Quiet, Cool, and Calm
4 Wednesdays : November 4th, November 18th, December 2nd, December 16th
7:30 – 8:30 pm
$60 for the series, $20 single class
This one-hour restorative class will use supported asanas to release the physical and mental tension from the day while building a deeper awareness of the body and breath. Using support can allow for a quieter way of working that relies on the movement of the breath. These asanas will help cool the body and brain bringing a peacefulness that will promote a good night’s sleep. Open to all levels. Blankets, blocks, a belt and a bolster will all be useful, but students are encouraged to utilize common household items as substitutes.
Sunday, December 20th
3:00 – 4:30 pm
After a tumultuous year, create positive change by learning essential techniques for relaxation. Enjoy allowing your body to release accumulated tensions and anxiety by practicing simple, deeply effective restorative poses. Learn to use breathwork to harmonize your nervous system to bring serenity of mind and support reconnecting with the light of your best Self.
Be sure to bring a candle to this class.
6 Thursdays: January 28, February 25, March 25, April 22, May 20 & June 17
8:30 am – 9:30 am
Pranayama is a process of becoming aware of our prana or life energy and learning to maximize it in our everyday lives. For thousands of years, this process has been valued for its ability to guide us toward self-transformation.
This accessible practice teaches awareness and regulation of everyday breathing. It offers us glimpses of the often elusive comforts of evenness and equanimity.
The Jewel Yoga Pranayama I Series will introduce the fundamentals of lying down pranayama, provide in class experience of techniques and easy to follow guidelines for home practice. This series can also be a helpful support for an intermediate, ongoing pranayama practice.
Prerequisite: One year of asana instruction.
Adventures in Sarvangasana – postponed until January 2021
Friday, November 13th and 20th
10:00 – 11:30 am
Once the practice of Sarvangasana is established, one undertakes an entire cycle of poses while remaining in the pose. This cycle serves to prolong our stay while bringing additional movement to the hips and shoulders. Of course, this requires greater stamina and strength. In this short series, learn some of the poses that make up the Sarvangasana cycle and how to prepare for them.