Class Themes

Class Theme: Patience

We can always use a reminder to be patient every now and then. "Patience is a virtue" my Dad always said, but I actually had no idea what he meant by that. I have been reminded lately that patience along with a little faith will bring you what you need in it's own due time.… Continue reading Class Theme: Patience

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Class Theme: Mind/Body Detox

We often think of a detox style class to be focused on the workout. This cleansing practice however is a reset for both mind and body. A strong physical practice, but with moments built in between flows for reflection, observation and meditation. Think of this as space clearing for mind, body and spirit. The following… Continue reading Class Theme: Mind/Body Detox

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Class Theme: Joy

What a power, what a gift. Experiencing Joy! This practice is devoted to feeling good inside and out. Please scroll to the bottom for a short meditation you can share with your students for cultivating Joy. The following theme can be used either for your own personal practice, or for your group classes or one… Continue reading Class Theme: Joy

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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