The intention of this class is to increase access and frequency of this community's yoga practice by making it very affordable. Please help to open the doors to those who may have shied away in the past, or who have not had access to Yoga due to it's cost. Invite your friends, family and neighbors to this very welcoming class, and spread the word in your own way throughout your community. I believe that a Yoga practice can, and is, raising the vibration of this place we call home. The more people practicing, the better life we can ALL live, each and every day. Our destiny is bliss, let's manifest our destiny together!
Inyengar yoga focuses on alignment and precision in the poses. BKS Iyengar believes that the body is the doorway into the soul. Through absolute attention to the small actions in the body, one's mind is more easily cleared and the student becomes very present. This is a dynamic class moving through the full range of asanas; we commence with a flow of standing postures, often move through backbends/twists/forward bends, and do inversions. While the class is very active, it is also suitable for beginners willing to challenge themselves because the Iyengar method is very instructive on teaching proper alignment in all the asanas and presenting variations of poses that every body type can achieve.
"Immerse yourself in the rapture of music. You know what you love. Go there.” - The Radiance Sutras.
Sunday Soul Flow is a spacious, flowing practice set to the soothing vibrations of live music. Featuring musical accompaniment from a variety of local artists, this dynamic practice will emphasize breath initiated movement and principles of alignment, incorporating physical asana, pranayama and meditation. Everyone is welcome, from beginners to seasoned practitioners and individual attention will be give as needed. Come step into a rhythmic flow of mind, body and soul and let the music move you!
In this class, we will focus on the connection between movement and breath to create a mindful vinyasa flow which calms, strengthens, and opens the mind, body, and soul. We will begin class with a few minutes of pranayama (mindful breathing exercises), followed by a series of flowing asana poses, and of course ending with savasana (final resting pose), bringing peace to your inner core. Through bringing our awareness to our breath, we open ourselves to the present moment both on and off the mat. All levels are welcome to attend! If you can breathe, you can do yoga!
Inspired by Mahatma Gandhi's quote, "Be the change you want to see in the world" and Dr. Paul Farmer's lifelong work as founder of Partners in Health, Denyse's Yoga classes are on a sliding scale beginning April 2014. Allowing ourselves to be our own "Partner in Health," each class begins with a meditation, our intentions are set, we then proceed to warm the body with sun salutations. We commence the flow with a creative sequencing of standing poses and move onto balance moves, gentle inversions, forward and back bends, and end with supine poses geared toward opening the body while restoring and aligning body, mind, and spirit. All classes are all levels.