Weekly Discovery Yoga classes will resume live and in person at the newly renovated 8-Limbs Yoga Co-op, 218 Riberia St., in October!
The co-op aims to make yoga safe, accessible and equitable to all. Classes are on a sliding scale: $10 minimum. Payment by cash or Venmo only at the door. Distancing, class size limits, and safety protocols will be maintained for as long as necessary. Please bring your own mat and props.
Yin Nada Yoga with Live Sound Bath (with Scott)
Mondays, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m., starting Oct. 5
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 and can be done in a challenging or gentle way. By reshaping the fascia and connective tissue, yin yoga improves mobility, breath, alignment, and recovery from injury. Nada yoga is the yoga of sound vibration. Classes will include a live sound bath with tone drums, chimes, bowls, etc. to enhance the yin experience.
Discovery Yoga Basics Training Course (with Karuna and Scott)
Tuesdays, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m., starting Oct. 6
This is a 10 week course designed for beginners as well as those who want to renew and deepen their practice. Each week we introduce new postures--with detailed instruction for safety and alignment, including teaching demonstrations as well as modifications and variations for different body types. Each week also reviews previous classes to develop cumulatively. You'll learn 28 classic postures (asanas) and 6 breathing (pranayama) techniques, plus proven methods for relaxation and stress reduction. Great for families, friends, coworkers and couples to experience together!
Vinyasa (with Tanya)
Tuesdays, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m., started Sept. 8
Qigong & T'ai Chi (with Scott)
Wednesdays, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m., starting Oct. 7
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 may go outdoors to practice when the weather is nice!
Yoga and Miracles (with Karuna)
Wednesdays, 3:30-5:00 p.m., starting Oct. 7
Yoga and Miracles is a transformative journey weaving vinyasa sequences with meditation, affirmation, and ritual to release old patterns, dive into the fertile void, and retrieve new insight and inspiration. Like hitting the "reset button," this class is most conducive to clearing your mind and opening your heart. All levels of experience welcome.
Kripalu Yoga (with Scott)
Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., starting Oct. 8.
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 gentle 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 variations); pranayama; meditation; and a long closing relaxation or yoga nidra. Open to all levels of experience.
Vinyasa (with Tanya)