This course builds on the foundation laid in the first part of our beginners courses and gives the opportunity to build up a solid practice, including all the basic postures and breathing exercises.
Emphasis is placed on holding postures longer, and making smooth transitions between postures. Some variations of the basic postures are introduced. Training in the headstand is offered for those who are ready.
This is an ideal refresher class for those who have lapsed in their practice. It is also suitable for experienced practitioners who are new to the Center. Please reserve early to secure your place.
Courses meet at 1207 W. Bryn Mawr Avenue. Space is limited. Please reserve early.
Yoga Off the Mat
Friday, October 13, 2017
7:30 –9:00 pm
The practices on the mat, yoga asanas and pranayama, are the starting point for a more balanced, healthy and happy life. The benefits go far beyond the physical, effecting mental, emotional and spiritual well being. Approaching Yoga with conviction and purpose, and then integrating what you learn from your practice into our daily life, is practicing yoga off the mat.
Twisting Postures for Health and Happiness
Saturday, October 14, 2017
10:30 am–12:00 pm
This workshop will focus on the Sivananada sequence adapted to add twisting postures. Aiding in flexibility, detoxification, emotional and mental relief, twists are a great way to increase over all wellbeing of body, mind and soul. Open to all levels of practitioners, this class is a compliment to the Positive Thinking workshop, both taught by Swami Paramananda.
Yoga for Biking: Loosen Hamstrings and Shoulders
Saturday, October 21, 2017
10:30 am–12:00 pm
In this special workshop, we will adapt the Sivananda Yoga practice to target hamstrings and shoulders. The class will be structured to focus on loosening hamstrings, opening shoulders and building core strength. We will begin with pranayama to help focus the mind and increase energy. You will walk away with biking specific tips on keeping the body flexible.
7:00 PM Monday, October 23 –
8:30 PM Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Where you put your thoughts and attention, energy will follow. With a thorough understanding of the nature of thought and the workings of the mind, you can learn to break negative thought patterns, emotions and stress, and improve the quality of your life. Using the practical techniques you learn in this course for self empowerment, you will enjoy more harmonious relationships, more joy, more happiness, more love.
Monday, October 23 – Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Mondays, Wednesdays 7:15 –8:45 pm
This course is ideal for you ... if you completed Yoga 1 and are committed to developing a regular practice; there has been a lapse in your already existing practice; or you are a Yoga practitioner but are new to the Sivananda Yoga style.
Breath: Basis of Life
Siddhi , Vishnu
Tuesday, October 24 – Thursday, November 2, 2017
Tuesdays, Thursdays 8:30 –10:00 am
Breath is a natural function that we do not have to think about to perform. Breath is the vehicle for prana, the life force, and through our breath we can strengthen our prana. Pranayama (breathing exercises) is designed to increase and control the prana within our physical and energetic bodies.
iRest© Yoga Nidra Weekend Intensive
Parvati Joy Higgins, RN
9:00 AM Saturday, October 28 –
3:00 PM Sunday, October 29, 2017
Give yourself the gift of a weekend of deep and restorative meditation. Join Parvati for these 2 full days, experiencing this guided form of meditation that can uncover deep states of peace, healing and resiliency. Based on the Ancient teachings of meditation, Yoga Nidra is a transformative practice that leads to mental, physical and spiritual well-being. Saturday and Sunday October 28th and 29th 9:00 am - 3:00pm daily