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Class Descriptions

At "A Jewel In the Lotus' " Santosha Shala, there is something for everyone and every fitness level.

Please look over the descriptions below to find the class that is right for you.

Vinyasa 1/2:

Every level is welcome to this all levels vinyasa class. Vinyasa means “linking Movement to Breathe”. This “power flow” form of Yoga is practiced in a warm room. It combines breath work, movement, and holding poses for 5-8 breaths. With a focus on improving balance, alignment and posture you will gain flexibility, as well as tone the whole body and build core strength, and will leave feeling rejuvenated and energized.

Vinyasa 2:

Take your practice up a notch and challenge your edge in this intermediate/advanced vinyasa class. Advanced variations, anatomical alignment, longer holds and other surprises make this a powerful and exciting class. This class is practiced in a heated room.

Classical Yoga:

This class is appropriate for students new to yoga as well as for more seasoned practitioners who want to refine their technique and refresh their understanding of the fundamentals. Through mindful work and attention to the breath, students will learn safe alignment in basic postures and sun salutations. Build strength, flexibility, balance, and awareness to prepare to enter more advanced classes safely.

Lotus Flow 2:

practiced in a heated room, LOTUS FLOW 2 is a challenging vinyasa-based style of yoga, honoring A Jewel in the Lotus’ first teacher training program who crated this series with the guidance of Angela. We'll flow through Sun Salutations and move further into the body with progressively more intense poses. With focus on safety and alignment, modifications will be offered so that everyone can work at their own pace with their own breath. You will leave feeling stronger, centered and refreshed.

Ashtanga Vinyasa Primary Series/Mysore Practice:

The term Vinyasa refers to the alignment of movement and breath, a method which turns static yoga postures into a dynamic flow. Ashtanga is a system of yoga transmitted to the modern world by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois (1915-2009). This method of yoga involves synchronizing the breath with a progressive series of postures—a process producing intense internal heat and a profuse, purifying sweat that detoxifies muscles and organs. The result is improved circulation, a light and strong body, and a calm mind. The length of one inhale or one exhale dictates the length of time spent transitioning between postures. Poses are then held for a predefined number of breaths. In effect, attention is placed on the breath and the journey between the postures rather than solely on achieving perfect body alignment in a pose, as is emphasized in hatha yoga.

Tween Yoga:

is for designed for 7-12 year old children who want to explore the practice of Yoga in a fun setting. This class will focus on creative breath exercises, flowing asana sequences, balancing poses and relaxation techniques. Kids will learn about the benefits of Yoga while improving their self esteem, creativity and social interactions.

Teen Yoga:

A energetic flowing class that offers teens a healthy yet non -competitive way to breathe, move, and stretch deeply. Students practice physical poses (asanas) and meditative movement to build strength and flexibility, while promoting focus and inner calm. Class devoted to yoga and positive self-talk while emphasizing humor as a way of reducing stress.

Hip Opening:

Learn to mindfully release physical and emotional tension and old holding patterns in the hips to allow more freedom of movement and increase energy flow in the body. After warming up with a Vinyasa style flow, you will be led through a combination of standing and seated hip opening poses along with some restorative hip openers, followed by a deep, healing relaxation to leave you refreshed, relaxed and full of energy.

Meditation:

Appropriate class for beginners as well as experienced practitioners. Important benefits of meditation, is that it releases stress from our bodies. Meditation practiced regularly will lead you to a deeper level of relaxation and contemplation. If you want to be free of constant worry, pressure and stress the benefits of meditation can give you a life that is calm, peaceful, happy and relaxed.

Reiki Share:

is a healing approach that uses light touch from the practitioner to channel healing energy to the recipient. Used to relieve physical and emotional pain and to promote spiritual clarity, Reiki also speeds the healing process and balances the body's energy.we will gather once a month to give and receive Reiki treatments, to practice, support, and learn. A great way to be introduced to Reiki, or to deepen your practice. Spend the evening connecting with like-minded people in a non-judgmental setting.

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A Jewel In The Lotus Yoga Studio
Babylon, NY

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