To provide our students a chance to broaden their knowledge of the practice of Yoga by providing monthly classes and workshops. These classes will included specialty types of yoga such as Yoga Nidra, Kundalini, Guided and Open Meditation, Study of Yoga related philosophy and more.
1st-Solace (75 min.) 2:00pm
2nd-Stress Relief (75 min.) 2:00pm
3rd-Peaceful Warrior Yoga (75 min.) 2:00pm
These classes will not be included in your monthly yoga pass or your class cards. The passes will need to be purchased separately, but can be used on any Sunday Specialty class. The pricing is as follows:
Drop-In Rate: $10
4 Class Pass: $35 ($5 savings) 4 month expiration date
8 Class Pass: $65 ($15 savings) 6 month expiration date
90 Day Unlimited $90 ($30 savings) 90 day expiration date
60 Day Family Unlimited (2+ students) $70
Solace Yoga 2:00pm
Class Description: Solace Yoga will allow the mind and body to find calmness together. Here, we combine and practice Yin, Restorative, and Nidra yoga. During the class, you will find relaxation and serenity, as well as allow yourself to quiet the body and mind through a slow practice of well-supported and long-held asanas followed by a deep relaxation.
Instructor: Amy Collins
Amy Collins has been practicing yoga for 12 years and teaching for 5. Born and raised in San Diego,CA she meandered her way into a yoga class at 18 and found love at first asana. She does her best to walk the 8-limbed path with grace, humility, and a whole lot of laughter. Her laid-back teaching style and adventurous nature offer a multi-faceted yoga experience with honest exploration of body, mind, and spirit.
Deepesh started yoga in his late teens out of curiosity and went on to complete certification and earn his diploma in teaching Yoga in traditional yogic culture from Kaivalyadham, Mumbai-India. He has been a practitioner of yoga for 15 years. His classes are focused around Asana (poses) and Pranayama (Breathing techniques). He has voluntarily conducted Yoga classes in India, UK and USA.
Peaceful Warrior Yoga 2:00pm
Class Description: This class is open to all students but is designed for those who are dealing with behavioral changes related to PTSD or any other trauma or stress related issues, and their families. In this class we will discover a non-traditional physical form of exercise that will use Asana(poses) and Pranayama(yogic breathing) to help us learn to navigate the ongoing effects these issues can bring. The poses will help us connect our mind and body and the breathing will connect us with our breath. While the physical postures will help us learn to release muscle tension, the breath work will help us learn to reconnect with our minds. When we combine these two techniques we find a healthy way for the body, mind and soul to set their feet on the path back to our true self.
Instructor: Heather DeHanis
My practice of yoga began mainly for its deeper stretching techniques after long runs. When I began to research the various types of yoga available, I discovered that yoga can be beneficial for so much more than flexibility and recovery. I began to understand that it can be used as a tool to lead and guide those who have suffered in a traumatic way toward a more balanced and fulfilling life. Being a military family, I knew first-hand that this could impact so many in such a positive way. So, with the support of my family, I began my personal journey toward becoming an instructor. I plan to structure my teaching around practices that will help those who battle PTSD and similar stress related issues, and their families to a healthier more balanced way of life!
Growing Your Yoga Tree: Exploring the 8 Limbs of Yoga 1:30pm
Class Description: These classes will include theory behind the ancient practice of yoga and a physical practice to compliment the class theme. The classes are independent of one another, so if you cannot attend all, come to those that your schedule allows. The physical practice will be appropriate for all levels of yoga practice.
February 26, 2017: Asanas to move your spine through yoga postures. Learn the 7 spine movements you should go through in every yoga class and how to use your breath to enhance your movements to get the most benefit. This class will work on building understanding of basic asanas/postures.
March 26, 2017: Pranayama, having a mindful breath in order to “purify your mind and strengthen your energy.” Our breath should drive our body as we move through an asana/posture sequence. Work on mindful breathing connected to moving our body through a physical practice.
Instructor: Tara L. Jones
Tara Lemes-Jones has been a practicing yogi for 13 years. She continues to work on better incorporating all aspects of yoga into her life on a daily basis, both on and off of the mat! She completed her 200 hour Yoga Teacher certification in May, 2016 through the Austin based Yoga Yoga Teacher Training and is recognized through the Yoga Alliance. While restorative practices are her favorite to take and teach, she knows we need some flow in our lives as well. She sums up her yoga philosophy thusly, “It is not how far you go, but how you go.”