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Yoga for Men
This class is designed to introduce men to the benefits of yoga in a pragmatic fashion, with particular focus on the shoulders, lower back, hamstrings and abs. As much as possible, connections will be drawn between the postures and the immediate benefits to one’s daily life.
This session introduces all aspects of the Ashtanga Yoga practice from the tradition of Sri K Pattabhi Jois. From Patanjali’s eight limbs, we discover that the physical practice is a gateway into the depths of yoga, or “union.” We will learn the asanas of the Primary Series, the Tristana of breath, looking place and energetic locks, and we will begin to learn the traditional Sansrkit chants and counting system that is unique to this practice.
The Primary Series is a specific sequence of postures that we learn one at a time. Learning in this way gives the student responsibility for their own practice, developing independence, and having a greater ability to go beyond the chatter of the mind and use practice as meditation. This is a vigorous, physical practice designed to bring health and balance to the body through detoxification. It is also, however, available and accessible to anyone at all. The Primary Series is Yoga Chikitsa or yoga therapy – for the body, the mind, the emotions & the spirit.
Yin is a practice of a specific postures that are each held for 2–10 minutes. This practice allows the fascia to elongate and create space within the body. It connects body, mind and spirit through stillness and inner work. Due to the time it takes to set up, and the quality of the work- please arrive a few minutes early.
Find your yoga ‘sweet spot’ with Hatha yoga—a class that’s both vigorous and slow, powerful and gentle. “Hatha” literally means “union,” which could be interpreted as a union of opposite energies (sun/moon, yin/yang), mind and body, movement and breath, or work and ease. Never the same class twice!
Slow, Strong & Steady
Join us for this inclusive class that focuses on slow, conscious movement while building strength and stability.