ALL CLASSES MUST BE BOOKED 15 MINUTES PRIOR TO THE START OF CLASS
At Santosha our classes are rooted in the Yog-Vedantic tradition.
Santosha yoga is a holistic, integrated approached to practicing yoga.
The entire being is considered, body, mind and soul. Our yoga classes may include any combination of asana (postures), pranayama (breathwork), meditation, kriya, mantra and/or meditation.
A therapeutic level of heat may be added to some classes to allow for greater ease in stretching the tissue.
Kriya & Kundalini
This practice is designed to create awareness of the bodies energy (prana) and develop the ablility to work with it through kriya, breath-work, movement, and mantra.
Increasing the body's ability to contain energy boosts the immune system. It also activates dormant and underused parts of the brain, and releases buildup of old/trapped energy from the energy centers creating balance. This is an ancient yogic modality for holistic healing. If you are looking for a deeper yogic experience and to do something that will create health and change in your body/mind, come join us!
Kundalini techniques are as brought forth from the tradition of the northern Himalayas in India.
All levels are welcome. 75 mins
It's called a "journey" because this experience will take you to places where the possibility of transformation can happen!
Every class is it's own unique journey into breathing techniques, kriya, and kundalini (as brought forth from the Yog-Vedantic tradition) and can include mantra, postures and guided meditiation.
This integrated approach to yoga also activates dormant and underused parts of the brain, and releases buildup of old/trapped energy from the energy centers creating balance.
This is an ancient yogic modality for holistic healing. If you are looking for a deeper yogic experience and to do something that will create health and change in your body/mind, come join us! All levels are welcome. 90 Mins
SATTVA-60 Integrated Flow
This class is a play of movement and stillness. Postures are linked together and performed at a slower pace to allow for a deeper awareness of the posture. Movement, pranayama (breathwork), kriya and meditation are combined to create a holistic experience.
Designed for all levels. 60 Mins.
Slow Flow & Yin
This class experience is a play of movement and stillness. This class will instill a sense of ease -even when there is effort. Ideas of "easy or difficult" begin to dissolve as we move through postures, allow for the breath to flow, and find dynamic stillness. All levels are welcome. Good for beginners who want to slow down a "monkey mind" and restless body.
This class is an experience of Shiva and Shakti -the fierce divine feminine and masculine energies that reside in each one of us. This class will bring balance of these energies through asana (postures), pranayama (breath work) and kriya.
Designed for all levels. 60 Mins.
"Sangha is our Beloved Community.” -Thich Nhat Hanh (Buddhist monk and peace activist)
We offer this free support group for people who are in need of support and encouragement and those who are engaged in serving and bringing joy to one another.
Heated Asana Practice
This class is an asana (posture) focused class that loosely uses the framework of the 26n2 Asana Practice. Music is added, some of the postures flow one to the next, and posture variation options are added. This class is an integrated practice and additional pranayama (breathwork) and/or kriya may be added.
Level I-II. 75 mins.
Himalayan Breathwork Practice
Our breath contains prana (life-force/energy). The more we practice to expand and master prana, the more we benefit on a physical, emotional, mental and spiritual level.
Breathing as a practice becomes an exploration of these benefits and how we can heal ourselves.
This 45min minute class provides detailed instruction on various yogic breathing and breath-kriya techniques as brought forth from the Himalayan/Yog-Vedantic tradition.
The benefits of intentional breathing techniques are vast: Strenghthen and balance the energy centers, energizing all areas of the brain, releasing old neuro pathway connections and creating new ones, create a stronger, healthier central nervous system, boosts the immune system, heightened awareness, increases our Connection and intuition, relieves symptoms of depression, anxiety, PTSD and cultivates a deep sense of peace.
An adaptation of the original hot series. This class is therapeutically heated, and is good for all levels. The focus is on asana (postures) and this class is designed to help create mental discipline through concentrated attention.and can help create a strong connection to the body/mind. No music. Students move with the structured instruction of the teacher. 75 Mins.