice ‘being in our bodies’….sometimes in unexpected ways. We get off the mat! Overall, we practice about 20 different asana’s and all the other limbs of Patanjali’s 8-Limbed Yoga path too. Hopefully you will learn about 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 invite you to arrange for a teacher interview, either on zoom or on the phone. All classes and workshops are currently online at Zoom.