Yoga & Meditation Class Descriptions
This class is designed for students who are already familiar with the basics of different meditation techniques. During this class you will explore and practice techniques of ancient tantric yoga. These techniques are rooted in the original ancient Tantric text of the last 1500 years of the history of Tantric Yoga.The class will start with a discussion of history, view and principles of Tantric Yoga. A Tantric meditation technique will be introduced and explored, followed with 15-20 minutes of practice. We will close the session by exploring questions and shares from the group.
ALL LEVELS FLOW
Open to all levels, a class that focuses on introducing students to a flowing (or vinyasa) practice that connects movement and breath. Beginning with an easy warm up, sun salutations, and a series of poses including balances, twists, and inversions, designed to increase flexibility, balance, and an overall sense of well-being. There will always be modifications, so you can work at the level best suited for you. Good for most levels.
GENTLE FLOW & RESTORE
This class is perfect for beginners and yogis looking for a more relaxing class to decrease stress. Class style is Hatha or Vinyasa flow with longer holds for poses to increase flexibility and flows to sync breath with movement followed by restorative poses for enhancing opening in the body and deep relaxation. Classes will include pranayama (breath work), guided meditation, and yogic philosophy.
GENTLE YOGA/DEEP RELEASE
This class combines gentle postures, stretches, and restorative poses to increase body awareness and mindfulness skills. Appropriate for individuals who are new to yoga, have physical concerns, or would like a slower paced class.
INTRODUCTION TO PRINCIPLES AND TECHNIQUES OF MINDFULNESS AND OTHER MEDITATION PRACTICES
These classes are introductory and beginning level classes. We will explore the basics, principles, and techniques of different methods of mindfulness and meditation systems. The emphasis will be on the most essential, and practical aspect of these techniques.
Each class will introduce a simple,but effective meditation or mindfulness techniques. A brief discussion regarding neurobiological and emotional benefits of each technique will be discussed such as; anxiety/depression reduction, improve attention & concentration, increase relaxation, and improve emotional regulation and well being.
The discussion will be followed by 15-20 minutes of practice,and we will close the session by questions and feedback for the session.
KIRTAN CIRCLE Krishna Chant Open House Ancient Participatory Music Meditation
Kirtan is an ancient participatory music meditation that quiets the mind, relaxes the body, opens the heart, and carries us effortlessly to a place of joyful stillness. It is one of the oldest sacred music traditions of the world. The kirtan call-and-response chanting genre comes to us from India. Using ancient Sanskrit mantras, like the Krishna chant, the kirtan brings us back to the center of our being which is the loving connection to Source, each other, and ourselves. No experience necessary. All are welcome to share in this practice.
Join Anne as she leads you through a 60 minute power flow linking breath & movement. This practice can be known to be more vigorous and move at a faster pace than more traditional vinyasa style yoga classes, but Anne is a big believer that yoga is for anyBODY and she can help offer modifications or encouraging words to take this practice at your own pace.
Each class will follow a set sequence so students can start to feel empowered by their growth but there will still be opportunities for play and exploration so no need to worry about getting bored by the sequence! Anne cannot wait to see you on your mat and offer you a cold lavender towel during savasana!
Restorative yoga, also called gentle yoga, is a style of yoga designed to relax, restore, and rejuvenate the body, mind, and spirit. Restorative yoga falls under the umbrella of hatha yoga, an ancient form of yoga with origins in India, which is intended to stretch and strengthen the physical body in preparation for seated meditation.
And how do we relax and restore? Through gentle movements and the holding of poses for 5-15 minutes and the use of many props. Props can include bolsters, blocks, blankets and eye masks. The lights are kept low and gentle music plays in the background.Geni encourages students to let go of their concerns and allow both the mind and the body to relax. Each class also includes a few minutes of meditation and pranayama (breathe-work).
Join us for a weekly celebration of yoga’s spiritual dimension where the definitions of sanctuary meet yoga’s union of mind, body, and spirit. Sanctuary Yoga seeks to provide an open, safe and supportive environment where every body and soul is encouraged to explore life’s spiritual dimension through reflections, meditation, breathing exercises and the physical practice of yoga. All levels of yoga and spiritual development are welcome! Ignite and inspire yourself and those around you!
SLOW VINYASA FLOW
This class is suitable for beginners and yogis wishing to expand their practice. Class style is Vinyasa flow and is intended to create some heat in the body followed up by long stretches to strengthen and lengthen the muscles. This class allows for challenging oneself, however, is still intended to decrease stress levels. Classes will include pranayama (breath work), guided meditation, and yogic philosophy.
UPBEAT YOGA FLOW
Class is designed for all levels of yoga students, come prepared to have some fun, laugh, rock out to all genres of music, but get a serious workout. Class is constructed to build strength and less about extreme flexibility, it will challenge you but modifications will be offered for all levels of practitioners. So come have fun, choose to challenge yourself or not, but you will walk away with a smile on your face and feel invigorated.