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 AWAKENED SOUL
DOWNTOWN YOGA

AWAKENED SOUL
DOWNTOWN YOGA

Awakened Soul

~ KUNDALINI YOGA ~
Been wondering what all the BUZZ is about with Kundalini Yoga? We have a variety of wonderful instructors, who each in their beautiful unique way, will guide you with gentle, precise instruction, creating a comfortable and powerful experience of "the Yoga of Awareness" as taught by Yogi Bhajan, PHD Master of Kundalini Yoga. Kundalini Yoga has been known to create happiness and long lasting transformation. Kundalini Yoga uses movement, sound current, breath and meditation to relax and heal your mind and body, allowing the spirit to flow freely. Kundalini Yoga brings a greater feeling of well-being. Suitable for all ages and levels of physical ability. Physical Exercise, Music & Mantra, Meditation and the Gong are always included in each class session.

 ~ HATHA YOGA ~
Hatha yoga is a branch of yoga. The word haṭha literally means "force" and thus alludes to a system of physical techniques. In India hatha yoga is associated in popular tradition with the 'Yogis' of the Natha Sampradaya through its mythical founder Matsyendranath. It is an active practice using principles of alignment to strengthen & help you grow more flexible and balanced... Preparing your body for a deeper yoga practice. Opening invocation and soothing music for final rest in Savasanah. In most cases, it will be relatively gentle, slow and great for beginners or students who prefer a more relaxed style where they hold poses longer. 


~ ASHTANGA LED PRIMARY ~
Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series is a precise sequence of postures, linked together with vinyasa sequences. It is used as the daily yoga practice for yogis who practice Ashtanga yoga, the sequence of yoga as was taught by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in Mysore, India. The primary series is the first series students learn. As well as the postures, it includes a specific breathing technique, use of bandhas, drishti (gaze points) and coordinated movement with the breath.

This dynamic, physically demanding practice synchronizes breath and movement to produce an internal heat designed to purify the body. Ashtanga yoga, with its many vinyasas, is great for building core strength and toning the body. Prepare to sweat as you briskly move through a set sequence.

This sequence is a fluid and elegant synchronization of breath and movement creating a moving meditation that will leave you feeling alive, vibrant and aware. The result is improved circulation, a light and strong body, and a calm mind. Practitioners of all levels are welcome.



~ YIN/YANG VIN ~  
A Vinyasa Flow that brings in a blend of stillness, connection, fluid and powerful movement, while interweaving breath, rhythm, and playfulness. The yoga of energy and transformation works at a moderate pace in this Vinyasa style, linking movement to breath, building heat, strength and flexibility. Bring in Mind, Body, and Soul balance with this powerful Yin/Yang Vin class. All levels welcome. 

~ RESTORATIVE YIN ~
This class targets the connective tissues and areas in your body where your stresses tend to accumulate. It’s a chance to unravel the knots that our experiences tie inside our bodies (physically and emotionally.) Light but deep floor postures/stretches are held for several minutes, giving them the time needed to access ligaments, tendons, and fascia to help heal and restore your body.  This class is all about stretching, meditating, breathing, connecting, and healing yourself.

~ HEART OPENING VINYASA FLOW ~
In Heart Opening Vinyasa Flow we incorporate breath, movement and flow, while we check in with our hearts... Thus nurturing our own soul, and expand our mind. We invite our hearts to speak to us, by letting the heart know we are listening. In practicing this self-care we will be able to love ourselves deeper, and when we love ourselves, we can take care of the things and people we love so much.



~ VIBRATION MEDITATION ~

Guided meditation sound bath. Lets raise our vibration!! As we release what no longer serves our highest good, bring in highest Divine light, allowing healing to take place, chakra clearing and balancing, opening your awareness and communication with higher realms. These are amazing weekly balance and connection meditations.



~ SHAMANIC BREATH MEDITATION ~ 

Induce Altered States of Consciousness Through Your Breath.
From the ancient mystics to modern basics, breath/Qi/Chi/Prana - all names for the primordial energy which permeates all things and collects in higher amounts in sentient beings. By becoming consciously aware of the breath and deepening it, we are able to greatly expand states of consciousness. This shamanic breathing is sometimes called holotropic breath work, or the rebirthing breath. The effects can be revolutionary to your personal growth journey.



~ TAI CHI ~

Tai chi is often described as "meditation in motion," but it might well be called "medication in motion." There is growing evidence that this mind-body practice, which originated in China as a martial art, has value in treating or preventing many health problems. And you can get started even if you aren't in top shape or the best of health.
Tai chi differs from other types of exercise in several respects. The movements are usually circular and never forced, the muscles are relaxed rather than tensed, the joints are not fully extended or bent, and connective tissues are not stretched. Tai chi can be easily adapted for anyone, from the most fit to people confined to wheelchairs or recovering from surgery.



~ PILATES ~

Pilates can really make a difference in your health without taking a toll on your body. By emphasizing proper breathing, correct spinal and pelvic alignment, and concentration on smooth, flowing movement, you become acutely in tune with your body. You actually learn how to control its movement.  Pilates workouts promote strength and balanced muscle development as well as flexibility and increased the range of motion for the joints. Pilates exercises develop a strong "core," or center of the body. The core consists of the deep abdominal muscles along with the muscles closest to the spine. Control of the core is achieved by integrating the trunk, pelvis and shoulder girdle. Whether you are a senior just starting to exercise, an elite athlete or somewhere in between, the foundations of Pilates movement apply to you. Building from core strength, focusing on proper alignment, and a body/mind integrative approach make Pilates accessible to all.



~ Aquarian Sadhana ~

Monday and Wednesday mornings, we will come together in the ambrosial hours, when the sun is at 60 degrees angle to the Earth, the energy you put into sadhana gets maximum results. A group sadhana amplified the impact of meditation and develops group consciousness. We will chant Japji, then a kriya, and the Aquarian Songs. This sadhana prepares our psyche to excel in the coming decades. Aquarian Sadhana attuned your gunas, chakras, and your mind. We will need stamina, intuition, both physical and mental, self awareness and new depth of spiritual experience that can hold our identity in the face of.global changes, relentless competition, information overload and ecological and environmental changes. Materials provided. Let's time up our nervous system and attune to our highest inner self! You can come in at any point in the morning during early morning sadhana. If you are too tired, to chant, you can sleep in the cocoon of the sound current, energy and vibration. You can leave early if you need to. We will recite Japji Sahib, do a Kundalini kriya, and series of chanting 7 meditations. It is a very powerful and easy set of mantras, materials provided. Text 760 689 8244 to be let in if attending after we have started. The energy you put in to sadhana is amplified in group. Come and vibrate the cosmos with us!!  ~ DONATION BASED CLASS