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Current Class Schedule for 2018

MONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAYSATURDAYSUNDAY

10 am
Series 2 or 3
10 am
Series 1

10 am
Bootcamp
10 am
Series 1,2,3 or 4
Day





12 noon
Intro Class
of






Rest
4:30 pm
Intro Class
5:30 pm
Open Practice


6:30 pm
Series 1
6:30 pm
Series 2
6:30 pm
Bootcamp
6:30 pm
Series 1,2 or 3




Notes on Class Schedule:  (Please see class description below for class details)
*Intro classes are 1 hour and 15 minutes.
*Series 1, 2, 3, 4 and bootcamp classes are 1 hour and 30 minutes.          
*Saturday’s 10am class is 1 hour and 45 minutes.
*Shala doors will be closed once class begins and will not be opened for latecomers.  Please arrive early for class
in order to get checked-in and properly set up to begin the practice.
*All classes are open to all level students.  It is recommended that you begin in the Intro class if you are not familiar
with the sequence of poses of sun salutations (Surya Namaskara).  Feel free to speak with Karley as to the proper approach
with beginning your yoga practice at the Shala.
*Friday’s Open Practice is a self-led, teacher-assisted practice which begins at 5:30pm.  Students may arrive
anytime between 5:30-6:30pm to begin practice, with the practice concluding anytime by or before 7:30pm.  
Prior attendance in a led Series practice offered throughout the week is a pre-requisite for attending the Open practice.




Class Descriptions

Intro to Yogastha Sadhana
The class is established for the beginner who is new to the practice of Hatha Yoga.  If you are unfamiliar with Sun Salutations or if you don’t know the proper foundation of a warrior pose or a downward dog, then this class is for you.  For those who have an established yoga practice and who wish to learn more about the fundamentals needed to establish a safe and fully developed Yogastha practice, this class will be helpful for transitioning into the Series classes.


Yogastha Sadhana Series: 1
The 1st Series ("Raja Vinyasa") is the foundation for the Yogastha Sadhana practice as a multi-limbed vinyasa yoga practice.  The 27 different poses of this practice are designed to help establish the student in developing the proficiency of the full lotus position; and then adapting the open hips and leg control to the vinyasa sequence through the entire practice.  While this Series does include arm balances and vinyasa sequences that will challenge the experienced practitioner, the 1st Series of Yogastha Sadhana has prescribed modifications so that beginner and intermediate students will have equal access to this practice as a moving meditation.


Yogastha Sadhana Series: 2
The 2nd Series practice ("Sattvabhyasa") moves the focus up into the conditioning of the spinal column.  The 37 different poses of this practice are designed to promote the well-being and lightness that deep back bends and twists provide.  While this Series does include advancing backbends, strong arm balances, hip openers, and various vinyasa sequences that will challenge the experienced practitioner, the 2nd Series of Yogastha Sadhana has prescribed modifications so that beginner and intermediate practitioners will have equal access to this practice as a moving meditation.


Yogastha Sadhana Series: 3
The 3rd Series practice ("Sthita Prajna") establishes a solid connection from the backbone to the extremities.  The 31 different poses of this practice are designed to promote more experience with three challenging positions: leg behind the head, arm balances, and hip focused back bends.  Even with these advanced postures and the accompanied vinyasas, the 3rd Series of Yogastha Sadhana has prescribed modifications so that beginner and intermediate practitioners will have equal access to this practice as a moving meditation.


Yogastha Sadhana Series: 4
The 4th Series practice ("Dharma Meghah") is named “cloud of virtue” and is a Yoga Sutra reference used to describe that, just as rain pours down from a cloud, the virtues of the yoga practice pours down upon the yogi who advances on this path. The 34 different poses of this practice are designed to promote an increased capacity and purity of both the physical and the energetic body.  While this Series does provide for posture modifications for the intermediate level student to be able to access this practice as a moving meditation, it is emphasized that a definite level of proficiency in the first 3 Series would be the basis of understanding the advancement into this 4th Series, whether or not modifications are needed.  


Yogastha Sadhana Open Practice
The Open Practice is considered the 5th Series of Yogastha Sadhana.  In its purest sense, it is meant to evoke the intuitive intelligence of the practitioner and for that inward awareness to be the guide through the yoga practice, rather than a predetermined sequence of postures.  For public classes, where the student chooses to work at the Shala under the watchful eye of the teacher, this class is held as a self-led style practice where the student may work through the entirety of a chosen Series at their own pace, or they may choose to focus on one or more specific aspects of the practice and work on that rather than completing an entire Series.  Either way, the student is able choose what to work on and at what pace to work on it during this practice sessiion.  


Yogastha Sadhana Boot Camp
The Yogastha Sadhana Boot Camp practice is a teacher driven class that highlights one or more particular aspects from Series 1-4, and dedicates the class to that specific focus.  The format of this class will be in either the style of a practice or the style of a workshop depending on what the teacher chooses as the focus.  All level students will benefit from the specific guidance the teacher brings forth in this Boot Camp class.



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