Afternoons with Tias & Surya | 2-5pm
Mind Your Back! | Tuesday November 21
It is common for there to be constriction in the back body especially in the feet, calf muscles, hamstrings, buttocks and back. In this class we practice forward bends to stretch, lengthen and widen the back body from heel to crown. This enables an abundance of energy to flow throughout the body. Using forward bends, twists and sidebends, this class reduces fatigue and stiffness while bringing a quality of lightness and suppleness to the spine.
Light on the Central Channel of the Spine | Thursday December 21
In yoga the spine is thought to be filled with light. The spine has many beautiful names such as the Lustrous Channel, the Path of the Sun and the Radiant Channel. In this class on the Winter Solstice, we practice lengthening the spine and filling it with the light of prana. We do this by stretching the muscles that attach directly to the spine in supine, seated and standing movements. In pranayama and meditation we fill the spine with light on this shortest day of the year.
Holding it all Together: Yoga & Connective Tissue | Thursday December 28
Fascia is the physical structure that holds us together. Literally. It keeps our bones upright, our organs in place and supports the pathway of the nerves. A dedicated yoga practice involves moving layer by layer through the connective tissues. While fascia is the prime mover of the body, it also a vessel for holding memory, feelings, dreams and identity. In this class we practice movements that enhance the flow of fascia through the body. We also track how thoughts, feeling, memory and a sense of “I” are imprinted on the connective tissues.