Yoga for New Beginners
If you are curious about yoga, this is an opportunity to discover its benefits in an environment created specifically for those who have never done yoga or are fairly new to it. This is an introduction to posture,breath,meditation and the benefits of yoga. Students will experience active stretching, sustained attention and new access to strength. Posture will be taught with breath techniques for maximum efficiency as well as breathing to calm the nervous system.
The information covered will also be useful for any student of yoga who wants to revisit the fundamentals of the practice.
Deliberate Yoga: A Clinic
Deliberate: An action done unhurried, carefully and intentionally arises from careful consideration. The doer moves with full consciousness of the nature of that action and its effects. In this two hour workshop Hilary will lead the class in a series of postures to reveal habits and patterns of the individual practitioners. She will guide the students to find the easiest access to the postures by creating purposeful boundaries. The students will find new ways to approach asana and breath.
Series of Sundays
See the Schedule posts at the top of the page for the topic of the week.
We will cover joint health, removing winter sludge and coordination and move forward from there.
Building a Home Practice II
Designing a Home Practice
Learn how to implement breath and posture as efficiently as possible,expand the practice when time allows and modify the practice to meet you in your changing moods, energy and mental state.
The dynamics of a physical yoga practice are described in Sanskrit as sthira and sukha. The interplay of these two forces is the interplay that allows all structures, living and inert to stand.Sthira is defined as solid, strong and permanent. Sukha is defined as Su=good and kha=space. In our yoga practice we may refer to it as gentle and yielding. This is the balance necessary for mind, blood, tissue, energy to flow. How interesting that permanence cannot be permanent without an element of fluctuation! In “Good Space” we will investigate the effects of these two forces. We will use meditation, focused breathing and posture to create good space in a stable framework. The student will learn to access reserves of instinct to become sensitive in the practice.
Standing on the Bones
Find the key to ease and healthy postures in this intensive.
Chant Ram plays for Active Yoga
The band consists of 4 musicians who layer harmonies, melodies, strings and drums to create a rich environment to move to.
Yoga Society Presents at Gray Bear Lodge
My session will begin with a meditation and pranayama sequence before breakfast. I will continue with a physical sequence that will take the student from the skin and the heart to the breath and the mind.
We will use the roller for half the class and the other half will be restorative yoga, breathing and meditation.
See how releasing the body’s connective tissue alters both the physical and mental state.
That is most of us.
In this session we will implement the wall prop with lyrical movement enhanced by a playlist designed to inspire.