EVENTS and OFFERINGS

Yin Yoga

Yin yoga targets the deep connective tissues, known as the fascia, within the body. It is a slow-paced style of yoga in which postures, are held for extended periods. Cultivating a meditative mindset is important for finding spiritual stillness, harmony and balance. Yin teaches you to truly sit still and listen to your body. In our high-stress, high-demand lives, it can be difficult to find moments of stillness and surrender. A yin practice is the perfect time to come into one's own body and mind, accept what is, and simply learn to be. This spiritual practice is important for working through not only physical limitations, but also past emotional traumas. Emotional pain that has been locked away within the body resurfaces and then can be released.

Prenatal Yoga

Yoga can be practiced throughout pregnancy. I practiced all though my pregnancy and it felt great. It really helped my hips open up, aiding in delivery. It also helped ease the fear I had about being a new mom. Although you are welcome in any of my classes and I will help you make any changes or modifications to the poses that need to be, I would also highly recommend Harmony in Campbell. I teach classes there from time to time. It is a wonderful place and a great experience to be with other  pregnant women during this special time in your life.

Vinyasa Yoga

Vinyasa yoga or "flow" yoga tends to be a more athletic style of yoga. Some classes are more gentle though for beginners or people with injuries and will incorporate restorative poses as well.
More intermediate and advanced classes such as "Power Vinyasa" are a great way to break a sweat, and the synchronization of breath with movement brings sense of increased focus. Helping to induce a meditative state.

Private Yoga/ Parties/ Events

PRIVATES: Nothing can compare to the one-on-one attention that privates provide. Many people take privates because they feel uncomfortable/ are not ready for a regular class. The key to eveything is practice. So with consistant practice you can be well on your way to regular classes in no time.  Many others take privates because they are bored in regular classes and  want to advance their practice. Which ever end you fall at, or somewhere in between. I will help you focus and fine tune your practice.
 
PARTIES: Celebrate your birthday with a personalized yoga class in your home with your friends.  A class in your home could also be a sweet addition to a girls weekend. 
 
EVENTS: Acro Yoga events with live DJ are held at Pro Martial Arts in Campbell.

Meditation

A short period of meditation is included at the beginning and end of each yoga class.  Meditation at it's core is to simply sit in stillness. 
Scientific research shows that profound physiological effects occur during meditation, causing an actual shift in the brain’s processes.
When you are first beginning a meditation practice, the simple act of sitting still can be incredibly challenging for you. Given the nature of our busy, stressful lives, quieting the mind can be very difficult. I understand that quieting your inner chatter is easier said than done, this is why we practice and this is why our yoga classes end with a period of meditation. The physical exercise of practicing different yoga postures helps to link breath with movement and prepare the mind for stillness and meditation -- your yoga class will prepare you for the meditation. With practice, you will achieve increased focus.
You are encouraged to practice meditation outside of your yoga classes. If you are new to meditating but would like to cultivate a regular meditation routine, I recommend sitting in stillness five minutes upon waking each morning and five minutes before bed each evening. Imagine a blank screen. Make sure you have a good seat, I can help you in class to figure this out. As words, ideas or images appear before the screen, acknowledge their presence and then let them be. Continually return to the blank screen in your mind, which represents a place of peace, calm and no desire. Over time, increase your sitting time.
 

Megaformer Classes

Classes on the Megaformer™ M3S  are low-impact, high intensity and high cardio classes. Classes work the slow twitch muscle fibers, much like yoga does, just on a much more intense level. All classes are at CORevolution in Saratoga. You can register for classes on-line at CORevolutionfitness.com 

Thai Yoga Therapy

Developed in Thailand, this ancient system of dynamic bodywork therapy is based upon yoga and Ayurvedic medicine practices.  The founding father of Thai Yoga Therapy, Jivaka Kumarbhaccha 
was a renowned doctor and yogi, he treated the Buddha, among others. After the Buddha’s death, the earliest Buddhist monks travelled to Southeast Asia and were accompanied by Ayurvedic doctors. These doctors practiced a healing art, that would later evolve into traditional Thai Massage.
In this unique and complete healing system of Yoga therapy, also called Nuad Boran, the practitioner guides the client to breathe and relax while the practitioner combines yoga postures, deep stretching, palming and thumbing along the body’s energy "Sen" lines and pressure points. Together these actions result in a comprehensive full body treatment that relieves muscular tension, improves circulation, boosts the immune system and balances the body energetically.
Thai Yoga Massage is performed on a mat on the floor; both client and practitioner are dressed in comfortable clothing allowing ease of movement and flexibility. 

"Do everything in love."
~1 Corinthians 16:14