Wednesday’s 6:45-8pm starts May 8, 15, 22, 29 at the Chinatown Location $45
OR Tuesdays 6:45-8pm May 7, 14, 21, 28 $45 Diamond Head Studio
Our Intro to Yoga classes are a way to build a strong foundation based on the ancient practices of yoga. In these 4 sessions you’ll learn the details of alignment, breath and meditation . You will learn general guidelines to keep you safe and confident to go to any of our classes. This class moves at a slower pace, with opportunity for questions and individual attention and students will be encouraged to work within your own abilities and limitations.
Introduction to Meditation with Mary Bastien
Why should I spend my time sitting still and looking at my thoughts, theres just too much to do and I don’t have time! Sound like you?
In this workshop we will go over the reasons why you do have time and what the benefits are of a meditation practice. Meditation awakens us to the joy of the present moment.
It’s not as hard as you think. You don’t have to be Buddhist or Hindu to meditate. You don’t even have to be religious. All you need is a sincere desire to open your heart and mind to the present moment.
In this course, you will learn:
How to get started with meditation
How to work with difficult emotions in meditation
How to meditate using the breath
How to meditate using awareness
How to start a home meditation practice
Yoga FUNdamentals with Diana Halford
June 2,9,16,23 10:30-11:45 Mondays with Diana
This workshop will explore the fundamental building blocks of asana: mental focus, postural form and the flow of movement and breath.
Designed to help students of all levels progress their practice in an intelligent and supportive environment these 4 weeks are for anyone interested in exploring the basics in a refined and inspiring way.
Expect great asana instruction, detailed exploration of biomechanical alignment and inspiring teachings and metaphors.
Week 1 Standing Poses
Week 2 Forward Bends and Twists
Week 3 Backbends
Week 4 Inversions, Hip Openers, Pranayama and Meditation
The practice of yoga begins before your class starts. To create the best experience for yourself and others, please follow these guidelines:
- Arrive a few minutes before class begins and check in at the desk before going into the practice room. Give yourself time for a moment of meditation and to relax from the day. If you arrive just as class is beginning, the door may be locked until the centering portion of class is finished. Once the teacher lets you in please enter quietly and find a place in the back of the class. Late arrivals can be disruptive and may not be accommodated.
- Students are always welcome to relax in the space prior to the class if the room is open – we ask that you observe noble silence and limit your activity to relaxation, rather than starting any active asana practice.
- Please keep conversations low when you arrive and leave as other students may be relaxing or meditating. We want to create a space of healing, quiet, and relaxation as well as one of friendship.
- Come with an empty stomach. Yoga is best practiced three hours after a meal.
- Tell your teacher about any injuries or special health conditions before class. This will help the teacher make suggestions to make your practice safer and more enjoyable.
- Bring your own yoga mat to class for hygienic and energetic reasons. Several mat styles are available to enhance your practice. Rental mats are available at $1 per use and mat cleaner is supplied for you to wipe the mat after class. If you perspire during class, please bring a towel. Please do not use studio blankets without a towel if you are perspiring. HOT YOGA students MUST bring your own towel & water.
The Spirit of Yoga embraces the qualities of compassion, awareness and respect. In this attitude of awareness, we ask that you …
- Leave cell phones outside the practice rooms and turn them off.
- Do not bring a beginner to an intermediate class. This is for the beginner’s safety as well as respect for the other students and teachers. Please ask the staff or teachers for suggestions about classes if you are uncertain.
- Remove your shoes before entering to keep the floors clean for others.
- Refrain from wearing perfumes or fragrances as some people are allergic to strong odors. Yoga mats may be kept fresh by washing them from time to time.
- Keep the studio nice by replacing props and borrowed mats neatly.
- As a common courtesy, please do not attend classes if you are sick that others could possibly catch.
Self-awareness leads to attention to detail and to the respect for the space and people around you. Thank you for creating a sacred space for your practice and for respecting the Spirit of Yoga.