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
complete experience, including centering, warm-ups
(pratapana), yoga postures (asana), yogic breathing (pranayama),
relaxation (yoga nidra) and integration.
comprised of one 90-minute class per week, gives you the tools you need
to attend practice classes with knowledge, experience and confidence.
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.
•Discover & honor
•Basic Warm-up Series
•Standing Back Bend
•Standing Forward Bend
•Standing Spinal Twist
•Listen to your body’s
•Notice & release
•Spine & Shoulders
•Breath & movement
•Spine & Hips
•Seated Spinal Twist
•Knee to Chest Pose
•Supine Spinal Twist
•Notice what you don’t
need and let it go
•Hips & Hamstrings
•Head to Knee
•Symbol of Yoga
•Notice the movement
•Neck & Shoulders
•Alternate Nostril Breath
•Hips & Hamstrings
•Notice the effects
of the practice
The guided flows of warm-ups, postures and breathing
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,
begin to understand and respond to the needs of your body and observe
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.
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."
Babcock, Ph.D., Professor of Communication
Practice classes are
offered at various levels of intensity and intention:
basic practice of foundational postures & breathing techniques
- easy and relaxing
Vigorous - fun & challenge balanced with awareness & relaxation
- easy to challenging with modifications & variations for any level
- some experience required
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
challenge. Classes may be enhanced by
music, rhythms and inspirational readings to
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: A
slow, deep practice that targets the hips and spine, and helps to
release and lengthen the body's deep connective tissue. Longer held Yin
Yoga postures combined with yogic breathing stimulate the
meridian system, releasing energy blockages in the physical and
emotional bodies. Yin yoga is a deeply meditative yet revitalizing
practice, and is an excellent compliment to other styles of yoga. (This
class is designed for students familiar with yogic technics. Beginners,
please choose a basic training or basic practice class.)
Move, Meditate & Melt: Refresh
your mind, stimulate your body, calm your nervous system and lighten
your heart in this energizing, core-based yoga practice. 60 minutes of
dynamic, peaceful movements - practiced with alignment and gentle core
strength, and rooted in balanced breathing - followed by 20 minutes of
lightly guided, formal meditation. In the final 10 minutes you will be
led into a restful, easy state of deep relaxation. This class is for
practitioners familiar with basic yogic techniques. Beginners, please
choose a basic training class.
Yoga: Enjoy a free yoga
class given each Sunday by a different guest teacher. Donations
welcome... most teachers donate to charity.
Monthly Gatherings - Saturday Evening, 7:00-8:30pm
Second Saturday of Each Month
Join us for a celebration of mantra chanting (namashrikirtana), meditating (dhyana),
and afterwards to mingle briefly with others who share the compassionate path
of mindfulness (sangham).
Sanskrit word, 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.
This is a devotional gathering representing Truth, not
any one particular path or teacher. It is neither performance, a drumming
circle, nor a class. All you need bring is your willingness and perhaps a seat
cushion if you wish.
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 (904-687-0150) with any questions.
Namaste! Om shanti shanti shanti Om ….