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In Discovery Yoga classes you get great exercise and more. In addition to our focus on physical and mental practices that build health, reduce stress and retard the aging process, we provide the resources, support and environment for you to increase your capacity for self-discovery and attunement. Coming together with like-minded people in the spirit of Yoga creates a group energy that allows for deeper absorption into the practice. Each class is a complete experience, including centering, warm-ups (pratapana), yoga postures (asana), yogic breathing (pranayama), relaxation (yoga nidra) and integration.



TRAINING CLASSES
The training program below, comprised of one 90-minute class per week, gives you the tools you
need to attend practice classes with knowledge, experience and confidence. 

Yoga Basics Training

In this eight-week course for beginning students you will observe demonstrations and receive step-by-step instructions for each technique. You can ask questions and clarify details. You will be guided through the details and alignment of each posture with hands-on assisting as needed.


WEEK 1
WEEK 2
WEEK 3
WEEK 4
Safety
•Self awareness
•Discover & honor
  your limits 

Intro to Course

Intro to Warm-ups:
•Basic Warm-up Series
•Core Support

Intro to Asana
(Yoga Postures):

•Mountain
•Half Moon
•Standing Back Bend
Standing Forward Bend
Standing Spinal Twist

Intro to Relaxation:
•Corpse
•Contraction-Release
Awareness
•Listen to your body’s
  messages
•Notice & release
  judgment


Warm-ups:

•Spine & Shoulders

Asana:
•Boat
•Child
•Cobra
•Sphinx
•Half Locust
•Locust

Review/Experience:
•Asana
•Relaxation
Breath
•Notice sensations
•Breath & movement

Intro to Pranayama
(Yogic Breathing):

•Ocean Breath

Warm-ups:
•Spine & Hips
•Breath

Asana:
•Seated Spinal Twist
•Knee to Chest Pose
•Supine Spinal Twist

Review/Experience:
•Asana
•Relaxation
•Pranayama
Letting Go
•Notice what you don’t
  need and let it go

Pranayama:

•Complete Breath


Warm-ups:

•Hips & Hamstrings

Asana:

•Bound Angle
•Head to Knee
•Posterior Stretch
•Symbol of Yoga

Review/Experience:
•Asana
•Relaxation
•Pranayama
   
WEEK 5
WEEK 6
WEEK 7
WEEK 8
Prana
•Notice the movement
  of energy

Warm-ups:

•Neck & Shoulders

Asana:

•Bridge
•Half Shoulderstand
•Fish

Review/Experience:
•Asana
•Relaxation
•Pranayama
Balance
•Notice polarities


Pranayama:

•Alternate Nostril Breath

Warm-ups:

•Hips & Hamstrings
•Balancing

Asana
:
•Dancer
•Downward Dog

Review/Experience:
•Asana
•Relaxation
•Pranayama
Strength
•Core strength
•Personal power

Pranayama:
•Skull Shinning

Warm-ups
:
•Core
•Hara

Asana
:
•Triangle
•Warrior
•Side Warrior

Review/Experience:
•Asana
•Relaxation
•Pranayama
Integration
•Notice the effects
  of the practice
•Affirmation

Warm-ups
:
•Warm-up Series

Review/Experience:
•Asana
•Relaxation
•Pranayama

PRACTICE CLASSES
The guided flows of warm-ups, postures and breathing techniques below give students of all levels opportunities to learn and clarify details, add new postures to their repertoire, and take their practice to deeper levels. With the increased awareness that comes through practice, you'll begin to understand and respond to the needs of your body and observe your mind and behaviors with more clarity. Our teachers are skilled and creative in the sequencing, mood and tone of their classes – each class a unique expression of teacher-student energy, and a unique experience of yoga.

