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SHANTI BEGINNER’S YOGA

(Beginner’s level)

These classes are not only necessary but highly recommended for all yoga beginner level students at Shanti Yoga & Counseling. It is a continuous series teaching all the basic Asanas (yoga postures) as well as introducing proper yogic breathing (Pranayama), proper body alignment in every posture, and relaxation (Savasana). This is the starting point of your yoga journey to give you the yoga foundations knowledge that you need to start your yoga practice as a beginner. No previous yoga experience is required.

POWER YOGA & HOT YOGA

(Intermediate level)
These classes are designed for our intermediate level students who like the challenge and variety of flowing energetic movement. It includes several rounds of Sun Salutations series, and a fun blend of the standing- strengthening and balancing- yoga poses. It will help you energize, cleanse, and balance out your bodymind, as well as rejuvenate and relax at the end of class. You will also be introduced to some additional principles of yoga practice as well as ways to incorporate yoga in your daily life.

RISE & SHINE YOGA

(All levels)
Energizing and invigorating morning classes designed to build strength and gain flexibility in a well balanced way. The moves fit perfectly together to form a class filled with a flow of poses that are fun, integrative, and mindful. Think increased overall core strength, balance, and greater stability. If you like to start your day with yoga and stay energized for your day and if you like to have the mindfulness element, this is a perfect class for you! No previous experience required.

CANDLELIGHT GENTLE  YOGA/RESTORATIVE  YOGA/T.G.I.F. GENTLE YOGA

(Therapeutic Benefits for All levels)
A gentle therapeutic approach to all yoga postures including breath awareness, safe body alignment, and the skillful use of  yoga props will lead you into a peaceful and gentle movement. You will be guided in breathing techniques for calming and balancing your mind and body. Various yoga props and helpful modifications are used to give each one of you safety and support in every pose. You’ll come out physically and mentally rejuvenated and relaxed from these classes. Also appropriate for prenatal yoga practice!

PRIVATE YOGA LESSON

(Available by appointment)
Whether you want to focus on learning the fundamentals, deepening your yoga practice, or on a specific goal in the privacy and the individual attention in one-on-one with the teacher, these private lessons are perfect for you! Emphasis is on safe alighnement and modifications. They will be individually tailored to meet your unique needs and personal goals. Small focus group classes are also available by request.

INTEGRATED PSYCHOSOMATIC THERAPY

(Available by appointment)
Individual mind-body psychosomatic therapy sessions to help you deepen your understanding of your emotional world and learn to engage your physical body and breathing practices for optimal emotional regulation. This unique modality combines the science of psychology, the practice of mindfulness, and yoga including: breathwork, meditation, relaxation, yoga poses for anxiety, stress, depression, addiction, or trauma – to cultivate awareness, self-discovery, and ultimately, emotional healing of your body-mind.

“”Yoga allows me to put [work, family, friends, and anything else that may pass through my mind] aside and focus on the yoga practice at that time.

Even in the middle of a busy day, I find that yoga is relaxing and energizing all at the same time.

It allows me to be more calm, centered, and I am better able to meet stressful challenges with a clear mind. ”
– Carol K.

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