Philosophy

January 

Morning Routine (Zoom) with Rosa

Wednesdays, January 5-February 23, 6:30-7:30am
Would you like to establish a morning routine that will support you physically, mentally, and spiritually but do not know where to begin? Now is your opportunity; each class will include all-level asana practice, systematic relaxation, a brief meditation, 5-7 minutes of journal writing, and a brief spiritual reading. With this early morning routine, you can check self-care off of your to-do list.
This class will be available on Zoom. Meeting code will be emailed 24 hours before class time.
INCLUDED in the Online Asana Pass
Fee: $70 (ID#: MR-V) —

February 

Feeling Good in Covid Times: Design Your Ayurvedic Lifestyle (Zoom) with Sarah

Thursdays, February 3-24, 6:30-8pm
The more uncertain the world around us, the more inner resilience we need. Combining your yoga practice with an ayurvedic lifestyle helps you reduce anxiety, build energy, and find your center. You gain a powerful toolbox to digest stress, shift your perspective, and stay present to the joys that ARE all around, despite all the challenges. This is the spiritual work of yoga.
Ayurveda is yoga’s sister tradition that guides us to align our lifestyle with natural laws and rhythms. It’s a system of holistic health based on your unique in-born constitution, or dosha type. Understanding your dosha type allows you to customize a stress relieving yoga lifestyle to fit your unique needs.
In this 4-week series you will:
• Understand your unique dosha type.
• Understand your dosha imbalances that show up as anxiety, poor sleep, low energy, and/or chronic health symptoms.
• Learn about the Ayurvedic Clock, a guide for daily routine.
• Take home a weekly ayurvedic lifestyle practice to implement in between sessions.
• Practice a 30-minute dosha balancing yoga practice. Use this practice in between sessions.
This class will be available on Zoom. Meeting code will be emailed 24 hours before class time. A class recording will be available for 7 days (until the start of the next class next class) in case you want to watch (or re-watch) at a later time.
NOT INCLUDED in the Online Asana Pass Fee: $75 (ID#: S08) —

Exploring the Mandukya Upanishad (Zoom) with Tracy Draksic, MA

Thursdays, February 10-March 3, 7-8:15pm
Yoga Philosophy
The Mandukya Upanishad is the shortest of the Upanishads (12 mantras) yet the most profound. It describes the four states of consciousness: waking, dreaming, sleeping, and the state beyond, Turiya. A greater understanding of how the mind moves through these different states illuminates previously undiscovered aspects of our vast human potential. This class will be a combination of discussion and practice, including the Om Kriya and Yoga Nidra. Recommended reading: Enlightenment Without God by Swami Rama, available in our bookstore.
This class will be available on Zoom. Meeting code will be emailed 24 hours before class time. A class recording will be available for 7 days (until the start of the next class next class) in case you want to watch (or re-watch) at a later time.
NOT INCLUDED in the Online Asana Pass Fee: $65 (ID#: S10) —

Prana Vayus: The Energetics Within and Around Us (Zoom) with Julia Kress, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500, AYS

Sunday, February 20, 10am-1pm
This course qualifies for Continuing Education credits with Yoga Alliance.
Explore through practice and discussion the yoga technology of the nervous system and the forces we call the Vayus (pranic directions of energy). When we learn to harness the energies that move throughout the body, we simultaneously become more grounded and light, steady and expansive, quiet and connected. Our inner experience helps us perceive our thoughts, speech, and action and make better choices within our yoga practice and daily life. Through pranic awareness and capacity we appreciate the forces of nature around us and how they may complement our growth in practical life, aid in spiritual transformation, enhancing our ability to share generously our skills and talents and contribute to a better world.
This class will be available on Zoom. Meeting code will be emailed 24 hours before class time. A class recording will be available for 2 weeks in case you want to watch (or re-watch) at a later time.
NOT INCLUDED in the Online Asana Pass Fee: $55 (ID#: E72) —