July 7 - August 13, 2020
on break August 17 - September 5
Sundays 7 - 8:15 pm
Tuesdays 10 - 11:15 am
Thursdays 10 - 11:15 am
Suitable for all levels and abilities
See prices on Contact & Registration page
please install the Zoom app to your preferred device prior to the class
a meeting link and password will be sent to you upon registration
Sundays 7 - 8:15 pm (75 minutes)
Gentle Movement & Yoga Nidra (Deep Relaxation)
The intention of this class is to provide deeply nourishing and relaxing techniques to restore body and soul.
We open with gentle seated movement; restorative yoga poses lead to yoga nidra - a tantric-based practice involving body awareness and tension release as well as guided visualization and breathing techniques.
Prepare a spot ahead of time with plenty of pillows and blankets on hand to add comfort and support. Please do your best to keep household distractions at a minimum.
A simple setup for yoga nidra using three cotton blankets, a head support to keep the face level, and two small household cushions. You may need more or less. I often use folded plain washcloths for tucking under shoulders or to place over eyes to darken. The whole body should be completely at rest. Place hands lightly on the belly if it provides more comfort through the shoulders or arms.
Have a blanket or shawl for placing over you as well, as we cool quickly when on the floor and still.
Practice setting up a few times beforehand so you can get comfortable easily during class.*
Tuesdays 10 - 11:15 am (75 minutes)
Therapeutic Yoga for Strength & Stress Relief
(floor and chair yoga options included)
Have a mat and any blocks or other props that you use. Also have a couple of blankets on hand. After a grounding meditation, we do a variety of warmups, then move into some strengthening poses and flows; chair, standing, balance, and floor poses; each class ends with somatic meditation, guided body awareness, and/or other calming techniques.
Thursdays 10 - 11:15 am (75 minutes)
The Yogic Superpowers — Pranayama, Chanting, Somatic Meditation - all seated or lying on the back
This class includes somatic meditation, sitting spinal warm-up movements, breath regulation (pranayama), and Vedic chanting. New chants will be introduced with real-time instruction and practice; for each chant, a vocal recording along with a written sheet will be sent (preferably by text or WhatsApp) for at-home practice.
For this class, build yourself a spot off the beaten path where you can sit in a meditation posture without distraction. If sitting for a long time is difficult, have pillows and blankets on hand to add support. You may want to use a wall or meditation chair.
*For a deluxe props package that will provide you will superb comfort and support for years, see the Register & Contact page.
Global Yoga Therapy Day
note: Jools has cancelled her presentation
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