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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 YOGA ~
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.

The Sanskrit name for the primary series is yoga chikitsa, which can be interpreted as “yoga therapy.” It is given this name because it is said to purify and heal the body.

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.


~ VINYASA FLOW ~ STAND IN YOUR POWER YOGA FLOW ~
Vinyasa Flow yoga is a fluid and powerful class, interweaving breath, rhythm, energy movement and playfulness. The yoga of energy and transformation works at a moderate pace in the Vinyasa style, linking movement to breath, building heat, strength and flexibility. 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.


~ PRENATAL YOGA ~
Pregnancy is an extraordinary time in a woman's life. During this 9 month journey she will go through dramatic transformations physically, emotionally and spiritually. Experience more Softness, Femininity, Connection, Sacred essence of compassion to self, baby, and others. Prenatal Yoga is a class designed to help you connect with the intuitive wisdom of your body during pregnancy and in preparation for labor. Gentle movement appropriate for all levels of practice will help to create more space for your changing body and baby, and promote relaxation, flexibility and strength.Yoga is a wonderful way to prepare the body and mind for childbirth as well as guide one to their intuitive wisdom and strength within.

Each prenatal yoga class includes stretching, strengthening and breathing exercises, and meditation. We will sing, dance, and of course relax with the gong! All designed to uplift and inspire, allowing time to connect with your baby and each other. 

This is also a wonderful Postnatal class for recovering strength and flexibility more quickly after childbirth.



~ 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.



~ BREATH OF LIFE ~ 

From the ancient mystics to modern basics, we will dive into breathing techniques from all over the world, with discussion and practice in yogic pranayama, emotional balance and release, holotropic breath work, merkaba activation, and Wim Hof techniques. Deep conscious breath is the source for inspiration and physical vitality.