The Practice of Yoga
The practice of Yoga is an inquiry into development of Self, with the side benefit of enhancing strength, flexibility, and concentration. It is a way of creating a balance of energies: physical, mental/emotional, and spiritual. The Yoga Basics class (Thursdays, 4:30 to 6:00pm) uses basic postures, breathing, meditation, and relaxation techniques. These enable students to gain a deeper appreciation of their potential through learning to listen to the inherent wisdom of body and breath. Interaction between students and teacher is encouraged to build a sense of community. Props and partner work are used to enhance understanding, and adaptations and modifications are offered to meet students' individual needs. In a supportive yoga studio environment, inquiry and investigation leads to skillful action for an optimum student experience.
In the dynamic method, movement is incorporated to warm and prepare the body in preparation for holding static postures as well as to digest challenge and holding. Flow and stillness create a balance between effort and surrender so students can settle into a place of joyful steadiness. A connection to the five elements (earth, water, fire, air, and space) is established to remind us of our organic nature. Students are introduced to the concepts and methods of Bandha, Pranayama, Vinyasa Krama, Universal Principles of Alignment, and Driste as means to support their practice. Come and explore the journey!
The Thursday 4:30-6pm Yoga Basics class is ideal for those who are new to Yoga, those looking to build a strong foundation for an existing practice, or those who wish for a deeper inquiry through the use of basic postures and techniques.
New Class Times!
The Monday and Thursday 6am classes with Kelly Hogan have been cancelled and will be replaced with a Tuesday 9:30am Align and Flow class. Begin the day with your yoga community, and set the tone for a great day!
Community Kirtan (Bhakti Yoga) Led by Michael Webb
Open your heart with the YogaSource community at this monthly Kirtan, held the first Sunday of every month starting in January.
This is a donation based Kirtan that no one will ever be turned away from; just give what you can.
Time: 7:00-9:00pm. Donations welcome.
Please note: Before you begin any form of yoga, please tell your teacher or call the studio ahead if you have any medical conditions, especially high blood pressure, detached retina, glaucoma, recent surgery, disc problems, injury or pregnancy. Often there are specific poses your teacher can offer for other concerns such as bad knees, muscle strain and wrist injury. Please follow any directions your teacher gives regarding modifications. Listen to your body and if you have pain, let the teacher know. Lastly, please get your doctor's approval for serious medical conditions, physical disabilities, and recent injury or surgery. You can offer to let your instructor know of menopause and menstruation concerns as well.
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