Morning Yoga ~ This class is a perfect start to the day. We will begin with Surya Namaskara (sun salutations), pranayama (breathing techniques), the important postures and meditation. This class is donation based.
Dharma Gentle ~ A class ideal for beginners, those returning after experiencing injury and those age 50 and beyond. This practice was created to add the healing and toning qualities of yoga to your life. We start with guided warm up stretches, and move into simple sitting and standing poses to loosen the joints, promote good posture and balance. Breathing exercises and relaxation promotes calmness between poses and at the conclusion of practice. Students are helped according to their needs.
Dharma I ~ This class is designed for beginners, those new to yoga, and those looking for a more gentle practice, though all levels are welcome.. Students practice a beginner level of Surya Namaskar Vinyasa and Shiva Namaskar Vinyasa to warm up the body, bring flexibility to all muscles and joints and wake up the nervous system. A gentle, yet powerful series of balancing, stretching, back bending, twisting and mild inverted postures follow. This practice ends with Deep Relaxation, breathing exercises and concentration/meditation to remove impurities and bring a sense of well-being to the body and radiant peace to the mind.
Dharma II ~ For students who have yoga experience looking for a little more difficulty, this class deepens the Dharma Yoga Level I practice.
This practice builds on the fundamentals of Dharma I, & is designed for those wishing to advance in posture practice. Dharma II will ignite the entire bodily system through practice. A series of deeper balancing, stretching, back bending, twisting & inverted variations will be taught, including the Headstand, King of Postures. This practice finishes with Deep Relaxation, breathing practices, & concentration / meditation, which will induce deep calm & simultaneously invigorate the students.
Dharma III ~ A challenging practice for those who have a regular yoga practice. This class will focus on more challenging variations of postures as well as deeper practices of yogic philosophy, pranayama (breathing) & meditatoin. This practice builds on the teachings of Dharma II, & is designed for those wishing to advance through our progressively challenging asana practices.
Dharma III will ignite the entire bodily system through practice, unleashing the life force within it. With regular practice, weight problems & disease become a thing of the past, as one attains good health & increased stamina, & gains the opportunity to attain Self-realization. The balancing, back bending, twisting & inversion variations increase in difficulty. This practice finishes with Deep Relaxation, breathing exercises, & concentration / meditation certain to bring a deep sense of calm, increased sense of balance, peace, & invigorated energy to all students.
Deep Healing Relaxation Method / Yoga Nidra ~ A guided restorative session, to break free from the stress of the noisy and restless world that maintains its presence in our bodies and minds at all times. This class will allow you to take the time to let all the cells of your physical body, joints and organs de-stress and begin to find balance. This result occurs on an unconscious level as your bodily systems become healthy, balanced and refreshed. You will then be ready to sit quietly for the final 15 minutes in the practice of contemplative meditation, to bring your awareness even further within and guide you toward the Real Self deep in your heart. From this place, it will be easy for you to acknowledge, see and feel the Unity in the diversity, the sameness of all. You will slowly realize “all is within” and “we are all one”. Each session includes different special practices and spiritual discourses.
Deep Healing Relaxation / Yoga Nidra Method
Charging Practice ~ Charging Practice is a focus on two crucial elements of Dharma Yoga: self-exploration and mental concentration.
During the practice the awareness is focused inward and teaches one to use the physical asana to enter a conscious and meditative state. You will stimulate body and brain by gently bending the spine and going upside down. The slow-moving sequences and long holds between poses allow for meditation and awareness on the Trikuti, the third eye. By learning to gather your mental and spiritual powers into your physical asanas, you will end each practice feeling calm, energized and spiritually inspired!
Dharma Flow ~ This is an open level class that is challenging and physically absorbing. It begins with Surya Namaskara (sun salutations) and the Shiva Namaskara Vinyasa followed by a variety of important postures to bring about good health. The series was created by Sri Dharma Mittra for students of all levels. The practice reintegrates the flow of Prana (the life force energy, which is present in the breath) throughout the spinal column and facilitates the movement of the vital life force deep into all areas of the physical, metabolic, intuitive and bliss bodies. This promotes harmony within all these layers so a concentrated state of radiant health is achieved.
The Complete Practice ~ This is an open level class containing all of the essentials in only an hour. We will begin with Surya Namaskara (sun salutations), pranayama (breathing techniques), the important postures, and meditation.
The Complete Practice
Satsang and Kirtan ~ Satsang is a Sanskrit word which can be translated as a “gathering in the company with the wise”. It is the traditional method of supporting the spiritualization of the student, Sadhaka or disciple with the teacher or Guru. In short satsang is essentially spiritual discourse and seminar led by the guru or teacher and shared with fellow members of one's yoga community or Sangha to impart the teachings and understanding of Universal Truth.
Satsang & Kirt
Community Meditation ~ A class welcoming students of all levels to participate in a guided meditation accompanied by pranayama (breathing techniques). Here students are not only taught but receive the benefits of practicing different concentration, experiencing stillness and silence, and leaving with a newfound sense of calmness, purity, balance and bliss.