Hatha - in the style of Swami Sivananda
This class is 1hr. - 1 hr. & 15 minutes in length. It is comprised of 12 basic asanas or poses of yoga. Each pose is meant to open energy channels in the body, which run parallel to the human endocrine system. This class begins with pranayama or breathing exercises, leading into surya namaskar or sun salutations, then going into the 12 poses of yoga, and ending with relaxation. This format can be adjusted to fit any level of practitioner, from beginner to advanced.
This 1 hr. & 15 minute- 1 hr. & 1/2 class is comprised of Vinyassa inspired sequences of postures that move from a slow to moderate or vigorous tempo (varying on the individual). Pranayama, or breathing techniques designed to increase and sustain energy in the body are combined with fluid movement in order to build and cultivate strength. I also like to explore dynamic postures and inversions, which set the foundation for flexibility and balance throughout the entire body. This class is designed for any level of practitioner, from beginner to advanced.
Another way to increase your body awareness, balance, and strength is through the practice of classical ballet exercises. Dance is also a wonderful expressive outlet! This warm-up can be added to any Vinyassa class.