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Class Descriptions

Introduction to Yoga – Starting from the Beginning

This fundamental class is great for those who are new to yoga, jumped into yoga without really learning the basics of the asanas (poses), or want to get a refresher of the detail of each asana. Intro to Yoga will help you to bring relaxation, body awareness, mind awareness and centering into your daily life, not just on your yoga mat. We will explore the history of yoga, begin learning yoga philosophy,  practice pranayama (breath work), relaxation, and get into detail with the alignment of each asana and why we do each asana. All body types and abilities are welcome to this class, including pregnant women. You are welcome to take this class multiple times before moving on to the next level!

Mixed Level

This yoga class practices asana, pranayama (breath work), imagery, and relaxation while learning to integrate your yoga practice on the mat with your daily life using yoga philosphy, peace, and compassion. Mixed yoga is based on a hatha yoga that is designed better your body, breath, mind, and spirit. A basic knowledge of the asanas is recommended. All body types and abilities are welcome, including pregnant women.

Kids Yoga Classes

These classes are the almost same as for adults. We do yoga poses, breathing, singing, relaxing and philosophy. Less focus is on alignment and more is on understanding how yoga can help them to make there way as a kid in a stressful world! Various age levels may be given at any given time. Family classes and Parent and Me classes may also be offered.

Super Very Gentle Yoga

A yoga class that moves slowly and provides a supportive environment for people looking for a gentler yoga class. Great for a viariety of people, including those with chronic pain or ongoing physical limitations, those recovering from illness or injury, postnatal women, seniors, or anyone looking for a less physically challening yoga class that still provides the benefits of yoga. All body types and abilities are welcome, including pregnant women.

Prenatal Yoga

Prenatal yoga is great during pregnancy, labor, and after birth. Learn poses, breathing exercises and visualizations to help you through each aspect of your birth experience. Get to know your body as it changes and help it to adjust. Maintain strength and flexibility while giving you and baby a chance to relax. Center and prepare yourself for birth and motherhood. Connect with your baby as you prepare for a new life together. Enjoy sharing this experience with other expecting moms in your community! (I do not currently keep this class going, but if you have a group of women interested, please contact me and I am happy to teach!)

 Family Yoga

Families having a chance to practice together. ALL ages welcome. We will move, breathe, relax and sing together in a pretty traditional hatha yoga class!

Community Chant Circle

I want to chant more with my friends. I love just getting together and chanting. Enjoying each other, the chant offerings we have and very little formality. So let’s do it more often!
It won’t just be me leading kirtan chants, but anyone who is interested in making their offering as the caller. Please do let me know ahead of time if YOU would like to lead a chant so I can plan accordingly.

Meditations at the Yurt

You will have a chance for you to ask questions about meditation or your meditation practice, try different tools to use for meditation, have a portion of the meditation guided and end the meditation with silence.

Lullaby Nidra

An extended yoga Savasana (relaxation laying down) serenaded by Gita with Mantras and Harmonium. Let go in your body and mind. Open your breath and your heart. Allow yourself to release stress and that  *stuff* which no longer serves you.  A great way to wind down at the end of the day!

Taking Your Chanting Deeper

An opportunity to dive into chants with more understanding in your head and heart. We will often explore and experience just one mantra each evening, learning meaning, origin, and ways to use it. We will also work on chanting the Sanskrit alphabet.

Kirtan

Kirtan is the art of devotional yoga. Kirtan is singing in a call-and-response format and is said to the be the fastest way to enlightenment. In my life, Kirtan has been the manifestation of the joy and spirit within all of us as a human race. Singing and dancing are encouraged. No knowledge necessary. YES! Kids are very welcome to join us!

Private individual or group classes

Classes made just for you! I have worked with semi professional athletes, musicians, those suffering or recovering from illness or injury, couples wanting to do yoga together, and many who are just beginning their yoga journey. These sessions are designed regarding your needs and desires. Asana (poses), Pranayama (breathing), Mantra, Meditation, Living your yoga. We can work on any or all of these.  If you are interested in my work with children with special needs please look at my Yoga for the Special Child page. Private groups are also a possibility. Anything is possible from a brownie troop, to a mom and me group, to mom’s (or dad’s) night out. I can develop a class for any level. These are especially fun when hosted at the yurt.