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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. 

Santosha Yoga: The Sanskrit word, Santosha means Contentment. Gain a stilled mind, stronger body, and shiny spirit through focus on ​breath​, posture, and meditative techniques. Challenge and comfort yourSelf with the joyous discipline of hatha yoga!

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.

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

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CLASSES WITH SCOTT FARBER
Scott Farber, Ph.D., LMT, is a Certified Let Your Yoga Dance® Instructor for Regular and Special Populations. He has been a yoga, tai chi and meditation teacher for over 35 years, has been trained in the African drum tradition of Babatunde Olatunji, and hopes to help start a regular polyrhythmic drum circle for the St. Augustine community. Scott began studying tai chi in 1979, becoming an apprentice teacher in The School of Tai Chi Chuan in 1984. He completed a rigorous teacher training curriculum including advanced form, push hands and sword. He has taught in Europe, Asia, and throughout the US; has studied with many qi masters; and is a certified Supreme Science Qigong instructor.

Tuesdays, 5-6pm

Let Your Yoga Dance® Gentle
: For round bodies, injured bodies,ailing bodies, aging bodies... or anybody who wants to feel where the deep and the joyful meet. All are welcome... a community class by donation.

Tuesdays, 6:30-8pm
Drum Yoga: Unity Through Rhythm: Find your yoga groove in the beat of the drum. Discover how the body is a drum and how drumming reveals the rhythms within breath and life. Incorporates gentle yoga stretches, pranayama breathwork, and listening techniques to enhance the creative and energizing experience of a facilitated drum circle. Basic hand drum techniques and rhythms will be introduced; no experience necessary. Bring your own drum if you have one; a few drums will be available for use.

Thursdays, 6:30-8pm
TaiChi Qigong: Discover The Real Fountain of Youth
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.



Tibetan Singing Bowl Meditation: Tibetan singing bowls resonate with the eternal sound of the universe creating healing on all levels. Experience an hour of energy healing in sacred space, either seated or lying down, as you allow these subtle vibrations to flow through you, reducing stress, altering consciousness and creating a deep sense of peace, well being and health.  Donations welcome.

Kathleen Daughtery, RYT500, has a life-long practice of meditation, and
teaches yoga in the Kripalu tradition. 





satsang

COMMUNITY SATSANG
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).

Satsang, a 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 (941) 232-0600 with any questions.

Namaste! Om shanti shanti shanti Om ….


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