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A Month of Sadhana
3/14, 3/21, 3/28, (skip 4/4), 4/11, & 4/18
Experiential Anatomy and The Art of Embodiment in Yoga
Experiential Anatomy is a somatic practice where learning becomes a practice of experience. In class we learn names, locations, and relationships. We look at the anatomical composition of the body and how things relate to each other in the musculoskeletal system. With that in mind, we then apply these learnings to movement and asana. Learning process is facilitated by the experiential aspect through observation, play, movement, discussion, drawing and interpretation of the material.
Patanjali indicates in Yoga Sutra II.46 that an asana should be done with stability and contentment. How can we practice toward thatgoal? ThetoolsofIyengaryogagiveuscleardirections-analysisinaction,theapplicationofalignment,observationofthe body from inside and outside, presence of mind in the practice of concentration, moving towards an integrative experience.
Exploring asana and embodiment as an entryway into Sadhana, literally translated as “a means of accomplishing something.” Through Sadhana you learn how to ease discomforts of the body and the mind and move to an optimal state of being.
Week 1: Awareness. Spinal Connections – Head and Tail, Limbs and Girdles - Blueprint of the Body - Presence of Mind and Concentration. This class introduces the concepts of alignment of the body, mind and breath, structural awareness, effort and effortlessness. Basic foundation to begin Analysis in Action.
Week 2: Support Precedes Movement. The Lower Limb: Foot, Leg, Hip and Pelvis - Basic joint actions of the lower limbs in asana. The lower extremity connects to the midline of the body and to the spine. How to find and maintain leg and hip support and how to adapt poses to one’s body and experience.
Week 3: Mobility & Integrity. The Upper Limb: Hand, Arm, Shoulder, Rib Basket, Head and Neck - Basic joint actions of the upper limbs in asana. The upper extremity connects to the midline of the body, and to the spine. Transition from single muscle, joint-unit awareness towards an experience of integration.
Week 4: From the Periphery to the Center & Back. Spinal Connections–Head & Tail, Limbs & Girdles–Blueprint of the Body–Presence of Mind & Concentration. Pre-Spinal and developmental awareness. Introducing an alternative experience of the same material.
Week 5: Playfulness & Creativity. It is possible to practice and learn any asana and to adapt it to one’s level of experience, with self-love, compassion, creativity, playfulness and ease, even in the struggle towards achievement! There’s always more than the apparent immediate.
This series is open to students, teachers in training and teachers who want to practice self-development in a safe environment. We will be using the tools of Iyengar Yoga and the School for Body-Mind Centering to practice yoga and experiential anatomy.
Register NOW OPEN for A Month of Sadhana
(Any missed sessions are not refunded or prorated. Space is limited to 10 students. 3-student minimum to hold the series.)
MARCH Evening Pilates Classes
6:00pm with Bonnie
|What Pilates Mat? Pilates Mat Classes incorporate the fundamentals of Pilates, and follows the classical mat order. Much of the class is performed in a prone or supine position with slow movements. Every Pilates move depends on the principles of control, concentration, fluidity, breath and balance. Although Pilates equipment is not utilized during mat classes, small exercise props such as Magic Circles, weights, bands and balls are often utilized to engage specific muscle groups and assist with body positioning.||What is Pilates Tower? Combining essential Pilates Mat work with the benefits of the Pilates Tower equipment, this class is ideal for students of all levels*. Through a system of springs and bars, the equipment supports the body to ensure proper stabilization and positioning, while providing added resistance for strengthening, toning, and lengthening muscles.||What is Pilates Reformer? These classes are phenomenal for working out your body's "powerhouse", which consists of abs, lower back, hips, and glutes and are designed to either target one specific area, or be a whole-body muscular exercise. This apparatus is demands focus on alignment and accurate muscle engagement, which leads to improved posture and more stability, especially when in motion.
|What Level is Pilates Mat? Beginner/Intermediate. While intermediate exercises may be introduced, modifications are always provided.||What Level is Pilates Tower? Intermediate. While intermediate, modifications are always provided.||What Level is this Pilates Reformer Class? Intermediate. While intermediate, modifications are always provided.|
|Is Pilates Mat for you? Our Pilates Mat classes are appropriate for all students of ALL LEVELS of Pilates experience.||Is Pilates Tower for you? Students new to Pilates Tower are required to complete the Into to Tower Package (3 Private Sessions)||Is Pilates Reformer for you? Students new to Pilates Reformer are required to complete the
Into to Pilates Package (3 Private Sessions)
|Pilates Mat: $20/class
5-Class March Pkg*: $90
* March Mat Package classes exp 3/31.
|Pilates Tower: $30/class
10-Class Tower Pkg*: $275
(Previous Pilates Tower experience required.)
