Like origami, or the Japanese art of folding, the body moves progressively, breath by breath, towards one or more apex postures, much like a conscious walk up an unexplored mountain path. A moving meditation (vinyasa means “to place in a special way”) utilizing historically early yoga-asana, innovative 19th century Krishnamacharya based yoga-asana, and contemporary expressions, we explore the use of intelligent movement, vital energy, the notion of “one’s edge,” seasonal wisdom, the art and science of joy, and how the practice itself is a moving metaphor for how we live our lives. Counter postures unfold the body for seated meditation. This class is for those with a pre-existing understanding of internal alignment and a love for yogic adventure.
JOY OF FLOW
Move and be moved! This progressive breath-based moving meditation explores the use of vital energy, experiments in balance, intelligent movement, including moving with the seasons, and being present. JOY of Flow is an embodied inquiry into stability within fluidity, because life is inherently in motion. Benefits of sustained practice include strength, balance, and flexibility, but most essentially, a greater capacity to meet each moment with grace, intelligence, and joy.
Tapas means the discipline of steady practice. Each season of the year has a special series of postures dedicated to it. The postures that are chosen for each season address traditional Indian medicine the wisdom of Ayurveda, as well as the Chinese meridians that run along the body, so that you can be empowered to care for your health. Students who practice the four different Tapas series throughout the year have reported greater internal stability, a stronger immune system, better circulation, and higher energy levels. The Tapas series is practiced in a studio maintained at between 95-100 degrees with humidity levels of 50% to make it a practice a deeply cleansing experience.