Class Themes

Class Theme: Peace

This practice is essentially devoted to the Yama: Ahimsa or non-violence. Watching our actions: in our poses are we helping or hurting by trying to make the pose fit our bodies rather than adjusting the pose to feel better for us? Watching our thoughts: are we using kind words towards ourselves both on and off… Continue reading Class Theme: Peace

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Class Theme: Crown Chakra

The central point of this theme is crown chakra activation. Our crown chakra, is our connection to the divine. The ability to surrender to the universe, love or a higher power. Spirituality (not religion) plays a strong role in Yoga philosophy and practice, helping on our quest to find a connection to our true Self,… Continue reading Class Theme: Crown Chakra

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Class Theme: Slow Down

With the holiday season starting, this is a perfect reminder for our students to slow down and be present. There is no greater gift then presence. The best news, once you realize you aren't present - you are! Presence is also something that needs to be worked on and strengthened. How do we do this?… Continue reading Class Theme: Slow Down

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Class Theme: Santosha/Contentment

The ability to accept what is, is the foundation to santosha. Santosha or contentment is one of the five niyamas which describe the ethical values in which we treat ourselves. The others: purity, discipline, self-study and surrender. Santosha is certainly a challenging lesson in particular as we face hard times, though it also gives us… Continue reading Class Theme: Santosha/Contentment

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Class Theme: Calming Vata

The vata dosha is predominant through the fall and winter seasons leaving many of us to feel a lack of grounding and clarity. As the temperature drops and the wind starts up we struggle to complete even simple tasks, made even more overwhelming with the growing to do lists as the holidays approach. This class… Continue reading Class Theme: Calming Vata

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Class Theme: Fire it Up!

This is your power class. Build strength and challenge your students through longer holds with lots of core work to feel the sweat. A power class doesn't need to be complex, nor even involve complicated postures. Focus on stirring up internal strength and power so that all of our students feel successful. The following theme… Continue reading Class Theme: Fire it Up!

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Class Theme: Clarity

The following theme can be used either for your own personal practice, or for your group classes or one on ones that you are teaching. Everything below is just a guide based on my thoughts and experiences in the moment. Feel free to change anything to better suit your teaching/practice style or so that it… Continue reading Class Theme: Clarity

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Class Theme: Resiliency

The following theme can be used either for your own personal practice, or for your group classes or one on ones that you are teaching. Everything below is just a guide based on my thoughts and experiences in the moment. Feel free to change anything to better suit your teaching/practice style or so that it… Continue reading Class Theme: Resiliency

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Class Theme: Playfulness

The following theme can be used either for your own personal practice, or for your group classes or one ones that you are teaching. Everything below is just a guide based on my thoughts and experiences in the moment. Feel free to change anything to better suit your teaching/practice style or so that it feels… Continue reading Class Theme: Playfulness

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Class Theme: New Beginnings

The following theme can be used either for your own personal practice, or for your group classes or one ones that you are teaching. Everything below is just a guide based on my thoughts and experiences in the moment. Feel free to change anything to better suit your teaching/practice style or so that it feels… Continue reading Class Theme: New Beginnings