Classes

 

 



Shiva Breath™ 

Classes introduce students to breathing practices, specific hand positions and energetic locks.  Students learn to work with energy, process and release tension, and find balance, and ultimately to turn inward, let go of the body and the mind and experience a deeper connection to the true nature of the Self.  This class is suitable for all levels and is excellent for those who are new to breathing practices, want to build a daily breathing practice routine, and for anyone who is looking to reduce stress, promote healing, find more rest and relaxation, and for those who want to experience a deeper state of Being and Awareness. 

Shiva Deep®

Classes offer students the chance to increase flexibility by releasing muscular tension and tension in related connective tissues.  These classes are suitable for all levels and provide students with the opportunity for a deep stretch with long holds in only a few poses.  Setting intentions and practicing gratitude, students move through a short warmup and then practice a deep stretch sequence.  Long holds allow for a deep release of muscular tension and tension in the related connective tissues and encourage the relaxation response.  Students practice going into the fire, staying present, and letting go of the distractions of the mind.  This class concludes with a final rest and seated meditation. 


 

Shiva Flow®

Classes are perfect for all levels and offer students the chance to explore some intermediate and advanced poses and sequencing.  Student’s practice additional Sun salutations at the beginning of class.  Setting intentions and practicing gratitude, students move through a challenging and balanced sequence, with an emphasis on practicing concentration and surrender.  Sun salutations and a warmup sequence lead to deeper backbends, spinal twists, and forward folds.  Students practice going into the fire, staying present, and letting go of the distractions of the mind.  This class concludes with a short final rest and seated meditation. 

 

 

 

Shiva Gentle®

This class offer students the chance to practice additional basic warmup poses, a less intense standing warmup sequence, basic back bending, and a longer cool down. These classes are suitable for all levels and all ages, and provide students with the opportunity for a balanced yoga class with less intensity. Setting intentions and practicing gratitude, students move through these classes at a slower pace. Modifications are encouraged and modified versions of poses are taught, so that students of all levels of fitness, and all ages, can participate. This class concludes with a final rest and a seated breath meditation. 

 

 

Shiva Meditation®

Classes introduce students to seated concentration and meditation techniques.  Students practice concentration on a single object, followed by meditation without an object, and learn to focus the mind, let go of the outer world and the body, turn inward, and ultimately to let go of the mind itself and experience a deeper connection to the true nature of the Self.  This class is suitable for all levels and is excellent for those who are new to meditation, want to build a daily meditation routine, and for anyone who is looking to reduce stress, promote healing, find more rest and relaxation, and for those who want to experience a deeper state of Being and Awareness.   

 

 

Shiva Power®

Classes give intermediate and advanced students the chance to deepen their practice and allow more time for students to work on advanced poses and sequencing.  Setting intentions and practicing gratitude, students move through a challenging and balanced sequence, with an emphasis on practicing concentration and surrender.  Sun salutations and a challenging warmup sequence lead to deeper inversions, backbends, spinal twists, and forward folds.  Students practice going into the fire, staying present, and letting go of the distractions of the mind.  This class concludes with an extended final rest and seated meditation.  Advanced variations will be taught for advanced students, and modifications will be offered for beginners.

  

 

Shiva Rest®

Classes offer students the chance to experience a full-length guided yoga Nidra meditation practice.  Yoga Nidra is sometimes referred to as psychic sleep or deep relaxation with inner awareness.  Yoga Nidra is a powerful technique in which students learn to relax consciously while sitting in a comfortable seated position or lying in a comfortable resting position.  Students practice a systematic method of inducing complete physical, mental and emotional relaxation, learning to let go of the outer world and the body, and turn inward, and ultimately to let go of the mind and experience a deeper connection to the true nature of the Self.  This class is suitable for all levels and is excellent for those who are new to meditation and for anyone who is looking to reduce stress, promote healing, find more rest and relaxation, and for those who want to experience a deeper state of Being and Awareness. 


  

Shiva Vinyasa®

Classes offer students the chance to build a foundation.  These classes are suitable for all level of practitioners and introduce students to the Shiva Yoga® style and system of practice.   Setting intentions and practicing gratitude, students move through a challenging and balanced sequence, with an emphasis on practicing concentration and surrender.  Sun salutations and a warmup sequence lead to inversions, backbends, spinal twists, and forward folds.  Students practice going into the fire, staying present, and letting go of the distractions of the mind.  This class concludes with a final rest and seated meditation. 

 

 

Handstand Practice

This class will teach students how to do a handstand, and work on more advanced variations and transitions.  Build confidence and strength and have fun while learning this challenging pose.  Several techniques will be taught to help students learn how to get into the pose, and how to find balance in the middle of the room. There will be advanced variations and transitions for more advanced students, and modifications for beginners.  

 

 

Psychic Development Technique 

This program teaches a special series of mental exercises to improve your psychic abilities and learn to project your thoughts. They include specific breathing exercises, powerful mantras and directed visualizations. These ancient techniques have been passed down only by word of mouth, from teacher to disciple, and continue to be shared that way today by Sri Dharma Mittra and those taught the method by him. 

 

 

 

Kirtan Bhakti Chanting

Kirtan is an ancient bhakti yoga practice using mantra and music as an expression of devotion and prayer. The literal translation of kirtan is "to praise.” Kirtan is described as a "jewel of a spiritual practice" because of its joyful, open-hearted, meditative, and communal feeling. Come sing, dance, and enjoy spiritual community. For the new people to kirtan/chanting, just bring yourself, no special clothes or yoga mat needed. "Chant and Be Happy!”

 

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