Pilates Reformer: $35/class
To join us for an Evening Pilates Class, sign Up HERE!
Spring I Series Registration Now Open!!
Spring I Back Care Series
Back Care Series
with Patricia Videgain
Winter II Monday Series: Feb 17 - March 16 12:00-1:30pm (registration now closed)
Spring I Monday Series: March 23 - April 20 12:00-1:30pm
Give yourself the gift of knowledge and self care for your back!
For all those new to Iyengar yoga and the practice of back care, as well as those that are seasoned practitioners and want to learn and practice with a focus on the back. This class moves a bit slower than your regular yoga or fitness class, emphasis is the step-by-step guidance for setting up the poses and working with the back.
We will work with principles of alignment, lengthening the spine, creating joint space, using the breath and breathing awareness, experiential anatomy and yogic principles of practice. For all types of structural problems, including pain and postural problems, including scoliosis, knees, hips, neck and shoulder issues. All new students must take the Intro Workshop before attending the Back Care Series.
Spring I Series: $175 Click HERE to Register March 23 - April 20
(Any missed sessions are not refunded or prorated. Space is limited to 4 students. 3-student minimum to hold the series.)
✨ An inspiring Sol Path Yoga Mini Retreat! ✨
Supporting authentic beauty and wellbeing at every age
A Sol Path Yoga Mini Retreat
Most of us have been told that with age, health declines and beauty fades. Well, what if we were to discover a bigger, better truth? What if every age holds the possibility for you to be your best self and live your best life? In this empowering mini retreat, Chara, will share some of her top practices and tips that will help you look and feel like a goddess! Come experience a divinely supportive practice and learn about an empowering new mindset that illuminates the way for a beautiful life of wellbeing.
Your Sol Path Yoga Retreat Includes:
A welcoming, safe and encouraging space for self-care and discovery
A gentle, nourishing and luxurious Sol Path Yoga session
Illuminating journaling, reflections and sharing
Chara’s top tips and product recommendations for looking and feeling your best
An introduction to an empowering new mindset
A take home action step that supports your wellbeing
All levels are welcome.
Register NOW OPEN for Sol Path Yoga
Investment: $75 (Discount Available: 2 for $140)
2-Student min registered by 3/22 to hold the series.
Refund Policy: 5 Days notice: Full Refund (-15% admin fee for credit cards); 3 Days: 50%; >2 Days/ No notice: No refund.
Next Series Starts March 5!
Beginner Pilates Reformer Series
Spring I Series: Thursdays, March 5 - 26 (3/5, 3/12, 3/19, & 3/26)
10:00am - 10:55am (Series is underway and registration is now closed)
12:00pm - 12:55pm
Why Pilates Reformer?
- Reformer = More Exercise Combinations
- Great form of strength, postural, flexibility, balance and endurance training
- Designed to target one specific area, or as a whole-body muscular exercise
- Phenomenal workout for your body’s “powerhouse” (abs, lower back, hips, & glutes)
- Heavily focused on alignment and accurate muscle engagement, which leads to improved posture and more stability, especially when in motion
March's 4-Session Spring I Pilates Reformer Series: $140
Any missed sessions are not refunded or prorated. (2-Student Minimum needed to hold each series.)
Space is limited to 3 participants.
Beth immersed herself in Classical Pilates training in New York City l;land then received her Mat and All-Apparatus Comprehensive Power Pilates
Fabulous New Class Added to Regular Schedule!
Perfect combination for body and soul!
Hatha & Harmonium
Wednesdays 9:00 - 10:15am
This is not your usual vinyasa flow class.
We begin the class by getting grounded...in the breath...and tuning into our bodies with the help of the sounds of the harmonium.
Then we move into an asana practice that is slow...and intentional...breaking down each pose to ensure proper alignment.
We close each class with deep relaxation (savasana)...and some elementary chanting...to experience the joy of bhakti...the yoga of love and devotion.
Join us...as we use this class to return to the roots...of yoga.
Register HERE for class
C'mon, jump on in!
Pilates Reformer Jumpboard Class
Mondays 10:00 - 10:55am
Why you should take this class:
Burn Calories Like a Pyromaniac!!
The added cardio element equals a mega-calorie burn and helps to increase stamina and reduce fatigue. It can sometimes prove exhausting for the first few times, but if you stay consistent, your energy levels are bound to increase.
