"He who is in harmony with himself, is in harmony with the Universe". -Marcus Aurelius
NEW CLASSES THIS FALL!!
Be sure to see what classes are coming up and mark them on your calendar. We have to put in the work, we have to do the class to get the amazing benefits. But luckliy, when we practice together, it more enjoyable and powerful than when we practice alone. Regular practice has incredible cumulative benefits to mind, body and heart. Please practice often, listen to your body, and breathe mindfully.. Ujayii pranayama for life ;)
Schedule listed to the right>>>
no NOON class Friday Nov 1st
Healing Yoga with Meditation
This class is ideal for those very stressed, extremely active, or whose bodies are limited in motion. This is a highly beneficial practice for those who desire an ultra-gentle practice, those with PTSD, anxiety, and for the elders. We remain on the mat the whole session with minimal moving around. We practice meditation throughout the session. Sun salutations are not offered in this class, it is mainly restorative/meditative. A small amount of Vedic Thai Energy Work (Also called assisted meditation) is offered as well, providing some energy healing.
The Natural Yoga Method
A style of yoga that emphasizes proper body alignment and posture, with mindfulness meditation interwoven throughout the longer held poses and organic flows, all connected with even breathing (ujayii pranayama) and balance of effort and freedom.
This is the class to begin with for those new to yoga or the natural yoga method. It teaches the foundation of alignment and instills it through movement. This retraining of the posture does take work, but it like proactive healthcare, it protects the health of the spine and body. We stay in more basic poses, but variations to make it more gentle or more moderate are offered. This is another good choice for those with PTSD or those who just prefer a gentler physical experience. There is more description of the mechanics of proper alignment, posture and weight distribution than in other classes. Warrior poses are not offered typically in this practice.
Natural Yoga Method (gentle/moderate)
This class allows a range of levels, offering gentlest and more moderate variations to allow each student to strengthen and open at their own level. This class is challenging, but as always, allows and urges the student to honor the wisdom and truth of the body. After the Beginner's practice to lay a foundation, this is the class where most people tend to find their home.
Natural Yoga Method (moderate/fitness)
This practice is ideal for those with some natural yoga method experience, as it is more physically challenging. Still, modification and listening to the body is allowed and urged. We both strengthen and relax the body with many variations offered to bridge the moderate to strengthening levels of physical practice. It is as full of a practice as can fit happily into an hour and a half.
Natural Yoga Method (fitness/strength)
This practice is best for those with some natural yoga method experience, as it is more physically challenging. Still, modification and listening to the body is allowed and urged. In this class we celebrate the peak of the week with an invigorating and through class experience. It is as full of a practice as can fit happily into an hour and a half. We may use some pretty upbeat music in this class.. think Regina Spektor, Radiohead and so on. ;) We work hard and relax hard too.
This joyfully closing to the week is offered on the vigorous side of all levels, but is spontaneous.. which means the ambient energy is the guide..it could be restorative one week and very challenging the next. But all students are welcomed and the class will be an offering in the moment to the benefit of all in attendance. This class is meant to mark the shift in energy between weekday and weekend and as all classes at enlighten are, but maybe a little moreso, it is a celebration of life and our own resilience. We tend to play a lively playlist.. a little rock and soul with our yoga to break in the weekend right!
This is the only class that is just for women. A completely feminine practice of strength and freedom that allows us to balance our energies, and to allow our female grace and beauty, and our individuality, to shine. We start with some basic bellydancing movements and isolations to warm and strengthen, then we move into natural, creative, unregulated movements- just dancing from your heart. This practice melts tightness and self-consciousness and reuinites mind and body as much as yoga asanas, and maybe more. A beautiful, liberating, toning, invigorating experience. Actually a fantasic practice for fertility: bellydance was orignially about female bonding and strengthening the body for healthy conception and pregnancy. If you are experienced and have your doctor's consent, you can practice bellydance throughout your pregnancy until very close to the end, you'll know when!
This playful yoga class is all about fun. We cultivate body and emotional awareness and acceptance, cooperation, connection and awareness of others. We may dance, hula hoop, create, sing, or imagine.. in addition to team and individual yoga poses. Ideal for kids aged 4-10, and their favorite grown-ups or older siblings. We break the practice down to smaller portions to make it easier for little people to enjoy. We don't charge for the kiddos, just $12 for the family. Be ready to laugh and let go of lots of heavy worries and other junk. :D
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ongoing weekly schedule
per class: $12
ten classes with Laura
3 in-studio private lessons with Laura
Gift Certicate: 5 for $55 (Group Classes with Laura)