Have you ever gone throughout your day without remembering much of it? Perhaps you arrive at work or school, only to find that you can’t recall the trip there. This happens because of a lack of mindfulness in the present moment. The good news is that mindfulness can be enhanced by practicing awareness, and this all-level class provides you with a great opportunity to do exactly that. In this class, you are invited to be in the present moment exclusively; whether you are balancing on one foot, holding a challenging pose, or surrendering in a restorative/yin pose. After mindfully “flowing” for 90 minutes, you will leave feeling refreshed, energized and focused.
Ashtanga Flow ($5 Community Class):
This class is for students brand new to Ashtanga as well as more experienced students. It is a choreographed sequence of postures that flow into one another, building strength, unwinding tight joints, and creating loose, flexible muscles. It is a unique combination of dynamic breathing and strong flowing movements, which creates a high-heat, high-energy workout.
First and sometimes second series postures of the Ashtanga series. This class will build strength and stamina while purifying the body. Meant for fit students with experience.
Energize, Flow Restore (Harper):
Energy and restoration – the perfect combination for Sunday morning! Following an energizing series of standing and seated postures, we take an extended relaxation in calming, restorative postures. With many options for dialing the practice up or down, practitioners of all levels are welcome in this class.
Flow (or Level 1):
Sequencing of familiar postures with a gentleness in mind, Intermediate class, using foundational postures that are the building blocks for any yoga practice. All levels welcome.
Flow 2 (or Level 2):
Sequencing through many series of postures with a focus on strong fluid body use. Some yoga experience recommended.
Take your practice deep and slow, as we start with yin and stretching posses to ease you into the practice and out of your busy day. Embrace a stillness within you and let the outside world go as you immerse yourself in this calming and quieting practice. Next, we’ll explore opening and twisting with ease, as we move into gentle vinyasa and some yang style poses. Let your breath be a dance. Let your practice take you to new and unexplored places. Be ready to challenge yourself and connect with the peace within you. This class is a journey with soothing music and inspirational messages each week. Appropriate for beginners. All levels welcome.
Yoga of Drumming with Jesse Joaquin Parker (4th Monday of Every Month, 7:30-9:00 PM)
Yoga Nirvana is pleased to announce that we will be hosting a Yoga of Drumming class every 4th Monday of the month. Cost of attendance is $15 if you bring a hand drum, or $20 if you need to rent one. Jesse Joaquin Parker, professional percussionist and professor of music, will guide participants in an exploration of drumming technique, rhythmic discipline, and auditory independence while connecting body movement, internal rhythm, and hemispherical independence. A variety of traditional rhythms including those of West Africa, the Caribbean, and South America will be incorporated into the practice.