A new 6-week series focused on teaching you how to use sleep, nutrition, and movement to create a more balanced lifestyle.

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This program has been designed to help you explore and care for your specific health and wellness needs. This series is built around individualized sleep, nutrition and yoga programming with the intention to help you understand the root causes of your symptoms and to provide practical tools that you can use to bring balance into your life. The type of yoga that each of us needs is different. The types of foods we should be eating to promote our health are different as well. Each of must also use different tools to achieve sleep health.

 

The foundation of this series is based on the ancient science of ayurveda or science of life. Ayurveda teaches us that we are each born a unique combination of the five elements -space, air, fire, water, and earth. A creative and athletic dancer would have a lot of air in their constitution. A passionate defense lawyer would a lot of fire in their constitution. The elements combine to form energies called the vata, pitta, and kapha doshas. Ayurveda teaches us to explore who we are by nature and to tune into the ways our bodies and minds have become imbalanced. With this knowledge, we can address what we actually need to bring back balance. Knowledge of ayurveda results in the creation of a personalized lifestyle that includes, nutrition, movement, sleep hygiene and routines. 

ESTABLISHING A YOGA PRACTICE 

 

In order to enjoy the benefits of yoga we must literally establish a practice. Guidelines for starting a yoga practice are as follows:

 

START WHERE YOU ARE: Often times people will begin to take yoga classes that their bodies are not yet prepared for. They may lack the mobility, the strength, and the balance required to perform more classic yoga postures. Under these circumstances, the practitioner may not receive the optimal benefits. Choose the class that fits you best in this series.

 

DISCIPLINE: Establishing a yoga practice requires commitment. Coming to class two or three times a week is the minimal you will need to enjoy the benefits. Be sure to keep your missed classes to an absolute minimum as you begin to prioritize your practice and efforts towards self-care. The goal is to eventually practice yoga, in some way or form, everyday, even if, on your own at home.


SELF-ADVOCACY:  When we get into yogic postures without the proper alignment and breathing pattern we are not able to reap the benefits. So, when you feel unsure about how you should move into, breath in, and maintain yogic postures, ask questions. It is ok to ask during class, in person after class, or through an email after class.

 

 

 

Having a hard time falling asleep at night? Feel stressed? Issues with digestion? Feel overextended? Feel critical of yourself or others? This class is for you. In this class we will not take ourselves too seriously. Laughter is welcomed! We will move the practice out of our busy minds and  into our physical bodies. We will use our exhalations to let go of built up frustration, anger, and stress. There will be lots of twisting postures and side openers for creating space within our bodies and minds. The class will end with a relaxation and a breath focused meditation. Suitable for those with a pitta constitution, anyone who is needing to pacify a pitta imbalance, or anyone during the summer and early fall season.

Having a hard time getting out of bed in the morning? Feeling uninspired? Feeling lazy? Issues with congestion? This class is for you. This class will have a vigorous pace. We will focus on the subtle body of the chakras and the energy that is pulsing through us. We will work on keeping the shoulders drawn back so our chests are expanded. We will stay in difficult poses for longer periods of time. We will keep a sharp gaze and generate a sense of lightness in our bodies. We will work on precision and alignment in the postures. This class will end with a restorative pose and a breath focused meditation. Suitable for those with a kapha constitution, anyone who is needing to pacify a kapha imbalance, or anyone during the late winter and spring season.

Having issues with waking in the middle of the night and not being able to fall back asleep? Feeling anxious? Indecisive? Frazzled? This class is for you. In this class you will practice yoga at a slow pace. We will move from posture to posture with fluidity; like we are in warm water. We will work on creating a strong foundation from the toes and feet, legs, the seat, hips, and the core. We will work on present moment awareness and staying warm. We will conclude our practice with a long relaxation. Suitable for those with vata constitution, anyone who is needing to pacify a vata imbalance, or anyone during the late fall and winter season.

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