KUNDALINI YOGA + MEDITATION
Kundalini Yoga is known as "The Yoga of Awareness." Brought to the United States in the 70s by Yogi Bhajan, it is a dynamic, powerful tool that is designed to give you an experience of your soul.
In Kundalini Yoga we harness the mental, physical, and nervous energies of the body. This technology precisely and consciously combines breath, postures, and mantra to bring balance to the body, mind, and soul. Kundalini Yoga is a universal and nondenominational practice. Every class is different, usually following a yoga set for a specific purpose (such as strengthening the nervous system or releasing unresolved traumas) followed by a meditation and deep relaxation. Many classes will also include a lecture in the beginning and a gong relaxation at the end.
Come to an all levels flow class where you can expect to meet your neighbor, connect to your breath and your community, and then settle it all down for a seated meditation. This class will leave you awake, aware and empowered.
Yin yoga is a slow-paced style of yoga with poses, or asanas, that are held for longer periods of time (typically 3-5 minutes) in a nourishing and supportive manner. Yin yoga targets the connective tissue and meridians to release long held injuries and stress. As the body ages our natural range of motion lessens due to the decrease of moisture in the body, particularly the synovial fluid in the joint capsules. Yin yoga helps prevent joint rigidity and immobility, while also helping to enliven degenerative tissues and simultaneously nourishing the meridians. Yin yoga is a great compliment to all styles of yoga and level of students.
SACRED FLOW WITH LIVE MUSIC
Jeanie Manchester created Sacred Flow, her signature vinyasa classes rooted in meditation, bhakti chant, storytelling, mantra, mudra, meditation and the art of living a daily practice on and off the mat. Her students love her heart-based, friendly style of intuitive mentoring and teaching.
MEDITATION + GONG RELAXATION
This hour long class starts with a short, gentle warm-up of stretching yoga exercises and pranayama (breathwork) to get body comfortable and ready for meditate. Then the teacher will lead the class in a 11 minute Kundalini meditation based on the teachings of Yogi Bhajan. Class ends with a 20-30 minutes gong bath relaxation to integrate the meditation and relax and restore the body, mind and spirit.
5RHYTHMS® MOVEMENT MEDITATION
The 5Rhythms®, flowing, staccato, chaos, lyrical and stillness, are a dynamic off-the-mat movement meditation practice. Each of these rhythms are distinct states of being and by learning to embody them we gain access to the teachings that live within these energies. Collectively, the 5Rhythms create a wave of energy which when moved enables us to tap into our truth, express who we are, release what no longer serves us, and step more fully on our soulful path of awakening.
No prior experience needed, please wear clothes you can move freely and sweat in and no props needed, just you and your water bottle.
Vin-Yin pairs the dynamic and graceful Vinyasa yoga with restorative Yin yoga poses for a balanced and nourishing practice. Vinyasa is a diverse genre of yoga characterized by intentionally combining breath and postures, often in a "flowing" sequence, and is an excellent practice for building both strength and flexibility in the muscular and cardiovascular systems of the body. In contrast, Yin yoga organizes the body into passive shapes (sometimes supported with props) to benefit the fascia, joints and energy channels. This class cultivates a meditative mind-state through movement in the first half of the class and stillness in the latter half to leave you refreshed on all levels.
YOGA FOR HEALTHY JOINTS
Are you that person who has told yourself "I’m too tight to do yoga", "I’m too old for yoga" or "I can’t do yoga"? This is the class for you! Experience the gentle and deep therapeutic benefits of postures designed for joint health and mobility. This class is a carefully crafted flow combining many of the sequences taught in the Kaiut Yoga system with other forms of therapeutic movement. The poses in this class are accessible to every person with the use of props and modifications. They are done both actively and passively on the floor, designed for all range of motion and physical limitation. You will leave feeling refreshed and renewed!
Kaiut addresses the whole human being from our joints to our skin, our habits to our luminosity and focuses on your freedom of movement. The practice is designed to work through chronic pain & injuries, general aches & stiffness, and work for the inflexible, hyper flexible and the aging body.