Get a Kick Out of Finding Your Floating Form
The spring tension is less than the pull of gravity, giving you a longer hang time so you can really concentrate on your form in the air to bring your abs in, lengthen your tailbone on the mat, melt your shoulders away from your ears, keep the ribs buttoned and engage your thighs.
On top of burning mega calories, using the Jumpboard is a great abdominal workout that challenges balance, coordination, and the core in a different setting strengthening your muscles.
Enjoy Low Impact Benefits
Since the reformer has taken gravity out of the equation, these jumps are low impact. (Even lower impact than on a trampoline.) Why is that good? Because it is joint-friendly while getting the same benefits of a high-impact workout! Low-impact exercises actually help promote healing and recovery by keeping the joint mobile and increasing strength. Also, Pilates Jumpboard classes help to increase metabolism and helps in the conversion of ingested nutrients into the energy you need to function. It also helps to reduce stress and depression because when you exercise, your body emits endorphins, which are believed to be natural painkillers.
Get Your Heart Rate Up While Lying Down
During a Pilates Jumpboard routine, the heart moves at a quickened pace and the heart rate stays up for some minutes, burning calories. The movements make the muscles stronger and helps to shape the muscles, including the heart.
Now at Lotus!!
Sol Path Yoga
What is Sol Path Yoga?
Sol Path Yoga is a unique, heart-centered practice based on twelve empowering principles. Each principle teaches you a valuable skill, and supports you in being your best self and creating your best life. In Sol Path Yoga, the practice off the mat is as important as the practice on the mat.
We focus on one principle for a whole month so you can experience it in different ways and have time for deeper understanding and integration. You then have the opportunity to practice it in your daily life to cultivate more balance, peace, joy and magic!
Every nurturing class is choreographed around the monthly principle and includes a centering, warm- up stretches, Yoga poses, breath work, meditation and deep relaxation.
These elements are lovingly woven together and infused with inspiration to support your authentic journey of illumination, transformation and celebration.
Classes are welcoming, non-competitive and guided at a slower pace. This allows you to experience each moment fully and move through the practice with integrity and safety. In general, classes are guided at a gentle-moderate level.
Sol Path Yoga Will Help:
• Support physical and emotional healing.
• Relieve pain due to misalignment.
• Decrease stress, tension and anxiety.
• Increase strength and flexibility.
• Calm and clear the mind.
• Optimize posture and all bodily systems.
• Balance hormones and metabolism.
• Foster youthfulness and graceful aging.
• Rejuvenate and restore energy.
• Cultivate mindfulness and inspired living skills.
• Nourish body, mind and spirit through self-care.
• Connect with the heart’s purpose, wisdom and guidance.
• Develop or strengthen a personal relationship with Spirit.
• Promote positive transformation in body, mind, spirit and life.
Who Can do Sol Path Yoga? Anyone! No experience necessary!
Group Classes, Private/Semi-Private Sessions and Retreats are available.
For more information, please visit: www.Chara.tv
Register NOW OPEN for Sol Path Yoga
Thank you, Pam! We can't wait for another workshop!!
What an Amazing Workshop on February 9th!
Clear & Present Yoga
Be More You in 2020
with Pam Seelig
What to Expect:
- Yogic Philosophy
- One Hour of Slow Flow Vinyasa
- Pranayama - Breathwork to Direct Prana Within
- Meditation - Instruction and Guided Journey
- Practices to Bring Home
9:00 - 10:45am
Look for More Pop-Up JumpBoard Classes!!!
Stay Tuned for Saturday Morning Pop-Up Sessions:
Join Kathleen for this invigorating, fun, fast, and comprehensive cardio class!
(Previous Pilates Reformer Jump Board experience required.)
A few spots are still open!!
Leap Year Day Treat!
Sound Healing Meditation
11:30 - 12:30pm Please Arrive by 11:15 (15 Minutes early) to Set Up
Find balance and stillness through this magical workshop. Use the time to stop and listen, to harmonize our energy and to reassess out life’s purpose. Here are other benefits from Tibetan Sound Healing Sessions:
• Reduce stress and anxiety significantly
• Deep relaxation and pain relief
Katina will guide you through a journey of using the tools of breath, mantra, sound and visualization to enter an inner space of serenity. To facilitate this process you will be nurtured by the deeply soothing sounds and vibration of the Tibetan Singing Bowls and chimes.
It'll be time to exhale after the Holidays, so treat yourself to this relaxing, restorative, replenishing event. You deserve it. You really do.
Registration Open for this Session!