"A Yoga class at Mudita is not just a stretching and exercise class - though it certainly can be! - but a holistic practice of movement, breath, and conscious awakening that ripples out into all the ways I interact with my body, my mind, my family, my community." - Karen
Balance . Breathe . Move
The key elements of an open class are yoga postures, mindfulness practices, breath awareness and relaxation. We bring all these aspects of yoga together to promote health, focus, flexibility and calm. Our Focus of the Month (FOM) is also woven into the mix. This balanced combination gives the physical practice meaning, context and value beyond exercise, offering you an invigorating, complete, and rich mind-body experience.
Mindful . Spacious . Expansive
The elements of our gentle class are the same as the Open class. The pace is slower, the emphasis on the breath is stronger and there may or may not be sun salutations. This slow pace gives you the space and the freedom to really feel your breath and be with your mental and physical experience in each posture.
Focus . Concentration . Space
In this 45 minute class we will practice meditation. Meditation time will vary depending on the group. Class will also include readings from Yoga masters, as well as time for questions and discussion.
MEDITATION | fREE
Stillness . Strength . Focus
Just 12 minutes of meditation a day has significant benefits for our mental and physical well being. Use this time together to help you get started with a meditation practice or to support your already existing one. We will use different techniques to help slow down and calm the mind.
Simple . Relaxing . Nurturing
Simple held postures to stretch connective tissue and strengthen the body’s foundation. The longer holds allow you to open up areas of the body that are hard to access in a more active flowing practice: ligaments, joints, bones, and the fascia networks. The stillness is an opportunity to practice mindfulness. It can feel really great to slow down and get into all of these infrequently attended to parts of the body.
GENTLE YOGA +MEDITATION
Breath . Meditation . Movement
A mindful slow pace with a few minutes of meditation at the beginning and end of each class. This slow pace gives you the space and the freedom to really feel your breath and be with your mental and physical experience in each posture.
Vitality. Upgrade .Transformation
Kundalini yoga is a technology that directs energy by using mantra (sound current), breath work, kriyas (sets of postures), meditations, and gong sound healing. It alters the functioning of the brain and body into a positive, vital direction.
Healthy . Fun . Uplifting
Welcoming all kids, ages 5-10, to enjoy yoga! Yoga is an ideal method for teaching children life skills like stress management, self-regulation and confidence. It is a system of mind-body practices for mental, physical and emotional health. Each class includes breathing exercises, yoga postures, mindfulness exercises and guided relaxation; combined with art, song, stories and games. Research shows children’s yoga has a variety of concrete benefits including: increased general optimism and decreased emotional reactivity, increased focus and concentration, enhanced peer-to-peer relationships, improved sleep, reduced stress, and increased flexibility and core strength. This class is a chance for children to stretch and strengthen their bodies, relax their minds and have fun!