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Just Breathe

Yoga with Ileana

The only authentic Yoga is the one that works for each person according to circumstances and needs, and there are many possibilities.” T.K.V. Desikachar


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Hatha Yoga is done on a mat and uses postures (asana) and stretches in combination with the breath to develop flexibility and relaxation. Hatha Yoga encourages proper alignment of the body and is excellent for increasing flexibility, developing strength, improving body awareness, building concentration and calming the mind. Recommended for students of all levels.

A calming, stress-relieving yoga class to stretch and strengthen the body gradually. Emphasis is on building awareness of the breath and the body. Asanas are practiced at a slower pace with attention to alignment and detail. Recommended for all levels looking for a soothing, relaxing, and restorative experience, especially those newer to yoga or working with special concerns or injuries.

This gentle yoga practice make yoga accessible to everyone with support of a chair. You'll practice postures that focus on lengthening/tone the muscles while improving your posture and circulation. This style is perfect for those whom have difficulty standing, limited mobility or sever aches and pains. No yoga mat required.

Carve out time for yourself with this “mini retreat”. Connect to what is essential and meaningful in your life through Restorative Yoga, Pranayama, and Yoga Nidra. Clear your mind, relax your body and learn valuable mindfulness skills for reducing stress and finding balance in your life.
Restorative yoga teaches the body to surrender allowing for soft tissue injuries to heal, muscles to release, minds to quiet and deepen physical openings. A handful of poses are taught using yoga props such as blocks, bolsters and blankets in a quietly lit room. The body is completely supported in each pose mirroring the stretches in an active Hatha yoga class: hip openers, gentle backbends, shoulder openers, and side stretches. The practice is passive and relaxing.
Then you are invited to get comfortable in Savasana (relaxation pose) as we begin our Yogic Sleep/Yoga Nidra . Guided meditation allows you to move through the layers of the physical, mental and emotional bodies. We move past conscious awareness and dive into the more receptive subconscious mind. In this peaceful state, the subconscious often offers us guidance, solutions, or helps us make decisions on issues we may not be able to face in the conscious state. Offering the chance for internal exploration and profound personal transformation, Yoga Nidra is a perfect practice to reinforce any resolves. Practicing Yoga Nidra brings such a deep state of total relaxation that it is often said to be equivalent to 3 hours of REM sleep.
Bring your favorite pillow, blanket and eye pillow. All levels welcome. Teach your body when to be active and when to relax to increase performance, reduce stress and heal.

Yoga Nidra is a beautiful and ancient practice of complete physical, mental and emotional relaxation while still maintaining awareness at the deeper levels.  It is a form of pratyhara one of the limbs on the eight-fold path of yoga in which the mind withdraws from the senses and turns inward.
Yoga Nidra takes you deep inside to a threshold state between sleep and wakefulness, a state in which you are very receptive and connected to your intuition.  It enables you to find answers within to your problems and concerns.  It increases creativity and inspiration and enables you to live a peaceful and meaningful life.
**Bring your favorite pillow and blanket and join us for the Sleep of the Yogis.  All levels welcome.