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New Ongoing Class!!

Vinyasa II with Mercedes Gomez

Mondays, 5:15 – 6:30 pm, Begins Mar. 23

Vinyasa II assumes a working knowledge of basic yoga poses.  Emphasis will be on linking poses in sequence, practicing holds, variations, and breathing techniques that challenge the student to go deeper. Students are expected to work at their own pace and to know their needs and limits. Poses can be held longer or not.  Inversions, arm balances and more advanced backbends will be explored. Level II students should have a consistent practice and be in good health.

Changes…

Yoga invites us to practice equanimity in the face of changes– those we desire and those we do not.   The good news:  loss inevitably leads to growth!  Last week while Shelley was on vacation,  I attended classes taught by Joan Sherwood and Susan Bausch, where I found much to appreciate!! Joan taught a back-to-basics, strength-focussed class.  I worked up a good sweat and became immersed in the elegance and sufficiency of the fundamental poses.  Susan offered many core contracting poses– so essential for spinal health and core strength and flexibility!  She built more poses into 90 minutes than I imagined possible, with no sense of rushing.  It is always a revelation to me that the same vocabulary of asanas is channeled so uniquely through each teacher!  Thank you to all of our teachers– in life as in yoga.

Susan Bausch is teaching Wednesday’s Beginner’s Alignment, 4 – 5:15 pm

Mercedes Gomez is teaching Thursday’s Open Levels Vinyasa   5:30 – 7 pm

Missy Greathouse is  in waiting and we send our support!

 

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A Comprehensive Workshop Series

Introduction to Ashtanga Yoga

A four workshop series with Mercedes Gomez

$80 for the series | $25 each | Prepay to register

Ashtanga, taught by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, is the comprehensive yoga system which underlies the popular Vinyasa (flow) yoga class.  Ashtanga is a traditional system of 65 set poses, taught in a safe, nurturing environment made accessible for practitioners of levels. 

Sun Salutations (I)    Sat, March 28, 1-3 pm

This first workshop introduces the fundamentals of Ashtanga. Tristhana– the three places of attention, are breath, gaze and postures.  We learn the opening Ashtanga chant and introduce the bandhas (energy locks). The Ashtanga system begins each series with sun salutations– A and B. Students learn the traditional Vinyasa form– one breath / one movement. 

Standing Poses (II)     Sat, April 11, 1-3 pm

The second workshop reviews the above fundamentals. Students practice the primary series– sun salutations A and B, and learn the standing poses of the series, taught in succession in a fun and engaging manner. Props will be used to enhance the learning experience and body alignment.  This workshop will equip students to create a home practice of sun salutations and standing poses.

Seated Poses (III)     Sat, April 18, 1-3 pm

The third class reviews the preceding material then proceeds through the seated poses of Ashtanga yoga– including forward folds, twists, abdominal strengthening and an introduction to back bending.  Students will now have experienced ¾ of the primary series and will understand how Vinyasa yoga is predicated upon the Ashtanga system.

Closing Poses/ Home Practice (IV)     Sat, May 2, 1-3 pm

In the final workshop we review and practice the entire primary series: sun salutations, standing, seated and backbending poses.  Explore principles of back bending / inversions as well as meditation, pranayama (breathing techniques) and bandhas (energy locks), ending with savasana (corpse pose/resting pose). Home practice suggestions are presented and discussed. 

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