The following classes are weekly and all are held at Namaste in Truckee. Descriptions of each class are below. Sign up Here! Or just Drop-in!
Mondays, 930-1030am. Mellow Flow.
Mondays, 730-830pm. Community Vinyasa.
Wednesdays, 730-830pm. Community Yin.
Thursdays, 545-7pm. Yoga Fundamentals.
I also sub a variety of classes at Namaste so take a peek at their schedule for more offerings from me!
MELLOW FLOW: Start your Monday morning right with a slow, steady series of movement and breath to wake up your body and mind. We will then warm, strengthen and enliven the body with a dynamic yet sweet flow of before we take it back to the floor to ground and focus for the day ahead. This class will have a mix of seated, standing, forward folds, back bending and twisting poses as well as pranayama and time for savasana.
COMMUNITY VINYASA: This is a $5 class! “Vinyasa” is derived from the Sanskrit term nyasa, which means “to place,” and the prefix vi, “in a special way”—as in the arrangement of notes in a raga, the steps along a path to the top of a mountain, or the linking of one asana to the next. These classes will consist of an alignment based flow practice, with special attention placed on presence, mindful movement and connecting breath throughout the practice. Sun salutations may be practiced but will not be the bulk of the class. Expect some mellow music, healthy heat building, fun exploration and ample cool-down with time for a juicy savasana.
COMMUNITY YIN: This is a $5 class! Yin Yoga is a slow-paced style, where poses are held for a longer period of time (anywhere from one to sometimes 7 or 8 minutes), in a relaxed fashion to affect the connective tissue. The practice is slow and intentional in order to prevent moving too quickly to or past our “edge” which can cause pain and injury. This practice is deeply relaxing, meditative, and rejuvenating while also being challenging and dynamic in a way that is rarely experienced in most other styles of asana (poses) practice. “Most forms of yoga today are dynamic, active practices designed to work only half of our body, the muscular half, the “yang” tissues. Yin Yoga allows us to work the other half, the deeper “yin” tissues of our ligaments, joints, deep fascial networks, and even our bones” -Bernie Clark.
YOGA FUNDAMENTALS: This class puts the “Fun” back in Fundamentals! Designed with the beginner yogi in mind, but great for the more advanced practitioner to revisit the oft forgotten basics. This class will focus on very specific alignment cues, common poses, breathwork, essential philosophical concepts, and the return to “Beginners Mind” (the ability to see with fresh eyes, even the most familiar of things). We will explore all types of poses, sometimes flowing, sometimes slowing, sometimes breaking it all down, but always having Fun!