“Radical Dharma is insurgence rooted in love, and all that love of self and others implies. It takes self-liberation to its necessary end by moving beyond personal transformation to transcend dominant social norms and deliver us into collective freedom.” – rev. Angel Kyodo williams, Sensei
Yoga is not just a practice of self-improvement, but a tool of liberation for the benefit of all beings. Through yoga we learn that we are all connected, which helps us to break down the…
Discover the age-old wisdom of the world’s most Ancient healing system: Ayurveda. Sister-science to Yoga, Ayurveda views digestion as the cornerstone to great health, vitality, clarity and longevity. Through this 6-week series, we will explore Ayurveda’s unique insight into the causes and remedies for digestive ailments prevalent today. Empower yourself through understanding the basic principles necessary for healthy digestion and delve into the healing lifestyle practices,…
Drawing inspiration from the Iyengar tradition, this series will cover basic standing poses and simple twists. We will use props to make the poses accessible for all bodies. Personal feedback is a priority. This series is a great way to commit to practicing and learning, and is appropriate for someone with little to no physical or athletic background.
Tuesdays 5:45-7 pm, $99
September 18-October 23
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The health care world is recognizing the importance of treating patients with a “biopsychosocial” approach. This is using medical terminology to describe considering someone’s body (bio), mind (psycho) and social life (social) while treating medical conditions. A wide variety of conditions such as high blood pressure as well as painful conditions such as low back pain can benefit from this approach. There is a well known link between states of mind (such as anxiety or…
“As we begin to lose the heaviness of waste and clutter, we begin to feel lighter, more spacious and expansive. Our bodies become more alive, our minds become more clear, our hearts more compassionate.” – Deborah Adele, Yamas and Niyamas
As we welcome summer, let’s begin our exploration of Niyamas, or observances. The first Niyama we will study is Saucha, or purity. Saucha invites us to explore where in our lives there’s a need for purification. A dictionary definition of…
This workshop will focus on using straps and slings on the yoga wall to support the body while sustaining poses that allow you to release habitual tensions, balance and soothe the nervous system, and deeply relax body and mind. No prior yoga wall experience is necessary.
No yoga experience necessary.
Pre-register to save your spot. This workshop is limited to 12 people.
Friday, July 13, 5:45-7:15 pm
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Devin has been practicing yoga for 5 years now and received her 200 hour certification through the UVM YTT program 2 years ago. As a recent graduate with a degree in Psychology, Devin not only promotes the physical benefits of yoga but also the importance of yoga and mindfulness in fostering mental and emotional well-being. In her classes, Devin encourages her students to engage in a practice of devotion to one’s highest self, nurturing a playful exploration between body and mind while…
One way of translating aparigraha is non-possessiveness. Possession is another word for control – in relation to something that has happened in the past, is happening in the present, or to an outcome we wish for in the future. In the body, this attempt to control can lead to shallow breathing, when we tighten in response to the fear an outcome other than the one we want.
What does shallow breathing feel like in the body? Tight abdominal muscles, which limits the movement of the…
Aparigraha is Sanskrit for non-attachment. It can also be translated as non-possessiveness or non-greed. I was introduced to non-attachment at Kripalu Center for Health and Yoga while volunteering for the maintenance and carpentry crew. I was a recent college graduate, accustomed to striving towards goals and good grades.
At the start of each day, there was a team meeting with our crew leader, “Ram” or Kevin. He gave us the daily agenda and handed over keys to a work truck. Ram always…
Yoga on the Lake and Sunset Yoga
June 4 – August 31 at the Community Sailing Center – rain or shine!
$15/class card/unlimited or use your Summer Yoga Pass
Nothing says summer like practicing yoga outside, overlooking Lake Champlain and the scenic Adirondack Mountains! Spend your early summer mornings practicing yoga right on the docks of the Community Sailing Center, and your evenings practicing on the beautiful upper deck of their brand-new building! Emerge physically energized…