Weekly classes in St. Augustine
RESUMING IN OCTOBER
Mondays 6:00-7:15 pm at the Flow Suite Studio (5114 A1A South)
Tuesdays 10:30-11:45 am at Now & Zen Studio (224 San Marco Ave.)
Tuesdays 6:00-7:15 pm at Anastasia Fitness (1045 Anastasia Blvd.)
Yin Yoga maintains postures--in a relaxed manner--for a few minutes rather than a few breaths. Focusing on stillness, it has a distinct meditative quality. Yin practice can be done in a restorative, gentle or challenging way. Passively stretching the muscles reshapes the fascia and connective tissue, thereby improving joint mobility, posture, breath, alignment, and recovery from injury. Suited for beginners as well as athletes and those who want to complement and deepen their regular practice.
Yoga Basics Training--Ten Week Course
Thursdays starting Oct. 13 11:00-12:15 pm at Anastasia Fitness
Thursdays starting Oct. 13 6:00-7:15 pm at the Flow Suite Studio
The Yoga Basics Training is a ten week course designed for beginners as well as those who want to renew or deepen their practice. Using slow and detailed instruction (with teaching demonstrations and lots of modifications and variations), you will learn the basics of yoga--postures, breathing techniques and meditation--in a safe and accessible way. Each class proceeds cumulatively, introducing new material and building on what preceded it. By the end of the course you will have the confidence to join most any yoga class. Great to share with friends and family.
Kripalu Kundalini Yoga
Wednesdays 6:00-7:15 pm at Now & Zen Studio (224 San Marco Ave.)
Pranayama is 100 times more powerful than asana.--Swami Kripalu
Swami Kripalu was an acknowledged Kundalini Master who passed this tradition to the West (through Amrit Desai) as embodied in Kripalu Yoga's spontaneous posture flows and "meditation in motion." This class emphasizes pranayama--especially dynamic forms like kapalabhati and bhastrika--both between and in postures to stimulate prana and increase vitality. Mudras, bandhas and chakras are used; and energetic posture flows will be explored. Each class ends with a savasana sound bath to enhance and assimilate the healing effects.
Kripalu Yoga (all levels)
Fridays 10:00-11:15 am at Now & Zen Studio (224 San Marco Ave.) Explore the edge of challenge and ease, will and surrender, in this traditional hatha yoga lineage. Develop strength, flexibility and balance in a dynamic yet relaxed way that brings the form into your body, rather than forcing the body into a form. The focus is on going slow, diving deep, and releasing with grace. This 90 minute class includes an opening centering; developmental warmups; a varying sequence of postures (with modifications and variations); pranayama; meditation; and a closing relaxation or yoga nidra. Open to all levels of experience.
Qigong & T'ai Chi Form
Wednesdays 11:30 am-12:30 pm Outdoors by the Sea (contact us for details)
Qigong is the cultivation of our life force (qi or prana) using gentle breathing and visualization to increase vitality and wellness. It's often called "Chinese Yoga." The graceful, dancelike Tai Chi form is one method of qigong. We'll learn a variety of standing and sitting qigong methods as well as the famous Cheng Man-Ching tai chi form. This is an hour long class. We will be working outside by the ocean, under a covered pavilion, to enhance the circulation of qi!
Kripalu Yoga Basics Class
This dynamic yet gentle class is designed for beginners as well as those who want to renew or deepen their practice. Using teaching demonstrations and detailed guidance, each class proceeds in a safe and slow way to instruct the basics of yoga postures, breathwork and meditation. Plenty of modifications and variations will be given for different body types. Classes include an opening centering, dynamic warmups, a series of postures (from the Yoga Basics Training), one new posture, review of breathing techniques (pranayama), meditation, and a closing relaxation.
AT NOW & ZEN
saturdays 1:00-4:00 pm
Take a deep dive into the 7 tantric centers of the pranamaya kosha or energy body. Explore how yoga practices such as asana, pranayama, and meditation embody and activate these powerful healing forces. Learn how to discern when these psycho-spiritual energies are out of balance--and learn tools for balancing the chakras in everyday life. This three hour workshop includes a chakra informed yoga practice (sadhana); a brief discussion of the history, philosophy and meaning of the chakras; an exhilarating chakra yoga dance; and a restorative chakra themed yoga nidra.
FASCIA, MUSCLE, NERVE, BONE--YOGA ANATOMY
Discover how anatomy and physiology--and medical research--can enhance your understanding and practice of yoga. Explore the fascinating recent research on fascia as a biomechanical system affecting posture and breath; and learn how toning the vagus nerve through mantra and movement affects health and wellness. Other topics include the 6 types of muscle stretches and how to apply them in yoga; scientifically proven health benefits of yoga for body and mind; and using the "new anatomy" to better understand asana and pranayama. The workshop will include a science-informed yoga practice; a brief discussion of the science of yoga and its medical benefits; experiential activities applying theory to practice; and a concluding yoga nidra with sound bath.
Yoga is a rhythmic art. The ebb and flow of the breath. The postural dance of will and surrender. The rhythmic interplay of sound and silence, movement and stillness. This workshop explores the aesthetic, musical quality of yoga practice through asana, pranayama, mantra, sound healing, yoga dance and African drumming. Please bring your own hand drum. Contact us for more information.
(and with Karuna in Costa Rica)
Self Awakening Yoga
Yoga and Miracles