"I had the joy of attending your Friday class... I loved the immersion into Kripalu and the focus on healing. Your class was prehaps the best I have ever taken in 5 years of doing yoga."
-Carolyn Babcock, Ph.D., Professor of Communication


Practice classes are offered at various levels of intensity and intention:

Beginner - basic practice of foundational postures & breathing techniques
Gentle
- easy and relaxing

All Levels - easy to challenging with modifications & variations for any level of practice


Kripalu Yoga: A flow of postures with emphasis on body awareness, alignment and coordination of breath & movement. Students are encouraged to practice at their own level, using variations and modifications to give postures more or less challenge. Classes may be enhanced by music, rhythms and inspirational readings to promote meditative awareness.

Vinyasa Flow: A powerful flow of hatha yoga postures, linked through a series of connecting movements (vinyasa), synchronized with smooth, deep breathing (ujjayi), gaze (dristi) and locks (bandhas).

Yin Yoga: This slow, deeply meditative yet revitalizing practice targets the hips and spine, and helps to release and lengthen the body's deep connective tissue through passive stretching. Longer held Yin Yoga postures combined with yogic breathing can also release energy blockages in the physical and emotional bodies. 

Chakra Yoga: Find the “ahhhh” in asana in this slow, mindful practice that explores many avenues of energy through postures, chakra awareness and breath work. 

Strong Spirit Hatha Yoga: Guided by traditional breathing and poses, this class focuses on developing a flexible yet powerful life.

Sky Styx - Yoga in Motion: This powerful, gentle, playful and precise methodology uses wood staffs to leverage the body into ageless fitness. All sessions include core strength, spinal alignment, joint mobility, balance, muscular flexibility, and pain-free movement. Each class ends with deep, refreshing relaxation. 

TaiChi Qigong: Learn the graceful moving meditation and revitalizing breathwork of this traditional Chinese yoga. Experience how qi (prana) is generated and circulated to promote healing and longevity. Discover how the principles of relaxation, balance and alignment can improve your yoga practice. Instruction includes a standing qigong sequence for self-healing as well as the beginning (Cheng Man-Ching style) tai ch form.





DONATION CLASSES & EVENTS

Community Yoga: Enjoy a free yoga class given each Sunday by a different guest teacher. Donations welcome... most teachers donate to charity.

Chair Yoga Dance: This class is designed for those with injuries or other limitations who are seeking a form of yoga-like gentle movement to stretch the body, open the heart, and calm the mind. We work in (and sometimes around) chairs using breathing techniques for energy and relaxation and gentle stretches to strengthen muscles and lubricate the joints. Accompanied by inspiring music, we also have lots of fun with creative movement and self expression. This is an hour long community class. Donations appreciated.

Community Drum Circle: Find your groove and discover your natural rhythm at Discovery Yoga's Community Drum Circle. The first 20-30 minutes we will warmup with some basic techniques and fundamental rhythms, perfect for kids and beginners. Then there will be an hour of joyful jamming! Listening to the harmony of the group while contributing your own rhythm is a yogic art that opens the heart!  Open to all ages and levels of ability. Dancers welcome too! Please bring your own percussion instrument if you have one; a few will be available for use. Donations appreciated.

satsang

Community  Satsang
Saturday Evening, 7:00-8:30pm
Monthly Gatherings - Second Saturday of Each Month

Satsang, in Sanskrit, means: To be in the company of Truth in order to assimilate Truth. Join us monthly to celebrate this ancient Eastern tradition of spiritual seekers coming together to chant the Divine Name and meditate on the Inner Light.

Experience mantra chanting (kirtan), meditation (dhyana), and afterwards mingle with others who share the compassionate path of mindfulness (sangham). This devotional gathering is not affiliated with any particular path or teacher. It is neither performance, a drumming circle, nor a class.

Please be on time! Latecomers or early departures disturb the dynamics of the group. Wear loose clothing. All love offerings will be donated to Discovery Yoga for use of their wonderful facility.

Call teZa Lord (941) 232-0600 with any questions.Namaste! Om shanti shanti shanti Om ….


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