Class Info & Pricing
Shamatha Yoga Studio & Bookstore is dedicated to assist each student on a journey of self-discovery. This is an invitation to explore, transform and create Health, Happiness and Well-Being. We offer classes for beginner, intermediate and advanced yoga students through a Vinyasa flow style. We also create workshops, special events and invite Health practitioners to share their expertise. All students of all levels are welcomed and invited to explore, challenge, learn to create optimal health and wellness. We also teach stress management skills, breath awareness and mindfulness in a balanced harmonious environment.
Appropriate for beginning students or those looking to try yoga for the first time. Advanced students interested in reviewing the fundamentals are also welcome to join. Classes are taught in a safe environment, empowering students to take charge of their health and wellness through learning breath awareness (pranayama), postures (asanas) relaxation and meditation techniques. Classes are offered in a six week format. We begin with origin, history of yoga, breath awareness, stretching, muscle development (alignment) and postures. Through integration of these fundamental skills we move into a vinyasa flow sequence. Students will be prepared and encouraged to attend other classes.
Open Level Vinyasa
This class in an all-level practice. Class can be a vigorous and well-rounded workout, yet appropriate for beginners to advanced practitioners. This well-rounded class features flowing movements, deeper holds, and emphasis on intentional breath, while building strength, flexibility and mindfulness. Variations for greater challenge or ease will be offered. Plan to have fun in this class, have the opportunity to step out of your comfort zone and learn things you thought might not have been possible before!
Kundalini Yoga focuses on awakening the living energy that rests dormant in the base of the spine through specific breathing, movements, stretching, meditation and chanting; all in precise sequence. This ancient and sacred practice was kept secret by advanced yogis until recently because of its power to wake the kundalini and allow for enlightenment in this lifetime. It must be practiced with care and intent. Our Samadhi teacher teach with the utmost integrity and dedication to the practice.
Yin Yoga has the same goals and objectives as any other school of yoga; however, it directs the stimulation normally created in the asana portion of the practice deeper than the superficial or muscular tissues (which we are calling the yang tissues). Yin Yoga targets the connective tissues, such as the ligaments, bones, and even the joints of the body that normally are not exercised very much in a more active style of asana practice.
AcroYoga is a type of yoga that combines traditional yoga with acrobatics. It may also include elements of healing arts. It originated in the late 1990s and has quickly become popular all over the world.
AcroYoga is said to promote a wide range of physical and mental benefits for the yogi. Its defining feature is its use of gravity to promote both strengthening and stretching. It is generally considered a more vigorous and challenging yoga practice than other forms of physical yoga. A typical class may include a warmup, partner work, flowing sequences, inversions and Thai yoga massage.
Partner work is a key feature of AcroYoga, and the work with a partner helps to improve strength and balance as well as building trust. It may also incorporate elements of massage which can relieve stress.
In AcroYoga, there are three key roles for yogis to play:
- Base - the person who is most in contact with the ground. For example, they may lie on their back with their legs and arms reaching up to support their partner.
- Flyer - the person who is lifted off the ground by the base. They can move into dynamic sequences of positions.
- Spotter - the person entrusted with watching the base and flyer to make sure that the flyer lands safely if they slip. They may also make suggestions to help both partners improve their technique or alignment.
Intro to Ashtanga Yoga (Primary Series-Short Sequence)
This is a traditional Primary series short sequence as taught by Sri Sharath Jois at KPJAI in Mysore, India.
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