BAPTISTE POWER VINYASA
This practice is for people who are ready to tap into their inner power; physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Based on the Baron Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga Method, this practice is a combination of different traditions of yoga, including Ashtanga, Iyengar, and others, that combine for a dynamic mix of strength and spirit. It will not only tone your body but it will open energetic channels to a calmer, peaceful spirit ignited with confidence. Those engaged in this practice and process become empowered to overcome the barriers that stand in the way of allowing themselves to revolutionize their body, their emotions, their relationships and their ability to serve the greater good. No other process utilizes so many tools to tap into one's hidden potential for achieving authentic personal power and living an extraordinary life. This practice teaches to many levels which allows for beginners, intermediate and advanced students to be challenged and comfortable in the same class.
For further information please visit, www.baronbaptiste.com.
Ashtanga is an ancient system of Yoga that was taught by Vamana Rishi in the Yoga Korunta. This text was imparted to Sri T. Krishnamacharya in the early 1900's by his Guru Rama Mohan Brahmachari, and was later passed down to Pattabhi Jois during the duration of his studies with Krishnamacharya, beginning in 1927.
Ashtanga is broken into various stages of practice in which students progressively learn various series of postures. The first series is a challenging and dynamic sequence called the Primary Series that consists of 72 postures. Ashtanga teaches a specific breathing technique called Ujjayi which is used to create the internal heat that purifies the nervous system. Another important component of this system is mula and uddiyana bandha. These are the locks which seal in energy thereby giving lightness, strength and health to the body. Dristhi is the place where you look while in the asana. Dristhi stabilizes the functioning of the mind. The Ashtanga method employs these specific components that help the dedicated practitioner purify and unite the mind and body.
Developed by Pattabhi Jois of Mysore, India, Ashtanga is a popular and energetic method of yoga. Practiced in a moderately heated room (up to 95 degrees), Ashtanga can be modified from its Traditional 2-3 hour Primary Series lesson to “short forms” which can range from 30 minutes to 90 minutes.
The emphasis is on practicing stationary postures and movement coordinated with the breath (vinyasa). Specific visual or mental focus (drishti) and the use of energetic locks (bandhas) are used to build internal heat, awaken core energies and move toward a natural state of meditation. Including the sun salutations and standing poses, the full practice involves a minimum of 70 poses. All levels are welcome. It is a constantly evolving practice to work into gradually. Modifications and preparatory phases for all the poses are always suggested.
For further information, please visit ayri.org, sadhanayogachi.com and ashtanga.net.
Learn the fundamentals of movement-based classes in a safe and supportive environment that emphasizes good alignment. Vinyasa basics will prepare you for Baptiste Power Vinyasa, Vinyasa and Ashtanga classes, and is ideal for the beginning student who has intentions of advancing and evolving their practice..
In Vinyasa yoga, for each movement there is one breath. For example, in the traditional Vinyasa based Surya Namskar there is inhaling while raising one's arms overhead, then exhaling while bending forward, placing the hands next to the feet, etc. Linking graceful movement with fluid breath causes the mind and body to become purified and united as one.
Combining the breath with movement in such a manner also creates internal heat. Heating the system both removes toxins and builds flexibility. The combination of the asanas with movement and breath make the blood circulate freely around all the joints, taking away body pains. Over time tension within the nervous system also disappears. Practicing this method of yoga clears the mind and makes the body become healthy and strong.
Easily the most popular method of practice here and worldwide, Vinyasa epitomizes a healing blend of all yoga styles. It is universal; you can use these concepts with any style of practice and it caters to all levels, from beginner to advanced students.
In order to derive the maximum energy from your yoga practice, you need to connect the yoga postures together; this is called a vinyasa. Outwardly, the vinyasa creates a beautiful flow of continuous energy.
No two lessons are ever identical, but are generally Ashtanga-based. Vinyasa builds upon itself, creating active combinations of postures that are continuously flowing. Practiced in a heated room (up to 95 degrees), this method detoxifies and cleanses the body, mind and spirit.
These movement-based classes offer creative and unique sequences of poses that flow together. Our vinyasa classes are richly infused with classical yoga teachings, pranayama and meditation to tame the mind and open the heart.
Restorative Yoga is not necessarily a system of yoga but rather an approach. Many feel it is a non-negotiable part of a healthy yoga practice. Restorative yoga emphasizes the calming of the nervous system and teaches the art of relaxation, which has tremendous mental and physical benefits. Often the use of props are included in this class, to support and rejuvenate the practitioner. Poses are taught and experienced slowly to promote vitality and create a state of deep relaxation. Perfect and essential for all levels of yoga students.
PRIVATE LESSONS & SEMI-PRIVATE LESSONS
Private Lessons can be scheduled any time. Providing complete one-on-one attention and instruction, these sessions are a great way to improve your practice and address areas of concern. Although Indigo provides a semi-private atmosphere for learning, a private lesson can dramatically change your practice as the teacher can give instruction and assistance to every pose. The private lesson is also good for individuals who simply feel more comfortable being taught in a private setting, as well as others who desire special attention due to a specific condition or injury.
Please note our private lesson scheduling policy: because of limited time and space, we ask that you contact our Private Lesson Scheduling Coordinator to schedule all lessons. Because there is often a waitlist for private instruction, we must have a credit card on file to hold the reservation and enforce a 12-hour cancellation policy. If the lesson results in a no-show or a late cancellation, a 50% lesson feel will be charged.
Our Private Lesson Coordinator can be reached at email@example.com.