Chanting and Meditation
Meditation can be practiced using different modalities. In this gathering we spend an hour exploring sound, chants and silent meditation. The atmosphere is relaxed and everyone does as much as they are ready to do. This class is $5.
Hatha Yoga is the very root of all yogas. Hatha stands for Sun and Moon, and it includes breathwork, heating and cooling sequences, postures that help with developing flexibility and strength. This class aims to assist students with returning to their inner balance, relieving the stress out of mind and out of body. Every class ends with deep relaxation, leaving the students in a refreshed, energized and relaxed state.
-- Aroma Yoga combines and intensifies the holistic effect of yoga with the application of essential oils, creating the synergistic marriage of two teachings which are seemingly perfect in themselves. Let the vibration of scent support you on your inward journey.
One of the concepts of Karma Yoga is “giving back”. So the class is only $8 dollars, allowing people with tighter budgets to continue with their yoga practice. Classes are taught by certified teachers, and every teacher teaches in their own style. Karma class is rotated from teacher to teacher, giving students an option to explore different styles of yoga. There is always at least one Karma class a week offered at Shanti Yoga Studio.
Kripalu is based on Hatha Yoga, but it is a gentler style, allowing oneself to do less than more. Class begins and ends with relaxation. Use of props is encouraged, so that students are supported and assisted in their practice. There is an emphasis on breath though the whole class and the approach is slow and meditative.
Take some time in your week to sit quietly, practice meditation and be present with the wonder of yourself. Meditation has been shown to assist in reducing stress, anxiety and depression and to help with an increased sense of well-being. Offered by Shambala Meditation Group. Beginning and experienced meditators welcome.
This class in geared towards restoring of your energy. It is slow paced, and includes lots of props for support and comfort: blankets, pillows, blocks, belts, bolsters, sand bags, chairs and others. You will leave the class feeling grounded and refreshed, open and relaxed.
This class introduces concepts from Yoga Philosophy in simple terms. We look at the teachings in a way that can be appropriated to our every day life. Yoga is a vast system that encompasses philosophy, psychology, art, and a holistic system. The class is held in discussion style, not a lecture style and is normally facilitated by Alex.