I offer weekly classes at Eka Yoga — a beautiful space in lower Queen Anne that re-connects the practices of Yoga + Ayurveda.
Saturday @ 5:30pm – Vata Pacifying (Yin + Hatha Fusion)
Note: Resuming regular teaching schedule upon return from partial sabbatical February 2018.
The complimentary practices of Yoga + Ayurveda restore balance throughout the mind + body.
Yoga, most widely known for its physical practice (asana), includes seven additional pillars (yama, niyama, pranayama, pratyahara, dharana, dhyana, and samadhi). These practices constitute the eight-limbed path of yoga.
Ayurveda is the sister science of yoga. One of the main principles of Ayurveda includes elemental theory — the five elements (earth, water, fire, air, space) exist in our external environment + our internal landscape in different proportions, and contribute to individual physical, mental, and emotional attributes. Just as these elemental qualities shift in nature, they also shift in the mind + body. The science of Ayurveda looks to mirroring nature and seasonal shifts to maintain balance within our individual eco-systems with diet, lifestyle, and activity practices. These tools honor your individual constitution and tap into your inner wisdom as you discern what is most nourishing to create balance and homeostasis on a day-to-day basis.
Yin + Hatha Fusion cultivates gentle, mindful, and warming connection to breath + movement to support the health and dynamic function of the musculoskeletal and cardiovascular systems while also offering cooling static poses to sooth the nervous system.
Hatha reflects the Yang (active) and Yin (passive) energies within our minds and bodies. These complimentary styles of Yoga are offered together or independently.
The Yang portion of the practice promotes grounding and stabilization with gentle, mindful movement to encourage optimal circulation of energy through the body. This approach includes drawing awareness to specific areas of the body that can experience imbalance (e.g., the hips), with isolated movements to increase integrated movement, held standing or balancing postures, and mindful flowing movements.
The Yin portion of the practice, which includes an intermingling of Eastern Philosophies and Buddhist Mindfulness Practices with Yoga Asana, promotes deep rest, relaxation, and replenishment of energy by removing blockages through static poses.
Pranayama and Mindfulness Meditation Practices are woven throughout class.
Props are used to support the practice and encourage deep tissue release.
Please visit Eka Yoga’s beautifully crafted website if you are curious about learning more about Ayurveda, its connection to Yoga, and how to discover your Dosha.
Please contact me at email@example.com to inquire about private sessions.