We offer yoga classes in Jivamukti Yoga, a Mysore-style Ashtanga program, Vinyasa, Restorative Yoga, and meditation.
Jivamukti yoga is a vigorous and creative style of vinyasa yoga. The Jivamukti method is a physically and intellectually stimulating practice emphasizing spiritual awareness. Each class focuses on a theme, which is supported by asana sequencing, yogic breathing, music, meditation and explorations of yogic philosophy. Expect hands-on assists to support your alignment.
The Jivamukti Open class is open to practitioners of all levels. You work at your own pace, following the teacher's verbal as well as hands-on guidance. Asana options will be provided for beginners, intermediate and advanced students. A typical Open class incorporates the five tenets of Jivamukti Yoga: shastra (scripture), bhakti (devotion), ahimsa (kindness), nada (music) & dhyana (meditation).
An Open class presents classical yoga teachings as relevant to one’s life on and off the mat, drawn from the Focus of the Month essay, supported by chanting, breath awareness, flowing vinyasa sequences, alignment exploration, hands-on assistance, relaxation and meditation. All Open classes include 14 points—asanas, meditation and spiritual teachings—in a sequence creatively designed by the teacher. Exuberant, eclectic music plays an integral role.
Jivamukti Meditation class begins with Sanskrit chanting to purify the atmosphere, followed by detailed meditation instruction. The actual sitting time for the meditation practice is usually 20 minutes. Afterwards there is a Q&A session with the teacher, followed by closing chants. No prior experience in meditation is required. The class is open to all who have a sincere desire to learn a simple, yet effective way to not only quiet and calm their minds but also move further in their spiritual path. (This class is by donation.)
Ashtanga yoga is a vigorous, vinyasa practice where students move progressively through set series of postures. Mysore practice, a traditional way of practicing Ashtanga, is named after the City in South India where the Ashtanga guru, Sri K Pattabhi Jois lived. In Mysore practice, each student practices individually at their own pace.
Students receive guidance and one-on-one assists from the teacher in a quiet, focused, individualized setting that allows an intimate relationship to develop between student and practice. Students begin with the first poses of Primary Series and are introduced to new postures by the teacher as they gain proficiency. Students are required to attend class at least three times per week.
Mysore practice Monday-Thursday: Doors open at 6:15; teacher begins assisting and instructing at 6:45. New students should attend the Saturday / Sunday 8:30 am Ashtanga Level 1-2 classes before attending Mysore.
There is no Mysore-style Ashtanga practice on the full or new moon as these ‘moon days’ are traditionally taken as days of rest. Our bodies are made up of 70% water (we are truly jala!) and as you become more attuned to the subtleties of your practice you’ll start to notice that the expansive energy of the full moon and the restrictive energy of the new moon affect your practice. Taking moon days attunes us with natural cycles and also gives the body vital time to rest and renew.
2018 Moon Days
Monday 8 — new moon
Wednesday 24 — full moon
Wednesday 7 — new moon
Friday 23 — full moon
Friday 7 — new moon
Saturday 22 — full moon
is a gentle class appropriate for all levels. We’ll begin with a slow flow through a series of postures designed to gently stretch and revitalize the body. This will be followed by deep relaxation in a handful of restorative postures. Restoratives are supported postures where we hold the pose for a long time but are fully supported with blocks, blankets or bolsters. This class will nourish, open and deeply relax your body and mind.
is a mixed-level class where we move through a series of postures with breath and intention. This vigorous class emphasizes alignment while opening the body through flowing movement. This class usually has music and hands-on assists.
Lunchtime classes are designed to de-stress busy workers and provide a calm midday oasis. The 45 minute long classes will be composed of gentle vinyasa so that you can go back to the office feeling spacious but not too sweaty.
In-Class Private (ICP)
Traditionally, yoga was taught one on one—one teacher teaching one student at a time. In modern times, yoga is more often taught in group classes. The Jivamukti Yoga In-Class Private (or ICP) is a unique way to experience both methods of teaching: the student and his or her private certified Jivamukti Yoga teacher together attend a regular group class. From beginning to end, the student practices with the hands on assists of their private teacher, who safely guides them through every minute of the class insuring correct alignment in all asanas as well as deep understanding of all other components of the class (e.g., breathing practices, chanting, etc.). ICPs always conclude with a special deep relaxation yoga massage in shavasana. This is the ultimate yoga class experience. An ICP can be adapted to and given in almost any Jivamukti Yoga class.