Weekly classes in St. Augustine
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 in the fall 11:00-12:15 pm
at Anastasia Fitness (1045 Anastasia Blvd.)
Thursdays starting May 19 6:00-7:15 pm
at the Flow Suite Studio (5114 A1A South)
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 5:00-6:15 pm (6:00-7:15 pm starting June 1)
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.
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
Thursdays 11:00-12:15 pm at Anastasia Fitness (1045 Anastasia Blvd.)
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.
Kripalu Yoga (all levels)
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.
(and with Karuna in Costa Rica)
Self Awakening Yoga
Yoga and Miracles