Shift from busy to calm, from tight to released
Gentle Kripalu: Mondays 9:00-10:15am, Thursdays 10:30-11:45am
Moderate Kripalu: Mondays 10:30-11:45am, Thursdays 9:00-10:15am
Kripalu Flow: Wednesdays 4-5 pm
Gentle Kripalu Yoga is suitable for beginners and any one who wants to move every joint in the body, stretch gently and strengthen with calm breath and awareness. You will feel a shift during class from busy to calm and from tight to released. The class starts with centering and pranayama (breath work) and moves through poses designed to work the six motions of the spine (forward and back, side to side, and twisting left and right). The long muscles of the spine are gently strengthened with a variety of simple but powerful sequences to tone and balance the system. The class finishes with mild inversion and savasana. You will leave this class feeling refreshed and more easy in your body/mind.
Moderate Kripalu Yoga moves through centering and flows in to pratapana (warm ups), pranayama (breath work) and asana (posture) sequences that build to a pinnacle pose. You will move every part of the body, stretching and strengthening through familiar sequences, as well as exploring more dynamic movement within postures while using breath and basic alignment. Each class will vary as you experience more familiar movement combined with creative exploration. This class is suitable for people with some prior yoga experience. This class follows directly after Gentle Kripalu Yoga on Monday mornings and both classes together make a great start to your week!
Kripalu Flow Yoga is a moderate intensity class similar to Moderate Kripalu Yoga with some additional vinyasa style movement with the breath. This will help you unwind and move so that relaxation and release flow easily and deeply. Suitable for all levels; a gradient of postures is provided so you can choose how gently or deeply to practice based on your body/mind/spirit in the moment.
Stretch and find your inner strength
Saturdays 10:30am - 11:30am (7-week session: Mar 18 - Apr 29, 2017) with Deb Newman McGonnell
Join your peers for a seven week session of yoga and meditation and learn proper alignment, breathing techniques and a bit about the practice of yoga. Each class includes about 15 min of meditation.
For boys and girls ages 11-18.
Pricing: $98 for 7 week session. Drop-ins welcome.
Starting at the Beginning
Tuesdays 7-8pm and Sundays 9-10am
Whether this is the first time you’ve stepped onto a Yoga mat, or you’d like the opportunity to work with experienced Yoga instructors, this class is perfect for you. We’ll be delving into various Yoga poses combined with Yogic breathing.
Benefits of this class include:
The Sunday class will also be streamed online. The camera will focus only on the instructor. Students in the studio can stay out of the coverage area of the camera so they are not video taped during the class.
Thursdays, 6:00-7:15pm (New 7-week session starts April 27, 2017. Accepting registrations now)
Join Sara for a weekly class incorporating basic and restorative yoga poses into an energizing sequence.
Open to every level of practitioner.
Although voice-interpretation is not provided, every one is welcome!
The aim of Gentle/Moderate Kripalu Yoga is compassionate self-awareness, gentle stretching, and relaxation. The class include slow warm-ups to soothe the body, basic postures to release muscular tension, simple breathing practices to clam the nervous system, and time for rest and integration. The encouragement throughout practice is to find your own balance of strength, stretch, and ease. This class is appropriate for beginners/some yoga experience, people with injuries, and individuals needing rest, and also those who are comfortable exploring more intense sensations.
Vlog: Welcoming you to Sohum Yoga & Meditation Studio (https://youtu.be/AHst7i41yyI)
Sara began her yoga journey many years ago during her pregnancy via home non-subtitled DVDs. As a Deaf individual, she was frustrated with the lack of yoga access for the Deaf community. Inspired by the transformation and benefits of yoga, Sara completed her certification in Kripalu Yoga Teacher (RYT 200). She now tailors and makes her class accessible to the signing community. Sara is known for her authentic, non-judgmental teaching style, and compassion-centered philosophy. It is her wish that you find your inner peace, both on and off the mat.
Pricing: $98 for 7 week session. Pre-registration required.
Release stress and cultivate inner peace and radiant well-being
Through the ancient practice of yoga and meditation you can let go of stress and reconnect to your true nature; peace. This specialized practice will help you to release stress and cultivate inner peace and radiant well-being. You will be guided through a series of simple, intentional postures as well as breath to help let go of stress and rediscover the healing properties of relaxation. Supportive props are offered throughout class and students are encouraged to modify movement to suit their individual needs and energy level. Class ends with a short meditation. All levels of experience are welcome to join this mindful practice of well-being.
Students of all levels welcome to this class! You can achieve a high level of health of body, mind and energy working at your own ability level.
This class will also be streamed online. The camera will focus only on the instructor. Students in the studio can stay out of the coverage area of the camera so they are not video taped during the class.
Gentle stretching to allow the body and mind to truly relax
Fridays 10:30-11:45 am
Feeling stressed and burnt out at the end of the week? Restorative yoga has many benefits for health and well being, one of the largest being the de-stress factor. This class will be ideal for any practitioner, as it will involve some gentle stretching followed by a series of poses supported with various props in order to allow both the body and mind to truly relax.
Just a few of the benefits include:
Come down to the studio, relax and renew with us!
Release of deep spinal muscles from the tailbone to the rib cage, leaving you feeling incredibly refreshed and relaxed
Mondays 6-7:30pm, Wednesdays 10:30am-12:00pm, Wednesdays 7:00-8:30pm, Fridays 8:45-10:15am
Svaroopa® Yoga is a deep and meditative style of yoga that uses props and precise alignments to reach deep into the core muscles around the spine to relieve tensions in the body. Svaroopa® Yoga promotes healing and transformation and is a consciousness-oriented style of yoga. Group classes and individual yoga therapy sessions are excellent for relieving back, neck, knee and shoulder pain. The guided awareness done at the beginning and end of every class provides a deep relaxation and reduces the stress that many of us experience in our daily lives. Svaroopa® says that it all begins at the tailbone, therefore in every class you will experience release of deep spinal muscles from the tailbone to the rib cage, leaving you feeling incredibly refreshed and relaxed after every class.
Just a few of the benefits include:
Carol began teacher training with Swami Nirmalanada (formerly Rama Birch) at Master Yoga Foundation. She became a Certified Svaroopa ® Yoga teacher at the 500 hour level in 2004 and has been teaching at studios in the metro west area for over 10 years. Carol continued into Advanced Teacher Training and is a Certified Svaroopa ® Gentle Teacher, Deeper Teacher and Certified Svaroopa ® Yoga Therapist.
Welcoming those with special needs and their friends and family to practice yoga and meditation
Fridays 3:15-4:15pm with Pat Lebau
Yoga for people with physical and/or developmental needs can be powerful in many ways including:
Yoga for babies, tots, tykes and kids
Families looking to introduce a healthy lifestyle during the early years of life can turn to Sweet Pea Yoga (SPY) to provide child-centered yoga classes in a peaceful, clean, and nurturing space. SPY classes help families build strong, healthy habits through yoga programs that children can grow with.
Itsy Bitsy Yoga
Sweet Pea Yoga KIDS
All SPY classes are offered by session-only (no drop-ins permitted) and require advance registration