What is yoga?
Yoga is an opportunity to let go of which that does not serve; as we peel away these layers we are able to live with more love, freedom, and authenticity. The major styles of yoga I teach are Kundalini, Yin, and Vinyasa.
Developed by Laura Adrian, this class draws on the foundations of Kundalini yoga while weaving in alignment from hatha traditions, Earth based wisdom, as well as mindfulness philosophy. In each class we will emphasize a kriya—which is an ancient series of yoga poses put together in a specific way for a specific purpose. The kriyas are designed for cultivating health and wellness in a variety of ways— clearing the mind, reducing stress, healing the organs, developing confidence, letting go of negativity, cultivating compassion, to name a few! In this class we may also work with various types of meditation such as pranayam (breathing), chanting, and mindfulness. The word Terra means terrain—in a nutshell this class is designed to work with the terrain of the body and mind to cultivate health and happiness for the benefit of all beings.
Postponed until further notice
St Paul Yoga Center, Wednesdays 7:05-8:20pm
Kundalini Yoga is a powerful and practical tool to cultivate clarity, harmony, wellness, and prosperity. The focus of Kundalini Yoga is transformation. Classes are comprised of a kriya, which is a series of dynamic and held postures put together in a unique way for a specific result or benefit. There are 1000’s of kriyas and each holds special benefits and addresses a wide array of issues such as healing, kidney health, emotional balance, depression, and communication. In addition to yoga postures, mantra (chanting) and pranayam (breathwork) may be included in the class.
Yin yoga involves invigorating, deep stretching while seated or lying down. It is great for maintaining and creating healthy joints and connective tissue. It also helps to relieve tension and chronic pain, and improves mental and emotional well-being. In yin yoga classes I offer the hands-on adjustment of fascia tissue release, the adjustment is gentle and soft, yet deep.
The word vinyasa means "to weave together in a special way." Vinyasa yoga is active, and heat building. I use a series of poses that build on one another and culminate to an invigorating peak pose. In savasana (final deep relaxation) I offer gentle cranio-sacral touch to each student. Each class concludes with a final grounding to center and support you moving out into the rest of your day with an energized harmony.
Meditation is a beautiful way to work with the mind and tame the wild mind! There is a growing collection of research to support the effect of meditation on quieting the mind and cultivating happiness. One of the great advantages of meditation is that anyone can do the practice, where in yoga certain poses may limit your ability to participate. Meditation is one of my greatest areas of expertise. I teach several different kinds including pranayam (breathing), mindfulness (Vipassana), chanting/mantra, and visualizations. Depending on what you're looking for I may have in mind specific meditations to address your needs. Meditation sessions can be done in person or online.
Private Yoga and Yoga for Hire
Co-create with me an individual or group session. Working with you. Your needs. Your goals and interests. I put together a series of poses, meditations, and/or lifestyle recommendations to support you and your journey. You will start by doing some "homework" about your major goals and current challenges. Weaving together intuition, divine guidance, and years of practice I'll create and teach you kriyas and meditations. You will have support from me after the session via email.