yoga-asana class schedule

Yoga-Āsana Class Schedule with Mythri

September through June

2018 Fall classes resume Tuesday, September 4th.

  • Mondays – Beginners 6:30 – 8 p.m.
  • Tuesdays – Mixed 9:30 – 11 a.m.
  • Wednesdays – Intermediate – 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Please see below for class descriptions.

  • Class Duration: 90 minutes
  • Class Fee: $20
  • Yoga philosophy is introduced at the beginning of the class.
  • Pranayāma and Dhārama (Concentration techniques for Meditation)

Satsang

Bhagavad Gita Svadhyaya (free)

  • 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
  • 1st Friday – Repetitive Chanting to learn the verses.
  • 3rd Friday
    Shravanam – listening to various translations as read by a member
    Mananam – reflecting on the material heard
    Nidhidhyasanam – contemplation and using the wisdom revealed in transforming your daily actions

Yoga Sutra Svadhyaya (free)

  • 2nd and 4th Fridays
  • 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
  • Learning to chant each sutra
  • Reading and Reflecting on various translations of the sutras.

Āsana Class Descriptions

Beginners

Description

Beginner class focuses on identifying the abilities of the students in basic standing, balance and seated asanas, poses. Yoga props such as blocks, blankets, straps, chairs and the wall will be used to ease students into certain asanas. Props can always be discarded when poses are mastered.

Surya Namaskar, traditional sun salutation is taught by breaking down each asana, introducing safe transitions and then bringing them together in a vinyasa, sequence.

Students will also be introduced to fundamentals of Raja Yoga, in an introduction to yoga philosophy.

Class ends with relaxation in Shavasana and a short So Hum meditation. Basic breathing practices such as Dirgha Pranayama, 3-part breath and Nadi Shodhana, alternate nostril breath are also introduced either at the beginning or at the end.

Mixed Level

Description

This class will be a combination of beginner and intermediate. It will give you an opportunity to hone the alignment skills in individual poses that were introduced to you in the beginner classes along with an opportunity to transition to more intermediate poses. Multiple variations with props will be provided to demonstrate the method to progress safely without causing any injuries.

Preparation for Pranayama and meditation will be introduced as well. Class ends with relaxation in Shavasana and a short So Hum meditation. Practice of  Dirgha Pranayama, 3-part breath and Nadi Shodhana, alternate nostril breath will continue either at the beginning or at the end.

Intermediate

Description

This class requires a background in asana practice and sun salutations, Surya Namaskar.

Students will be instructed in additional asanas within sun salutations as a vinyasa practice. Other balance, seated asanas along with inversions will be introduced.

Kapalabhati Kriya and Ujjaiyi Pranayama will also be introduced, in addition to practicing the breathing practices taught in the beginner class.

Yoga philosophy, i.e., concepts from the yogic text Yogasutras are incorporated within asana practice.

Philosophy

Yoga Sutra Svadhyaya

Students who are interested in deepening their yoga practice through the study of philosophy are welcome to join this study group.

Class begins by learning how to chant the sutras through multiple repetitions. Then, various commentaries of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras are used as reference to understand word to word meanings, literal translations, philosophical significance and how to apply the essence of the sutras to daily life. Everyone can participate and share in the discussions. Class ends with a short mediation.

Please email mythri2000@gmail.com if you are interested to join.

Special Classes

Private Yoga Session

By appointment only. Please email to schedule a consult.

Pre Natal Yoga

Prenatal is class for all moms-to-be. Small groups or private. Please consult your Ob-Gyn and bring in a written authorization to begin pre and postnatal yoga.

There will be gentle variations on traditional yoga asanas that specifically benefit the needs of pregnant women. The poses will emphasize stability, flexibility and vitality. Yoga props will be utilized to maximize benefits within each pose. Appropriate breathing practices will also be introduced to focus the mind, relieve anxiety and induce calmness.

A wonderful way to prepare for birthing through breath, body and mind awareness.

Please email to schedule a consult. mythri2000@gmail.com

For information on Raja Yoga Teacher Training description and schedule, check out this link.

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