Class Descriptions

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Yoga for Men I

Taught by Greg Sandala

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.

Yoga for Men II

Taught by Greg Sandala

This class is designed for men already familiar with yoga who would like to deepen their practice by exploring more variations of the fundamental postures introduced in Yoga for Men I.

Ashtanga Yoga

(Will be offered again at Nava in the late summer*)

Taught by Sarah Smith

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 Yoga

Taught by Julie Doiron

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.

Slow, Strong & Steady

Taught by Leanne Laracey

Join us for this inclusive, inward-focused class that focuses on slow, conscious movement while building strength and stability.


This is what relaxation looks like!


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