YOGA

CLASS SCHEDULE: YOGA CLASSES RESUME ON FEBRUARY 18, 2015


Wednesdays- 6:00-7:30

Kundalini Yoga


Kundalini yoga is an ancient technology, comprising of specific physical movements, postures, breathing techniques, and mantras that produce effects on both your mind and body. Practicing this type of yoga helps you release tension, balance  your nervous system, and induce deep relaxation. It helps you strengthen your body, especially your core, and as a resulting in better stress management.

Also called the Yoga of Awareness, Kundalini yoga helps you release your dormant creative energy, and connect to your authentic self. Kundalini yoga teaches techniques that expand your perception of the universe, helping you break unconscious limitations (those nagging self-doubts and negative voices) and connect you to your infinite potential (to all that is possible). When you are connected to your true Infinite Self, you have the intuition and power to make conscious choices that can support your identity within the world.

In other words, you can be free to be you!

Kundalini yoga’s primary objective is to awaken the full potential of every human being and for all beings to be healthy, happy, and holy. Kundalini yoga is accessible to everyone :)

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Structure of a Kundalini Yoga Class:

While Kundalini yoga differs from other styles of yoga, anywhere in the world that it is practiced, it will always follow 6 major components:

  1. Tuning in with the Adi Mantra: This begins the practice by giving thanks for the teachings and allows you to connect with your higher self.
  2. Pranayam or Warm-Ups: Breathing exercises or gentle exercises to warm up the spine in preparation for the kriya.
  3. Kriya: A specific set of postures, movements and breath work as taught by Yogi Bhajan. Each kriya has a particular purpose and works a different part of the body in both physical and energetic ways.
  4. Relaxation: The most important part of any yoga class. This is the time where your body can integrate all the new movements and the energy that were awakened during the oriya. Sometimes the gong is played during relaxation.
  5. Meditation: Doing yoga makes you more receptive to meditation.
  6. Closing: Singing the ‘Long time Sun’ ends the class and offers you a blessing on your journey forward.

 

Costs

Currently Yoga classes are by donation.n Please join us!

 

NEW!!! Art and Yoga Classes

Stay tune for upcoming workshop dates!

Come and experience a unique workshop combining Kundalini Yoga and Art. Kundalini yoga is all about awakening the body/mind and stimulating latent creativity. Making art after doing yoga deepens your practice, as you work with the art materials from a place of deep stillness and connection to the authentic self. Through creating a visual representation of the sensations awakened through doing yoga, a deeper understanding of body and mind processes can occur.

This workshop is for anyone interested in experiencing Kundalini yoga and art in tandem. Those new to yoga or art are welcome, as are accomplished yogis and artists-and everyone in between. You do not need to be artistic. In fact, if you are looking for ways to stimulate your creativity, this workshop is for you.
*These classes require pre-registration. To register please click here, or send an email.

Yoga Therapy


Yoga therapy is a combination of the practice of Kundalini yoga and regular talk therapy where we use yogic principles, awareness of the body, breath, and movement to facilitate and support your treatment goals. Combining yoga and therapy together means that you more readily integrate changes not only from the mind, and but also from the body. It also means that you have all the tools for a daily practice, which consolidates your learning and integrates these practices in the day to day. A session typically lasts 1.5 hours and can be done individually, in couples, or in small groups.

 

Esther Kalaba BSc, MA