Mandala's Class Descriptions

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Kundalini Yoga

An all levels practice. We are dedicated to the modern movement of Kundalini Yoga as an ancient lineage and an evolving modern yoga practice. Kundalini Yoga is known for its potency and practical ability to support overall wellness, the health and functioning of internal systems such as immunity, nervous system strength and glandular system balance. It quickly releases stress, deepens your capacity for life, and quiets the mind. Our style includes warm-up movements, asana, kriya, meditations, pranayama, sound and mantra, and relaxation. Kundalini practices often center around exercises done in a seated position, although lying down and dynamic or standing movements are also included. In this practical practice for wellness, creativity is ignited and connection with inner strength empowered. Kundalini is great for people who live full and demanding lives, and need quick, real and lasting stress relief, spiritual connection and well-being. For many centuries Kundalini Yoga was guarded as a secret practice, only for the privileged, and was suppressed and misrepresented to steer people away from the empowerment and liberation it invokes. It is said that kundalini energy awakens our soul and liberates us from suffering and self-imposed limits, by connecting us directly to Source energy and the voice of inner wisdom and knowing. Kundalini Yoga is considered safe and appropriate for everyone, as long as you have good body awareness and feel comfortable modifying postures when needed. Kundalini Yoga releases and rewires old habit patterns, brings forth cleansing and clarity, and supports you to experience your full potential, creativity and joy.

Morning Practice

An invigorating, all levels practice focusing on wellness, through a combination of yoga and pranayama. Experience breathing techniques to create lung health and restore the nervous system, quiet the mind, invigorate and elevate your mood. Move your body in ways that will return you to your natural state of balanced aliveness. This practice offers an amalgamation of yoga, breath work, asana, shaking, dance, sound, and more, inspired by Kundalini and other yoga lineages. Start your day with a deep, centering dive within, connecting to your whole self and creating a healthier, happier you.

Restorative Kundalini

In this time of unprecedented change, it can be hard to find the balance between not doing enough and doing too much. This practice is offered as an antidote to that imbalance. This Kundalini-inspired practice draws from the energetic frequencies of classic kriyas, reimagining and modifying them as restorative postures, to allow the body to deeply rest and heal. This practice is specifically designed to soothe over-activated nervous systems, calm the imbalances of over-stimulation, and honor injury and strain so common in our bodies. This class will be a perfect compliment to your regular Kundalini Yoga practice. This gentle class offers modifications that you may carry over to any yoga practice, any time you need. Expect long-held postures and an abundance of blankets, pillows and home props.

Sound Bath

Relax into a deep healing sound bath, centered around gong, singing bowls and more. Experience vibrational healing that resonate with your body's own capacity for self-healing. Sound medicine supports your body's internal systems, clears the subconscious mind, and supports you to release and transform old patterns, memories and trauma. Sound healing is effective in creating lasting change, on multiple levels. 

xGanjasana

Ganjasana is yoga for those who love ganja and wish to enjoy and maintain an empowered relationship with this medicinal plant. This class is restorative in nature, and will reconnect you with your center and capacity for self-healing. Enjoy pranayama, sound and movement, meditation, authentic voice opening, restorative postures, flow and glow sequences, healing self-massage and other yoga practices that work well with ganja. Empower yourself and the beauty of life. The Zoom room will open between 4:10-4:15 and class begins at 4:30. You are welcome to come imbibe with one another, or before you arrive to the Zoom screen, or not at all (contact high approach is welcome). During this practice, you will be guided into a deep and reverent space of self-healing, conscious presence within yourself, and communion with a sacred force beyond yourself and deeply rooted in ancient Earth medicine.

Yoga Nidra

Lying comfortably, you will be guided through a deep, restorative meditation. Yoga Nidra is an ancient tantric technique of conscious, a wakeful self-healing meditation experience where your awareness will be guided and focused. This practice includes breathwork, surrender, and a guided journey that will slow down brain wave frequencies and cultivate deep relaxation. The end result is an overall feeling of well being, release of anxiety and depression, a heightening of intuition and creativity, and self-realization. The benefits of Yoga Nidra are immediate, reliable and long-lasting. This practice allows you to relax, restructure and reframe consciousness from within. Surrendering into this style of guided meditation supports you to dissolve old habits, as well as reactive or defensive patterns, and limiting beliefs. Regular practice of Yoga Nidra harmonizes the brain hemispheres, promotes clarity and optimizes creative and mental performance. 

Yoga Terms Key

Asana - Yoga posture, pose or position
Bandha - Intentional muscle contractions to direct energy flow within the body
Drishti - Gazing at a focal point
Kriya - Yoga set done for a specific outcome or effect
Mantra - Sound vibrations that support brain function and wellness
Pranayama - Breathing exercises to harness life force energy
Savasana - Final integration and resting pose

What to Know Before a Yoga Class?

Yoga is for everyone - If you can breathe, you can do yoga. This 4 minute introductory video helps you arrive to class prepared for a positive yoga experience.

Why Kundalini Yoga?

Known as the yoga of transformation, Kundalini Yoga is designed to give you real and lasting benefits quickly, which is great in today's modern, busy world!