Yoga Classes & Events
Yoga is a practice that takes place both on and off the yoga mat.
The physical practice of yoga is essential as we develop strength, flexibility, and balance in our bodies and a more peaceful state of mind. We focus on these aspects by learning yoga postures, breathing and meditation techniques in our classes in the yoga studio. We learn proper form and alignment and to focus on our breath and develop concentration. We practice 'meditation in motion' and bring intention to our practice as we flow through the poses. We derive our practice from the highly refined systems of hatha, vinayasa, restorative and partner yoga. In this way, we move towards greater physical, mental and emotional health and emerge with new found energy to re-connect with the world around us as we take our practice 'off the mat'.
Private or Private Group Instruction Also Available - If you don't have time to make it to a class or have special needs or interests, a private session can have immense benefits. Bridal showers, baby showers, or other group events can also be very meaningful and loads of fun! Contact Astrid for more information.
Practicing yoga in nature, during longer retreats or at special events provide us with opportunities to dive deeper into an experience of connection - with ourselves, with others, with the Earth and with a shared, universal consciousness. Feeling that this deep connection exists, we also apply principles found in yoga philosophy into our activity in the world. As such we dedicate our yoga practice to actions that benefit the world around us to create a world of sustained peace for all.
Please join me for a class or workshop, a yoga hike or a community yoga event to find your inspiration and use your own renewable energy for the benefit of yourself and others!
Learn more about Astrid's teachings HERE.
CLASS SCHEDULE AND REGISTRATION INFORMATION
Hatha Yoga Slow Flow - Tuesdays, 9:30 - 11 am at Fine Spirit Studio
An all-levels class for people of all ages and experience levels. This is a well rounded yoga class that begins with centering and attention to the breath. The class then proceeds into gentle warm up stretches to loosen the joints and warm up the body before moving into a series of flowing postures including sun salutations and other chosen poses tailored to the level of those in the room. Instruction of poses will be given as necessary. Attention is given throughout to mindful breathing and careful alignment. Classes may also incorporate some philosophical teachings and more subtle practices involving mudras or bandhas, for example. All classes end with restorative poses and a blissful savasana/relaxation pose. There is no need to sign up ahead of time for this class. Simply drop in at the studio by showing up to class at least 10 minutes early to register. Payment can be cash, check or credit card. Drop in rates and class passes are available. Please visit the Fine Spirit Studio website for more information.
Community Yoga - Vinyasa Flow - Sundays 8:30-9:30 am at Mighty Yoga
Taught at a pace slower than other Mighty Yoga classes, these classes can be a great way to develop your vinyasa yoga practice as well as refine the fundamentals. Variations and modifications for poses will be offered, making this class accessible to all levels. Classes are $7.
Please see the Mighty Yoga website for more information.
Are you an Ithaca College student or staff?
If so, please find me at the IC Fitness Center as well for an hour of Hatha Yoga. Check the IC Fitness Schedule for times.
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