Join us for a 2.5 hour complete yoga practice. Class begins w/ a dharma talk, intention setting and grounding mantra. As we move through a Hatha flow, we pay careful attention to our engagement, alignment and breath. Postures are held for longer and the class is structured with a building affect, each posture preparing us for something a little bit deeper or more challenging in the practice. Students are encouraged to use their own discernment whether they stay with the foundational variation of a posture or decide that they are ready to push past their comfort zone and challenge themselves by trying advanced asana postures. We will practice a strong standing series, w/ twists, single leg balancing, arm balancing, backbending and inversions. During the flow we build heat, strength and stabilty before winding down the practice with longer held restorative postures to release stored tension and prepare for pranayama and mantra meditation. After a long shavasana, we join together for guided pranayama. Those of us who practice regularly know that an hour can go by so quickly, when we take the time and care to prepare our body and mind w/ this longer style class we are able to go deeper in our pranayama and meditation practice. We close class with call and response mantra.
Some experience preferred but modifications are offered for those new to the practice. Can be physically and mentally challenging for some, but all levels are encouraged, especially those who wish to deepen their practice, not only of the physical body, but of the more subtle aspects of the mind through pranayama and mantra.
This particular practice will focus on engaging and moving from the core by tapping into our innate inner strength.
Taught by Priscilla Rybicki and Noah Weisman